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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

Assistant Technical Director

Job Summary: The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is a key member of the Production Department. The ATD reports directly to the Technical Director (TD) and assists with overseeing the technical aspects of all productions and events at LOKC.

Accomplish the objectives of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Production Department:
• Creating paperwork for Load-ins and builds. This includes ground plans, sections, scenic build drawings, rigging points, and other technical drawings as needed.
• Assist and advise on all technical production needs for all productions, including Education programming. This includes incoming rentals, new scenic builds, and outgoing rentals.
• Assist and support all technical departments: Scenery, Props, Lighting, Sound and Video.
• Assist with the creative teams on their artistic needs for each production as needed.
• Assist with all shipping needs for shows coming and going from LOKC
• Under supervision of the TD, supervise IATSE crew in theatre, warehouse shop and rehearsal room paying attention to safe practices and the IATSE contract.
• Assist with show planning, scheduling, installation and running of all shows at LOKC.
• Work with TD on maintenance of the Production Arts Center, including maintaining scene shop equipment and supplies.
• Working with Marketing & Development on special events
• Provide support and advise on all safety matters, equipment purchases, and other technical elements.

Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater or closely related field. MFA preferred.
• At least 3 years of experience working in the theatrical production field assisting designers and managing crews.
• Ability to collaborate with staff, professional colleagues, Union crew members, and supporters.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
• Proficiency in Vectorworks or AutoCAD.

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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.

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Props Supervisor

About the Company: Lyric Opera of Kansas City (LOKC), a Level 2 opera company, is seeking a Seasonal Props Supervisor.  The 2021-22 season consists of 4 large scale Operas performed at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and 2-3 smaller works.

About the Position: The Props Supervisor works with the Director, Designer, and Technical Director (TD) to collect, alter, build, and purchase hand props, furniture props, and set dressing for each production. Responsibilities include inventorying the show, creating a prop list when necessary, maintaining props, working within a budget and attend meetings as necessary.  Other duties will include maintaining current LOKC prop inventory and working with the TD to coordinate outside prop rentals.  The Props Supervisor should be skilled in props shopping, computer graphics and software, carpentry tools, upholstery, sewing, crafts, furniture construction and painting.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ experience working in a professional prop atmosphere required.  Communication skills and ability to work with designers and directors required.  Knowledge of the Kansas City area is a plus.  Mainstage season runs from September to beginning of May.

Compensation: This is a contract position. Compensation ranges from $18-$22 per hour and will be determined based on experience.  Compensation will be paid weekly.

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 “Props Supervisor” in the subject line.

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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.

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