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.

Director of Development

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts seeks a Director of Development to spearhead development efforts to meet fundraising goals. The Director of Development has primary responsibility for achieving the financial and development goals of their assigned organizations. This position will supervise staff members and shared development resources to accomplish these goals.


  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Directors to create fund development plans
  • Implement the fund development plans
  • Monitor and evaluate fundraising activities
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events and galas
  • Identify and develop corporate and community prospects
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual corporate donors
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Coordinate in-kind donations and issuance of receipts
  • Develop and gain approval on expenditure
  • Prepare and analyze reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote each assigned organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
  • Monitor trends in the community and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
  • Manage and provide direction to assigned direct reports



  • BA (required), MA (a plus): in Marketing, Communication, Business or related discipline
  • 5-plus years of experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated fundraising planning, implementation and success
  • Demonstrate positive and effective direct supervision of two or more professional subordinates


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of comprehensive campaign management
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases, Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 products
  • Ability to use data management tools (including Excel) for tracking, analyzing, and data manipulation


To Apply: Please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Staff Accountant

Job summary: : CAPA seeks a full-time Staff Accountant to be responsible for data entry and accounting functions for non-profits arts organizations that are serviced under CAPA’s shared service contracts. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates looking for an entry-level position or candidates with a few years accounting or internship experience.

Accounting System:

  • Record financial transactions into the accounting system
  • Analyze various balance sheet accounts monthly for accurate balances
  • Maintain accounts payable
  • Maintain the accounts receivable
  • Maintain W-9 files and the preparation of annual 1099 reporting

Bank Statements/Investment Statement

  • Reconcile bank and investment statements to the general ledger
  • Examine assigned bank and investment statements for unusual or unauthorized activity, and verify that all fees are correct

Tax/Grantor Reporting

  • Compile accurate information in the format specified by the requesting entity
  • Present the information in the required format, or provide the information to Advancement or the Auditors as necessary

Monthly Financial Reporting

  • Compile monthly financial statements and update monthly projections
  • Proofread statements and monthly board reports


  • Prepare year-end audit schedules
  • Review the general ledger and account balances for possible year-end corrections
  • Provide support for the annual audit and for IRS 990 preparation

Other Responsibilities

  • Prepare annual budgets
  • Create cash/check image log file for deposits of any shared services organizations assigned
  • Assist in miscellaneous analysis, projects, and needs of the department as necessary



  • Bachelo's Degree or coursework in Accounting/Finance
  • Accounting or Internship experience preferred, but not necessary
  • Proficiency in standard office computer


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting concepts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to complete tasks on a timely basis and meet deadlines
  • Ability to pass a standard background and credit check


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

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 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 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