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:
• 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 workshop calendar and communicate with faculty and program partners about changes made to workshop schedules;
• Process program payments in coordination with program and administrative staff;
• 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, G Suite, and Zoom;
• Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and meet deadlines;
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member;
• Ability to relate to a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and commit to deeper learning and professional development on racial and social justice;
• 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
• You are professional, creative, and resourceful, can work independently and as a team player.
• You are flexible, can adapt easily to a fast-moving environment with changing priorities, and are at ease working with tight deadlines. Your friends and colleagues think of you as unflappable and not easily rattled.
• You are a positive, outgoing person with effective relationship-building skills. You recognize the importance of engaging diverse communities and you know how to create a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment when you interact with people.
• You have the ability to solve practical problems, establish priorities, and accomplish tasks in order of importance, and you’re comfortable receiving feedback on your work.
• You have a solid work ethic with proven reliability and dependability, and you demonstrate thoughtfulness, sound judgement and discretion in regard to sensitive matters and confidential information.
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including 100% employee health insurance, dental, retirement plan/IRA with employer match, family leave, vacation and personal days, long-term disability coverage, and paid professional development opportunities.
October 07, 2020
$35,000 – $40,000
How to Apply
CATA is an equal opportunity employer with a mission rooted in equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates who contribute to the diversity of our organization.
Non-local candidates must include plans and timeline for relocation to Berkshire County in cover letter.
Please email cover letter and resume to: