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:

Marketing Manager

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

JOB SUMMARY:

The Marketing Manager will support the VP of Marketing & Communications and workflow of the Marketing department via project management, research, public relations/social media, etc. They track the flow of projects from initial discussions, tracks all tasks through project management software, ensures all assets are available, manages competing deadlines and assists staff in task completion, paying attention to maintain KC brand standards. In addition, provides research and analytics for digital and social media campaigns as well as communications and PR efforts. Must work well across departments, and understand differing needs in different channels. The Marketing Manager has a good sense of marketing and have strong writing abilities, and thinks long-term and turn strategies and initiatives into actionable tasks.

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.
1. Primary point of contact for internal customers initiating work within the department or checking the status of jobs already in progress.
2. Provide professional level of customer service to both external and internal customers, as well as resident company partners.
3. Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
4. Prepare, update and maintain a library of materials needed for marketing, events, conferences, trainings and meetings.

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. 
1. Assists with daily operation of the marketing group, ensuring smooth and efficient workflow.
2. Creates, writes and edits e-Campaign templates. Ensures content is accurate and current; revise as necessary.
3. Track and maintain departmental budgets, and reconcile monthly expenditures.
4. Coordinates the fulfillment of design, content, marketing materials updates and website development projects, to ensure that all projects are initiated and completed on time and on budget.
5. Assists the VP of Marketing & Communications in researching and analyzing industry data, market trends and statistics, and generating reports as necessary.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
1. Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing sales data.
2. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.
3. Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
4. Creates, delivers and edits marketing materials and presentations ensuring messaging is consistent with the brand.
5. Works with digital team to feed and track social media initiatives.
6. Updates event listings in key local web calendars (Metro, LCVB, etc).
7. Aggregates and creates daily and weekly PR reports for Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, etc.
8. Represents and coordinates Kentucky Center representatives at offsite functions, fairs and events.

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.
1. Coordinates flow of information and communication and disseminate it according to plan/strategy.
2. Creates and delivers press releases, media relations content, case studies, white papers, executive bios, corporate newsletter content, social media content and speaking proposals.
3. Identifies, develops and executes communications strategy for key media contacts and customer references.
4. Assists the VP of Marketing & Communications with improving communication efficiencies within company.

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:
EDUCATION, LICENSE and SKILLS: 

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field required.
Minimum of 3 years of experience as a marketing manager for an advertising, media, performing arts, tv, radio, non profit, or PR agency with multiple concurrent projects required.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively as a member of the marketing team and multiple cross-functional project teams. 
• Knowledge of and experience in Tessitura helpful.
• Detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to prioritize projects, work within short time frames and meet deadlines. 
• Well-organized with ability to multi-task, time management, and high attention to detail. 




GSA Program & Alumni Coordinator
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to  employment@kentuckycenter.org 

JOB SUMMARY:
The Governor’s School for the Arts Program & Alumni Coordinator provides visioning and coordination for all alumni programming and initiatives. The Program & Alumni Coordinator collaborates internally and externally to coordinate marketing timelines, social media, special events and communication pieces; this person also plays a pivotal role in the planning and organization of workshops, auditions, and the summer program.

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.
• Coordinate and develop all new and ongoing alumni initiatives for purpose of maximizing program value to various constituents. This includes strategy development and coordination of events/projects related to communications, performances/commissions, scholarships, archives, statistics, fundraising, advocacy, and the Toyota Alumni Fund. 
• Provide planning and event management for summer program college fair, College & Career Day, and other events related to alumni, fundraising, and legisliative initiatives. 
• Respond, in a timely manner, to telephone, electronic and written requests for information about the program.
• Represent GSA/Education Department as invited to strategic Kentucky Center and/or external forces, committees, conferences and networks.
• Assist the Program Manager and Program Director as needed.

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. 
• In collaboration with rest of GSA staff, organizes and provides site management at various program events such as statewide outreach/workshops, auditions, and summer program.
• Support the set-up and striking of GSA remote offices and operation centers. 
• Closely collaborates with with Program & Student Coordinator on a variety of initiatives related to social media, merchandise, alumni, and marketing initiatives.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Solicit and manages external volunteers throughout the year for GSA programs.
• Support Program Manager, as needed, with the hiring of summer staff including, recruitment, selection and supervision. 
• Maintain database files for GSA alumni; provide strategic statistical analysis as needed.
• Coordinate merchandise sales in collaboration with rest of GSA team.
• Assist in petty cash system management at GSA programs and events.
• Value budgetary guidelines in all decisions, as set forth by Program Director and Program Manager.

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.
• Manage GSA social media; co-manage GSA website in coordination with the GSA Program & Student Coordinator.
• Maintain consistent and relevant alumni communications, including coordination with Development on fundraising intiatives.
• Serving as liaison with Communications department, coordinate the needs and timeline for all communication and marketing pieces. Assist in all aspects of communication and coordination of the program and all its activities and functions throughout the year. 
• Serve as main liaison between GSA and universities/colleges.

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 - 40) 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. 
7. Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to travel alone to events and meetings across Kentucky.
8. Must possess stamina to endure long work days (including weekends) and intense schedule of events during Summer program, including office set-up/break down. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make public presentations.
• Experience with social media, website management, e-communications and/or marketing. 
• Word-processing skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook along with demonstrated ability to learn and apply new software.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to create, plan, implement and administer projects.
• Self-starter, must be able to work alone with a minimum of supervision.
• Value-driven individual whose actions are based in fairness, empathy, and professionalism. 
• Ability to travel and work nights/weekends, and to be in residence at the GSA summer program.

EDUCATION, LICENSE, and SKILLS: 
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
• Minimum 1- 2 years experience in the arts or nonprofits preferred. 
• Minimum 1-2 years experience in administrative setting preferred.


Building Services Part- Time Staff
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to  employment@kentuckycenter.org 

JOB SUMMARY
: Under the general supervision of the Manager of Building Services, the Building Services part time staff has the primary responsibility of cleaning the facility and grounds in such a way as to promote a healthy and safe environment for employees, vendors and patrons of the Kentucky Center. The Building Services part time Staff is responsible for adhering to industry standards and for assuring spaces are kept clean and sanitary. 

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.
• Maintains a clean and orderly appearance of the facility’s outside areas by emptying trash and cigarette receptacles.  Clears trash and debris buildup around buildings. 
• Cleans and sanitizes restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedure.
• Cleans, dusts, and wipes furniture; sweeps, mops, and vacuum floors; upholsters furniture, empty/clean wastebaskets.
and trash containers; empty and clean ash trays and cigarette urns; refill restroom dispensers.           
• Maintains building, performing minor repairs and routine painting and other tasks as assigned. 
• Responds to building services emergencies at The Kentucky Center, as necessary.
• Perform various tasks in moving or rearranging furniture, desks and other equipment; set up room for meetings.
• Maintains floor upkeep which includes strip waxing, buffering, and shampooing.
• Maintains sidewalks and exterior of the building. 
• Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and stairs using hand-operated tools or small power 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. 
• Assist with deliveries; unloading and distributing supplies or equipment as needed.
• Work independently and in a team environment with a diverse group of coworkers and customers.
• Reports major damage to the Manager, Building Services and performs repairs as needed.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Secures building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, reports any unauthorized occupants, turns off lights. 
• Follows instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.
• Washes accessible interior and exterior windows using a genie lift, cleans blinds, and launders cleaning rags and dust mops.
• Performs all duties according to established safety and efficiency procedures and maintains workstation in a neat, clean and orderly fashion.
• Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by The Kentucky Center.

COLLABORATION:  
• Assists the Building Service Shift Manager in enforcing the policies and regulations of the Kentucky Center for the Arts as they relate to the Building Services Department.
• Coordinates with evening shift staff regarding event set-up, larger projects, and other jointly performed tasks.

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.  
7. Employee must be able to navigate all areas of the facility, both public and non-public.

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, LICENSE and SKILLS: 
1. Minimum of six months relevant janitorial, custodial, or office cleaning experience required.

Part-Time 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
Line Cook
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to  employment@kentuckycenter.org 

JOB SUMMARY:
The Pantry/Line Cook works under the guidance of the lead Chef and assists in all aspects of Food Services at Kentucky Center, including, but not limited to: preparing food for catering and restaurant service, maintaining food quality, maintaining kitchen cleanliness, and contributing to the success of the overall Food and Beverage program.

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.
1. Participates in Food Services operations at Kentucky Center managed venues. 
2. Prepares Food Orders for all Scheduled Viewing Room Orders.
3. Assists in preparing catering orders for in house food service. 
4. Participates in the preparation of menu items for service in Scene for pre-show service
5. Communicates with lead Chef regarding stock items for assigned station 

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.
1. Personally responsible; completes work in a timely, consistent manner; works hours necessary to complete assigned work; is regularly present and punctual; arrives prepared for work; is committed to doing the best job possible; keeps commitments. 
2. Works to improve the performance of oneself and others by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning/feedback; constructively helps and coaches others in their professional development; exhibits a “can-do” approach and inspires associates to excel; develops a team spirit. 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
1. Plans work and carry 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. 
2. Anticipates emerging opportunities or crises. Communicates effectively with team leaders and co-workers 
3. Anticipates problems; adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines, and directions; is willing to take action, even under pressure, criticism or tight deadlines.  Works as a team player for the common goal of exceptional customer service.
4. Is prompt and ready to work upon arrival.  Communicates with management regarding availability and shift times.  

COMMUNICATION:   Demonstrates effective written and oral communications that engage internal and external audiences.
1. Demonstrates effective written and oral communications that engage internal and external audiences.
2. Ability to effectively communicate in all internal and external relationships for all essential job functions.
3. Average skills in reading, writing and speaking English.

RESULTING ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
1. Ability to lift approximately (25 - 50) pounds unassisted using appropriate lifting techniques and/or devices.
2. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 
3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
4. The employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch.  

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, LICENSE and SKILLS:
 
1. Minimum High School Diploma required.
2. Minimum 2 years’ experience in Food and Beverage within a venue, restaurant, or related field required.
 

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.