Non-profit providing young people equitable access and opportunities in the Twin Cities music community. ︎


     1.) Is it all ages?    All the time.

2.) Venue information?
    The Garage is located at 75 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN. Find FAQs about The Garage here
    The Treasury is located at 965 Payne Ave, St. Paul, MN. Find FAQs about The Treasury here.

3.) Can I rent The Garage for my band rehearsal, recital, graduation, meeting, etc?    Yes! Please contact Caitlyn at

4.) Where can I find your annual report?    Right here ︎︎︎ link

5.) What is your code of conduct?   Right here ︎︎︎ link

Catalyst Music works to empower young people by providing them their own spaces”



Twin Cities Catalyst Music (Catalyst) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission to provide young people with equitable access to see, experience, and participate in the Twin Cities music community.

Catalyst fulfills its mission through The Garage in Burnsville and Treasury in St. Paul, which are their all ages (no 18+ or 21+ restrictions), community driven, locally supportive, alcohol-free, live music venues, recording studio, and educational facilities

The organization works to empower young people by providing them “their own spaces” to perform, participate in music education programs, learn valuable employment skills, partake in leadership opportunities, and engage with their local community.

In addition to live performances, the organization offers virtual and in-person free year-round music education programs focused on songwriting, performance, recording, videography, and music production.

Since 2015, Catalyst has presented over 500 live performances for a collective audience of more than 50,000 individuals while working with over 2,000 young aspiring artists through various free mentoring and performance opportunities.

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Employment & Involvement

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Video Teaching Assistant

Job Title: Video Teaching Assistant
Reports To:
Program & Audio Manager
Hours per week:
Start Date:
October 2, 2023

︎See PDF job description

Twin Cities Catalyst Music seeks a Video Teaching Assistant to assist video education programs as part of the Burnsville Youth Collaborative (BYC). BYC is an after-school and summer program in partnership with District 191 serving middle school students. This program gives students access to a state-of-the-art
performance venue and recording studio where they participate in music and video making opportunities and education. This position is a part-time, temporary, and non-exempt (hourly) position. Compensation for the position is $18 per hour, 10 hours per week during the program year, starting on October 17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and as needed before the program starts. The Video Teaching Assistant will work closely with the Program & Audio Manager to teach the video portion of the program.

  • Assist Program & Audio Manager in creating lesson plans and executing video projects.
  • Teach middle school aged students the basic fundamentals of video production, including camera operation, lighting, sound recording, and editing techniques.
  • Oversee the proper use and maintenance of video equipment, including cameras, microphones, and editing software.
  • Deliver engaging lessons and workshops based on video production concepts.
  • Teach basic video editing and help students create short promo videos and content.
  • Help students create short form video project(s) quickly in a 7 week time span.
  • Ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.

  • Punctuality: arrive to work on time.
  • Must be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm in Burnsville with some outside class prep and post work required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in operating video cameras, equipment, and editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and/or similar software. 
  • Knowledge of content creation and marketing.
  • Strong communication skills with guests and team members.
  • Positive attitude and demeanor.
  • Professionalism with students, guests and team members. 
  • First aid experience; helpful but not required.
  • AAS or Bachelors Degree in Video or Film preferred but not required.

To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to

For the safety of the youth we serve and staff, Twin Cities Catalyst Music requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.

Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern/North African, women and LGBTQIA2S+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Venue Staff

Job Title: Venue Staff
Job Class: Part time. $15 per hour, non-exempt.
Reports to: Operations Director

We are seeking excited and available music lovers to join our venue staff! Must be able to work weekends in Burnsville (at The Garage). Read more about our organization and services at Days and hours vary by week.

Key Functions, Roles & Responsibilities
Working in conjunction with our other staff members in order to host safe and successful all ages shows.
  • Welcome performers & guests into our spaces
  • Perform security check with metal detector
  • Security detail for the outdoors
  • Guard the Green Room, making sure the performers aren’t bombarded with unwanted guests
  • Setting up barricades to create a secure outdoor patio
  • Observe the show, be the lookout in case anyone is in need of assistance
  • Potential opportunities to learn more positions: Box Office and/or Concessions
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Punctuality: arrive to work on time
  • Strong communication skills with guests and team members
  • Positive attitude and demeanor
  • Enjoy live music performances
  • Professionalism with musicians, guests and team members
  • Previous music venue work; helpful but not required
  • First aid experience; helpful but not required

To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to

For the safety of the youth we serve and staff, Twin Cities Catalyst Music requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.

Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern/North African, women and LGBTQIA2S people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Board Member of Twin Cities Catalyst Music

Organization Summary: The mission of Catalyst Music is to provide equitable access and opportunities for young people to see, experience, and participate in the Twin Cities music community. This is achieved through Catalyst Music’s all-ages venues, which host concerts and its after school music programming focused on production, recording, songwriting, and performance.

The Garage, is an all-ages music venue, recording studio, and educational facility located in Burnsville, MN.

In 2019, Catalyst Music hosted an organizational record of 114 live performances across the Twin Cities metro for over 13,500 artists and attendees. Its after school music programming has continued to grow, now including Burnsville Youth Collaborative at The Garage, Video Production Collaborative, Booking Team, and Catalyst Music Council.

Catalyst Music is at an exciting point in its young history. Before COVID-19, we were adding programs, locations, and innovative ways to connect young people with music. Now, we’re reopening our programs to bring in more young people from our communities, pay even more young people from our communities, offer new ways to support and empower youth to create their own spaces and music ecosystems that are equitable, welcoming, and just.

Catalyst Music needs help to do this. We have a dedicated board of directors, but have openings and a need for more viewpoints and life experiences, which we highlight below. Reach out with any questions!

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:
  • determining the mission of the organization and understanding its collective purpose
  • selecting, supporting, and evaluating the performance of the Executive Director
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • fundraising and resource development
  • approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
  • enhancing the organization’s public image
  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization
  • ensuring legal and ethical integrity

Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs as well as understand its collective purpose
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements and board materials in advance of meetings
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization
  • fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to achieve the organization’s mission
  • give a meaningful personal financial donation
  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and influence public policy
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • participate fully in one or more committees or task forces
  • engage in learning opportunities to better understand the community we serve
  • respect the experiences of all who bring their voices and lived experiences into the boardroom and the organization

Additional Info: Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and/or people identifying LGBTQIA2S+ are encouraged to apply. Skill sets and experiences where we’re feeling thin: finance, parents of teens, educators, residents/deep connections to St. Paul and/or Burnsville/South Metro. This is a volunteer position. For more info about the organization visit our website at or contact

How to Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to

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