CAPA believes in the power of diversity – we can only achieve our vision to make Columbus a destination for living, breathing art when we include everyone. CAPA is committed to presenting art that brings people from all backgrounds together to experience the transformative power of the arts. In the same spirit that we celebrate the many forms of performance art on our stages, we value, appreciate, and celebrate all human beings in our community.


The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CAPA does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Primary Function: The Associate Director of the Lincoln Theatre Association (LTA) supports and assists LTA’s Executive Director (ED) in all aspects of the Lincoln Theatre’s operations and programming activity. The Associate Director works closely with LTA and CAPA staff and acts as a communication and procedural liaison between the LTA ED, LTA Board, and CAPA staff. The Associate Director represents and advocates for LTA in the absence of the LTA ED.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Advocacy

  • Supports the public advocacy efforts of LTA, and represents LTA in public settings at the discretion of LTA’s ED.

Theatre Operations

  • In coordination with LTA’s ED, ensures facilities are properly and efficiently operated while promoting customer service, safety, and security.
  • Works with CAPA staff to properly advance theatre events and to maximize community use of the Lincoln Theatre.
  • Attends and manages events as needed to ensure that all aspects of operations run in a smooth and efficient manner.
  • Coordinates with CAPA staff to ensure proper staffing of Lincoln Theatre activity.

Programming and Production

  • Coordinates closely with CAPA’s marketing and promotions staff to ensure that all programs and productions are properly promoted to the community.
  • Gathers critical program information and communicates to staff as needed to ensure timely and accurate marketing strategies can be executed.

Other Duties

  • Supports LTA’s development and fundraising efforts as directed by LTA’s ED.
  • Provides support to the LTA Board and Committees as required.
  • Coordinates with other CAPA staff as needed to accomplish the administrative needs of LTA. Examples include coordinating on new hire practices and paperwork and organizing invoice and expense documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and planning skills with the ability to identify and address immediate and long-term issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) with the ability to learn other technology systems that support operations at the Lincoln Theatre (security, HVAC, etc.).
  • Understanding of budgeting and the ability to create and maintain basic budgets.
  • Ability to manage staff members.
  • Ability to walk, stand and sit for extended periods.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders.

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a public or events facility. Programming or producing experience is a plus.

Special Requirements: The majority of LTA’s public events take place on nights and weekends. This position requires nights and weekends presence on-site and some on-call availability.

Primary Function: The Technical Director oversees the technical needs for all events and operations at the Lincoln Theatre Association (LTA).

Duties and Responsibilities

Non-performance responsibilities

  • Oversees technical and production set-up needs for the theatre and ballroom.
  • Maintains LTA/CAPA equipment, including yearly inventory of all equipment.
  • Receives deliveries as needed.
  • Works with user groups to prepare for technical needs of upcoming events, including obtaining appropriate staff levels, work hours, and equipment.
  • Provides cost estimates when requested by users or CAPA staff.
  • Works with staff to establish and implement Facility Fund budget as it relates to the technical needs of the Lincoln Theatre.
  • Hires, manages, and submits payroll for stagehands.
  • Provides positive working relationships with users and building staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Event responsibilities

  • Oversees stage operations.
  • Organizes the production load-in and load-out and directs the work of stage personnel.
  • Works with the Executive Director or designee, and artist management to coordinate performance.
  • Works with security to maintain and ensure a safe working environment for staff, guests and users of the theatre, including adhering to safety rules from management and regulatory agencies.
  • Provides event cost to CAPA staff for settlement, including the cost of stage personnel and equipment.
  • Acts as Lead Technical Manager for performances at Festival Latino.
  • Occasionally manages production of special events outside of the Lincoln Theatre.
  • Provides back up Technical Direction at other CAPA managed venues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb and be comfortable in high places.
  • Working knowledge of rigging for event presentations.
  • Well-rounded understanding of rigging, video, carpentry, electrics, and sound to be able to monitor all facets of event production.
  • Ability to problem solve, including diplomatic resolution of situations that sometimes arise for the users of the theatre.

Credentials and Experience

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Technology, or equivalent professional experience is preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience directing stage personnel.

Special Requirements: 

  • Able to work various day, evening and weekend hours as theatre activity requires.
  • Availability to work Festival Latino each August.

Primary Function: The Director of Development is responsible for supporting the Lincoln Theatre Association’s Executive Director and Board in all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation. This is a part-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising Strategy and Donor Cultivation

  • Under Executive Director & Board guidance, takes part in the development of a comprehensive fundraising strategy for LTA.
  • Researches new donor possibilities and coordinates with the Executive Director (ED) on prospecting of new donors.
  • Provides ongoing stewardship, in coordination with the LTA ED, of all corporate, foundation, and individual donors, from prospecting and initial engagement through follow up and ongoing relations.
  • Serves as an ambassador for the LTA at community functions, receptions, donor meetings, and performances.
  • Provides support on the development of fundraising budgets and goals for each fiscal year.
  • Assists with the creation of a fundraising plan to meet the established budget goals.
  • Supports the meetings and activities of the LTA Development Committee. Provides information and materials to committee members in support of their efforts to cultivate community support for the LTA.


Fundraising Processes and Administration

  • Plans, oversees, and executes the LTA’s annual fund campaign.
  • Supports other campaigns as needed, including education and programming campaigns, capital campaigns, or endowment campaigns.
  • Coordinates with grant writers on the preparation and timely submittal of grants for LTA.
  • Supports the planning and management of galas and benefit events.
  • Provides support to ensure that LTA’s development administrative functions are completed accurately and on time.  Examples include:
    • Processing and accurate recording of donation records.
    • Processing of solicitation and acknowledgement letters.
    • Creation of donor lists.
    • Creation of development tracking reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computers and experience with fundraising databases is required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 3-5 years’ development office experience with a strong track record in fundraising.
  • Experience in the arts, preferably within a theater environment, is desirable.
  • The selected candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning this position. In compliance with federal law, CAPA and the LTA will review and make reasonable accommodation for employees who qualify for medical and/or religious exemptions unless the accommodation constitutes a direct threat or undue hardship.