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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

Director of Marketing and Communications

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City (LOKC) seeks a poised and professional candidate who will be responsible for the strategy, implementation, evaluation and achievement of earned ticket revenue goals and for the development and effective implementation of communications. The Director is also charged with providing clear and consistent leadership and oversight of the Marketing and Ticketing and Patron Services (T&PS) teams. The Director is responsible for developing short and long term marketing and communications plans in support of LOKC productions, publications and events. The Director is also charged with managing the Company’s brand identity both internally and externally. The Director is responsible for tracking and analyzing sales and attendance data to monitor and improve the Company’s sales performance.  In cooperation with the CFO, the Director will generate relevant financial analysis to assist in developing ongoing strategies to maximize ticket revenue and to create and monitor the annual budgets for both marketing and T&PS teams.

The Marketing and Communications team is responsible for subscription and single tickets sales campaigns, advertising, audience development, publicity, press releases, communications, forecasts, publications, public relations budget oversight, community partnerships and outreach. The T&PS team is responsible for providing excellent customer service to our patrons and the sale and distribution of tickets for LOKC performances.

The Director of Marketing and Communications serves an important role on the senior management team. This team is charged with creating and embracing opportunities to position the Company as a leader and integral player in the Kansas City Arts Community. The Director works closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Officer and other Directors.

REQUIREMENTS

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from an accredited baccalaureate program or an acceptable equivalent and a Master’s degree preferred. The ideal candidate will also possess a minimum of five to seven years of experience in the marketing field with the demonstrated history of producing outstanding results. The candidate should possess a demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and act upon financial and demographic data and use related metrics to produce increases in the effectiveness of the marketing programs. Superior knowledge of opera and the performing arts industry is also essential. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to effectively manage staff and will have a keen ability to collaborate with staff, professional colleagues and supporters. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft desktop applications is essential. Flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment is also required.  Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts is preferable. Experience with Tessitura is a plus.

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 “Director of Marketing” 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.


Sales and Service Manager

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City seeks a poised and professional candidate with at least 2 years’ sales experience to lead the company’s group sales program. The position will be an integral member of the Ticketing & Patron Services department, and therefore will also have some patron support responsibilities as well.

The Sales and Service Manager is in a unique position to create opportunities for groups to experience the art of opera. The position will be tasked with comprehensive group sales responsibilities including developing and executing a targeted group sales strategy, developing compelling and creative pricing/packages, and serving as a primary point of contact for all groups from initial conversation through final performance experience(s).

S/he will embrace white-glove sales and customer care tactics to ensure Lyric Opera of Kansas City patrons have a consistently excellent experience when interacting with the company. As a core member of the Ticketing & Patron Services team, s/he will also provide department-level customer-care and sales support.

The Sales and Service Manager will work closely with the Senior Manager of Ticketing & Patron Services, Marketing team, company partners and local community leaders.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Arts Administration or closely related field and five to seven years of experience in sales and/or customer service. Minimum two years’ sales experience is required.
  • A keen ability to collaborate with staff, professional colleagues and supporters.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft desktop applications.
  • Flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts is preferable.
  • Working knowledge of Tessitura is strongly preferred.

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 “Sales and Service 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.


Marketing and Social Media Intern (Spring 2017)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Marketing and Social Media Intern. This position will be supervised by the Assistant Marketing Manager and will work on a wide variety of projects in the marketing department, including social media strategy and execution, video development, production and editing, copywriting and various research and organizational projects.

REQUIREMENTS

This position is open to juniors and seniors pursuing a degree in communication, public relations, marketing or a related field. Experience in video production and shooting video with a DLSR camera as well as editing is preferred. Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Editing Suite is a plus. Some evening and weekend work will be required during production periods and at events throughout the season.

With the ability to independently manage projects, this internship requires initiative and creativity. This internship can be completed for credit. Upon completion, the intern will also receive a pair of complimentary season tickets (a $510 value), and the rights to add all videos and/or writing assignments to their portfolio.  Interested applicants should forward a resume and writing sample to HR@kcopera.org. Please type “Marketing & Social Media Intern” in the subject line.


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