︎︎︎ music council
          ︎︎︎ video production collaborative
          ︎︎︎ young preforming artist fund



Music Council

 The Catalyst Music Council (CMC) is a paid ($15/hr) youth advisory board consisting of young people (ages 15-24) who reside in the communities that surround The Treasury in St. Paul and Garage in Burnsville.

These stipend paid positions oversee the vision, focus, and programming of each venue to ensure the organization is staying on mission and acting to best meet the needs of the community.

The CMC is split into two branches to represent each of Catalyst’s two venue locations, The Garage in Burnsville and The Treasury in St. Paul, in order to concentrate their efforts on each surrounding community and ensure they are meeting the needs of their peers who live there.

Members of the CMC perform their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the mission of Catalyst — to provide equitable opportunities for young people to see, experience, and participate in the Twin Cities music community while making the world work for them.

They will fight to abolish systemic issues within the music industry as they work to influence, educate, empower, uplift, lead, and promote the young people of our community.

︎︎︎ How to Apply

Job Description


Catalyst is an equal opportunity employer and BIPOC, women, people with disabilities, and/or people identifying LGBTQIA are encouraged to apply. Ability to speak either Spanish, Hmong, and/or Somali is preferred but not required.

Send a resume, cover letter, and questions to Executive Director, Jack Kolb-Williams:

In your cover letter, please answer at least one of the following questions:
1. What is one idea or suggestion you have for Twin Cities Catalyst Music to serve BIPOC communities?

2. What motivates you to be active in the local music community?

3. What skill or experience do you bring to the Catalyst Music Council?

This activity is made possible by the votes of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Video Production Collaborative

The Video Production Collaborative (VPC) is a paid ($15/hr) video education and working program for creatives ages 16-21 from Dakota or Ramsey Counties led by Digital Content Coordinator, Johnny Nguyen.

You’ll gain real world experience through Catalyst events, structured learning sessions, and guided labtime & projects. Whether you are experienced or new to the industry, this program is aimed at giving everyone a basic set of hard and soft skills that will prepare them for their next step in the film-indsutry. 

︎︎︎ How to Apply

︎currently applications are closed - check back in August 2022 for when applications open back up again!

Young Preforming Artist Fund

The Young Performing Artist fund provides individuals the opportunity to directly impact the growth of the Twin Cities music community by supporting activities that bring together young people with diverse backgrounds to share in the live music experience. 

Through this fund young artists are able to participate in free year round activities offered by Twin Cities Catalyst Music (Catalyst), such as one-on-one mentoring sessions and paid performance opportunities at The Garage and Treasury for a diverse audience of young artists ranging in age, experience, and skills. 

It is through these activities that young artists will learn to navigate the music industry as they receive flexible support from Catalyst’s staff to help address any barriers that can inhibit their growth as artists.

We hope that you will consider making your contribution today to help Catalyst support the next generation of young aspiring artists who will make their mark on the Twin Cities music community.

For any questions please contact our Executive Director, Jack Kolb-Williams

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