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Part Time: Reports to Program Coordinator and Program Manager. 15-25 hours a week, with opportunities for growth. Tuesdays are a required work day. 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 in CATA’s mission. Reporting to the Program Coordinator and Program Manager, you will:


• Help coordinate a robust series of arts workshops for 700 artists with disabilities, working closely with CATA’s faculty to schedule appointments; secure program assessments and documentation; manage timesheets; create a program database and maintain organized records.

• Support program senior staff across a range of responsibilities, including maintaining master calendar of workshops.

• Assist in curating, installing, and coordinating art exhibits at local museums and galleries, including creating pricelists, labels and signage.

• Help lead back-to-back CATAdirect workshops on Tuesdays including setting up stations, welcoming artists, assigning tasks, teaching technique, communicating expectations, and clean up. Assist in research and product development, sourcing materials and supplies; communicate with vendors.

• Document CATA’s work through written reports and photographs to be used in evaluations, print materials, and grants.

• Plan and coordinate CATA’s public programs in collaboration with colleagues, and participate hands-on at events themselves.

• Manage art supply inventory and oversee studio organization, cleaning and upkeep. Other duties as assigned including filing, database entry, and modest schlepping.




• College Degree or equivalent experience

• Excellent computer skills. Must be proficient in MS Office Suite and other essential systems, especially MS Word, Excel, and Google Docs

• Ability to work independently and as a team member with ease in interacting with a variety of people

• Initiative, and strong attention to detail

• Ability to juggle multiple projects and shift direction when needed.

• Experience with art education and/or arts administration a plus.

• Must have reliable transportation to Great Barrington, MA


How To Apply:


For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to and indicate your name and “Program Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



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 650 artists with disabilities through 1,200 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 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, fill out the below form.