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
 
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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.

Job Opportunities

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

Job posting: Facilities Department Intern (part-time)

The Kentucky Center is seeking a Facilities Department Intern. If you meet the stated responsibilities and qualifications in the intern description below, send your cover letter and resume to Cecilia Reyna. Paperwork needs to be received by January 25, 2016 to be considered as a candidate for this opportunity.

Department: Facilities
Department Contact:  Chuck Schmidt
Position Title: Intern
Season: Spring 2017       
Weeks: 12          
Hours: 12-15 hours per week
Salary: Non-exempt $10.10 per hour

The Kentucky Center
The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational, and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events.

Position Goal:

  • Assist in the overall programmatic needs of Facilities Services to ensure the proper management of the services from Production, Security, Engineering, and Building Services.

Position Duties:

  • Provide primary support for Facilities Services
  • Assist with general office management
  • Asist with archival history of the department
  • Proof and edit various documents and materials produced by/through the department
  • Attend specified Facilities meeting and sessions as necessary
  • Clerical tasks such as answering the phone, making phone calls on behalf of the program, data entry, filing correspondence and program records; copying, preparing mailings; taking minutes at meetings
  • Assist/complete any other special projects as directed

Qualifications:

  •  Must be interested in and highly engaged with arts administration and theatre management 

     
    Requirements/Experience Needed:

  • Experience in the arts and technical theater settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office, Outlook/e-mail fundamentals.
  • Ability to work alone with a minimum amount of supervision as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be reliable, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Interest in Theatre Management 

 

Line Cook/Back of House Staff (Part-Time)

POSITION TITLE:  Line Cook/Back of House Staff (Part-Time)
POSITION SUPERVISOR:  Chef
POSITION DEPARTMENT:  Patron Services

Position Goal

Goal: To assist in providing a superior customer service experience to the patrons of The Kentucky Center. To be a versatile and enthusiastic member of the Food and Beverage team. 

Core Competencies:

Reliability and Integrity
Personally Responsible. Completes work in a timely, consistent manner. Works hours necessary to complete assigned duties; is regularly present and punctual.  Arrives prepared for work and is consistently neat in appearance and friendly in demeanor. Operates under the highest moral and professional standards at all times.

Kitchen Service
Able to maintain a calm and professional demeanor in a fast paced setting. Listens and responds effectively to supervisor; resolves issues to the supervisor’s satisfaction; respects all customers and supervisors; utilizes a team approach to quickly and efficiently handle the customer’s needs and strives to exceed customer expectations.

Product Knowledge
Will continuously remain knowledgeable regarding menu items and seasonal or special offerings. Will maintain general knowledge of the Kentucky Center at large and be able to direct customers to essential services including but not limited to customer service, elevators, bathrooms and coat check. 

Problem Solving and Strategic Thinking
Adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines and directives. Is willing to take action under pressure and responds productively when faced with crises or criticism. Anticipates emerging situations and handles them with the ultimate success of the department in mind while carefully adhering to legal and organizational policies and procedures.

Initiative, Engagement and Enthusiasm
Plans work and carries out responsibilities without detailed instructions. Engages with supervisor to develop goals, execute plans and deliver results.  Solves problems and identifies opportunities in advance and responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision. Maintains a positive team attitude and always seeks to further the reputation for excellence that the Kentucky Center is known for.

Support Diversity
Treats all people with respect; values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities; shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly without regard to race, sex, color, religion, or sexual preference.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide efficient and knowledgeable service in our kitchen
  • Be prepared to serve as Bartender Host/ess or Food Runner as needed
  • Understand and be accountable to all pertinent company standards, policies and principals.
  • Maintain reasonable availability regarding scheduling in order to best serve our patrons with the highest level of service
  • Participate in regular staff meetings to receive ongoing training, motivation and transfer of information
  • Collaborate with team members to streamline event processes, increase quality of service, implement departmental goals and actively participate in maintaining a standard of excellence.
  • 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
  • Maintain the highest level of compliance with applicable Food Service standards and regulations
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding supplies and inventory needs.  Work as a team member to promote food and kitchen quality and standards
  • This position requires decision making skills that consistently increase revenue and satisfy patron needs
  • 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.
  • Set up, stock and break down kitchen areas as assigned by supervisor. Maintain a clean organized and efficient work space at all times
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of all areas. Maintain a collaborative attitude regarding the condition of our work space
  • Prepare end of night ordering sheets and maintain a clean station. Demonstrate strong ethics, integrity and honesty
  • Embody The Kentucky Center values and mission

 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Position Requirements: 

Experience:
2 years in a kitchen setting. Restaurant and supervising experience is a plus.

Qualifications:
The employee will possess excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented. They will possess the ability to work effectively in a broad range of situations and communicate calmly and efficiently under hectic and, at times, stressful situations.  The employee will demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to adapt to a flexible schedule.  The employee must be able to work at peak performance for the duration of their shift, often under extreme pressure with a calm and friendly demeanor.  They will either be well versed in fine dining and food preparation or motivated to learn.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and navigate stairs.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35-50 pounds.  The employee must be able to navigate all areas of the buildings, both public and non-public.

Hours:
Flexible hours based around events; often evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Employees Supervised:
None

Bartender/Front of House Staff (Part-Time)

POSITION TITLE:  Bartender/Front of House Staff (Part-Time)
POSITION SUPERVISOR:  Food and Beverage Manager
POSITION DEPARTMENT:  Patron Services

Position Goal

Goal: To provide a superior customer service experience to the patrons of The Kentucky Center. To be a versatile and enthusiastic member of the Food and Beverage team. 

Core Competencies:

Reliability and Integrity
Personally Responsible. Completes work in a timely, consistent manner. Works hours necessary to complete assigned duties; is regularly present and punctual.  Arrives prepared for work and is consistently neat in appearance and friendly in demeanor. Operates under the highest moral and professional standards at all times.

Customer Service
Able to maintain a calm and professional demeanor in a fast paced setting. Listens and responds effectively to customer questions; resolves customer issues to the customer’s satisfaction; respects all customers; utilizes a team approach to quickly and efficiently handle the customer’s needs and strives to exceed customer expectations.

Product Knowledge
Will continuously remain knowledgeable regarding menu items, drink offerings, wine list and seasonal or special offerings. Will maintain general knowledge of the Kentucky Center at large and be able to direct customers to essential services including but not limited to customer service, elevators, bathrooms and coat check. 

Problem Solving and Strategic Thinking
Adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines and directives. Is willing to take action under pressure and responds productively when faced with crises or criticism. Anticipates emerging situations and handles them with the ultimate success of the department in mind while carefully adhering to legal and organizational policies and procedures.

Initiative, Engagement and Enthusiasm
Plans work and carries out responsibilities without detailed instructions. Engages with supervisor to develop goals, execute plans and deliver results.  Solves problems and identifies opportunities in advance and responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision. Maintains a positive team attitude and always seeks to further the reputation for excellence that the Kentucky Center is known for.

Support Diversity
Treats all people with respect; values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities; shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly without regard to race, sex, color, religion, or sexual preference.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide efficient and knowledgeable service to our patrons
  • Be prepared to serve as Bartender Host/ess or Food Runner as needed
  • Understand and be accountable to all pertinent company standards, policies and principals
  • Maintain reasonable availability regarding scheduling in order to best serve our patrons with the highest level of service
  • Participate in regular staff meetings to receive ongoing training, motivation and transfer of information
  • Collaborate with team members to streamline event processes, increase quality of service, implement departmental goals and actively participate in maintaining a standard of excellence
  • 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
  • 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
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding supplies and inventory needs.  Work as a team member to promote drink and food specials
  • This position is a front line position. It requires decision making skills that consistently increase revenue and satisfy patron needs
  • 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
  • Set up, stock and break down bar and kitchen areas as assigned by station and supervisor. Maintain a clean organized and efficient work space at all times
  • 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.
  • Prepare end of night sales sheets and maintain an accurate bank. Demonstrate strong ethics, integrity and honesty in dealing with monetary handling
  • Embody The Kentucky Center values and mission

 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 Position Requirements:

Experience:
At least 2 years in a bar setting. Restaurant and customer service experience is a plus.

Qualifications:
The employee will possess excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented. They will possess the ability to work effectively in a broad range of situations and communicate calmly and efficiently under hectic and, at times, stressful situations.  The employee will demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to adapt to a flexible schedule.  The employee must be able to work at peak performance for the duration of their shift, often under extreme pressure with a calm and friendly demeanor.  They will either be well versed in fine dining and bar knowledge or motivated to learn.

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

Hours:
Flexible hours based around events; often evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Employees Supervised:
None

Security Manager
Review the job description below to see if you qualify for this opportunity.  Send your cover letter and resume to George Bivins by November 16 to be considered a candidate.

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

POSITION GOAL:
  • To assist the Security Manager in enforcing the policies and regulations of the Kentucky Center managed properties.
  • To provide the best quality of security and customer service for the properties, patrons and performers
  • To train, direct, and supervise Kentucky Center and contracted security staff.

 

CORE COMPENTENCIES:
  • Cooperation/Teamwork

Works harmoniously with others to get a job done; responds positively to instructions and procedures; able to work well with staff, co-workers, peers and managers; shares critical information with everyone involved in a project; works effectively on projects that cross functional lines; helps to set a tone of cooperation within the work group and across groups; coordinates own work with others; seeks opinions; values working relationships; when appropriate facilitates discussion before decision-making process is complete.

 

  • Commitment to Safety

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.

 

  • Job Knowledge/Technical Knowledge

Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, procedures and materials. Applies knowledge to identify issues and internal problems; works to develop additional technical knowledge and skills.

 

  • Staff Development

Works to improve the performance of oneself and others by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning and feedback. Constructively helps and coaches others in their professional development, exhibits a “can do” approach and inspires associates to excel, while building team spirit.

 

  • Support of Diversity

Treats all people with respect; values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities; provides a supportive work environment for the multicultural workforce; applies the Lab’s philosophy of equal employment opportunity; shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly without regard to race, sex, color, religion, or sexual orientation; recognizes differences as opportunities to learn and gain by working together; values and encourages unique skills and talents; seeks and considers diverse perspectives and ideas.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Must be available for emergency call-ins to work with little notice for extended periods.
  • Must be actively on call as a senior member of security management, keeping provided mobile phone with them at all times.
  • Must regularly consult with Security Manager on staff and departmental issues.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend various meetings in the absence of Security Manager.

 

EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED:
  • Security Shift Supervisor
  • Security staff
  • Contracted Security

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and navigate stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee must be able to navigate all areas of the building without assistance, both public and non-public.

     Stress -

  • Position can be stressful at times. Employee must meet the concurrent needs of security, contracted staff, patrons, and the general public lawfully on Kentucky Center properties.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 3 years security/loss prevention experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of supervising in security/loss prevention.
  • Valid driver license. 

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.