Music Festival Production Internship

Submitted by Heather.H on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:00am

The Ravinia Festival Association is seeking a team of Production Interns to assist in the coordination and execution of all backstage operations for the 2018 summer season.  These positions are highly coveted, and past employees have gone on to obtain full-time employment with major arts organizations.


·         Dates and Location of Internship

May/June through late-September 2018. Ravinia Festival is located in Highland Park, Illinois.


·         General Responsibilities

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. 


·         Requirements

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.


·         Internship

In addition to the general responsibilities, the internships 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.


·         Compensation

$10/hour.  Thirty to fifty hours per week with opportunities for overtime pay.  Free attendance at concerts.  Some meals provided.

Skills & Qualifications: 

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

To Apply: 

Qualified applicants should apply online at and are required to provide a cover letter, resume, and a current copy of their driving record. All hiring is conditional on receiving an approved background check.  Please no phone calls or emails.


Application deadline is April 15, 2018. 

**Driving records are generally available at your local Secretary of State or DMV office for a nominal fee.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Heather Haigh
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
(847) 266-5448