When you become an employee with our organization, you become Starlight family! Starlight’s work environment is fun, engaging and challenging. Our employees are invested in the success of Starlight and love what they do! As a new “Cast Member,” you will become a part of a community that continues to bring the best in arts and entertainment to the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Starlight Employment Opportunities


Starlight full-time employees receive a competitive total-compensation package that begins the first of the month following date of hire. Certain benefits, such as those related to extended leave, have additional eligibility requirements. Starlight’s 3-Tier benefits package includes the following components:

Starlight Physical Wellness

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance paid by employer
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Starlight Emotional Wellness

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flex Time
  • Employee Assistance Program

Starlight Financial Wellness

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • 125 Cafeteria Plan
  • Starlight Perks & Discounts

NOTE: Cost and benefits are subject to change per each annual renewal.


EEO Policy

Starlight is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with federal, state and local laws. Starlight prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis proscribed by law, in any area of employment- including recruitment, hiring, training and development, compensation and benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination or any other terms or conditions of employment.

Diversity Statement

Starlight’s President and CEO, Rich Baker, signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ pledge, demonstrating his dedication and commitment to an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, equity and access. The Starlight organization embraces and respects the unique differences and experiences that our employees, volunteers and community bring behind the scenes as well as our audiences. These differences are an assembly of what make the Starlight experience exciting and memorable. Our ultimate goal is to make you feel at home- whether you are reporting for duty or enjoying the show!

Starlight takes a holistic approach to embracing the importance of inclusion, diversity, equity and access. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for more information.


"Starlight is such a wonderful place to work! Not only does it give me a tremendous amount of pride to say that I work for such an important community landmark, but I genuinely enjoy getting up and going to work every single day. Starlight takes such good care of its employees, and I feel so fortunate that I can contribute to the success of this historic outdoor venue!"

Andrew Lang
Donor Relations Manager

"My first touch-point with Starlight was as a student in their Community Engagement programs. These programs allowed me to interact with Starlight as more than an audience member and provided a meaningful connection that stuck with me long after I graduated high school. When I saw the job posting for an Education (now Community Engagement) Coordinator at Starlight, I jumped at the opportunity to apply. Working at Starlight is so fulfilling. Getting to watch our students experience the same magic I felt when I was a participant – that feeling is timeless. The support I felt as a student still translates in my day-to-day work – that is what it is to be a part of the Starlight family. I have witnessed firsthand how having someone in your corner telling you how capable you are- and that what you contribute matters- can change a person’s life. That’s what Starlight does for our community. These programs have the power to positively impact and change lives. They certainly changed mine."

 Katie McKernan
Community Engagement Coordinator

"Working for Starlight has been the highlight of my career. I enjoy coming into work every day because I love the people I work with and I love what I do! It has also provided me with professional growth and development and I enjoy the challenges of my role. I feel that I am making a lasting contribution to the organization and I am proud to call Starlight home."

Jacques’ Hassen
Director of Human Resources

"The Starlight experience was a tradition for me growing up, so becoming an employee that could help contribute to sharing that experience with others was a gift.  I enjoy the opportunity to drive up to an iconic Kansas City landmark for work each day and collaborate with coworkers who share my passion for the performing arts, arts accessibility and education.  There are “jobs” and there are “callings” and it’s hard not to work for Starlight and find yourself called to a higher purpose in support of an important mission. I’ve been here for 15 years, and I look forward to 15 more if they’ll have me."

Lindsey Rood- Clifford
Vice-President of Philanthropy

"I have worked at Starlight for over 15 seasons, watching firsthand as the organization evolves and grows. This venue rightfully holds a special place in the Kansas City arts landscape, providing unique experiences and opportunities in every department. In my position, I’ve had the joy of watching students grow up through our community engagement programs, in some instances even becoming my full-time Starlight colleagues."

Andy Pierce
Community Engagement Manager

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