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Thanks for your interest in being part of the Artist Trust community! We have many ways for you to participate with us, as a staff member, intern or volunteer. Read on for current openings:

We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions. These positions will remain open until they have been filled.

Paid positions

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  1. Annual Fund and Events Manager
  2. Development and Events Intern
  3. Grants to Artists Program Intern
  4. Artist Support Program Intern
  5. Artist Engagement Intern

Volunteer opportunities

Artist Trust regularly has volunteer opportunities available. There are many benefits to volunteering: gain valuable insight to grant panel processes; learn how we collect/distribute information; get experience in events planning; etc. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities and descriptions. Please let us know if you'd like to lend a hand!

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  1. Seeking Volunteers Year-Round
Annual Fund and Events Manager

The Annual Fund and Events Manager oversees annual donor appeals and special events. Working closely with other members of the Development team, this position supports and strengthens individual donor endeavors; performs donor database management, reporting, and analyses; and coordinates the Benefit Art Auction, donor salons, and other special events. This position reports to the Director of Development and oversees interns and volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Annual Benefit Art Auction and events (40%)
• Serve as lead event manager for all development-related events, most notably the annual Benefit Art Auction (2018 event scheduled for February 24)
• Serve as project manager for Benefit Art Auction, with full knowledge of event logistics, goals, and strategies  
• Coordinate art and art experience procurement for Benefit Art Auction (e.g. public call for art and jury process, artwork drop-off/pick-up, artwork photography, online art preview, orientation workshop for donating artists, artwork packing and transportation, wall labels and bid sheets, art experience placards and certificates, live auction script, art wrap team volunteer training, and all notifications/correspondence with jury, procurement team, auction readers, artists, and purchasers)
• Work with graphic designer and communications team to develop visual concept, draft content, edit, and print collateral material for Benefit Art Auction (e.g. save the date, invitation, catalog, thank you card, website)
• Oversee logistics for 10 non-auction events per year, including preparation of invitations and related mailings, recruiting and managing volunteers, tracking RSVPs and guest lists, coordinating rentals, catering, and drinks, preparing program materials (e.g. name tags, guest list, script, bank, collateral), and providing on-site, day-of support

Annual fund management (40%)
• Act as donor database (Raiser’s Edge) expert, maintaining integrity of database, updating coding manual, and training staff, interns, and volunteers as needed
• Utilize database tools to prepare and update standard and customized reports, providing analysis of donor giving, events, and other revenue-generating activities
• Work with Director of Development to create and update moves management in donor database
• Develop, implement, and evaluate annual fall and spring appeals, including GiveBIG
• Conduct individual prospect research
• Assist with maintaining current and accurate membership and donation information, as well as donor recognition lists, for website and database
• Participate fully in the donor acknowledgment and stewardship process, thanking donors through phone calls and hand written notes, and coordinating other donor relation activities throughout the stewardship cycle for recognition and appreciation of donors

Strategy, management, and other duties (20%)
• Strategize promotions around Benefit Art Auction, special events, and annual appeals with communications team
• Serve as a staff liaison on Stewardship Committee and the Auction Committee
• Hire, train, and supervise year-round development interns, as well as auction art intern
• Work with Director of Development in developing annual plan goals, strategies, and work plan
• Assist with other revenue opportunities for the organization as they arise
• Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Development
Desired Attributes
• Passion for and commitment to Artist Trust’s core mission and goals
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to prioritize tasks
• Adaptability, creativity, and innovativeness
• Proven teamwork and collaboration with humor and an unstoppable penchant for success
• Excellent communication skills; a readiness to share information; an approach that seeks, values and incorporates advice
• Emotional intelligence and cultural competence
• Passion for and commitment to racial equity in the arts
• Resourcefulness, with the ability to adapt to rapid change and anticipate opportunities
• Availability for statewide travel, evening/weekend meetings and events, and extended hours for two weeks before Benefit Art Auction

Required Skills and Experience
• Minimum two years’ experience in fundraising, preferably in a not-for-profit arts setting
• Strong computer skills
• Experience in event production and management with keen attention to details
• Donor database management experience with Raiser’s Edge skills preferred
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

Compensation and Benefits
• $37,000 to $48,000 DOE
• Health insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance
• Retirement plan
• Paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay
• Flexible schedule

ABOUT OUR CULTURE: Artist Trust is a team of fun, hardworking, and supportive individuals who are passionate about art and artists; some of us are artists ourselves. The office is an open layout environment with natural light located in the Capitol Hill Arts District of Seattle. We value collaboration, conversation, and constructive feedback and we share lunch as a team every Thursday. Our work is done through a lens of racial equity (http://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity) and guided by our Strategic Plan (www.artisttruststrategicplan.org).

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter stating your interest in the position along with your résumé and three professional references to hiring@artisttrust.org. The search will be ongoing until we find the perfect match. Special consideration will be given to letters of application and résumés received by 5 p.m., Monday July 17, 2017, and applicants who can begin a position with a start date of Monday, August 28, 2017.
Learn more and apply.

Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment : Full Time (Exempt)

Development and Events Intern

Position Description:
The Development and Events Intern assists in the coordination of fundraising projects, special events, and pre-planning for Artist Trust’s annual auction in February 2018. They provide administrative support for membership, sponsorship, prospect research, grantwriting, annual giving, and major gift efforts. Come be a part of the fast-paced and fun Artist Trust Development Team!

Compensation:
The Development and Events Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 6/12/2017 and available to start by 7/6/2017. Learn more and apply.

Time Commitment : 10-20 hours/week

Grants to Artists Program Intern

Position Description:
The Grants to Artists Program Intern serves an important support role for Artist Trust’s programming team in providing career training and grantmaking programs for artists in the state of Washington. The Program Intern will manage intake of grant applications and assist with grant selection panels, reporting to the Program Director and Program Coordinator to maintain the integrity of grantmaking programs, and ensure database accuracy. This position runs July-December.

Compensation:
The Grants to Artists Program Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 6/12/2017. Learn more and apply.

Time Commitment : 12-20 hours/week

Artist Support Program Intern

Position Description:
The Artist Support Program Intern reports to the Artist Support Program Coordinator to streamline business practice workshops, webinars, data entry, and sustain online resources and ongoing research projects. The Artist Support Program Intern also periodically works with the rest of the program team to provide support with the organization’s eight grant programs and overall mission. This internship is recommended for candidates looking for experience in an office environment and learning administrative skills at an arts non-profit. This position runs July-December.

Compensation:
The Artist Engagement Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 6/12/2017. Learn more and apply.

Time Commitment : 12-20 hours/week

Artist Engagement Intern

Position Description:
The Artist Engagement Intern serves an important support role for Artist Trust’s programming team in providing career training and grantmaking support for artists in Washington State. The Artist Engagement Intern will assist the Programs team with direct promotion around programming, researching and engaging different communities of artists, and delivering support during events as necessary. This is a good opportunity for emerging arts administrators looking to explore the arts service sector while building professional connections across Washington State. This is a good opportunity for emerging arts administrators looking to explore the arts service sector while building professional connections across Washington State. This position runs July-December.

Compensation:
The Artist Engagement Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 6/12/2017. Learn more and apply.

Time Commitment : 12-20 hours/week

Seeking Volunteers Year-Round

Volunteering is a great way to support Washington artists and Artist Trust! There are opportunities to volunteer all year; the Annual Benefit Art Auction in February is the event that requires the most volunteers, before, during and after.

Please email info(at)artisttrust.org to help us match you with volunteer opportunities, or fill out
this form.

As a thank you, when you volunteer for three hours or more, you receive an annual membership to Artist Trust, as well as our extreme gratitude and a fun atmosphere!

Time Commitment : Varies