Gain an inside perspective into the many aspects of the Ravinia Women’s Board, a volunteer group of over 125 women who host the annual Gala which raises over $1 million annually, as well as several other events throughout the summer. While the primary responsibility of this position is providing assistance in all aspects of the Gala, this role will also have the opportunity to help with other events throughout the summer, and will work periodically with the larger Development Department, as needed. In this role, you are exposed to a variety of projects related to Ravinia’s mission, serving as great experience for anyone looking to further a career in nonprofit performing arts administration.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide all necessary assistance for the Gala, including entering names into our database, creating and revising check in materials and making any last minute changes as necessary
Assist with event invitation and RSVP process
Coordinate set up and registration at several Women’s Board events
Provide administrative support for Women’s Board Senior Manager and Women’s Board members as needed
Assist in editing and updating the website to add new events photos and information in real time
Attend Events Team meetings with other members of Ravinia staff to inform them of the Women’s Board events taking place weekly
Take inventory of all letterhead including regular Women’s Board letterhead and Gala letterhead
Development assistance, including responding to donor requests via phone and email
Other duties as assigned
About Ravinia Festival
Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants.
As a nonprofit organization, community outreach and music education initiatives are our mission. Over 75,000 people are served through Ravinia's Reach*Teach*Play programs each year, ensuring that great music remains accessible to all.