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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.

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

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering at Artist Trust is an exciting, rewarding, and memorable experience. There are many ways to be involved with our organization. Our year-round opportunities include serving on a standing committee, providing administrative support, contributing content to our “In Artists We Trust” blog, acting as an outreach and community liaison, and assisting with special events including our annual benefit auction. Connect with Washington State’s art community and volunteer with us today!

Click on each list item for more info

  1. Special Events Volunteer
  2. Outreach & Community Liaison Volunteer
  3. Admin Support Volunteer
  4. Standing Committees of the Board
  5. Content Contributor Volunteer
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)

Special Events Volunteer

Special events volunteers support the Development team at salons and other donor cultivation events. Tasks include set up and take down, staffing check-in table, prepping refreshments, and photographing event.

Contact PERRI Rhodes, development assistant, at perri@artisttrust.org

As an Artist Trust volunteer, you can expect:
• volunteer shifts that run approximately 3-5 hours
• an enriching experience while being treated with courtesy and respect
• a behind-the-scenes look at how a non-profit organization is run
• to work with a team of professionals that enjoy supporting the arts just as much as you do
• to make new friends and connections
• to have fun while engaging in hard, meaningful work

Artist Trust expects our volunteers to:
• work a minimum of two shifts per month
• arrive for your scheduled shift on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to work
• immediately contact Artist Trust staff if you are unable to make a shift or are running late
• treat everyone you encounter with respect
• abide by our code of conduct both in and outside of the Artist Trust office
• become familiar with our mission, values, and goals stated in our Strategic Plan
• work to your fullest capacity but allow yourself time to enjoy this experience

We look forward to having you as part of the Artist Trust team!

Time Commitment : Varies

Outreach & Community Liaison Volunteer

Outreach & community liaisons distribute promotional materials, assist with tabling at community events, and help set up workshops and events held statewide.

Contact ZACH Frimmel, program coordinator, at zach@artisttrust.org

As an Artist Trust volunteer, you can expect:
• volunteer shifts that run approximately 3-5 hours
• an enriching experience while being treated with courtesy and respect
• a behind-the-scenes look at how a non-profit organization is run
• to work with a team of professionals that enjoy supporting the arts just as much as you do
• to make new friends and connections
• to have fun while engaging in hard, meaningful work

Artist Trust expects our volunteers to:
• work a minimum of two shifts per month
• arrive for your scheduled shift on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to work
• immediately contact Artist Trust staff if you are unable to make a shift or are running late
• treat everyone you encounter with respect
• abide by our code of conduct both in and outside of the Artist Trust office
• become familiar with our mission, values, and goals stated in our Strategic Plan
• work to your fullest capacity but allow yourself time to enjoy this experience

We look forward to having you as part of the Artist Trust team!

Time Commitment : Varies

Admin Support Volunteer

Admin support volunteers assist Artist Trust’s office with tasks including data entry, printing, and preparing mailings. Volunteers may also be asked to help prepare outreach materials needed for special events including button making and packet stuffing.

Contact GEMS, office coordinator, at gems@artisttrust.org

As an Artist Trust volunteer, you can expect:
• volunteer shifts that run approximately 3-5 hours
• an enriching experience while being treated with courtesy and respect
• a behind-the-scenes look at how a non-profit organization is run
• to work with a team of professionals that enjoy supporting the arts just as much as you do
• to make new friends and connections
• to have fun while engaging in hard, meaningful work

Artist Trust expects our volunteers to:
• work a minimum of two shifts per month
• arrive for your scheduled shift on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to work
• immediately contact Artist Trust staff if you are unable to make a shift or are running late
• treat everyone you encounter with respect
• abide by our code of conduct both in and outside of the Artist Trust office
• become familiar with our mission, values, and goals stated in our Strategic Plan
• work to your fullest capacity but allow yourself time to enjoy this experience

We look forward to having you as part of the Artist Trust team!

Time Commitment : <5 hours/week

Standing Committees of the Board

Volunteers serving on standing committees of the board support the work of Artist Trust’s Board of Directors, help chart organizational strategy, bring friends and funds to Artist Trust, and make sure our business is running smoothly. Our current committees are Auction, Finance, Stewardship, Strategic Vision, and Campaign for a Creative Future.

Contact SHANNON Halberstadt, chief executive officer, at shannon@artisttrust.org

As an Artist Trust volunteer, you can expect:
• volunteer shifts that run approximately 3-5 hours
• an enriching experience while being treated with courtesy and respect
• a behind-the-scenes look at how a non-profit organization is run
• to work with a team of professionals that enjoy supporting the arts just as much as you do
• to make new friends and connections
• to have fun while engaging in hard, meaningful work

Artist Trust expects our volunteers to:
• work a minimum of two shifts per month
• arrive for your scheduled shift on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to work
• immediately contact Artist Trust staff if you are unable to make a shift or are running late
• treat everyone you encounter with respect
• abide by our code of conduct both in and outside of the Artist Trust office
• become familiar with our mission, values, and goals stated in our Strategic Plan
• work to your fullest capacity but allow yourself time to enjoy this experience

We look forward to having you as part of the Artist Trust team!

Time Commitment : 5-11 meetings per year depending on the committee

Content Contributor Volunteer

Content contributors conduct interviews with past grant recipients to produce engaging, creative content for the Artist Trust blog.

Contact ERIKA Enomoto, communications manager, at erika@artisttrust.org

As an Artist Trust volunteer, you can expect:
• volunteer shifts that run approximately 3-5 hours
• an enriching experience while being treated with courtesy and respect
• a behind-the-scenes look at how a non-profit organization is run
• to work with a team of professionals that enjoy supporting the arts just as much as you do
• to make new friends and connections
• to have fun while engaging in hard, meaningful work

Artist Trust expects our volunteers to:
• work a minimum of two shifts per month
• arrive for your scheduled shift on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to work
• immediately contact Artist Trust staff if you are unable to make a shift or are running late
• treat everyone you encounter with respect
• abide by our code of conduct both in and outside of the Artist Trust office
• become familiar with our mission, values, and goals stated in our Strategic Plan
• work to your fullest capacity but allow yourself time to enjoy this experience

We look forward to having you as part of the Artist Trust team!

Time Commitment : <5 hours/week