Current Openings:

Assistant Charge Scenic Artist

Assistant Charge Scenic Artist- Kansas City Repertory Theatre seeks an Assistant Charge Scenic Artist for its 17-18 season. The Assistant Charge is responsible for assisting in the painting of all scenic elements. In collaboration with the Scenic Designer and the Charge Artist, the Assistant Charge will evaluate designs, techniques, and treatments to accurately translate the designers paint elevations onto completed set pieces. Working alongside the Technical Director, Charge Artist and Lead Carpenter, the Assistant charge will assist in the planning and scheduling of when things get treated and what is needed to complete the build on time and in an efficient manner, participation in all show load-ins and strikes, as well as tech and previews, with the expectation of working occasional evenings and weekends. Ability to work at heights, good hearing, good night vision, and heavy lifting required. Full time annual position with benefits. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field, 3 years painting experience preferred. Position starts July 17, 2017, expected end date May 6, 2018. Renewable for the 18-19 Season. Send cover letter, resume and reference list to: Daniel Earnest, Production Manager, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, by email at, earnestd@kcrep.org. Subject line Assistant Charge Search. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.

REPORTS TO: Charge Scenic Artist
JOB TYPE: Seasonal approx end-July- beginning of May, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401k
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Charge is responsible for assisting in the painting of all scenic elements. In collaboration with the Scenic Designer and the Charge Artist, the Assistant Charge will evaluate designs, techniques, and treatments to accurately translate the designers paint elevations onto completed set pieces. Working alongside the Technical Director, Charge Artist and Lead Carpenter, the Assistant charge will assist in the planning and scheduling of when things get treated and what is needed to complete the build on time and in an efficient manner.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to read, interpret, and build from designer drawings and elevations as assigned by Charge
    Scenic Artist.
  • Ability to interpret and build from sketches, photos, video, or other media as assigned by Charge
    Scenic Artist.
  • Ability of create samples in conjunction with the Charge, on an as-needed basis.
  • Assist in the mixing of all paint and texture media.
  • Assist in the preparation and painting of all scenic elements.
  • Assist in the prep and layout of backdrops.
  • Assist in the establishment and implementation of all necessary surface texturing.
  • Assist the Charge in creation of a workflow calendar.
  • Assist in the maintaining of the paint area, including safety, order, cleanliness, and paint
    equipment.
  • Assist in the creation of touchup kits for use during the run of the shows.
  • Attend production meetings as necessary.
  • Any other tasks as requested by Charge Scenic Artist.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs, comfortable with heights, use a lift, and able to work evenings and
    weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field.
  • 3 years experience in paint preferred.
  • Understanding of basic scenery and period styles.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Ideal candidate will have a wide range of paint artisan skills and applicants must have an extensive knowledge of scenic painting techniques and styles, as well as large-scale foam sculpting and coating, and multiple faux-finishing techniques. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with at least 3 years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Teaching Artists

We are looking for experienced Teaching Artists for our exciting Summer Youth Theatre Ensemble. Teaching Artists will work closely with KCRep’s Education Department to plan curriculum and teach a wide variety of ensemble-building, theatre, and playwriting activities to guide youth ages 13-18 in creating, rehearsing, and performing their own original production.

The ideal Teaching Artist will possess the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to educational theatre arts programming for teens
  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong background in theatre lesson planning and ensemble management skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally and compassionately with fellow teaching artists, students, KC Rep staff and artists
  • Ability to maintain a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for the entirety of the summer program
  • Teaching experience with teenage youth preferred (I am thinking that theatre arts teaching experience is a must. Can you reword a bit?)
  • Interest and/or experience in Creative Drama, Theatre for Social Change, or Playwriting is preferred
    Availability: June 1st-July 30th. For the month of June, 6 hours/week. For the month of July, Monday through Thursday, 9:30am — 3:30pm.To Apply
    Please submit the following materials to Lydia Fuqua, Assistant Director of Education, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, fuqual@kcrep.org.
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Artistic Producer

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep) seeks an energetic, organized, and ambitious Artistic Producer to help lead the company’s acclaimed artistic department. The Artistic Producer will report directly to Artistic Director, Eric Rosen, as the lead producer and manager of artistic programs at the Rep, including its mainstage season, new works programs, and engagement initiatives. Collaborating closely with a senior team that includes the Associate and Assistant Artistic Directors, Director of New Works, Education Programs Director, Company Manager, and Production Manager, this newly created position will centralize the management of artistic resources, develop long term artistic strategies, line produce artistic projects, develop and implement program budgets in collaboration with program leaders, participate in multi-year season and project management, and will serve as liaison between the artistic staff and the company’s administrative, marketing, and development teams. The KCRep is an EOE employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Specific duties of the Artistic Producer include:

  • Line produce the KCRep’s portfolio (mainstage season, OriginsKC new works programs ad productions, and community engagement initiatives, in collaboration with program leadership.
  • Scout, identify, and develop a diverse roster of actors, directors, writers, actors, and designers, locally and nationally.
  • Oversee casting and artistic staffing and logistics for productions, in collaboration with Associate and Assistant Artistic Director;
  • Identify and communicate key artistic visions from the Artistic Office to internal and external stakeholders.
  • With Production Manager, evaluate success and best-practice lessons from major projects and productions;
  • In concert with the Rep’s senior leadership, identify and implement best practices for its ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives;
  • Special focus on improving communication and increasing opportunities to communicate the KCRep’s dynamic programming with internal stakeholders (ie marketing, communications, development, and board leadership) and external stakeholders (major donors, civic leadership, etc.)
  • Steward all contracted artists through the institution, working with Assistant Artistic Director and Company Management, ensuring the highest quality of engagement between the Rep and its artists;
  • Support the Artistic Director and on other related tasks as assigned. 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-8 years of relevant professional theatre experience, including producing;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, stage management or related field required,  graduate degree in arts management, arts leadership, or related fields encouraged
  • Extensive knowledge of local and national acting, directing, design, and playwriting talent, as well as knowledge of the new play and education fields and current issues facing the national theater field.
  • Experience in leading teams, collaborating across departments, producing, etc.
  • Ability to understand and support oversight of season budgets.
  • Demonstrated and exceptional management, organizational and interpersonal skills, and capacity to navigate a complex organizational structure with many key leaders;
  • Familiarity with latest technological software related to the field, from design to Tessitura;
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and group leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated professional maturity along with positive, energetic interpersonal style;
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of LORT and AEA/SDC/USA contracts and rules.

Environmental and Physical requirements for the position:

  • Work is required outside of normal business hours (evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.)
  • Ability to calmly manage a stressful environment.
  • Sit for extended periods of time (up to 4 hours).
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Operate a computer keyboard for extended periods of time (up to 4 hours).
  • Overnight Travel.

Equipment personally required for position

  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Access to motor vehicle

Expected start date, July 1, 2017

The Artistic Producer reports to and is supervised by the Artistic Director.

 Please direct all inquiries to: Chip Miller @  millerwm@kcrep.org

 

KCRep pursues theatrical excellence and advances the art form, creating and sharing stories at the center of the nation’s creative crossroads.  KCRep cultivates passionate audiences, artists, and advocates who are invested in our region’s future.  We build communities by connecting people through productions and programming that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire


Master Audio Engineer

Kansas City Repertory Theatre seeks a Master Audio Engineer for its 17-18 season. The Master Audio Engineer is responsible for the load in, strike, live mixing, board operation, and system maintenance of KC Rep shows as assigned by the Audio Supervisor. Must have recording experience, rigging knowledge, and the ability to work as a team. Ability to work at heights, good hearing, good night vision, and heavy lifting required. Full time annual position with benefits. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field, 2 years live musical mixing experience preferred.

Position starts early August, 2017, expected end date early June, 2018. Renewable for the 18-19 Season.

Send cover letter, resume and reference list to: Daniel Earnest, Interim Production Manager, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, by email at, earnestd@kcrep.org. Subject line: Master Audio Search. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.


Properties Artisan

Kansas City Repertory Theatre seeks a Properties Artisan for its 17-18 season. Position responsible for the construction and or upholstering of soft props. Must have the ability to plan and execute construction, painting, and/or finishing of various props as assigned by the Props Master / Assistant Props Master. Duties include but not limited to: Ability to read, interpret, and build from designer drawings, ability to interpret and build from sketches, photos, video, or other media, familiarization with upholstery and sewing techniques, participation in all show load-ins and strikes, as well as tech and previews, with the expectation of working occasional evenings and weekends. Ability to work at heights, good hearing, good night vision, and heavy lifting required. Full time annual position with benefits. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field, 3 years properties experience preferred.

Position starts July 17, 2017 , expected end date May 6, 2018. Renewable for the 18-19 Season.

Send cover letter, resume and reference list to: Daniel Earnest, Interim Production Manager, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, by email at, earnestd@kcrep.org. Subject line Properties Artisan Search. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.


Stage Carpenter

Kansas City Repertory Theatre seeks a Stage Carpenter for its 17-18 season. Position responsible for scenic stage operations of the 550 seat Spencer Theatre. Detailed knowledge of rigging, basic carpentry, and strong communication and time management skills are a must. Duties include: load-in and strike, running shows, set and prop maintenance, supervision of running crew. Ability to work at heights, good hearing, good night vision, and heavy lifting required. Full-time position with benefits. Bachelor’s Degree with 1 professional experience required.

Position starts late July 2017, expected end date mid-May, 2018. Renewable for the 18-19 season.

Send cover letter, resume and reference list to: Daniel Earnest, Interim Production Manager, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, by email at, earnestd@kcrep.org. Subject line Stage Carpenter Search. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.