fbpx
About

Lyric Opera of Kansas City brings the best the opera world has to offer to Kansas City.

Employment

As the premier performing arts institution in Kansas City, Lyric Opera strives to hire the best in the field. That is, individuals with a great work ethic, sound values, and a drive for excellence. Our employees are passionate believers in the power of art to impact community, and the importance of opera in the artistic cultural ecosystem.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is a Company that celebrates diversity, and continually strives to foster a positive, flexible, engaging work environment; a place where building relationships and empowering colleagues is encouraged.

Full time, part-time, intern and volunteer opportunities will be listed below; click the title for details.  If you don’t see a job opportunity for your specialty, you can still submit your resume for consideration.  Submit all inquiries for opportunities at the Lyric Opera by email or mail. No calls please.

  • Email: HR@kcopera.org
  • Mail:  Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Attn: Human Resources, 1725 Holmes St. Kansas City, MO 64108

Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Available Positions

Manager of Learning

Job Summary: The Manager of Learning assists the Director of Learning in designing, implementing, and evaluating Lyric Opera’s programs of education and community engagement.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Music Education or related field, 2-3 years of classroom teaching experience (PK-12) in arts/music education, knowledge of opera, and demonstrated project management proficiency.

To ApplyLyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@kcopera.org. Please type “Manager of Learning” in the subject line.

Full Job Description


Manager of Institutional Giving

Job Summary: The Manager of Institutional Giving is responsible for researching and writing foundation, government, corporate, and individual grant proposals; preparing reports and updates; and overseeing the grants calendar and monitoring new and upcoming foundation grants, The Manager will be responsible for communicating the Company’s message in a consistent, accurate, and persuasive manner. The Manager is a member of the development team and reports to the Chief Development Officer. S/he works closely with other development team members as well as other departments

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree. At least three years of substantial experience in grant writing and prospect research in the nonprofit sector.

To ApplyLyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@kcopera.org. Please type “Manager of Institutional Giving” in the subject line.

Full Job Description


Resident Artist Coach Accompanist

Job Summary: Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks an experienced coach accompanist for its Resident Artist Program, which consists of five singers and one pianist. The successful candidate will be experienced in coaching and playing operatic, art song, and musical theater repertoire. Resident Artist Coach Accompanist will work closely with the Head of Music Staff and will participate in mainstage productions, community performances as well as coach Resident Artist singers on their assignments, accompany lessons and masterclasses.

Required Education and Experience: Degree in classical or collaborative piano. Experience with all periods of operatic repertoire, from its origins to 21st Century works. Successful candidates must have permission to work in the United States.

To ApplyLyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@kcopera.org. Please type “Resident Artist Coach Accompanist” in the subject line.

Full Job Description


Lighting Supervisor

About the Company: Lyric Opera of Kansas City (LOKC), a Level 2 opera company, is seeking a Seasonal Lighting Supervisor.  The 2021-22 season consists of 3 large scale Operas performed at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and 2-3 smaller works.

About the Position: The Lighting Supervisor works with the Technical Director and Lighting Designer to implement the lighting needs for each production. Responsibilities include working with the Lighting Designer to make sure the Light plot works within our space, producing paperwork needed for pre-work, hang, focus and running the show, working within a budget and attending meetings and rehearsals as necessary.  Other duties will include maintaining current LOKC lighting inventory and archiving the show after it closes. The Lighting Supervisor should be skilled at maintaining a budget, VectorWorks or AutoCAD, electrical components, current and new theatrical lighting gear, proper safety practices, rigging techniques and managing of a small crew.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ experience working in a professional theatrical lighting atmosphere required.  Communication skills and ability to work with designers and Union crew required.  Mainstage season runs from September to beginning of May.

Compensation: This is a contract position.  Compensation will be a fee, based on scope of each show.

To Apply: Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@kcopera.org. Please type “Lighting Supervisor” in the subject line.

Full Job Description


Ticketing & Patron Services Representative - Part Time

Job Summary: The Ticketing and Patron Services Representative is a member of the Ticketing & Patron Services team and will perform the daily transactional and data entry functions of the Ticketing & Patron Services Center. The Ticketing and Patron Services Representative will provide patron satisfaction through excellent customer service and will strive to increase participation in Company events by using consistent, proven sales techniques in all interactions with patrons. Will also be the first point of contact with the public for Lyric Opera and is responsible for the phone and front door systems, reception, and mail systems.

Accomplish the objectives of Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Ticketing & Patron Services Team
• Support the Company’s mission to make Lyric Opera of Kansas City indispensable to the public through transformational opera experiences and broad service which captures the hearts and minds of our communities.
• Strive to create a culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.
• Maintain and present a positive attitude with public, donors, and staff.

Full Job Description


Be a Part of Lyric

We are grateful for the passion and dedication that our patrons show through participation in groups supporting the Company.  Learn More

View Mobile Site