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:

Part- Time/ Full 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
Director of Mission Advancement
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 Director of Mission Advancement increases and diversifies direct financial support of mission based programs, including Education & Community Arts, Access Services, and Programming Outreach. The Director establishes, promotes and manages all donor relations activities, including cultivation, retention, and management of benefits and recognition for a designated portfolio of donors of the Kentucky Center.

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.
• Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors.
• Make numerous decisions on cultivation time committed vs. expected gift response, determine who needs to be involved in the relationship with the prospective donor, and decide the most effective and productive use of travel time.
• Proactively network within the statewide community in order to identify and cultivate corporate and individual donors.
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. 
• Develop a portfolio of 125+ active donor prospects, establishing and following through on strategies for solicitation of these prospects.
• Responsible for meeting annual development goals.
• Make direct solicitations, alone or with volunteers or appropriate staff.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Conduct prospect research using available tools to create custom profiles that aid in the qualification, cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual, corporate and foundation prospects.
• Assist in the  long-range planning process.
• Represent the Kentucky Center in all matters appointed by the Vice President of Development .
• Initiates, analyzes, monitors, evaluates and advances strategic advancement plans.

COLLABORATION:  
• Work in a collegial manner with Development team and other departments in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure.
• Deepen the relationship of current donors with a focus on donor cultivation and renewal.
• Work in a team environment with Marketing and Communications and other departments as necessary on all donor communications to ensure consistent and persuasive messaging.

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
• Minimum of 3 to 5 years in non-profit Development
• Competency in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, etc.)
• Knowledge of Tessitura or similar donor database software
• Must be able to travel throughout the state 
• Must have a driver's license; weekend and evening work will be required
• Proven experience in fundraising, including researching, cultivating and soliciting prospects at a variety of gift levels; experience fundraising with alumni groups preferred.
• Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers, program alumni, senior management and co-workers; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors
• Understanding of donors’ needs and interests to develop relationships between them and The Kentucky Center.
• Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas
 
As Needed - 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.

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.
 
Bartender

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 Bartender/Front of House employee provides efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service to our patrons in a variety of roles across multiple venues.  Employees are required to serve as bartenders, host/ess, food runner and expo as needed in Scene, in the Kentucky Center’s multiple Lobby Bars and at The Brown Theater.

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. Maintain Food Service Standards as required by the Board of Health and as dictated by law.  Incorporate new standards as communicated by supervisor and communicate with supervisor to maintain the highest level of compliance with those standards.
2. Maintain the highest level of compliance with applicable liquor laws regarding patron service. Confirming legal age of patron where applicable and refusing service to patrons deemed intoxicated
3. This position is a front-line position. It requires decision making skills that consistently increase revenue and satisfy patron needs.
4. Maintain complete knowledge of Service Staff manual and comply with policies and procedures as illustrated and conveyed during staff meetings. Be aware of changes to the manual and service procedures as we grow.

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. Participate in regular staff meetings to receive ongoing training, motivation and transfer of information
2. Collaborate with team members to streamline event processes, increase quality of service, implement departmental goals and actively participate in maintaining a standard of excellence.
3. Communicate with supervisor regarding supplies and inventory needs.  Work as a team member to promote drink and food specials. 
4. Perform other duties as assigned.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
1. Maintain reasonable availability regarding scheduling in order to best serve our patrons with the highest level of service.
2. Maintain cleanliness and organization of all areas accessed by service staff including bars, kitchen, and storage areas. Maintain a collaborative attitude regarding the condition of our work space.
3. Prepare end of night sales sheets and maintain an accurate bank. Demonstrate strong ethics, integrity and honesty in dealing with monetary handling

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. Communicate with supervisor regarding supplies and inventory needs.  
2. Work effectively in a broad range of situations and communicate calmly and efficiently under hectic and, at times, stressful situations.

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: 

1. At least 2 years in a bar and or restaurant setting.
2. Minimum High School Diploma required.






Dishwasher
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:
1. Maintain Dish area during service. Sort clean and distribute dishes, barware and kitchen smallwares
2. Maintain Food Service Standards as required by the Board of Health and as dictated by law.  Incorporate new standards as communicated by supervisor and communicate with supervisor to maintain the highest level of compliance with those standards
3. Maintain Cleanliness of all areas of the Food and Beverage Department
4. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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. Participate in regular staff meetings to receive ongoing training, motivation and transfer of information
2. Maintain complete knowledge of Service Staff manual and comply with policies and procedures as illustrated and conveyed during staff meetings. Be aware of changes to manual and service procedures as we grow.

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. Collaborate with team members to streamline event processes, increase quality of service, implement departmental goals and actively participate in maintaining a standard of excellence.
2. 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. 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, etc.
1. Set up, stock and break down kitchen areas as assigned by supervisor. Maintain a clean organized and efficient work space at all times 
2. Maintain cleanliness and organization of all areas. Maintain a collaborative attitude regarding the condition of our work space
3. Adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines and directives. Is willing to take action under pressure and responds productively when faced with crises or criticism.

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. High School Diploma or equivalent 

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.