Arts and Culture, Human Resources, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Vice President of People and Culture

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

This position has been filled.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

About Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago (Lyric) is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence. It amazes, inspires, and engages audiences with powerful live performances that resonate long after the curtain falls.

In the face of the profoundly challenging circumstances brought on by the global pandemic, Lyric deployed nimble and adaptive strategies to continue to engage and expand its audience locally and more broadly via the virtual realm. With a fiscal year 2023 budget of $75 million and a staff of 1,100, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. The company is committed to mobilizing its resources to break the mold—again.

The Opportunity

At this important moment in its history, Lyric is seeking a top tier human resources professional to lead its HR function during this period of reopening and reinvigoration. The Vice President of People and Culture will​ be a thoughtful problem solver who supports the company’s organizational goals and builds and implements its leadership and talent strategy.

This executive will serve as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the organization. Most notably, they will play a critical role in active employee relations and benefits management role with Lyric’s seasonal and union employee groups.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

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