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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, 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

Executive Assistant to the General Director and CEO

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a poised and professional candidate to provide executive level administrative support to the General Director and CEO. This position acts as principal liaison between the General Director and CEO and all other internal and external constituencies, including Company departments, Board of Trustees, donors, subscribers, other opera companies and cultural institutions, and the community at large.  This position manages Board information and supports other Company activities as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

This position requires three to five years in executive support or other related experience at an equivalent level, bachelor’s degree in business administration or closely related field, excellent written and oral business communication skills; ability to understand and respond to shifting priorities and needs, and to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents and contacts both within the Company and outside.  Some evening and weekend work will be required during production periods and at events throughout the season.

Knowledge of Microsoft desktop applications is essential.  Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated history of success in a similar position.  Flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment are required.  Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts is preferable.

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 “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Candidate must pass a background screening.  Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  NO CALLS please.


Manager of Individual Giving

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a poised and professional candidate to be an integral part of a dynamic and effective fundraising team.  He/she will work closely with and report to the Chief Development Officer. The Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Annual Fund donor campaign, Angel Donor annual campaign and development department duties related to donor lists in the production programs and donor event scheduling assistance with the CDO.

REQUIREMENTS

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, marketing, public administration or closely related field and three to five years of experience in fundraising or business development. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to collaborate with staff, professional colleagues, and supporters, and have excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills. In addition, he/she will be self-motivated, detail oriented, and have the ability to make “cold calls.” Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including; Word, Excel, Outlook) is essential. Proficiency in Tessitura or equivalent customer relationship management software (ex. Raiser’s Edge) is a plus. Some evening and weekend work will be required during production periods and at events throughout the season.

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 “Manager of Individual Giving” in the subject line. Candidate must pass a background screening.  Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  NO CALLS please.


Manager of Corporate and Partnership Giving

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Status:
Full Time
Works With: Chief Development Officer, Development Department, Marketing Department

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is seeking a Manager of Corporate and Partnership Giving. The ideal candidate will be an integral part of a dynamic and effective fundraising team.  He/she will work closely with and report to the Chief Development Officer.  The Manager will be responsible for developing, soliciting, and stewarding all levels of Corporate funders and annual fund donors <$2,500 and in addition, will lead other development department events.  The position will also provide staff support to the Young Friends of the Lyric Opera and the Lyric Opera Ball Auction.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in arts administration, marketing, public administration or a closely related field, three to five years of experience in fundraising or business development and the ability to collaborate with staff, professional colleagues and supporters.  We seek a strong candidate with excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills and one who is self-motivated, detail oriented and has the ability to make “cold calls”. Proficiency in MS Office (including; Word, Excel, Outlook) and proficiency in Tessitura or equivalent customer relationship management software is a plus.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to HR@kcopera.org.  Candidate must pass a background screening.  Please list “Manager of Corporate Giving” in the subject line. Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  NO CALLS please.


Ticketing and Patron Services Representative - Part Time

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

Two schedule options (approximate):

  • Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm plus performance evenings and other times as needed
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am to 2pm plus performance evenings and other times as needed

The Ticketing and Patron Services Representative is a member of the Ticketing & Patron Services department 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, mail processes and supplies.

REQUIREMENTS

This position requires one to three years of experience in sales and/or customer service. Must have the ability to collaborate with staff, professional colleagues and supporters. The ideal candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, working knowledge of Tessitura ticketing software and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Some evening and weekend work will be required during performance periods and at events throughout the season.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resumeto HR@kcopera.org.  Please type “Ticket Rep” 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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