Job Opportunities

Join the CATA team and help us bring life-changing arts programs to people with disabilities across our community!


Click the links below for full details on CATA’s available staff and faculty positions.

Program Associate

Full-Time. Reports to Program Coordinator and Program Manager. 40 hours a week. Applications accepted until position is filled.


CATA seeks a highly motivated, organized individual ready to make a difference at our innovative, award-winning arts organization. As CATA’s Program Associate, you will apply your talents to support CATA’s dynamic mission of art and inclusion. You are detail-oriented and have a strong interest in the arts and CATA’s mission. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and will lead with initiative while supporting day-to-day tasks of the program team. Project management and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Reporting to the Program Coordinator and Program Manager, you will:


Key Responsibilities


• Support program staff in coordinating a robust series of arts workshops in partnership with 50 social service agencies, public schools, residences, and nursing homes;
• Work closely with CATA’s faculty to help schedule workshops, manage time sheets, and follow-up on time-sensitive correspondence;
• Maintain master calendar of workshops and communicate with faculty and program partners about changes made to workshops schedules;
• Process program revenue in coordination with program team and administrative director;
• Maintain contact information for all program-related individuals and organizations and keep database records up-to-date;
• Draft correspondence and written materials as assigned, with scrupulous attention to proofreading;
• Plan and coordinate CATA’s public programs in collaboration with colleagues, and participate hands-on at events;
• Manage art supply inventory and oversee studio organization, cleaning, and upkeep;
• Assist in curating, installing, and coordinating art exhibits at local museums and galleries, and create price lists, labels, signage and other materials as needed;
• Manage volunteer program by serving as initial point of contact for volunteer inquiries, and work with staff and faculty to identify opportunities and make appropriate matches;
• Other duties as assigned including filing and modest schlepping.




• Bachelor’s degree in the arts, education, arts administration, or related field;
• 2 or more years of relevant work experience;
• Excellent computer skills. Must be proficient in MS Office Suite and other essential systems, especially MS Word, Excel, and Google Docs;
• Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and meet deadlines;
• Ability to work independently and as a team member with ease in interacting with diverse communities;
• Excellent organizational skills with project management experience and strong attention to detail;
• Ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and shift direction when needed;
• Must have reliable transportation to Great Barrington, MA


How To Apply:


CATA is an equal opportunity employer with a mission rooted in equity and inclusion. We welcome candidates who contribute to the diversity of our organization.


Please email cover letter and resume to:


Jeff Gagnon
Program Manager




Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including health insurance, dental, retirement plan/IRA employer match, family leave, vacation and personal days, long-term disability coverage, and paid professional development opportunities.


Apply by:


March 01, 2020

Faculty Artist

CATA employs highly skilled visual and performing artists who are intuitive teachers that can translate their creative process and practice to our core workshop model, Arts In / Arts Out.


CATA Teaching Artists work throughout Berkshire and Columbia counties serving over 800 artists with disabilities through 1,500 workshops annually. Workshops take place in residential settings, day programs, high-schools, dance studios, and community centers throughout our region, as well as in our Great Barrington studio.


CATA invites qualified local teaching artists to apply to join our faculty roster. Applications will be reviewed periodically by CATA staff, with new faculty being chosen based on the applicant’s qualifications and our areas of need.


CATA offers


• A generous rate for compensation
• Travel reimbursement stipend for round trip travel that exceeds 42 miles
• Reimbursement towards professional development
• Invitations to special events and programs


Faculty Artist Responsibilities


• Develop a cohesive series of workshops (workshops are weekly, one hour classes, with at least 8 workshops per series)
• Attend annual faculty retreat
• Able to identify learning objectives and goals
• Plan and lead classes as related to CATA’s annual theme
• Evaluate and refine classes to meet the need of CATA artists with disabilities
• Determine and communicate the materials needed for your workshops
• Communicate with CATA Staff/Administration
• Collaborate with other instructors
• Set-up and clean up




• Working artist in your specified field
• Excellent time management skills
• Several years of teaching experience
• Ability to adapt and modify learning experiences for all abilities
• An empathetic and intuitive personality
• Willing to travel throughout Berkshire County, MA and Columbia County, NY
• Reliable transportation



Acceptance to the CATA Roster does not guarantee employment. When CATA has opportunities for growth, the roster will serve as our primary source for new faculty.



To apply: click here to fill out our online application form