Get Even Closer to the Arts: Jobs at CAPA

It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes effort to bring quality entertainment to Columbus. CAPA is a great opportunity to go beyond the stage and learn about the arts from the inside out.

CAPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Ticket Center Associate

Job Summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a full-time Ticket Center Associate to be responsible for site supervision and selling tickets over the counter and by phone for ticketed events at CAPA Theatres and for Ticketmaster outlet events.


  • Sell tickets by phone and over the counter.
  • Provide box office support and ticket sales night of show.
  • Balance individual operating codes on a daily basis.
  • Balance all ticket office codes at the end of each business day on a rotating basis.
  • Gather and organize "will call" for distribution during night of show.
  • Responsible for following best practices for customer service for ticket purchasers from initial purchase through night of show ticketing functions.
  • Adhere to CAPA's cash management procedures. Provide information such as show running time, directions, parking, and seating guidance as requested by customers.
  • Sell and provide information on season subscriptions for a variety of organization and potentially oversee subscription sales for one or more of those organizations.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills
  • Excellent phone and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with others and have patience with all customers and staff
  • Accuracy and efficiency in handling money
  • Ability to commute to the various theatres manages by CAPA



  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Previous experience working with the public in a sales capacity
  • Previous Ticket office experience is a plus


To Apply: submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
55 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Corporate/Foundation Manager

Job Summary: CAPA seeks a Corporate/Foundation Manager to work with the Development leadership team to prepare proposals and grant applications for corporations and foundations in researching, identifying, developing and responding to corporate and foundation opportunities.


  • Develop new accounts through prospect research and cultivation
  • Manage assigned Corporate and Foundation accounts
  • Perform prospect research on corporations and foundations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by the corporate and/or foundation donors
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary for grant reporting on granted programs
  • Assist with other development and fundraising projects as assigned



  • Minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience
  • 1–3 years of grant writing experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Arts and Humanities, Marketing, Communication, Business or related discipline
  • Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organizations that often include evening events
  • Must be comfortable meeting donors and representing CAPA and partnering organizations


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills required
  • Strong organizational, analytical, strategic research, and computer skills
  • Ability to adhere to a timeline
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Detail oriented and collaborative team player


To Apply: submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
55 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Annual Fund Manager

Job summary: CAPA seeks an Annual Fund Manager to work with the Development Leadership team to develop strategies and tactics and their subsequent implementation to ensure the meeting of the fundraising and friendraising goals of CAPA and CATCO. This position is primarily responsible for the management and organization liaison for CAPA and CATCO.


  • Work with the Director of Development to plan, develop, and implement Annual Fund activities and associated stewardship programs for CAPA and CATCO including renewal and acquisition direct mail campaigns, development of related materials, and prospect research.
  • Observe timelines, design & print processes, and works with Donor Records Coordinator on the mailing lists
  • Coordinate the distribution of board and annual fund committee campaign materials (call sheets, talking points, Brochures, etc.)
  • Reconcile daily gift entry, proof weekly donor acknowledgement letters
  • Oversee the individual/corporate benefits program, including accurate donor benefits allocation and recognition, including the annual report
  • Represent the development department at CAPA and CATCO development/marketing committee board meetings and CATCO staff marketing meetings.
  • Work with the VP of Development, Director of Development, and Donor Records Coordinator to plan and execute donor events for both CAPA and CATCO.
  • Work with Donor Records Coordinator and the Finance Department to reconcile income and expense reports to ensure accuracy
  • Develop reports for strategic advancement of development initiatives
  • Works with communications and marketing departments to profile volunteers and promote volunteer organization activity



  • 1–3 years fundraising experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communication, Business, Arts and Humanities, or related discipline
  • Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organizations that often include evening events
  • Must be comfortable meeting donors and representing CAPA and partnering organizations


Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required as well as organizational, analytical, and computer skills
  • Detail oriented and collaborative team player
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Ability to adhere to a timeline
  • Knowledge of fund-raising software and database management preferred


To Apply: submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
55 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Special Events and Donor Relations Intern

Job Summary: CAPA seeks a Special Events Intern to be responsible for supporting the Development staff on major fundraising special events including galas, pre-show parties and individual/sponsor cultivation events. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience in an energetic and established non-profit organization. They will be a fully integrated member of a dynamic team and will obtain the opportunity to explore all of the back-office departments which enable CAPA to carry out its mission. This is an unpaid internship being offered now through summer 2016.


  • Work closely with development staff to coordinate sponsorship, host committee, and invitation mailings. Manage and update event mailing list.
  • Provide pre-event administrative support to Events Manager
    • Coordinate follow-up with companies to secure items
    • Work with development staff and event committee to package items
    • Product package descriptions and signage for the event
  • Be on site at multiple events and play a major role in event-day execution.
  • Additional duties as assigned


Learning Experiences:

  • Build awareness of fundraising procedures and best practices
  • Develop hands-on event planning experience
  • Learn day to day operations of performing arts non-profits organizations



  • Strong organizational skills
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Attention to accuracy and detail on all levels
  • Excellent verbal and email (Outlook) communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner


To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to

Marketing Internship - Fall 2016

CAPA seeks a high energy, motivated professional to join its marketing team as a CAPA marketing intern. The ideal candidate is passionate about advancing performing arts and has a desire to work with traditional and digital marketing. This is an unpaid internship with a time commitment of September through December.

What You Will Learn

  • Creating long term social media plans and marketing calendars
  • Tracking social media and email analytics
  • Creating engaging online content
  • Grassroots distribution of marketing materials
  • Planning and assisting with CAPA events
  • Relationship building and teamwork within a fast-paced office environment
  • Other duties as assigned

What We Are Looking For:

  • Individuals who are passionate about the arts
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Hootsuite
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on a day-to-day basis
  • Excellent and professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with Photoshop, HTML, and Google Analytics preferred

Special Requirements

  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation and own a laptop and smart phone
  • CAPA background check required

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter (including availability) and resume to by July 25, 2016.
*No phone calls, please.

Owner and operator of downtown Columbus' historic Ohio, Palace, and Southern Theatres, and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and Shubert Theatre (New Haven, CT), the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit