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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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Senior Manager of Individual Giving and Partnerships

 Job Summary: The Senior Manager of Individual Giving and Partnerships is an integral part of a dynamic and effective fundraising team.  This position will work closely with and report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and will be responsible for all aspects of the Annual Fund donor campaign, Angel Donor annual campaign, will serve as the Lyric Opera Circle liaison, and will perform development department duties related to donor lists.

Accomplish the objectives of Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Development Department:

  • 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.
  • Adhere to the Ethics and Principles of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in all development activities.
  • Adhere to all tax guidelines for 501(c) 3 organizations in all development activities.
  • Understand the objectives of the development department and possess the ability to clearly communicate these objectives.
  • Create and foster an environment that encourages donors to participate with the Company through donations, volunteering, auxiliary support or in-kind services.
  • Maintain confidentiality of donors.
  • Maintain and present a positive attitude with the public, donors and staff.

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Marketing Operations & Social Media Manager

Job Summary: The Marketing Operations & Social Media Manager is a key member of the Marketing team, and is responsible for project management, curation/creation of advertising and promotional collateral, manages all direct mail projects, manages relationships with vendors, maintaining department calendar and budget as well as manages the social media presence of Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Supports other departments needing marketing or social media exposure.

Accomplish the objectives of Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Marketing Department:

  • 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 diverse communities.
  • Create and maintain project management frameworks for the Marketing Department to increase productivity and on-time delivery of collateral.
  • Supervise the logistics of all Mar/Comm direct mail campaigns. Liaise with vendors such as printers and mail houses; conduct a competitive bid process for all direct mail projects.
  • Serve as the primary social media manager for the Company.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Marketing Department to develop social media content and plans across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Stay abreast of current social media trends and make recommendations to grow followers and increase engagement across existing and new social media channels.

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Staff Accountant

Job Summary: The Staff Accountant will provide accounting support for the Finance and Administration department. Responsibilities include accounts payable entry and processing, cash receipt entry, and assistance with general Finance and Administration duties and GL account reconciliations – all while working within the systems and procedures that are consistent with the goals, priorities, and financial parameters of the Company.

Accomplish the objectives of Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Finance and Administration Department:

  • 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 diverse communities.
  • Assist with the Company’s accounting function, including accounts payable and accounts receivable management, bank deposit preparation, GL reconciliations, depreciation schedule management, postage and bulk mail accounts, office supplies ordering, office equipment management and other duties as assigned by the Controller.
  • 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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