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.

President and CEO

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a forward-thinking, energetic and visionary professional to serve as their President and CEO. The CEO leads CAPA as a theatre owner/landlord, presenter of performing arts, shared services manager, theater-based community developer, and fundraiser. Each year, CAPA welcomes more than 530,000 patrons to over 700 events across seven venues with a combined capacity of over 10,000 seats. Individuals who are interested are encouraged to apply by sending a CV/resume and cover letter to

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Concessions Barback

Job summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts seeks a Part Time Concession Barback to set and maintain concession stands before, during, and after performances at our various Theatres. This position will average 10 hours/week or less, with most events happening in the evenings and weekends. Shifts will vary depending on the schedule of performances.


  • Performs event set up on the night of performance
  • Cleans and stocks concession products prior to performance
  • Maintains bar stock and responds to the needs of the bartenders during performance
  • Secures all product and cleans concession areas at the end of the performance
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma
  • Prior experience in guest relations, hospitality, and fiscal responsibility
  • Works well with others and maintains a professional appearance during events
  • Self-motivated


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to arrive 2 hours before the start of performance to complete event set up duties
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs. or more
  • Ability to climb stairs repeatedly throughout the course of performances
  • Ability to work primarily at the Ohio and Palace Theatres, as well as our other venues on occasion (The Southern Theatre, Riffe Center, Lincoln Theatre, The Columbus Commons, and Festival Latino)


To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to

Venue Sales Assistant

Job summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts seeks a full-time Venue Sales Assistant to field all initial communications regarding rentals of the Ohio, Palace, Southern, and the Riffe Center Theatres. This includes working with resident and non-resident renters of the theatres, rehearsal rooms, and reception spaces.


  • Acts as initial contact person for all outside renters of CAPA managed theatres in conjunction with the Vice President of Programming and the Venue Sales & Programming Assistant
  • Communicates with all potential renters to provide information and give tours of theatres, reception area and dance studio space
  • Provides renters with all applicable rental rates, rules, and regulations as well as available dates and times
  • Responsible for booking event spaces and collecting deposits
  • Provides invoice requests to accounting for reception and rehearsal space
  • Executes all rental and Resident Arts Organizations contracts
  • Ensures that renters provide CAPA with proper insurance certificates
  • Communicates with building staff when events are to take place in their building
  • Is available if needed for final settlement with renters of the buildings
  • Communicates details of rental events and CAPA events to Operations, Concessions, Box Office and other Support Staff
  • Communicates changes in rental spaces to appropriate staff
  • Enters activity and maintenance into Event Management System (EMS) scheduling program
  • Creates confirmations for reception and rehearsal rooms space
  • Creates monthly schedule of events for area businesses
  • Creates weekly schedule of events for building operations staff
  • Acts as point person for control access, updates and maintenance of EMS



  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent is required; college degree is preferred
  • Prior sales and promotions experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that includes occasional nights and weekends


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be organized, accurate, and detail oriented
  • Ability to quickly learn new software systems


To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to


Job summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a full-time Custodian to maintain the integrity of CAPA’s spaces by providing a clean safe environment for the patrons and user groups.


  • Remove trash and replace liners
  • Mop, wax and vacuum floors
  • Clean windows that can be reached from the ground or with extending equipment (inside and out)
  • Clean and sanitize kitchens, restrooms and water fountains
  • Dust fixtures, walls, ceilings as directed
  • Ensure an adequate supply of cleaning supplies is kept on hand at all times
  • Keep the building exterior clean including hosing down entry areas, and cleaning accessible lighting
  • Occasionally fill in at the receptionist desk as needed
  • Set up rental space as needed by user groups
  • Stage in house items for receptions on the reception level
  • Water & maintain plants in the Boulevard
  • Move furniture such as desks, tables, chairs and equipment
  • Operate various powered equipment in the performance of assigned duties



  • High school Diploma or equivalent
  • Simple knowledge of electricity and plumbing
  • Prior custodial experience is preferred, but not required
  • Flexible availability including weekends, evenings, and nights as needed


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to occasionally lift 70 pounds and regularly lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time and climb stairs and ladders
  • Ability to work independently and to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow established safety procedures and use all safety equipment provided
  • Ability to take the initiative in areas that need immediate attention


To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to

Marketing Internship - Summer 2017

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 May-August.

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 March 31, 2017.
*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