Be a part of our incredible work in Kansas City and join our team of passionate, dedicated artists, administrators and non-profit professionals. Current openings for full- and part- time career opportunities will be posted below. Select a position from the list to jump directly to that position.

 

Current Open Positions

Administrative & Finance

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Artistic

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Development

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Education & Community Programs

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Front of House & Ticketing Services

Ticketing Services Representative
 

Marketing

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Production

Assistant Props Master
Master Electrician
Props Artisan
Stage Carpenter
Wardrobe Supervisor
Production Overhires
 

Freelance Opportunities

Freelance Designers

 

Ticketing Services

DEPARTMENT: Marketing
POSITION: Ticketing Services Representative
REPORTS TO: Manager, Ticketing Services
JOB TYPE: Up to 20 hours/week
SALARY RANGE: $13/hour


JOB OVERVIEW:
Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep), the city’s largest professional / regional LORT theatre is in search of talented and friendly individuals to staff our multi-venue Box Office. The primary function of the Ticketing Services Representative is to serve as a front-facing ambassador for KCRep, assisting patrons with single ticket and subscription sales via phone, digital, and in-person communications. In addition, the Ticketing Services Representative will support and uplift KCRep’s mission, vision, and values, and demonstrate a dedication to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism (IDEA) work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Box Office & Patron Services
  • Provide excellent customer service in all patron interactions
  • Answer incoming calls, assist walk-up patrons, respond to emails, and process snail mail
  • Sell, exchange, and return single and season tickets for all performances, with an eye toward upselling as part of the revenue producing team for the organization
  • Provide concierge phone calls during season subscription campaign, and as needed
  • Maintain current knowledge of subscription packages, options, and benefits
  • Follow proper procedures in the handling of cash, check, and credit card transactions
  • Read season productions, and attend at least one dress rehearsal or preview performance for every production to familiarize yourself with production for sales purposes
  • Maintain patron records: cleaning up entries, adding and removing names, addresses, phone numbers, and email

Administrative
  • Package ticket orders and other promotional materials for mailing
  • Provide support and assistance for marketing projects as needed
  • Attend training sessions as scheduled, company meetings and other functions as possible
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Commitment to the highest standards of customer service
  • Technology savvy and interested in learning new software
  • Experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of Tessitura ticketing software a plus
  • Must have excellent verbal and telephone etiquette, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Background in performing arts and/or non-profit organizations a plus
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs. as needed
  • Some evening and weekend availability required.

To apply, please send résumé and letter of interest to Manager, Ticketing Services Codashti McAllister at cmcallister@kcrep.org

 

 

Production

DEPARTMENT: Props
POSITION: Assistant Properties Master
REPORTS TO: Properties Master
JOB TYPE: Seasonal, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $18-$22 per hour
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401k

A bit about us: KCRep is the leading reginal Lort theatre in the Midwest whose vision is to be a catalyst for a culturally vibrant, equitable, and thriving Kansas City by connecting artists and audiences in a welcoming environment that fosters wonder, curiosity, and understanding. Our mission is to inspire, entertain and open minds by creating transformative theatre experiences for all.

The Challenge: This human must be well rounded in technical skills and techniques and experienced with unusual requests. The Props Assistant must be able to work collaboratively with other departments, and special emphasis is placed on their ability to coordinate workspace needs and materials.

The Opportunity: Join us in rebuilding our production department. We are ramping back up into a 6-show season. Typically, we produce musicals, new works, and classics. Here you will have the chance to work alongside professionals and academics in a truly unique environment.

The Team: Our prop team is small but mighty. This team of three is exceptionally collaborative, thoughtful, and passionate about theatre and the field of props. We love finding new techniques and solutions to intriguing technical problems.

The Skill Set:
  • Ability to interpret and build from sketches, photos, video, or other media
  • A background in fine woodworking and metal fabrication
  • Experience driving oversized vehicles
  • Experience with creative problem solving in a group setting
  • Knowledge of period styles
  • Refurbishment or repair of furniture and electronics
  • Willingness to work in a safe, efficient, and organized manner
  • Knowledge of soft goods construction, including furniture upholstery, hand and machine stitching, leather work, fabric dying and aging, and Draping techniques.
  • Positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other applicable software for the creation of Paper goods i.e.: books, newspapers, graphics and artwork
  • Painting and finishing i.e.: faux effects, furniture finishes, water and solvent based stains, color matching and mixing
  • Crafts including mixed media, foam, plastics, paper, ephemera, and needle crafts.
  • Carving i.e: tools and materials, flat patterning, additive and subtractive, and knowledge of various materials including clay, plaster, plastic, foam, wood, metal, and casting
  • Casting: knowledge of materials and methods, silicone, latex, and plaster products, alginate, breakaway products
  • Basic understanding of small electronics and wiring.
  • Positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative manner.
  Within 1 month you’ll:
  • Support and uplift KCRep’s mission, vision, and values, and demonstrate a dedication to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism (IDEA) work
  • Participate in all show load-ins and strikes, as well as tech and previews
  • Participate in props/scenic transfers to and from warehouses, theatres, and rehearsal halls.
  • Touch up, repair, and maintenance of all show props
Within 3 months You’ll:
  • Manage prop work areas so that they are in working proper order and delegate shop responsibilities in terms of cleaning and organization
  • Ensure all props are cleaned and returned to designated areas after strike and throughout the season.
Within 6 Months You’ll:
  • Maintain and organize storage facilities.
  • Organize office and shop space, monitor supplies, and handle shortages  
Within 12 Months You’ll:
  • Determine appropriate building techniques to produce functional, durable, props
  • In the absence of the Props Master, attend Department Head meetings and Production Meetings and provide detailed notes to the Props Department

The Assistant Properties Master will support the Properties Master by maintaining the shop workspace. They must have a working knowledge of the tools in the shop and should be able to read and work from a ground plan and construction drawing. Special emphasis is placed on their ability to coordinate a diverse group of prop artisans by assigning workspace and materials. The Assistant must be able to work alongside the props department and independently. 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 Properties Master. Salary Range: $18 - $22 per hour. This is an annual position overtime eligible. Position start date August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.
DEPARTMENT: Lighting
POSITION: Master Electrician
REPORTS TO: Lighting and Video Supervisor
JOB TYPE: Seasonal, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $18-$22 per hour
Competitive Benefit Package including health, dental, vision, life and 401K.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Master Electrician is primarily responsible for the execution, engineering, and implementation of lighting plots for all KCRep productions. Along with the Lighting and Video Supervisor, the Master Electrician will maintain the lighting inventory and supplies and does general repairs as needed. Ensures that electrics shop is adequately stocked with basic materials and all equipment is in good working order. Acts as supervisor during all hangs, focuses, and strikes.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Participate with the Lighting and Video Supervisor to plan and Supervise the lighting crew for all electrics hang, focus, and strikes of electrics and special effects for all productions and special events
• Coordinate labor and materials based on lighting plots and paperwork along with Lighting and Video Supervisor.
• Build and wire Practicals as required
• Maintain and update all lighting paperwork
• Assist the Lighting and Video Supervisor in the support of all guest Lighting and Projections Designers.
• Maintain and troubleshoot all lighting and video inventory and systems
• Assist in Department of Theatre shows as assigned by the Lighting and Video Supervisor
• Responsible for keeping the extensive lighting and projections inventory, well organized, maintained, and catalogued
• Assist in the preparation, set up and/or installation of electrical related production elements as necessary for KCRep productions
• Attends technical and dress rehearsals as scheduled by the Lighting and Video Supervisor to resolve technical difficulties encountered as well as to evaluate progress and functionality in planning the next day’s work
• Assist with the supervision of the staff and over hire Electricians per production
• Ensure that all lighting production notes are done as scheduled by LD and LVS prior to the next rehearsal
• Conduct regular maintenance to lighting equipment as directed by Lighting and Video Supervisor
• Support and uplift KCRep’s mission, vision, and values, and demonstrate a dedication to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism (IDEA) work
• Assist in keeping the electrics shop well maintained and organized
• Maintain a safe working environment at all time
• Attend technical rehearsal and any other event as required by Lighting and Video Supervisor
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in theatrical lighting/related field experience/comparable experience
• Knowledge of electrical work for professional theater, as well as a professional skill level, and knowledge associated with the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the electrics department
• Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges
• Ability to read and interpret technical drawings from VectorWorks, LightWright, and AutoCAD
• Knowledge in theatrical lighting techniques as well as equipment operation and maintenance
• Attention to detail and ability to problem solve quickly and effectively
• Ability to operate all theatrical lighting equipment, counterweight flying systems, and personnel lifts
• Demonstrate organizational, planning, and follow-through skills
• Ability to oversee staff and crews
• Ability to maintain effective and professional communication with internal/external contacts.
• Understanding of the design process and ability to clearly communicate with designers and fellow department supervisors.
• Knowledge and ability to program ETC EOS family of consoles
• Knowledge of safety equipment and products
• Knowledge of standard lift operation and procedures
• Knowledge of safe rigging practices
• Self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision
• Understanding of the artistic process and interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills

Please send your resume to Dan Earnest, Production Manager at earnestd@kcrep.org.
DEPARTMENT: Props
POSITION: Properties Artisan
REPORTS TO: Properties Master
JOB TYPE: Seasonal approx. mid-July- end of April, hourly with overtime after 40
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $17-$21 per hour
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401k

A bit about us: KCRep is the leading reginal Lort theatre in the Midwest whose vision is to be a catalyst for a culturally vibrant, equitable, and thriving Kansas City by connecting artists and audiences in a welcoming environment that fosters wonder, curiosity, and understanding. Our mission is to inspire, entertain and open minds by creating transformative theatre experiences for all.

The Challenge: This human must be well rounded in technical skills and techniques and experienced with unusual requests. The Properties Artisan will build and create props as assigned by the Props Master. The Artisan must be able to work collaboratively well as independently.

The Opportunity: Join us in rebuilding our production department. We are ramping back up into a 6- show season. Typically, we produce musicals, new works, and classics. Here you will have the chance to work alongside professionals and academics in a truly unique environment.

The Team: Our Prop team is Small but mighty. Our team of three is exceptionally collaborative, thoughtful, and passionate about theatre and the field of props. We love finding new techniques and solutions to intriguing technical problems.

The skill set:
  • Ability to interpret and build from sketches, photos, video, or other media
  • A background in fine woodworking and metal fabrication
  • Experience with creative problem solving in a group setting
  • Knowledge of period styles
  • The ability to repair furniture and electronics
  • Willingness to work in a safe, efficient, and organized manner
  • Knowledge of soft goods construction, including furniture upholstery, hand and machine stitching, leather work, fabric dying and aging, and draping techniques.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other applicable software for the creation of Paper goods i.e.: books, newspapers, graphics and artwork
  • Painting and finishing i.e.: faux effects, furniture finishes, water and solvent based stains, color matching and mixing
  • Crafts including mixed media, foam, plastics, paper, ephemera, and needle crafts.
  • Carving i.e: tools and materials, flat patterning, additive and subtractive, various materials including clay, plaster, plastic, foam, wood, metal, and casting
  • Casting: knowledge of materials and methods, silicone, latex, and plaster products, alginate, breakaway products
  • Basic understanding of small electronics and wiring.
  • Positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively.
Within 1 month you will:
  • Support and uplift KCRep’s mission, vision, and values, and demonstrate a dedication to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism (IDEA) work
  • Participate in prop/scenic transfers to and from warehouses, theatres, and rehearsal halls as needed.
  • Create props using assorted techniques to produce functional, durable, usable props
  • Work in a safe, efficient, and organized manner.  
Within 3 months you will:
  • Gain knowledge from photos, video, or other media as assigned by Properties Master.
  • Inform Assistant Properties Master of shop material needs in a timely fashion.
  • Touch up, repair, and maintain production props
  • Build or source stock items and mock-ups for rehearsal if needed.  
Within 6 months you will:
  • Interpret and build from drawings or images provided by the Props Master
  • Refurbishment and replacement of props from storage as directed by the Properties Master.
  • Creative problem solves in a group setting.  
Within 12 months you will:
  • Use knowledge of period styles to develop accurate props and set dressing
  • Maintain and organize props storage areas.

The Properties Artisan will build and create props as assigned by the Props Master. The Artisan must be able to work alongside the props department in a collaborative manner as well as independently. 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 Properties Master. Salary Range: $17 - $21 per hour. This is an annual position overtime eligible. Position start date August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.
DEPARTMENT: Stage Operations
POSITION: Stage Carpenter
REPORTS TO: TD and/or Production Manager
JOB TYPE: Seasonal approx. late-July- mid May, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
Competitive Benefit Package including health, dental, vision, life and 401K.
Hourly Rate Range $17-$21

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Stage Carpenter will coordinate the running, organization and maintenance of the backstage area for all KC Rep production in Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage. They will act as the primary deck crew member and flyperson for all KC Rep shows and assist with Scenic load ins as needed.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serve as primary deck crew member and flyperson for all KC Rep productions
• Responsible for the maintenance of all scenic, paint and prop elements while the show is in production.
• Responsible for the safety, organization, and backstage storage areas in Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage
• Participate in all show load-ins and strikes, as well as oversee stage maintenance, tech rehearsals, previews and performances, with the expectation of working evenings and weekends.
• Attend all technical and dress rehearsal note sessions as directed
• Work with Stage Management team to assign crew tasks, crew calls and paperwork.
• Act as head flyperson for electrics hang, electrics focus, performances, and strike.
• Work on special events as needed.
• Work in a safe, efficient, and organized manner.
• Any other tasks as requested by TD or Production Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in managing crews as well as experience in theatre carpentry, stage management or run crew.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills
• Basic carpentry skills including but not limited to welding, hand and power tools, and automation, theatrical rigging and theatrical lighting.

Please send your resume to Dan Earnest, Production Manager at earnestd@kcrep.org.
DEPARTMENT: Costumes
POSITION: Wardrobe Supervisor
REPORTS TO: Costume Shop Manager
JOB TYPE: Seasonal, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $17-$21 per hour
Competitive Benefit Package including health, dental, vision, life and 401K.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for the efficient running of all aspects of the wardrobe department for the duration of each show’s run. The Wardrobe Supervisor will hire all wardrobe personnel and develop run paperwork for each show. The Wardrobe Supervisor will ensure that the design integrity is maintained throughout the run of each show.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Hire, organize, and instruct the Wardrobe Crew for each show in appropriate techniques for maintain costume items for each KCRep show. Instruction shall include steaming, ironing, polishing, spot removal, and proper repair techniques for minor repairs as well as on the spot emergency repair
• Ability to create and maintain run sheets for each Wardrobe Crew member based upon info from the Costume Designer and Costume Show Manager. Including the creation of all quick changes
• Responsible for maintaining the costumes, including footwear, millinery, wigs, facial hair, and costume props in a manner which is appropriate to the materials involved with each KCRep show, laundry and dry cleaning after each show as well as any needed repairs
• Strike all costumes for KCRep shows, including laundry, dry cleaning, and restocking of items in a timely fashion
• Assist the Costume Shop Manager and Costume Shop with any building and fitting needs for each show
• Support and uplift KCRep’s mission, vision, and values, and demonstrate a dedication to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism (IDEA) work
• Any other tasks as requested by Costume Shop Manager
QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in Theatre or related field and/or comparable experience
• Understanding of basic costume building and period styles
• A wide range of skills and knowledge of costume building techniques and styles
• Self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge in basic sewing and construction techniques
• Knowledge in tailoring and sewing techniques for all time periods and styles
• Knowledge in basic costume shop equipment including sewing machines, sergers, and any new equipment

Please send your resume to Dan Earnest, Production Manager at earnestd@kcrep.org.
Looking for skilled trades and craftspeople to hire on a project/hourly basis for our 21-22 season. If you have skills in carpentry, props, costumes, sound, electrics, or experience as a production assistant (PA), we would like to put you on our over hire list. Please email Dan Earnest (earnestd@kcrep.org) with your interest. Pay is $15/hour.

 

Freelance Designers

The KCRep Production Department is looking to expand our pool of KC Metro area freelance designers (50 miles radius of KC) for our 21/22 season. Whether you’re a USA designer or not, if live close to KC, we want to know that you are there. Please send all resumes, portfolios, and websites to Dan Earnest, Production Manager at earnestd@kcrep.org.
 

Production Overhires

Looking for skilled trades and craftspeople to hire on a project/hourly basis for our 21-22 season. If you have skills in carpentry, props, costumes, sound, electrics, or experience as a production assistant (PA), we would like to put you on our over hire list. Please email Dan Earnest (earnestd@kcrep.org) with your interest. Pay is $15/hour.

 

 

Additional Career Information

Career Opportunities at KCRep are also posted to local, regional and national job boards. KCRep is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace.