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


As the premier performing arts institution in Kansas City, the 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

The Lyric Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Available Positions

Marketing Operations Manager

Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a poised and professional candidate with at least two to three years of full-time experience in marketing, ticketing, arts administration or public relations.

The Marketing Operations Manager is a key member of the Marketing team, and is responsible for project management, sales strategy, market research, curation/creation of advertising and promotional collateral, management of all direct mail projects, and manages relationships with vendors, maintains department calendar and budget. The position is also responsible for recruiting, hiring, and management of corporate interns and serves as a liaison to Education and Outreach.

Key elements of this position include:

Marketing Operations and Project Management – monitor group sales program, traffic advertising collateral, research consumer trends, strategize on increasing earned income through ticket sales, contribute to promotional copy, serve as co-editor for communications, manage photography and graphics needs including management of photographers, videographers and photo shoots. Supervise direct mail campaigns and work with vendors, oversee music licensing, plan and manage outreach events (First Fridays and other events), and manage departmental budget

Special Projects – may be called to photograph events and will staff all LOKC performances with other members of the Marketing and Ticketing team

Marketing Intern Program – manage application process, identify projects and develop goals, and manage day to day activities

Core Competencies Requirements:

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign/Photoshop and Premiere Pro
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Tessitura Database a plus

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Arts Administration, or similar field
  • 2-3 years full-time marketing, ticketing, arts administration or public relations experience
  • Photography and/or video production experience a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with opera/theater/classical music a plus

Physical Demands:  A portion of the work is of a sedentary nature, but filing and other duties are required. This will require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City offers competitive compensation with a rich, varied benefits package.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@kcopera.org.  Please type “Marketing Operations Manager” in the subject line. Candidate must pass a background screening.  Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  NO CALLS please.

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