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:

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
 
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.
 
Lead 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 Lead Line Cook works under the direction of the 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 and at times, leads 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. 
3. Is able to step in and lead fellow staff members in situations when the Head/Sous Chef are not present.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, LICENSE and SKILLS: 
1. Minimum High School Diploma required.
2. Minimum 4 year’s 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  mwebb@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.






Part - Time Floor 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:
Provides excellent service to the Kentucky Center's patrons and instructive supervision to Kentucky Center Volunteers by executing essential duties personally or through effectively delegated supervision.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Managing People
  • Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities.
  • Makes self available to staff.
  • Provides performance feedback.
  • Solicits and applies patron (performance patron and non-performance client) feedback.
  • Fosters attention to detail in others.
  • Organizational Support
  • Follows policies and procedures.
  • Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Supports organization’s mission and values.
  • Patron Service
  • Listens and responds effectively to patron (performance patron and non-performance client) questions.
  • Resolves patron problems to the patron’s satisfaction within scope of resources available.
  • Respects all internal and external patrons.
  • Commits to exceeding patron expectations.
  • Commitment to Safety
  • Complies with and trains Volunteers to comply with all Emergency Procedures of The Kentucky Center.
  • Takes personal responsibility for safety.
  • Flexibility 
  • Remains open-minded and changes focus quickly as demands change.
  • Performs a wide variety of tasks efficiently.
  • Manages transitions from task to task effectively.
  • Adapts to varying patron needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversees Front of House operations for a given area during assigned Kentucky Center events. 
• Seats patrons, enforces Kentucky Center rules, and identifies and solves problems as     they occur.
• Informs House Manager of the details of the event for inclusion in the House Report.
• Carries out duties as assigned per event including but not limited to: 
    Supervising a staff of Volunteers.
    Volunteer check-in and check-out.
    Supervision of program stuffing and distribution.
    Briefing of Volunteers regarding performance/event information, placement, and              emergency procedures.
   Observing and responding to patron comments.
   Provides emergency assistance to patrons as needed.
   Provides written documentation of Volunteer performance, incidents, etc. during           
   assignment.
   Being available to Volunteers and patrons before, during and after performances to   
   answer questions and assist as needed.
• Acts as a liaison between renters and Kentucky Center staff during events in the absence of a House Manager or House Services Manager.
• Assists the House Manager using established procedures during any emergency situation.
• Attends monthly departmental staff meetings and mandatory KC workshops, and maintains regular established standards of communication with House Management Office.
• Understands, and is accountable to all departmental standards, procedures and policies.
• Accurately and completely fill out department forms in accordance with company policy.
• May be required to train new House and Floor Managers as needed.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assists the House Manager as requested during non-emergency situations.
• Other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
• The employee must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills.
• Must be able to work with a diverse group of people and have the ability to work independently or as a team member.  
• Prior experience in audience services, customer services, retail, sales, hospitality services or client relations preferred.
• Must attend Kentucky Center provided AED/CPR Certification classes, when courses are made available (Every two years).
• Must have a High School Diploma or GED.

EXPERIENCE
• Must have experience in volunteerism and management skills, and/or familiarity with a theatrical environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and navigate stairs.  
• Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 35-40 pounds. 
• Must be able to navigate all areas of the buildings, both public and non-public.

 
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 or PR agency with multiple concurrent projects.
• 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. 




2018 GSA Resident Advisor

Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity (note that applicants for this position must be at least a college sophomore).  Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume (including three references) to GSA Director Nick Covault at ncovault@kentuckycenter.org by end of day Sunday, November 26th

JOB SUMMARY:
The Resident Advisor assists and advances The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) by providing supervision of its residential life program and contributing to the community of artists towards the development of a positive residential experience.

ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES & 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.
• Assist in providing for the safety and well-being of students while under the care and/or supervision of the residential program including, but not limited to, proper use and security of the residential facilities and equipment provided by GSA, Centre College or any other venue at which activities of GSA may be occurring.

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. 
• In cooperation with GSA administration, provide supervision for all GSA field trips, assist with additional summer program preparations as needed, cooperate and work in coordination with Residential Counselor in support of students as needed. 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Enforce and abide by rules, regulations and procedures for community living as published in the 2018GSA Student and Residential Handbooks during GSA 2018.
• Complete an evaluation, to be provided by GSA, at the close of the 2018 summer program.   
• Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

 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.
• Maintain close communication on a daily or more frequent basis with the GSA Administration, throughout the planning and implementation of GSA regarding all aspects of residential life and interactions with GSA parents, residential staff, faculty, etc.

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 or pursuit of degree; must be at least a college sophomore at time of application. 
• Evidence of formal learning and/or experience in the arts. Personal achievement as an artist, performer or arts educator preferred.
• Proven leadership ability.  Superior interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution.
• Self-starter, must be able to work alone with a minimum amount of supervision.
• Knowledge or experience with programs for gifted and talented students preferred.
• Experience in residential educational programs and camps preferred.
• Live in-residence during the summer program and training week from June 11-July 7, 2018, in the Centre College dormitory. 





2018 GSA Head Residential Advisor

Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity (note that previous experience as a GSA RA is required).  All applicants for this position will also be considered for the standard Summer Program Residential Advisor position, and do not need to submit a separate application for that role.  Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume (including three references) to GSA Director Nick Covault at ncovault@kentuckycenter.org by end of day Sunday, November 26th.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Head Residential Advisor assists and advances The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) by providing supervision of its residential life program and contributing to the community of artists towards the development of a positive residential experience.

ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES & 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.
• Assists in providing for the safety and well-being of students while under the care and/or supervision of the residential program including, but not limited to, proper use and security of the residential facilities and equipment provided by GSA, Centre College or any other venue at which activities of GSA may be occurring.
• Coordinate special event activities including but not limited to field trips, coffeehouse, Community Service Day, July 4th, and Final Day.

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. 
• Serve as liaison between Residential Life Staff and Co-Residential Supervisor.
• In cooperation with GSA Administration and Co-Residential Supervisors, assist with the Residential Assistant training (June 11-16) at Centre College.
• In cooperation with GSA administration, provide supervision for all GSA field trips, assist with additional summer program preparations as needed, cooperate and work in coordination with Residential Counselor in support of students as needed.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Along with Co-Residential Supervisors, establish and supervise duties and daily schedule of the resident assistants during GSA 2018.
• Participate in planning sessions with Administrative Staff, Co-Residential Supervisors and Residential Counselor (in late spring and on June 11).
• Enforce and abide by rules, regulations and procedures for community living as published in the 2018 GSA Student and Residential Handbooks during GSA. 
• Complete an evaluation, to be provided by GSA, at the close of the 2018 summer program.  

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.
• Maintain close communication on a daily or more frequent basis with the GSA Administration, throughout the planning and implementation of GSA regarding all aspects of residential life and interactions with GSA parents, residential staff, faculty, etc.
• Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

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 or pursuit of degree.  Must be at least a college junior at time of application.
• Previous experience as a GSA Residential Advisor required. 
• Evidence of formal learning and/or experience in the arts required.
• Personal achievement as an artist, performer or arts educator preferred. 
• Knowledge or experience with programs for gifted and talented students.  
• Experience in residential educational programs and camps.
• Live in-residence during the summer program and training week from June 11 - July 7, 2018, in the Centre College dormitory.


2018 GSA Co- Residential Supervisor
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity (note that previous experience as a GSA RA is required).  All applicants for this position will also be considered for the standard Summer Program Residential Advisor and Head Residential Advisor positions, and do not need to submit separate applications for those roles.  Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume (including three references) to GSA Director Nick Covault at ncovault@kentuckycenter.org by end of day Sunday, November 26th.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Co-Residential Supervisor advances The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) by providing supervision of its residential life program and contributing to the community of artists towards the development of a positive residential experience.

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.
• Organizes and administers the residential program for the students of the Governor's School for the Arts, including dormitory life, non-instructional social and recreational activities, safety, hygiene, supervision of the residential staff, and all other aspects of residential living.
• Organizes and supervise summer staff move-in to the Centre College Dormitory.
• Assists with the GSA move-in and move-off campus, including taking inventory of supplies, loading and moving equipment.
• Organizse and supervise summer staff move-out of the Centre College dormitories.
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. 
• Assists in providing for the safety and well-being of students while under the care and/or supervision of the residential program including, but not limited to, proper use and security of the residential facilities and equipment provided by GSA, Centre College or any other venue at which activities of GSA may be occurring.
• In conjunction with the second Co-Residential Supervisor, establish and supervise duties and daily schedule of the residential advisors during GSA 2018.
• In cooperation with GSA Administration, provides supervision for all GSA field trips, assisst with additional summer program preparations as needed, cooperates and work in coordination with Residential Counselor in support of students as needed.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Enforces and abides by rules, regulations and procedures for community living as published in the 2018 GSA Student and Residential Handbooks during GSA 2018.
• In cooperation with GSA Administration and other Co-Residential Supervisor, organizes and conducts the Residential Assistant training (June 11—16) at Centre College.
• Participates in planning sessions with Administrative Staff, Co-Residential Supervisor, Head RA, and Residential Counselor.

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.
• Maintains close communication on a daily or more frequent basis with the GSA Administration, throughout the planning and implementation of GSA regarding all aspects of residential life and interactions with GSA parents, residential staff, faculty, etc.
• Completes an evaluation, to be provided by GSA, at the close of the 2018 summer program.  
• Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

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. Bachelor’s Degree or pursuit of degree required; must be at least a college junior at time of application.
2. Evidence of formal learning and/or experience in the arts.  Personal achievement as an artist, performer or arts educator preferred.
3. Previous experience as GSA Residential Advisor required.
4. Evidence of superior written and verbal communication skills.
5. Evidence of experience in project administration and accomplishing tasks through groups and teams.
6. Must be willing to live in-residence during the summer program and training week from June 11 – July 7, 2018, in the Centre College Residence Hall.
7. Knowledge or experience with programs for gifted and talented students preferred.
8. Experience in residential educational programs and camps preferred.
 
2018 GSA Discipline Assistant
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity (note that applicants for this position must be at least a college sophomore).  Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume (including three references) to GSA Director Nick Covault at ncovault@kentuckycenter.org by end of day Sunday, November 26th.  The cover letter must indicate which of GSA’s core art forms the applicant is applying to work in: Architecture + Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film + Photography, Instrumental Music, Musical Theater, Visual Art, or Vocal Music.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Discipline Assistant advances The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) by providing assistance to a particular discipline while serving as a mentor to the community of artists towards the development of a positive experience.

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.
• Provide administrative support to faculty whenever needed (typing, copying, running errands, etc.). 
• Oversee guest artist visits, including residential needs. 

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. 
• Perform teaching responsibilities determined by discipline faculty. 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Available during meals and during other non-instructional daytime hours for program planning, evaluation, scheduling and student issues as needed.
• Completes an evaluation, to be provided by GSA, at the close of the 2018 summer program.

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.
• Serve as liaison between residence life and faculty communicating logistics for daily activities with particular attention to field trips, Community Service Day and Final Day.
• Maintain close communication on a frequent basis with the GSA Administration, including attendance at weekly Discipline Assistant meetings.

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

EDUCATION, LICENSE and SKILLS: 
• Satisfactory progress towards a college degree in Arts Education, Arts Administration, or a related field required. Must be at least a college sophomore at time of application.
• Proven leadership ability.  Superior interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution.
• Self-starter, must be able to work alone with a minimum amount of supervision.
• Live in-residence during the summer program and training week from June 11 – July 7, 2018, in the Centre College Dormitory. 
• Knowledge or experience with programs for gifted and talented students preferred.
• Experience in residential educational programs and camps preferred.
 
2018 GSA Head Discipline Assistant
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity (note that previous experience as a GSA Discipline Assistant is required). All applicants for this position will also be considered for the standard Summer Program Discipline Assistant position, and do not need to submit a separate application for that role.  Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume (including three references) to GSA Director Nick Covault at ncovault@kentuckycenter.org by end of day Sunday, November 26th.  The cover letter must indicate which of GSA’s core art forms the applicant is applying to work in: Architecture + Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film + Photography, Instrumental Music, Musical Theater, Visual Art, or Vocal Music.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Head Discipline Assistant advances The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) by providing assistance to a particular discipline while serving as a mentor to the community of artists towards the development of a positive experience.

ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES & 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.
• Provide administrative support to faculty whenever needed (typing, copying, running errands, etc.).
• Oversee guest artist visits, including residential needs. 
• Follow schedule that is determined by faculty and approved by Program Manager.

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. 
• Serve as liaison between Co-Residential Supervisors and Discipline Assistants and between Discipline Assistants and Administration.
• Teaching responsibilities to be determined by discipline faculty. 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Available during meals and during other non-instructional daytime hours for program planning, evaluation, scheduling and student issues as needed.
• Participate in planning sessions with Administrative Staff, Co-Residential Supervisors and Residential Counselor (in late spring and on June 11.)
• In cooperation with GSA Administration, Co-Residential Supervisors, Head RA and Counselor, assist with the staff training (June 13-17) at Centre College.
• Enforce and abide by rules, regulations and procedures for community living as published in the 2018 GSA Student and Residential Handbooks during GSA 2018.
• Complete an evaluation, to be provided by GSA, at the close of the 2018 summer program.

COMMUNICATION:  
• Serve as liaison between residence life and faculty communicating logistics for daily activities with particular attention to field trips, Community Service Day and Final Day.
• Maintain close communication on a frequent basis with the GSA Administration, including attendance at weekly Discipline Assistant meetings.  Provide information to Discipline Assistants that are not in attendance at weekly meetings.
• Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

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: 
• Satisfactory progress towards a college degree in Arts Education, Arts Administration, or a related field required. Must be at least a college junior at time of application. 
• Previous experience as a GSA Discipline Assistant required. 
• Proven leadership ability. Superior interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution required.
• Self-starter, must be able to work alone with a minimum amount of supervision.
• Knowledge or experience with programs for gifted and talented students.  
• Teaching experience.
• Experience in residential educational programs and camps.
• Live in-residence during the summer program and training week from June 11-July 7, 2018, in the Centre College dormitory.  



2018 GSA Summer Intern
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity (note that applicants for this position must be at least a college freshman).  Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume (including three references) to GSA Director Nick Covault at ncovault@kentuckycenter.org by end of day Sunday, November 26th. 

JOB SUMMARY:
The Summer Intern assists and advances the administrative and outreach goals of The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA), to obtain valuable skills and experience towards a career in arts administration or non-profit management.

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.
• Provides administrative and logistical assistance to the GSA staff. Support general office activities related to the GSA summer program.
• Give tours to guests and serve as front office welcome staff to visitors.
• Cultivate content and design the Final Day Program, a memory/yearbook style keepsake for the students.
• Assist with the organization and selling of GSA merchandise.
• Assist with the preparation for GSA fundraising initiatives including but not limited to: parent raffle and online giving campaign.

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. 
• Assist in documenting the GSA summer program through the medium of photography/videography.
• Maintain GSA social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat)
• Assist with the planning, set-up and tear-down of all major GSA Summer Program events including but not limited to: Photo Night, workshops, College and Career Day, VIP Day, Community Service Day, field trips, and Final Day.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Manages resources such as time, expenses, supplies, labor etc.
• Complete an evaluation, to be provided by GSA, at the close of the 2018 summer program.  
• Attend a virtual or in person orientation in March or April with GSA Program Manager to discuss and plan expectations and internship goals.
• Enforce and abide by rules, regulations and procedures for community living as published in the 2018 GSA Student and Residential Handbooks during GSA 2018 Summer Program.
• Oversee the daily website updates during the summer program.
• Create promotional materials (e.g. Final Day Poster and Mentor Invites)

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.
• Prepare and facilitate a presentation on the professional field of Arts Administration for interested GSA students.

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: 
• Satisfactory progress towards a college degree in Arts Administration, Arts Education or another related field Required. Must be at least a college freshman at time of application. 
• Personal achievement as an artist, performer or arts educator. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public presentations.
• Word and data-processing. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to learn and apply new software.
• Eagerness to be involved and possession of a self-starter positive attitude. 
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Superior interpersonal skills. Ability to work alone with a minimum amount of supervision and as a team member.
• Eagerness to learn and ask questions
• Physical strength and stamina. Ability to lift 20lbs. Frequent set-ups for off-site events often require lifting and carrying boxes and office supplies.
• Live in-residence during the summer program and training week from June 11-July 7, 2018 in the Centre College dormitory.

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.