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:
Lighting and Projection Supervisor
The Lighting and Projection Supervisor (LPS) manages all daily aspects of lighting and projection operation and the coordination of technical elements. This position directs and supervises lighting and projection personnel, maintains the electric sand projection department’s equipment, and manages the electric shop. The LPS is responsible for supporting the artistic vision of the directors and designers as it relates to the advancement, budgeting, and realization of lighting and projection designs.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of the Electrics department employees, including staff and over hire as required to fulfill the responsibilities of the department.
- Effectively communicate and work closely with the Lighting Designers, Projection Designers, and Directors to materialize their vision, within financial and scheduling constraints and available resources.
- Maintain effective communication with designers, stage management, and Production Department Heads to ensure smooth installation and operation of all electrics department needs on a production.
- Generate, maintain, and distribute technical specification, drawings, and equipment inventories in a timely manner.
- Create and implement work schedules, time card approval, and maintenance schedules for staff and over hires.
- Oversee maintenance,repairs, and inventory of all Lighting and Projection systems, equipment, and materials.
- Manage Electrics Department budgets both annual and show.
- Coordinate with other Production Department Heads regarding use of space, show needs/requirements, and all other KCRep needs to ensure all productions are maintained.
- Oversee the Master Electrician in preparation of the light plot and their creation of the required paperwork for load-in.
- Research and locate sources for purchases and rentals of supplies for production specific projects.
- Attend light hang, load-in, focus, Onstage Rehearsals, technical rehearsals, previews, and production meetings as assigned.
- Stay up to date on new developments in theatrical lighting and projections technology.
- Preparation and updating of all required paperwork to track lighting designs.
- Maintain accurate payroll records for all Electrics employees.
- Help create and manage the Electrics budget, track expenses, and ensure all invoices and payments for vendors are completed.
- Attend Production Department Head and any other theater-wide meetings.
- Abide by all Kansas City Repertory Theatre policies and procedures.
- Experience at a professional performing arts company or related field.
- Practical knowledge of technical theater to include lighting, projections, and rigging practices.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Vertorworks, Lightwright, AutoCAD, and other theater related software.
- Must be able to comfortable negotiate stairs, ladders, lifts, counterweight arbor systems, and catwalks up to 60’ above the ground as well as working within confined spaces.
- Ability to create and hang lighting and projection plots.
- Programming knowledge of ETC family of consoles also to include moving lights, LEDs, DMX controls, atmospherics, ETC Unison,and Ethernet networking systems.
- Strong Knowledge of the maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of ETC entertainment control systems.
- Skills in troubleshooting and repair of intelligent lighting fixtures, dimmers, and other electrical equipment to the component level, and to program that equipment via a lighting console.
- Attention to detail, accountability,and deadline oriented
- Ability to create and manage annual Lighting department budget
- Ability to determine and maintain Lighting and Projection production quality standards
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills
- Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges; Ability to brainstorm ideas in a group setting.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
- Ability to lift 30 pounds, climb ladders, operate lifts
- Ability to be on feet for long periods of time,work nights, and work weekends
- Good daytime and night time vision.
Please send your resume to Dan Earnest, Production Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KCRep Production Department is looking to expand our pool of KC Metro area freelance designers (50 miles radius of KC) for our 20-21 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 email@example.com.
The Artistic Producer will be a key member of the senior leadership team and serve as a thought-partner to both the Artistic and Executive Director. The Artistic Producer will be responsible for integrating all artistic programming into the operations of the theater while creating new systems and communication strategies that allow KCRep to produce work thoughtfully and at the highest level possible. The Artistic Producer will be the artistic lead in all communications throughout the organization and facilitate production processes across all departments.
- Line produce the season. This will include producing all productions and overseeing casting, rehearsals, tech rehearsals, managing financial resources, and collaborating with all departments to support the artists and staff engaged in creating theatre both on our stages and in our community
- Participate with the artistic team in season programming
- Provide season calendar oversight artistic projects and programs
- Lead casting for productions, workshops and readings both in Kansas City as well as partner with casting directors in other cities. Facilitate local EPA’s as stipulated by KCRep’s agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.
- Maintain responsibility for both the Artistic office annual budget as well as partner with the Production Manager to maintain the annual production budget
- Engage in weekly senior staff meetings
- Engage in weekly artistic staff meetings
- Co-lead with Production Manager weekly Artistic & Production meetings
- Coordinate the artistic staff’s efforts to scout artists and partnerships in the Kansas City theatre community.
- Supervise company management and ensure an excellent experience for all artists
- Be the artistic lead in communications with all departments related to the productions and serve as a primary point of contact for the artistic department
- Drive new projects forward, with a focus on building the infrastructure to support the theater’s community based projects
- Work closely with the Director of New Work, Director of Arts Engagement, and Director of Education to support their work and to ensure these programs are integrated into the theater’s producing processes
- Collaborate with the General Manager and Production Manager on artist offers and contracting
- In partnership with Artistic and Executive Director, work to connect the entire staff to the stories on our stages and the theater’s impact in the community
Attributes and Qualifications
We are seeking a visionary and inspiring Artistic Producer to join our growing artistic team as we work to build on our reputation for artistic excellence and meaningfully re-center KCRep in service of our Kansas City community.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- A demonstrated a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principles and practices
- A demonstrated expertise in budgeting, producing and managing large artistic projects
- A demonstrated track record of leadership at other mid-size to large producing theaters
- Experience managing, motivating and inspiring staff to accomplish common goals objectives
- A demonstrated commitment to collaborative leadership
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills – characterized by the ability to listen, speak and write well
- Experience with union agreements, specifically AEA and SDC
- At least 5 years working in the professional theater in a leadership role
- Integrity, honesty and good humor
- Bi or multi-lingual with preference for fluency in Spanish
The salary is competitive with other organizations of comparable size and stature, and commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is provided that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental insurance and 401(k) retirement plan with employer match.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references (name, email, phone number, and relationship) electronically to:
A review of prospective candidates will commence immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates of interest will be contacted. We regret that we’re unable to follow up with every candidate. No phone calls, please.
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.