Employment & Auditions


IPO interns are required to work between thirteen (13) and twenty (20) hours per week, which includes both in office and concerts, from mid to late May 2023 through mid to late August 2023. This is a paid internship and available to current high school students or students entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2023. Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age or willing to obtain a work permit through their guardian and school (permit process can be obtained here).

Interns will be asked to complete predominantly administrative roles in the areas of marketing, public relations, and event management.
Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Assist Director of Marketing and Communications in preparation and creation of communication materials and content (letters, eBlasts, grant proposals, etc.)
• Assist in the creation and scheduling of social media content for summer and upcoming 2023/24 season.
• Prepare program material for IPO Summer @ Olympia Fields Country Club Summer Chamber Series and the upcoming 2023/24 Season
• Update and gather musician and guest artist media materials (photos, biographies, etc.) for the upcoming 2023/24 season
• Prepare BMI and ASCAP licensing reports
• Assist with collecting, digitizing, and collating IPO archival material including press clippings, audio, video, and photographs
• Proofread marketing materials and grant proposals
• Act as IPO representative at off-site concerts assisting both Will Call and Marketing
• Working with Director of Marketing and Communications to secure 2023/24 season program advertising, IPO Dine restaurants, and Check Out IPO library partners
• Assist other department heads within IPO on various tasks / duties

To apply for a Summer 2023 internship, submit a cover letter and resume to Ken Churilla, IPO Director of Marketing and Communications at kchurilla@ipomusic.org.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2023

One of IPO’s priorities is to build an inclusive artist community and as such, we are committed to EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) work and reimagining a new orchestral collective of today. Click Here to view IPO’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement 

We are proud to support The National Alliance of Audition Support (NAAS) as an Orchestra Partner. NAAS is an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition reviews. Learn more at www.auditionalliance.org


Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is not holding auditions at this time


Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra does not have any open positions at this time

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