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 2024 through mid-September 2024. This is a paid internship and is available to current high school students or students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2024.

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 Marketing and Communications Director 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 2024/25 season.
• Prepare program material for IPO Summer @ Olympia Fields Country Club Summer Chamber Series and the upcoming 2024/25 Season
• Update and gather musician and guest artist media materials (photos, biographies, etc.) for the upcoming 2024/25 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 Marketing and Communications Director to secure 2024/25 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 2024 internship, interested parties are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Ken Churilla, IPO Marketing and Communications Director at kchurilla@ipomusic.org. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2024.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.



Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is not hosting auditions at this time



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


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