Lyric Opera of Chicago | Marketing Intern, Social Media

Submitted by ttuckett on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:20pm

Although internships are unpaid, a $30 weekly travel stipend is offered; other benefits include mentoring, complimentary tickets and ability to attend dress rehearsals, backstage tours, and networking events.  

General Description Summary:

  • Assist in the creation and execution of Lyric's social media strategic plan, including community development/engagement, program promotion, growth of audience all with an eye to increased revenue generation and patron engagement
  • Develop social media messaging; create attention-grabbing copy for all social channels, leveraging trends, news stories, media coverage, and more to drive the Lyric conversation on social channels
  • Create content specific to the Ryan Opera Center Facebook page
  • Assist in the creation and nurturing of a Ryan Opera Center Instagram account
  • Research and source appropriate photography assets for social media needs
  • Identify, initiate, and execute promotional opportunities
  • Act as the eyes and ears of Lyric by monitoring online conversations and responding in a timely manner, leveraging other Lyric staff when necessary
  • Coordinate needs and assist in day-of operations for special events for the Ryan Opera Center and general Lyric activities

Hours: 14-20 hours/week (max 20 hours/week unless approved); approx. January 15-May 15

Skills & Qualifications: 

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Pursuing undergraduate studies in marketing, communications, or related field

Required Skills:

  • Interest in opera or the arts
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communicator both orally and writing skills
  • Computer literacy is required, with an emphasis in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Your knowledge and skills are equally distributed across social media platforms: blogging, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Trip Advisor, and ones nobody else has heard of yet
  • Strong communication skills; write equally well in long (multi-part blogs) and short (tweets) forms
  • Familiarity with social media analytics preferred
  • Familiarity with Adobe photoshop or other photo-editing software preferred
To Apply: 

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to denoting position of interest.