Primary Function
The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a Graphic Designer to create and maintain assigned print and digital media for the marketing of each company performance, venue, and department. This includes CAPA as well as organizations CAPA provides shared services for: Columbus Symphony, CATCO, Lincoln Theatre Association, Drexel Theatre, McCoy Center for the Arts, and the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT. The Graphic Designer must be able to take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them into images, layouts, and design solutions.
Additional Information: This is a salaried, full-time position. The selected candidate will be eligible for CAPA’s benefits package, including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 5% company match after 6 months, generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and complimentary tickets to select CAPA shows.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Combines creativity and artistic prowess with a mastery of technology to create visual concepts for a wide variety of print and digital marketing materials, such as advertisements, emails, websites, promotional materials, annual reports, T-shirts, social content, brochures, signs, stickers, video and web-based animations, and web landing pages.
  • Creates original vector-based art, illustrations, and logos.
  • Oversees the branding and maintenance of standard company identities.
  • Creates new materials to maintain integrity of existing style.
  • Proofs, edits, and revises drafts with marketing, programming, ticketing, and development staff to maintain accuracy.
  • Contacts and communicates with outside vendors to set up and deliver art files for output.
  • Prepares files for output, including conversion of photographs and optimizing of electronic media to display properly online.
  • Maintains sample inventory and print archive.
  • Performs other duties as they arise.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite and ability to learn new software quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
  • A drive to work collaboratively and work for the success of the team.
  • Strong attention to detail and illustration skills.
  • Ability to receive and apply constructive feedback.
  • Understanding of how marketing campaigns are built to support clients.
  • Working knowledge of design fundamentals: hierarchies of information, intuitive interface, user experience, legibility properties and appropriate use of fonts, layouts, and white space.
  • Knowledge of paper selection, Pantone color matching systems, paper variables and finishes for printing in multiple conditions.
  • Working knowledge of flatbed scanner, office printer, copier, etc.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and occasionally lift up to 60 lb boxes of paper, kneel, and climb ladders.

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, visual communication, illustration, multimedia technology, or related field.
  • 2+ years of professional design experience, either agency or in-house is preferred.

Special Requirements

  • In additional to a resume and cover letter, the applicant must submit a wide-ranging portfolio of work that showcases a deep understanding of print and digital experiences. Portfolio may be submitted as either attached pdf samples or a link to an online gallery.
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.


CAPA’s EEO Statement:
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.

CAPA’s Diversity & Inclusion Statement:
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.
CAPA recognizes that there are cultural and systemic barriers that prevent complete inclusivity and equity. CAPA’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment is to progressively and continuously work to identify those barriers and intentionally adapt our practices, demonstrate our efforts, and measure the results to promote inclusion and equity.