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We believe theatrical storytelling can transform us as people, because it immerses us in an immediate and communal experience that activates our senses and captivates our emotions. By doing so we are able to inspire audiences to step outside themselves, see their place in the current moment and recognize, understand and share the thoughts and feelings of another.

CURRENT OPENINGS

House Manager

Primary Function

The House Manager is a part-time position that assists the Director of Marketing with a variety of duties to help maintain a smooth, well-run, front-of-house operation during performances, ensuring patron satisfaction and safety.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and closes the front-of-house for performances including turning lights on and off, locking and unlocking doors, distributing radios, verifying and maintaining appropriate quantities of programs and stuffers (if applicable), and assisting the Director of Marketing with duties related to productions and events, such as the annual Gala.
  • Ensures cleanliness and safety of theatres by checking seating areas, entrances, egresses, and restrooms and informing the Riffe Center Facility Coordinator/Custodians when/if stocking items is necessary.
  • Recruits, supports, and trains ushers. This includes creating and tracking the volunteer sign-up process in advance of productions, tracking the day of show attendance and performance of ushers, assigning usher positions, and ensuring ushers/volunteers have the proper equipment and training for their positions.
  • Coordinates the activities of all front-of-house volunteers.
  • Communicates regularly with the Director of Marketing to discuss event specifications, special instructions, and special duties.
  • Completes house and incident (if needed) reports after each performance.
  • Maintains a presence in the lobby before, during, and after events to provide complete patron satisfaction including special seating needs, taking tickets, and handling unforeseen or emergency situations in a prompt, courteous fashion.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills for working with patrons, volunteers, and staff members.
  • Efficient problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly resolve problems in a calm, professional manner.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments with short notice.
  • Quality customer service skills, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform moderate lifting (up to 25-50 lbs.), standing, bending, kneeling, and climbing stairs repeatedly throughout the course of performances, as necessary.
  • An enjoyment of public interaction and the performing arts/theatre is important.

Credentials and Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a customer service role.
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours as productions require. CATCO’s full 2021-22 Season can be found here.
  • The selected candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning this position. In compliance with federal law, CATCO will review and make reasonable accommodations for employees who qualify for medical and/or religious exemptions unless the accommodation would constitute a direct threat or undue hardship.

This is a part-time, hourly position, paying $12.00 per hour.

Required Application Materials: Online application, resume, and cover letter addressed to Aleesha Nash, Director of Marketing, that outlines why you are interested in the position, as well as what makes you the best candidate for the position. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply in a timely manner. The ideal candidate can start immediately. The position will remain open until the ideal candidate is selected.

Qualifications

With you in this critical role, CATCO will intentionally work toward becoming a nationally recognized, anti-racist contemporary theatre company that anchors a thriving local theatre ecosystem in Columbus, Ohio.

The person for this position is committed to outstanding customer service while ensuring audiences have meaningful experiences at CATCO productions. You are someone who is a skilled problem solver. Additionally, this detail-oriented, organized, and focused individual thrives on leading all aspects of house management. You have a passion for supporting communal experiences in our theatres. They are empathetic toward others and are an active, engaged listener.  You are people-focused at all times and possess the highest level of integrity.

This team player is able to work collaboratively and independently. The position requires the ideal candidate to have the skills necessary to make independent decisions at the moment, that surprise and delight patrons, and that are aligned with CATCO’s vision, mission, and purpose. You will bring an empathetic demeanor and strong work ethic to your work with all patrons and volunteers. 

About the Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO)

The Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) is a professional theatre company located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. We are classified as a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) by the Actor’s Equity Association.

We believe theatrical storytelling can transform us as people because it immerses us in an immediate and communal experience that activates our senses and captivates our emotions. By doing so we are able to inspire audiences to step outside themselves, see their place in the current moment and recognize, understand and share the thoughts and feelings of another.

Our vision is to become an anti-racist, nationally recognized contemporary theatre company, anchoring a thriving Columbus theatre ecosystem in an empathetic, equitable world. We believe our purpose is to harness the transformational power of theatre that engages with our current moment to inspire a community of empathy.

We achieve our purpose by being responsive to community needs through exceptional:

  • Productions for adults and young people that immerse audiences in a communal experience, captivating senses and emotions; and
  • Education Programs that foster creative curiosity, personal growth, and connections rooted in empathy.

CATCO is committed to maintaining a workforce that is diverse across many lines of difference. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for every staff member. CATCO does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Artist Educator

Qualifications

With you in this critical role, CATCO will intentionally work toward becoming a nationally recognized, anti-racist contemporary theatre company that anchors a thriving local theatre ecosystem in Columbus, Ohio.

The person for this position is committed to outstanding theatre education while ensuring young people and adults have meaningful experiences with CATCO programming. You are someone who cares deeply about youth development through theatre. You have a passion for facilitating theatrical and educational communal experiences in classrooms and in the community. You are empathetic toward others and are an active, engaged listener. You are people-focused at all times and possess the highest level of integrity.

This team player is able to work collaboratively and independently. The position requires the ideal candidate to have the skills necessary to make independent decisions at the moment that are aligned with CATCO’s vision, mission, and purpose. You will bring an empathetic demeanor and strong work ethic to your work with all young people and adults.

Job Description

The Artist Educator is responsible for facilitating CATCO curriculum in a variety of settings, including in-school or after-school residencies, in-house CATCO classes, in-house CATCO Summer Camps, off-site classes, off-site camps, and other educational formats as determined and assigned by the Education Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties vary depending on the assigned teaching position. Duties may include:

  • Attending necessary training sessions.
  • Teaching ELA, Theatre, and other drama-based in-school or after-school residency programs.
  • Instructing students during in-house CATCO classes, workshops, and camps.
  • Facilitating off-site CATCO classes, workshops, and camps.
  • Creating and directing plays with in-school or after-school residency students based on educational objectives.
  • Working alongside other CATCO Artist Educators, and the Education Director.
  • Administering surveys or assessments and collecting data for program evaluation.
  • Communicating frequently with the Education Director via educational reports and email.
  • Representing CATCO in the best possible light through a high standard of professionalism, conduct, and appropriate dress.
  • Basic understanding of Ohio’s Learning Standards with the ability to apply them to Drama Theatre Standards.
  • Ability to apply both learned and experiential knowledge to the development of children and youth
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse disciplines.
  • Knowledge of theatre terminology and skills

Qualifications

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Education, Theatre, English, or a related field or have equivalent relevant work experience.
  • 0-3 years related work experience, ideally working with children and youth in a performing art setting.

Position Structure

This is a part-time, hourly position, paying $20.00 per hour. Prep time will be paid.

This position requires a satisfactory background check; CATCO will determine the level of background check required based upon current industry standards for individuals working with youth.

Required Application Materials: Online application, resume, cover letter to CATCO Education Director, that outlines why you are interested in the position.

About the Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO)

The Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) is a professional theatre company located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. We are classified as a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) by the Actor’s Equity Association.

We believe theatrical storytelling can transform us as people because it immerses us in an immediate and communal experience that activates our senses and captivates our emotions. By doing so we are able to inspire audiences to step outside themselves, see their place in the current moment and recognize, understand and share the thoughts and feelings of another.

Our vision is to become an anti-racist, nationally recognized contemporary theatre company, anchoring a thriving Columbus theatre ecosystem in an empathetic, equitable world. We believe our purpose is to harness the transformational power of theatre that engages with our current moment to inspire a community of empathy.

We achieve our purpose by being responsive to community needs through exceptional:

  • Productions for adults and young people that immerse audiences in a communal experience, captivating senses and emotions; and
  • Education Programs that foster creative curiosity, personal growth, and connections rooted in empathy.

CATCO is committed to maintaining a workforce that is diverse across many lines of difference. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for every staff member. CATCO does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

CATCO is committed to maintaining a workforce that is diverse across many lines of difference. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for every staff member. CATCO does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.