Job Opportunities - Cata
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Job Opportunities



CATA seeks a highly motivated, organized individual eager to join our small, dedicated staff as a Program Intern. This position offers an opportunity to work in a dynamic, innovative arts organization; to benefit from thoughtful mentoring; and to develop strong skills in coordinating and administering arts programs that support a mission-centric nonprofit organization. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have a strong interest in the arts and/or in issues around disability,and a drive to fulfill CATA’s mission in meaningful ways. Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Program Intern is responsible for supporting a variety of responsibilities including:


• Assist in coordinating a robust series of arts workshops, including maintaining and updating master calendar and managing studio workshop schedule
• Help document CATA’s work through photographs and written reports for outreach, program evaluations, print materials, and grants
• Support CATA’s public programs in preparation and planning as well as hands-on work at events themselves
• Assist in preparation for visual art exhibits, including creating pricelists, labels and signage
• Assist in curating and installing art exhibits at local museums and galleries
• Assist in leading two back-to-back 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; communication with vendors.
• Other duties as assigned including upkeep of studio, filing, database entry, and modest amounts of schlepping.


Schedule: Part Time (ideally Tuesdays): Start and end dates are flexible depending on the candidate, with a 6-week minimum commitment. 15-25 hours a week, with opportunities for growth. Applications accepted until the position is filled.



• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (especially Google Docs, MS Word and Excel)
• Creativity, initiative, and strong attention to detail
• Strong skills in interacting with a variety of people

• Must have reliable transportation and be able to find your own lodging

• A background in the arts or humanities is an asset but not required. If you are smart, enthusiastic and willing to learn, we want to hear from you.


How To Apply:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to


Apply by:
April 18, 2018


This is a paid internship. Candidates may also arrange for academic credit through their schools.




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.