CATCO Executive Director

Primary Function: The Executive Director shall have overall accountability for the business activities of CATCO in accordance with the strategic objectives and direction provided by the Board. They will ensure that CATCO’s administrative and financial strategies are effectively implemented across the organization. This position acts as an advocate with outside agencies for CATCO and CATCO is Kids programs and initiatives. The Executive Director also works collaboratively with the Artistic Director on the advancement of CATCO’s mission and vision, the development of CATCO’s programming, and maintaining financial stewardship.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Board and the Artistic Director to set strategic objectives that promote the mission and financial sustainability of CATCO.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Work with Artistic Director to develop, articulate and deliver programming aligned with CATCO’s mission and vision.
  • Manage the administrative staff and direct administrative functions; Establish effective decision-making and operational processes.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff.
  • Oversee the development of an annual budget that is consistent with long-term financial sustainability and with the financial goals of CATCO.
  • Responsible for developing short term financial goals and planning long term financial strategy in partnership with CAPA’s finance and development team.
  • Work collaboratively and provide direction to CAPA’s marketing, development, and HR staff to ensure support services are aligned with CATCO’s operational and financial goals.
  • Manage labor relations including negotiations with the local IATSE and Musicians’ unions and implementation of AEA, USA and SDC contracts.
  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of the theatre’s physical spaces.
  • Develop and implement theater rental policies, documents and fee structure for use of the facility.
  • Act as a representative and advocate with government agencies, the media, insurance companies, community and local business groups and arts organizations.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of CATCO’s image by being active and visible in the community and by developing relationships with corporate and private leaders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent collaboration skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Knowledge of financial business practices and ability to perform financial analysis.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principals; Familiarity with Central Ohio’s donor community preferred.
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills.

Credentials and Experience

  • A minimum of 15 years of related progressive experience; Experience leading a similar non-profit organization preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in theater, arts administration, business, communications, or related field.
  • Proven success in leadership, driving membership/patronage, and in corporate relationship building.
  • Must possess an interest in theatre and a commitment to growing CATCO’s presence in Central Ohio.

Special Requirements: In addition to a standard background check this position requires a credit check that is satisfactory to management.

Stage Crew

Stage Crew members work in the control booth or backstage, acting as light board operators, sound board operators, props runners, assistant stage managers, dressers, and stage hands. Some experience in technical theatre is very helpful, but not absolutely necessary. There is a substantial time commitment but there is also a modest stipend.

Stage Crew members commit to four to six weeks of rehearsal and performances, including most evenings Wednesday through Sunday.

The week prior to previews and opening are “tech week” in which Stage Crew members work side by side with directors, designers and actors to set technical elements for the production.  The typical tech schedule is:

  • Tuesday-Friday | 6:30 – 11 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday | 1 – 11 pm [with dinner break]

Once the show is in performance, we usually produce Thursday-Saturday evenings, Sundays can be matinee and/or evening performances, and we perform several Wednesday morning shows.

Stage Crew members have the opportunity to meet new people, and will enjoy the camaraderie of working together with all of our artists and technicians to create the magic that our patrons see each night.

Technician Overhire

CATCO hires technicians on an as-needed basis for all of its shows. These positions are paid on an hourly basis and are often available for:

  • Lighting Technicians for the hang and focus of each show’s lighting plot.
  • Sound Technicians for load-in, load-out, or run crew.

If interested, contact Kirsten Upchurch, Production Stage Manager at (614) 453-4605, or kupchurch@catco.org.

Primary Function: The Executive Director shall have overall accountability for the business activities of CATCO in accordance with the strategic objectives and direction provided by the Board. They will ensure that CATCO’s administrative and financial strategies are effectively implemented across the organization. This position acts as an advocate with outside agencies for CATCO and CATCO is Kids programs and initiatives. The Executive Director also works collaboratively with the Artistic Director on the advancement of CATCO’s mission and vision, the development of CATCO’s programming, and maintaining financial stewardship.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Board and the Artistic Director to set strategic objectives that promote the mission and financial sustainability of CATCO.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Work with Artistic Director to develop, articulate and deliver programming aligned with CATCO’s mission and vision.
  • Manage the administrative staff and direct administrative functions; Establish effective decision-making and operational processes.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff.
  • Oversee the development of an annual budget that is consistent with long-term financial sustainability and with the financial goals of CATCO.
  • Responsible for developing short term financial goals and planning long term financial strategy in partnership with CAPA’s finance and development team.
  • Work collaboratively and provide direction to CAPA’s marketing, development, and HR staff to ensure support services are aligned with CATCO’s operational and financial goals.
  • Manage labor relations including negotiations with the local IATSE and Musicians’ unions and implementation of AEA, USA and SDC contracts.
  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of the theatre’s physical spaces.
  • Develop and implement theater rental policies, documents and fee structure for use of the facility.
  • Act as a representative and advocate with government agencies, the media, insurance companies, community and local business groups and arts organizations.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of CATCO’s image by being active and visible in the community and by developing relationships with corporate and private leaders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent collaboration skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Knowledge of financial business practices and ability to perform financial analysis.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principals; Familiarity with Central Ohio’s donor community preferred.
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills.

Credentials and Experience

  • A minimum of 15 years of related progressive experience; Experience leading a similar non-profit organization preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in theater, arts administration, business, communications, or related field.
  • Proven success in leadership, driving membership/patronage, and in corporate relationship building.
  • Must possess an interest in theatre and a commitment to growing CATCO’s presence in Central Ohio.

Special Requirements: In addition to a standard background check this position requires a credit check that is satisfactory to management.

Stage Crew members work in the control booth or backstage, acting as light board operators, sound board operators, props runners, assistant stage managers, dressers, and stage hands. Some experience in technical theatre is very helpful, but not absolutely necessary. There is a substantial time commitment but there is also a modest stipend.

Stage Crew members commit to four to six weeks of rehearsal and performances, including most evenings Wednesday through Sunday.

The week prior to previews and opening are “tech week” in which Stage Crew members work side by side with directors, designers and actors to set technical elements for the production.  The typical tech schedule is:

  • Tuesday-Friday | 6:30 – 11 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday | 1 – 11 pm [with dinner break]

Once the show is in performance, we usually produce Thursday-Saturday evenings, Sundays can be matinee and/or evening performances, and we perform several Wednesday morning shows.

Stage Crew members have the opportunity to meet new people, and will enjoy the camaraderie of working together with all of our artists and technicians to create the magic that our patrons see each night.

CATCO hires technicians on an as-needed basis for all of its shows. These positions are paid on an hourly basis and are often available for:

  • Lighting Technicians for the hang and focus of each show’s lighting plot.
  • Sound Technicians for load-in, load-out, or run crew.

If interested, contact Kirsten Upchurch, Production Stage Manager at (614) 453-4605, or kupchurch@catco.org.

Questions?

Email Kirsten Upchurch at kupchurch@catco.org