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.

Custodian - The Columbus Association for Performing Arts (CAPA)

Job Summary: CAPA seeks a Custodian to maintain the integrity of the theatres 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 restrooms and water fountains
  • 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
  • Occassionally fill in at the receptionist desk at Ohio Theatre as needed
  • Set up rental space as needed by user groups
  • Stage in house items for receptions on the reception level
  • Clean the Ohio Theatre kitchen on the 6th floor and restock with simple cleaning supplies
  • Clean and sanitize the Ohio Theatre reception level kitchen
  • Water and maintain plants in the Boulevard outside the Ohio Theatre
  • Move furniture such as desks, tables, chairs, and equipment
  • Dust fixtures, walls, ceilings as directed
  • Operate various powered equipment in the performance of assigned duties



  • High school Diploma or equivalent
  • Simple knowledge of electricity and plumbing
  • Can work independently or in a group
  • Available to work days, nights and weekends


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to occassionally lift 70 pounds, and more regularly lift 50 pounds
  • Stand and walk for long periods of time & be able to climb stairs and ladders
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to follow established safety procedures and uses all safety equipment provided
  • Ability to take the initiative in areas that need immediate attention


To Apply: Please email or mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: or
Attn: Human Resources
55 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215


The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts seeks a Controller to perform accounting/financial reporting activities for Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Friends of the Conservatory and the Women's Sustaining Board. The Controller will assist with other duties including setting policies for cash and accounting controls, developing and implementing investment/banking policies, creating/reviewing agreements and contracts, and providing budget/forecast models as needed.

Job Duties

Produce and distribute accurate and timely financial statements and reports; Oversee the accurate and timely filing of tax and grant reporting documents; Assist with the presentation of monthly financial reports to Board and Finance Committees; Assist in the supervision of accounting staff members; Ensure that accounting controls adequately protect the assets of assigned organizations; Responsible for cash vault transaction processing, credit card transactions, and maintaining banking relationships; Assist in preparation of the annual budgets and update and report forecast information continuously; Periodically review bank processes and make changes to maintain efficiency; Assist in updating investment policies and review investment positions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilties

Proficiency with standard office computer software and working knowledge of accounting software fundamentals is necessary. Accuracy and the ability to analyze complex financial reports is required. Must also have a working knowledge of accounting procedures and FASB and GASB nonprofit reporting requirements. Familiarity with tax and government compliance is also important.

Credentials and Experience


  • BA in Accounting or Finance required
  • Supervisory experience of accounting staff required
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in accounting management position
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Familiarity with not for profit and government accounting
  • Verbal/written communication skills


Deadline Date: Friday, January 22, 2016

To Apply: Please email or mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: or
Attn: Human Resources
55 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Marketing Internship - Summer 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 January through April.

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, 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