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.

Job Summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts seeks a part-time Bartender to provide exemplary service to patrons during events located at our various theatres.


  • Maintains guest service standards and procedures
  • Resolves guest's complaints/issues or directs to appropriate supervisory personnel'
  • Understands alcohol management, including procedures for checking ID's, recognizing personal limits of guests'
  • Assists with cost control of product through proper pour techniques
  • Maintains stock of bars before, during and after events while communicating needs to food and beverage manager
  • Maintains cleanliness of bars and storage areas
  • Oversees concession volunteers while working in tandem


  • High School Diploma
  • Prior experience in guest relations, hospitality and fiscal responsibility
  • Maintain certification in approved alcohol seller/server course
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to do basic math quickly
  • Knowledgeable of applicable Ohio Liquor Laws
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. or more
  • Ability to work at all 5 theatres (Ohio, Palace, Southern, Riffe Center and Lincoln)

Special Information: Shifts and hours vary depending on the schedule of performance

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to


Job summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a full-time Graphic Designer to be responsible for the creation and maintenance of assigned print and electronic media for the marketing of each company performance, venue, and department. This includes CAPA as well as organizations CAPA provides shared services to such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus, CATCO, CATCO is Kids, Lincoln Theatre Association, The Drexel Theatre, the McCoy Center for the Arts, and the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT. The successful candidate should have an intimate understanding of how marketing campaigns work to support our clients.


  • Conceptualizes and implements design in an intuitive and professional manner to solve problems presented by design briefs.
    • Print examples include: season brochures, annual reports, print advertising, subscriber invitations, and way-finding signage
    • Electronic media examples include: web banners (JPEG and GIF), social media advertising graphics (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and email marketing graphics
  • Takes direction from written or spoken ideas and converts them into images, layouts and other designs
  • Creates original vector based art, illustrations, and logos
  • Maintains branding of standard company identities and creates new materials to maintain integrity of existing look
  • Completes photographic editing in Photoshop
  • Proofreads and edits drafts with various departments to maintain accuracy
  • Communicates with outside vendors to set up and deliver art files for output, including the collection of multiple quotes
  • Prepares files for output, including conversion of photographs and optimizing of electronic media to display properly online
  • Maintains sample inventory and print archive
  • Updates department print log that documents materials produced


  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual communication, illustration, or related field
  • 3-5 years of professional design experience, either agency or in-house
  • Highly proficient with Adobe Creative Suite for Mac (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
  • Familiarity with the PMS color selection system
  • Familiarity with flatbed scanner, office printer, copier, and digital camera
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of design fundamentals including: the history of design and its application to current projects; shape and color; hierarchies of information, intuitive interface, user experience, legibility properties and appropriate use of fonts, layouts, and white space
  • Ability to multitask with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new software quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to occasionally kneel, lift up to 60 pounds, use X-Acto knives/straight edges, and climb ladders safely
  • Knowledge of paper selection, printing variables, and finishes

To apply: Email resume, cover letter, professional portfolio, and salary requirements to The portfolio should showcase a wide-range of work and a deep understanding of print and electronic experiences. The portfolio may be submitted as either attached pdf samples or a link to an online gallery.