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The Kauffman Center is growing. Check back often for open positions on our team as they become available. To apply for these positions, please submit your resume and cover letter to as a Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) document.


+Assistant Controller

Reports to Controller |  Full Job Description (PDF)

We have an excellent opportunity for an Accountant who desires to work as part of a dedicated team that impacts the effective fiscal operation of our organization’s efforts.

You can utilize your accounting skills in a stimulating environment, while working with others who share your passion for the arts and our mission. Our unique approach allows you the opportunity to be introduced to a variety of people interested in our work and outreach.

Works directly for the Controller to support and achieve the varied goals of the organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to journal entries, budgeting, forecasting, reconciliations, cash forecasting and various ad-hoc reporting and analysis. Candidates must possess a thorough understanding of GAAP accounting procedures and ability to work and communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse team.


+Team Captain

Reports to Front of House Manager | Full Job Description (PDF)

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts seeks a part-time Team Captain for the Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall. The person in this position shares roles and responsibilities in the area of Patron Services primarily focused on successful performance/event operations by serving as a liaison between the usher team and house management.


+Facilities Management Intern - Summer 2017

Reports to Facilities Coordinator | Full Job Description (PDF)

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an enthusiastic individual who is looking for hands-on facilities maintenance and management experience in a fast-moving environment during the spring and summer of 2017 (preferred June 8th – September 8th, 2017). Note: dates may be flexible to accommodate school schedules. All candidates should indicate availability in cover letter.

The right candidate:

-Can commit to a minimum of fifteen hours per week during the course of the internship with some flexibility for select evening and weekend events;

-Is flexible, dependable, detail-oriented, and self-starting;

-Has strong written and verbal communication skills;

-Is enrolled in or has completed a college degree in Facilities Management, Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Science;

-Has experience with: facility operations, facility software, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and emailing.

Compensation:

This internship is unpaid, but staff will be pleased to assist in arranging course credit through your college or university.


+Marketing and Public Relations Intern - Summer 2017

Reports to Marketing Manager Full Job Description (PDF)

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an enthusiastic individual who is looking for hands-on marketing and communications experience in a fast-moving environment during the summer of 2017 (preferred June 5th  – September 8th). Note: dates may be flexible to accommodate school schedules. All candidates should indicate availability in cover letter.

The right candidate:

-Can commit to a minimum of fifteen hours per week during the course of the internship with some flexibility for select evening events;

-Is flexible, dependable, detail-oriented and self-starting;

-Has strong written and verbal communication skills with confidence in proofreading abilities;

-Has experience with: data entry, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, emailing and social media pages.

Compensation:

This internship is unpaid, but staff will be pleased to assist in arranging course credit through your college or university.


+Patron Services and Customer Service Intern - Summer 2017

Reports to Front of House Manager & Ticketing Services Supervisor Full Job Description (PDF)

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an enthusiastic individual who is looking for hands-on patron services and customer service experience in a fast-moving environment during the summer of 2017 (preferred June 5th – September 8th). Note: dates may be flexible to accommodate school schedules. All candidates should indicate availability in cover letter.

The right candidate:

-Can commit to a minimum of fifteen hours per week during the course of the internship with some flexibility for select evening events;

-Is flexible, dependable, detail-oriented and self-starting;

-Has strong written and verbal communication skills with confidence in proofreading abilities;

-Has experience with: data entry, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and emailing.

-Has strong editing and grammar skills

Compensation:

This internship is unpaid, but staff will be pleased to assist in arranging course credit through your college or university.


+Production Services Intern - Summer 2017

Reports to Production Services Team | Full Job Description (PDF)

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Theater Operations Department is seeking an enthusiastic individual who is looking for hands-on experience in the technical aspects of production, especially lighting, carpentry, and audio. The Theater Operations department at the Kauffman Center is responsible for advancing needs for all productions, hiring and scheduling crews, the maintenance and repair of technical equipment, the purchase of new equipment, and the organization and paperwork necessary in the performance of the above tasks.

Description of Job Duties:

This internship is a practical overview of audio engineering, lighting, and carpentry in a multi-venue performing arts center. Interns observe and lightly assist with production load-in and strike of sound systems, and light plots.  As an intern you will participate in conversations advancing rider and technical information, assist with repair and maintenance of inventory, learn basic programming of cueing systems, sharpen trouble shooting skills, and develop an up-to-date knowledge of current technical products and industry standards, as well as become proficient on existing technologies. This internship is for summer of 2017 (preferred June – September, 2017).

Note: dates may be flexible to accommodate school schedules.
The Right Candidate:

  • Must be enrolled in a college program in Theater Production or similar;
  • Must have basic technical theater knowledge. (cable coiling, signal pathways, solder skills a plus.)
  • Can commit to 12 – 20 hours per week during the course of the internship with some flexibility for select evening or weekend events;
  • Is flexible, dependable, detail-oriented, and self-starting;
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills including experience with spreadsheets;
  • Has the ability to work with a broad range of people and attend to numerous projects concurrently;
  • Has previous experience working alongside or for professionals in the fields of Theater, Ballet, Opera, Corporate Events, or similar

Compensation:

This internship is unpaid, but staff will be pleased to assist in arranging course credit through your college or university.


+Production Management Intern - Summer 2017

Reports to Event & Scheduling Supervisor Full Job Description (PDF)

Production Management Intern:

The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is searching for hands-on volunteer experience with arts management, company management, and/or production management in a fast-moving environment from June 1 -August 2017.  Dates may be flexible to accommodate school schedules.

The Right Candidate:

  • Currently enrolled in a college program in Arts Management, Stage Management, Theater Production or similar, or have graduated from said program within the past 6 months. Preference given to Graduate students, or Junior/Seniors in undergraduate programs.
  • Should have a basic knowledge of technical theater production, including stagecraft, lighting, sound, and/or video.
  • Can commit to 12-20 hours per week during the course of the internship with some flexibility for select evenings or weekend events.
  • Is flexible, dependable, detail-oriented, and self-starting.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can uphold a high level of discretion as necessary.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects in fast paced environment.
  • Has great computer skills, including a strong background with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Has previous experience working within a performing arts genre, such as dance, opera, theater, or orchestra, and/or corporate events.

Compensation:

This internship is unpaid, but staff will be pleased to assist in arranging course credit through your college or university.



The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Kauffman Center hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Kauffman Center believes that associates should be provided with a working environment which enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.