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

No open positions
 

Artistic

Assistant and Associate Directors
 

Development

No open positions
 

Education & Community Programs

No open positions
 

Front of House & Ticketing Services

Ticketing Services Representative
Patron Services
 

Marketing

No open positions
 

Production

Dresser
Materials Coordinator/Carpenter
Production Overhires
 

Freelance Opportunities

Freelance Designers

 

Artistic

KC Rep is looking for Assistant and Associate Directors for the 2021-22 Season. The Assistant Director position is an opportunity for candidates to observe a Directors process. The Associate Director position is an opportunity for candidates to gain firsthand experience of a Directors process and a comprehensive understanding of a production process. The Associate Director will be expected to handle a range of responsibilities depending on both their experience level and the needs of the production and director. BIPOC, PGM, Queer, LGBTQIA+, differently abled and female-identifying candidates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of the Associate Director may include:
Pre-Production Duties
  • Meeting with the director, early on, to discuss: (a) the production overview; (b) goals and approaches to the production; (c) the Director’s views of the AD’s responsibilities; and (d) the AD and Stage Manager (SM) relationship and responsibilities.
  • Read and study the play; discuss interpretation and production concept with the Director. Playwright (and Dramaturg when relevant).
  • Attend pre-production design meetings if invited to do so by the Director.
  • Assist the Director at auditions by taking notes, keeping track of casting options
  • Perform research, as requested, that could encompass criticism, historical period, playwright’s biography and body of work, etc.

Duties of the Associate Director During Rehearsals
  • Attending rehearsals as agreed upon with the Director.
  • Taking notes and communicating regularly with the Director regarding the progress of the production.
  • Supporting the Director in realizing the play onstage, which requires an in-depth understanding of the play, its characters, the setting, etc
  • Attending Design meetings as agreed up on
  • Maintain an up-to-date copy of script and rehearsal schedule.
  • Managing special rehearsals such as line-throughs or speed-throughs.
  • Walking through scenes for an absent actor.
  • Occasionally running errands such as making copies, leading guest artists to rehearsal space, or managing meals.
  • Attending Tech and Dress rehearsals and previews and taking notes as needed and requested by the Director

Compensation
Compensation for the Assistant Director position is $500. Relevant tasks and expectations will vary depending on the experience level of the candidate and the agreed upon time commitment and the needs of the production and Director. Compensation for the Associate Director position is $1,500.

If interested, please submit a resume and interest letter to felix-ukwuy@kcrep.org. Please make the subject of the email the position you are interested in; “Associate Director” or “Assistant Director”.

 

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
DEPARTMENT: Marketing
POSITION: Patron Services
REPORTS TO: Manager, Front of House
JOB TYPE: Up to 20 hours/week
HOURLY RATE: Starting at $10/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 join our multi-venue front of house team. The primary function of the patron services representative is to serve as a front-line ambassador for KCRep, greeting and assisting patrons with lobby functions and seating and while supporting and uplifting 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:
Front of House & Patron Services

Provide excellent customer service in all patron interactions.
Prepare the lobby for patrons to arrive each evening and for intermission.
Great and assist patrons with seating and resolve any seat issues in the process.
Provide additional assistance to volunteers as needed.
Provide additional assistance for extra events.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Attend training sessions as scheduled, company meetings and other functions as possible.

Qualifications:
Commitment to the highest standards of customer service
Must have excellent verbal, communication and interpersonal skills
Background in performing arts and/or non-profit organizations a plus
Able to lift up to 25 - 50 lbs. as needed Some evening and weekend availability required.

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to Manager, Front of House - Kelly Cooper Cooperk@kcrep.org.

 

 

Production

DEPARTMENT: Costumes  
POSITION: Dresser   
REPORTS TO: Wardrobe Supervisor   
JOB TYPE: Over hire, per show
HOURLY RATE: $15 per hour 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Dresser provides costume and hair assistance to cast members of each show while also assisting with set up each day, quick costume changes, laundry, and other show costume related items.     

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for maintaining the costumes, including footwear, millinery, wigs, facial hair, and costume props in a manner which is appropriate to the materials involved for each KCRep production
• Ensure that each cast member is wearing the appropriate costume and accessories for each scene that they are in as well as setting any costume presets prior to any costume changes.
• Launder and dry cleaning of costumes as need
• Repair of costumes as need
• Any other tasks as requested by Wardrobe Supervisor       

QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in Theatre or related field and/or comparable experience
• Self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
• Basic knowledge in tailoring and sewing techniques
• Basic knowledge in basic costume shop equipment 
DEPARTMENT: Scenic
POSITION: Materials Coordinator/Carpenter
REPORTS TO: TD and/or Production Manager
JOB TYPE: Seasonal, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $16-$20 per hour
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401k

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Materials Coordinator/Carpenter is responsible for the purchasing of materials and supplies for the scene shop, props shop, and paint department; tracking expenditures for those departments; and vehicle maintenance and upkeep. The Materials Coordinator/Carpenter responsible for the building, installation (load-in), and strike of all scenery for KCRep productions while using a variety of methods and materials.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Fill shop orders/requests in a timely and efficient manner
• Send and receive packages for KCRep, Cast, and Designers of all KCRep shows
• Track all expenses for the Scene Shop and Props Departments and report those expenses to the TD, Props Master, and Production Manager
• Assist in the construction, maintenance, moving and setting up of scenery and related items as assigned. Tasks will include, but not be limited to: traditional scenic construction techniques, metal working and welding, framing through finish carpentry, Rigging standards and techniques, sewing and stretching of soft goods
• Ability to understand and build from both design & technical drawings
• Participate in all builds, strikes, and load-ins for each production
• Coordinate KCRep vehicle maintenance with UMKCs garage and facilitate the payment of said maintenance between KCRep and the Department of Theatre
• Establish and maintain a check in/out procedure for shop vehicles
• Maintain inventories for the Scene Shop, both the steel trailer as well as the scenic cave
• Maintain first-aid cabinets and hardhats throughout KCRep’s facilities
• Ability to understand and build from both design & technical drawings
• Participate in all builds, strikes, and load-ins for each production
• Report to Technical Director/Assistant Technical Director/Master Carpenter for job assignments and information when not doing Material Coordinator duties
• Coordinate the transportation of scenery to other spaces
• Use proper safety equipment and methods for the job assignments; request proper safety equipment from the Technical Director/Master Carpenter for special situations
• Assist in the general maintenance of the scene shop and its equipment
• 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
• Keep supervisor(s) informed of the current status of the inventory of stock items and building materials
• Act in concert with the theatre’s safety policies
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in theatrical scene shops and/or related field/comparable experience
• Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges
• Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
• Proficiency in theatrical construction techniques
• Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Suites to insure proper clerical elements are correct
• Knowledge in basic accounting practices
• Knowledge and ability in a variety of scenic construction methods
• Knowledge of safety equipment and products
• Knowledge of safe rigging practices
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Understanding of the artistic process and interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment

The Materials Coordinator/Carpenter is responsible for the purchasing of materials and supplies for the scene shop, props shop, and paint department; tracking expenditures for those departments; and vehicle maintenance and up keep. The Materials Coordinator/Carpenter responsible for the building, installation (load-in), and strike of all scenery for KCRep productions while using a variety of methods and materials. Send cover letter, resume and reference list to: Daniel Earnest, Production Manager, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, by email at, earnestd@kcrep.org. Subject line Materials Coordinator. Hourly Rate Range: $16-$20 per hour. This is a full time, seasonal position, overtime eligible.Competitive Benefit Package including health, dental, vision, life and 401K. Position start date August 1, 2021. No phone calls, please. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is an AA/EOE.
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.