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"We believe in the power of live music moments to inspire ourselves and the world"

Who We Are

Nestled in a near northern suburb of Chicago, Ravinia is an internationally renowned, independent not-for-profit organizationl that presents an inspiring mix of concerts each summer. Featured events include a six-week residency by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, an extensive chamber music series, popular films shown with their orchestral music played live, and performances by chart-topping hit-makers.

Our Mission

Like you, Ravinia is more than what you see on the surface. Our mission, vision, values, and purpose extend beyond the stage and into the community, the classroom, and professional life. Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play programs serve thousands in Chicago-area communities, opening doors where everyone can access and experience the positive impact of live music. Through these programs, Ravinia reaches more than 20,000 students in Chicago and Lake County public schools that otherwise have little to no music curriculum of their own. The Ravinia Steans Music Institute (RSMI) is home to artistic development programs sought out internationally by young professional classical and jazz musicians. Each summer 65 artists receive fully paid fellowships to engage with globally recognized artists and specialists to learn valuable skills necessary for successful artistic careers.


Positions

Ravinia employs dedicated professionals year-round, as well as additional seasonal staff, to manage Artistic Planning & Production, Communications & Marketing, Development, Education, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Park Operations & Security, and Ticketing.

From musical instructors to arts administrators, there are many essential roles in bringing music education to children across Chicagoland.

Ravinia’s onsite restaurants, concessions, and catering are managed by Levy Restaurants. Click the button below to see available positions.

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Our Guest Experience positions include customer-facing roles such as ushers, ticket-takers, and parking attendants.


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Levy Restaurants Job Fair

Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. • Wednesday, April 27, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Join Us!

Come be a part of Levy’s team and join the excitement at Ravinia! We are now hiring entry-level and experienced candidates. Here is a sample of open positions:

  • Line Cook
  • Bartender
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Restaurant Server
  • Catering Server
  • Server Assistant
  • Food Runner
  • Market Attendant
  • Cashier
Getting Here:

To attend, please visit the Dining Pavilion on Ravinia’s grounds, located at 216 St. Johns Ave. in Highland Park. The parking areas for the job fairs are accessed through residential streets; follow these directions. Parking in the spots marked “reserved” is permitted. All applicants should enter Ravinia through the Tyler Gate (near the fountain and train underpass), where an attendant will escort you to the Dining Pavilion.

Metra train riders should debark at the “Braeside” stop and walk north along the bike path or St. Johns Ave. to the Tyler Gate, the main entrance to the park.

Call 847-266-5464 with any questions.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Ravinia strongly believes that diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is essential to our success. We strive to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment for all our employees. Ravinia does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status under federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all identities and abilities to apply.

Need Help Applying?

If reasonable accommodation is needed in completing a job application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, please contact Marilyn Salazar, Director of People & Culture, at 847‑266‑5051.

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