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:

 

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 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.

 

Qualifications

 

• 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

 

Personal Characteristics

 

• 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.

 

Compensation

 

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.

 

Apply by:
October 07, 2020

 

Salary:
$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:
Jeff Gagnon
Program Manager
Jeff@CATAarts.org

Administrative Associate

This position requires a highly motivated individual with a keen attention to detail. You’re an organized, results-focused professional who can manage multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining superior accuracy. You are energized by the idea of using your strong organizational skills to support a dynamic arts organization with a strong social mission. Position reports to the Administrative Director and Development Director. Full-time with generous benefits.

 

Responsibilities

• Manage reception, answering phone calls, greeting visitors and CATA artists, and creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.

• Maintain responsibility for entering gifts and updating records in the donor database; process thank you letters, communicate clearly with other staff, and ensure health and accuracy of the database. Assist in preparing donor reports and lists.

• Develop and maintain organizational systems to help CATA sustain smooth, efficient operations. Oversee clerical systems and operations so that files are organized, complete, accessible, and secure.

• Support Administrative Director in financial recordkeeping and in recording and processing payments, donations and deposits. Act as liaison between Admin Director and outside bookkeeper, scanning, uploading, and filing documents as needed.

• As Office Manager: order office supplies; circulate weekly staff meeting agendas; act as point person for the facility, communicating as needed with outside vendors (cleaners, landscapers, condo association, handyperson).

• Support planning and execution of events and mailings, working closely with other staff.

• Support Executive Director with meeting management and outside communications.

• Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required; at least 2 years experience in office environment

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite required; Database experience preferred; QuickBooks experience and technological savvy a plus.

• Zeal for detail and accuracy including ability to line edit and proofread

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to multi-task and to ask questions necessary to learn new processes

• Flexibility and willingness to pitch in as needed

• 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.

 

Personal Characteristics

• You are professional and resourceful, and 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 to 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 greet and 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 discretion in regard to sensitive matters and confidential information.

 

Compensation

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.

 

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Katie@CATAarts.org with “Administrative Associate” in the subject line. Cover letters will be judged as writing samples; applications without one will not be considered. All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Community Access to the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Apply by:

Position posted until filled.

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

 

Qualifications

 

• 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
• 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.

• 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