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 gambit 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.
RAVINIA FESTIVAL- Production Internship
The Ravinia Festival Association is seeking a team of Production Interns to assist in the coordination and execution of all backstage operations for the 2017 summer season. These positions are highly coveted, and past employees have gone on to obtain full-time employment with major arts organizations.
•Dates of Internship
May/June through late-September 2017.
Members of the internship program will perform the daily operations of the Production Department including, but not limited to: artist transportation, hospitality, setting dressing rooms, restocking inventory and general office work.
Ability to work well as part of a team and independently. Strong communication, organizational and problem solving skills. Attention to detail. Clean driving record** (must be submitted with application). Excellent computer skills. Consistent source of transportation at any time of day or night and a reliable cell phone. Ability to work outside of normal business hours (extensive evening and weekend hours, some seven-day work weeks). Employees are required to sign an offer letter and a confidentiality agreement.
In addition to the general responsibilities, the internship will focus on substantive areas of production management including: arts administration, music business, technical coordination, and production coordination. Candidates with any of these backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Ravinia is a union house, so there are no technical/on-stage aspects to this position.
$10/hour. Thirty to fifty hours per week with opportunities for overtime pay. Free attendance at concerts. Some meals provided.
Ideal candidates will also offer some of the following skills/experience:
•Knowledge of performing arts
•Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
•Excellent typing and proofreading skills
•Knowledge of Chicagoland area attractions, roadways and public transportation
•Customer service experience
•Foreign language speakers encouraged to apply
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND COPY OF THEIR DRIVING RECORD.
Application deadline is April 15, 2017.
All hiring is conditional on receiving an approved background check. Please no phone calls or emails.
To apply: Click this link and upload resumé et al through the link on the page.
Artist Services Manager
desk: (847) 266-5034
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