CAREERS

Our vision is to inspire, educate and entertain, building lifelong relationships with the arts.

The Kentucky Center is proud to offer a value-driven culture for its employees. We strive to support organizational effectiveness through staff training and professional development opportunities. The courses we offer provide Kentucky Center employees with benchmark leadership values, language and skills, supportive of The Kentucky Center’s vision, mission and strategic imperatives. Our employees, our strongest brand ambassadors, are engaged, empowered and valued through our recognition culture. Each and every employee exhibits our core values by being inclusive, collaborative, innovative, passionate, connected leaders.

Every member of The Kentucky Center contributes to creating a truly unique and vibrant organization that aspires to exhibit these values in all that we do:

  • Inclusive - We embrace and leverage the diversity of all team members, stakeholders, art forms and audiences
  • Collaborative - We know that it takes a well-rehearsed orchestra to play a symphony; with every member working together and being a pro at playing their part
  • Innovative - We set the stage for what's next
  • Passionate - We are inspired by our work and find joy in our efforts and share that passion with all
  • Connected- We trust and rely on each other; and when we come together we find reasons to celebrate
  • Leaders - We are all accountable leaders; instead of looking to others, we first look inward and ask
 

Job Opportunities

The Kentucky Center is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Production Technician III
 Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity.  Send your cover letter and resume to employment@kentuckycenter.org

JOB SUMMARY:
Production Technicians at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KC) are primarily engaged in the planning and execution of events. The Production Technician III will work alone and with teams of KC staff to execute events. At times, the Technician will be required to work alongside and supervise IATSE crews.

The Production Technician III is responsible for providing the highest level of Production services to Kentucky Center staff, patrons, clients and visitors. This challenging position requires the highest level of precision and attention to detail to ensure flawless performances and events and requires the Production Technician to maintain a “safety first” mentality. The Production Technician III position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability work as part of a team, as a leader of a team, and on individual projects with little supervision.

ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports the mission, vision, values and standards of behavior of The Kentucky Center.
  • Exhibits effective communication skills including proper use of The Kentucky Center’s communication systems.
  • Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency and awareness of industry innovations.
  • Effectively manages financial and physical resources to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Works as part of the stage crew on events managed or contracted by the Kentucky Center.
  • Attends Production meetings and, as assigned, assists managing of personnel, labor and equipment for Kentucky Center shows, events and special projects.
  • Undertakes special projects and assignments as directed by the Kentucky Center Technical Director.

SERVICE ORIENTATION: Strives to meet or exceed expectation in the delivery of services and contributes to enhancing the quality of the work environment.

  • Stays informed and up to date in industry related services, products, innovation and trends.
  • Supervises and assists incoming attractions with audio, video, lighting, staging, and projection equipment.

TEAMWORK: Effectively works with other members of the team, drawing on all resources to achieve common goals or solve a problem. Promotes teamwork to generate positive and creative results.

  • Maintains a positive attitude toward the Kentucky Center, other employees and all users of Kentucky Center facilities.
  • Collaborates with Kentucky Center employees, resident groups and clients to implement and maintain innovative programs and events.
  • Assists all other Kentucky Center employees in fulfilling their responsibilities as needed.

 


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.

  • Assists in production planning of events held in the Kentucky Center, as assigned.
  • Trains and supervises full-time, hourly and call-in employees engaged in operating audio, video, lighting, staging, and projection equipment in all Kentucky Center venues.

COMMUNICATION:Demonstrates effective written and oral communications that engage internal and external audiences, and assures staff is kept well informed of organizational issues and plans.

  • Attends intradepartmental and interdepartmental meetings, as needed, and makes sure all teammates, both internal and external, are informed and up to date with all managed projects and events.
  • Communicates with and assists, as needed, with outside vendors, contractors, clients and solicitors.
  • Prepares reports and other relevant documents, including budgets, and distributes to all relevant and interested parties while maintaining the integrity and security of the materials.

RESULTING ESSENTIAL PHYSICIAL ABILITIES:

  • Ability to lift approximately 50 pounds, unassisted, using appropriate lifting techniques and/or devices.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear in environments that are loud and hectic at times, and in environments that are quiet and require discreet communication.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch.
  • Ability to climb ladders of all types, operate and work in elevated lifts such as scissor lifts and personnel lifts.
  • Ability to comfortably work at heights of up to 150 feet.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Working knowledge of performance grade professional audio mixing consoles, lighting consoles, video projection and    A/V equipment, and related gear.
  • Working knowledge of theatrical terms, directions and safety procedures.
  • Experience with organizing and supervising crews.
  • Willingness and ability to get and maintain DOT medical card.
  • Requires working overtime: days, nights, and weekends.

EDUCATION, LICENSE and SKILLS:

  • Valid  Driver’s License
  • A minimum of four years of advanced theatrical technical training or the equivalent in professional experience.
  • Computer competencies in Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office Professional

Security Guard

Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity. Send your cover letter and resume to employment@kentuckycenter.org.

Job Summary

The Security Guard assist the Security Supervisor’s and Managers in enforcing the policies and regulations of the Kentucky Center managed properties, and provides the best quality of Security & customer service for the property, patrons and Performers. 

Organizational Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Supports the mission, vision, values and standards of behavior of The Kentucky Center.
  2. Exhibits effective communication skills including proper use of The Kentucky Center’s communication systems.
  3. Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency.
  4. Effectively manages financial and physical resources to achieve the mission of the organization.
Service Orientation 

Strives to meet or exceed expectation in the delivery of services and contributes to enhancing the quality of the work environment.

  • Makes sound decisions; bases decisions on fact rather than emotion; analyzes problems skillfully; uses logic to reach solutions.
  • Is alert in a high-risk environment; follows detailed procedures and ensures accuracy in documentation and data; carefully monitors gauges, instruments or processes; concentrates on routine work details; organizes and maintains a system of records.
  • Does work right the first time. Regularly produces accurate, thorough, professional work. Exhibits tact and diplomacy.
  • Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with Laboratory safety policies and procedures; completes all required ES&H training; takes personal responsibility for safety.
Teamwork

Effectively works with other members of the team, co-workers, peers, and management; drawing on all resources to achieve common goals or solve a problem. Promotes teamwork to generate positive and creative results. Responds positively to instruction and procedures.

  • Assists with the orientation and training of new security staff as necessary.
  • Performs all necessary services to assure that the safety and protection of building occupants and real and personal property against injury, molestation, loss or damage from any preventable cause including, but not limited to fire, theft, trespass, sabotage, terrorism and physical and/or verbal abuse.
  • Remains on duty until replacement staff arrives to pass along all special instructions or information.
  • To aid in obtaining professional assistance (Police, Fire, EMS) in accordance with local procedures in the event of injury or illness of employees or patrons within Kentucky Center managed properties.
  • Performs such other services as may be necessary in the event of situations or occurrences such as civil disturbances which could adversely affect the security and/or safety of the Center, employees, property and the general public lawfully in or on Kentucky Center managed properties.
Resource Management

Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.

  • Familiar with all equipment hooked to the Edwards Fire System located in the security office, including the ability to deal competently and in a timely manner with smoke alarms, hold-up alarms, etc., and knowing the correct procedures to follow on the fire system.
  • Maintains and has all necessary equipment such as keys, flashlight, radio ear piece prior to starting a patrol.
  • Documents any incident of theft, employee misconduct, injury or vandalism by way of an incident report.
  • Patrols corridors, stairwells and lobby areas inside the Kentucky Center and, as directed, entrances and peripheral boundaries of the property, filling out security checklist and maintaining lock up schedules.
  • Logs all incoming packages and mail received during and after normal working hours, including the verification of the received goods before signing for them. Delivering them to the proper location, and keeping the required documentation.
  • Knowledge of all stairways and doors and Security dept. designation for those areas.
  • Locations of all fire and emergency exits.
  • Knowledge of stocks and/or materials of where stored on various floors and in various rooms and closets.
  • Location of all fire alarm panels.
  • Locations of all emergency fire-fighting equipment.
  • Locations of fire standpipe lines, fire hydrants and hose reels.
  • Locations of all valves controlling the supply of water to the sprinkler system and the location of extra sprinkler heads.
Communication 
Demonstrates effective written and oral communications that engage internal and external audiences, and assures staff is kept well informed of organizational issues and plans.
  • Observes and report in writing to Engineering personnel any irregularities or malfunctions in equipment operations.
  • Observes and report any hazardous conditions that might exist during patrols.
  • Aids Kentucky Center guests in a helpful, efficient, and courteous manner
Resulting Essential Physical Abilities
  1. Ability to effectively communicate in all internal and external relationships for all essential job functions.
  2. Above average skills in reading, writing and speaking English.
  3. Ability to lift approximately (25 - 50) pounds unassisted using appropriate lifting techniques and/or devices.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  5. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  6. The employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch.
Qualifications
Security Experience Preferred
Education, License and Skills
  1. High School Diploma, or equivalent required
  2. Must have valid Kentucky driver’s license
Security Manager
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity. Send your cover letter and resume to employment@kentuckycenter.org.

POSITION TITLE: Security Manager (Non-Exempt)
POSITION SUPERVISOR: Senior Manager, Security
POSITION DEPARTMENT: Security

Job Summary
The Security Manager assists the Senior Security Manager in providing the best quality of security and customer service while enforcing policies and regulations for all KCA owned properties, patrons, and performers Organization Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Supports the mission, vision, values and standards of behavior of The Ketucky Center.
  2. Exhibits effective communication skills including proper use of The Kentucky Center’s communication systems.
  3. Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency.
  4. Effectively manages financial and physical resources to achieve the mission of the organization.
Service Orientation

Strives to meet or exceed expectation in the delivery of services and contributes to enhancing the quality of the work environment.

  • Plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions; makes constructive suggestions; prepares for problems or opportunities in advance; undertakes additional responsibilities; responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision; creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.
  • Makes sound decisions; bases decisions on fact rather than emotion; analyzes problems skillfully; uses logic to reach solutions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, procedures and materials. Applies knowledge to identify issues and internal problems; works to develop additional technical knowledge and skills.
  • Works harmoniously with others to get a job done; responds positively to instructions and procedures; able to work well with staff, co-workers, peers and managers; shares critical information with everyone involved in a project; works effectively on projects that cross functional line.  
  • Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with Laboratory safety policies and procedures; completes all required ES&H training; takes personal responsibility for safety.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, procedures and materials. Applies knowledge to identify issues and internal problems; works to develop additional technical knowledge and skills.
  • Works to improve the performance of oneself and others by pursuing opportunities for continuous     learning and feedback. Customer Service
  • Listens and responds effectively to customer questions; resolves customer problems to the customer’s satisfaction; respects all internal and external customers; uses a team approach when dealing with customers; follows up to evaluate customer satisfaction; measures customer satisfaction effectively; commits to exceeding customer expectations.
  • Follows detailed procedures and ensures accuracy in documentation and data; carefully monitors gauges, instruments or processes; concentrates on routine work details; organizes and maintains a system of records.
Teamwork

Effectively works with other members of the team, drawing on all resources to achieve common goals or solve a problem. Promotes teamwork as a way to generate positive and creative results.

  • Performs all necessary services to assure that the safety and protection of building occupants and real and personal property against injury, molestation, loss or damage from any preventable cause including, but not limited to fire, theft, trespass, sabotage, terrorism and physical and/or verbal abuse.
  • Aids in obtaining professional assistance (Police, Fire, EMS) in accordance with local procedures in the event of injury or illness of employees or patrons within Kentucky Center managed properties.
  • Performs such other services as may be necessary in the event of situations or occurrences such as civil disturbances which could adversely affect the security and/or safety of the Center, employees, property and the general public lawfully in or on Kentucky Center managed properties.
Resource Management 
  • Proficient with all equipment hooked to the Edwards Fire System located in the security office, including the ability to deal competently and in a timely manner with smoke alarms, hold-up alarms, etc., and knowing the correct procedures to follow on the fire system.
  • Documents any incident of theft, employee misconduct, injury or vandalism by way of an incident report.
  • Log all incoming packages and mail received during and after normal working hours, including the verification of the received goods before signing for them. Delivering them to the proper location, and keeping the required documentation.
  • Knowledge of all stairways and doors and Security dept. designation for those areas.
  • Knowledge of locations of all fire and emergency exits.
  • Knowledge of stocks and/or materials of where stored on various floors and in various rooms and closets.
  • Knowledge of location of all fire alarm panels.
  • Knowledge of locations of all emergency fire-fighting equipment
  • Knowledge of locations of fire standpipe lines, fire hydrants and hose reels.
  • Knowledge of locations of all valves controlling the supply of water to the sprinkler system and the location of extra sprinkler heads.
Communication

Demonstrates effective written and oral communications that engage internal and external audiences, and assures staff is kept well informed of organizational issues and plans.

  • Observes and reports in writing to Engineering personnel any irregularities or malfunctions in equipment operations.
  • Observes and report any hazardous conditions that might exist during patrols.
  • Aids Kentucky Center guests in a helpful, efficient, and courteous manner.
Resulting Essential Physical Abilities
  1. Ability to effectively communicate in all internal and external relationships for all essential job functions.
  2. Above average skills in reading, writing and speaking English.
  3. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and navigate stairs. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 30lbs. The employee must be able to navigate all areas of the facility, without assistance, both public and non-public.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  5. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  6. The employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch.
  7. To discourage indiscriminate wandering by unauthorized or undesirable persons through the premises by escorting such individuals to an exit in a firm but courteous manner.
  8. To serve as directed and required for the control of traffic and improper parking.
  9. Must be available to work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays.
Qualifications

3 Years of Security Expierience preferred 

Education, License and Skills

  1. High School Diploma, or eqivilent required
  2. Must have valid, Kentucky drivers license.
  3. Position can be stressful at times, employee must meet concurrent needs of security, contracted staff, patrons and the general public, lawfully on Kentucky Center managed properties.
  4. Must maintain adult CPR and AED certification.
  5. Must be able to work overtime in any given shift, or be prepared to stay as long as requested by Manager.

Kentucky Center Internships
*All Kentucky Center internships are paid and provide a wealth of experience as well as class credit. Clicking the link will explain the positions available and how to apply. If you do not see internship listings on this page, it means no internships are currently posted.


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We at The Kentucky Center are especially proud of the Barnes Human Resources Center. This multi-use facility serves as a technology equipped training space, a staff meeting and ideation center and a place where we encourage casual collisions to take place amongst various staff and a diverse array of departments. Beyond that, the BHRC serves as our Human Resources library where employees can check out books on a wide range of topics including career development, time management and effective leadership.