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Graphic Design Summer Internship

Lyric Opera of Chicago Chicago, IL
  • Expired: 12 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Time commitment: 14-20 hours per week
Compensation: Paid Internship; Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week

Through artistic excellence coupled with innovative, relevant programming; initiatives to connect with and grow new audiences; engagement with communities to ignite creativity across Chicago; and a modernized Opera House that is the setting for truly great experiences, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. This collaborative vision will deliver ever more exciting, thought-provoking and inclusive audience and community experiences – while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, our company, and our city.

Every year, Lyric Opera hosts a number of interns to enrich the opera house with new ideas and get the experience they are pursuing in their profession. Throughout the internship period, interns will get the chance to meet other fellow interns with their supervisors to learn more about the Opera house, what goes behind the scenes, and how departments work collaboratively to provide a cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation.

Brief description of duties:

  • Design clear, engaging design collateral for print and web. This may include logos, direct mail pieces, branded promotional items, website and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed
  • Work closely with Lyric staff to translate their messaging concepts into marketing materials

Required knowledge and skills:

  • Substantial portfolio that documents effectiveness of designs
  • Strong understanding of how typography, layout, photography and color work together to form clear, captivating, cohesive materials
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to receive and process criticism on creative work
  • Understanding of the latest design trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • Strong communication, time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to undertake multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize work, use good judgment, demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and carry projects through to completion in a timely manner
  • Ability to work and think independently but also works well in a larger team
  • Illustration skills a plus
  • Web design knowledge a plus
  • Interest in the performing arts/opera a plus


Lyric Opera of Chicago


Chicago, IL
60606 USA