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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. Auction Registration Intern
  2. Auction Volunteer Coordinator
  3. Auction Art & Experience Intern

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!

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  1. Special Events Volunteer
  2. Outreach & Community Liaison Volunteer
  3. Standing Committees of the Board
  4. Content Contributor Volunteer
Auction Registration Intern

Think of yourself as a maître d’hôtel or as the host of an artful restaurant staging a huge gala. On the front end, this position will be responsible for co-managing reservations for 400+ major donors and ensuring that guests have a thoroughly pleasant experience leading up to the night of the auction. On the night of the event, this position will be responsible for accommodating guests and smoothing any issues regarding seating, meal selection, bid numbers, and payment.

Role requires maintenance and upkeep of multiple databases with contact information and ticket sales data for 400+ guests, preparation of guest materials for registration table, and offering high level customer service during the auction. A focused and positive team player is essential for this role. Complete accuracy in data entry, excellent communication via phone, email, and in person, and knowledge or quick learning of Raiser’s Edge and Auction Tracker databases required. Stipend: $500

Position runs December 1, 2017 through March 15, 2018; break from December 24 through January 1. Position requires 15 hours per week, and 20 hours per week during the two weeks leading up to the Auction, February 12 through 23, 2018. Must complete work in the Artist Trust offices. Schedule is flexible and limited evening availability may be necessary. Must be available for the entirety of Auction day, February 24, 2018.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to hiring@artisttrust.org with the position of interest in the subject. Please detail any experiences with tasks similar to these, your experiences working as part of a team, and why you are interested in an internship with Artist Trust.  Preference will be given to candidates who apply by November 1, 2017 and are able to start before December 1, 2017.

Time Commitment :

Auction Volunteer Coordinator

This position maintains a bird’s eye view of 100+ people volunteering to assist with the night of the auction. You will use Artist Trust’s database to recruit volunteers for all shifts, communicate and confirm with volunteers in advance of the event, and ensure that night-of operations are adequately staffed, responsively reassigning volunteers depending on team and event needs. Leading up to the event, you will coordinate all the details of volunteer shifts, maintaining and updating a database with contact information for 100+ volunteers.

On the night of the auction, you will train and supervise volunteer teams during set-up, through the auction, and during load-out and clean-up. Post-auction wrap up includes updating volunteer jobs and contact information in the Raiser’s Edge database, issuing memberships to all volunteers, and assisting with the coordination of the volunteer thank you party. Accuracy in data entry, knowledge of Excel, other MS software, Google Drive, and quick learning of Raiser’s Edge is required. A patient, positive communication style is essential via phone, email, and in person. Stipend: $500

Position runs December 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018; break from December 23 through January 1. Position requires 15 hours per week. Possibility of periodically working remotely. Schedule is flexible and limited evening availability may be necessary. Must be available for the entirety of Auction day, February 24, 2018, along with increased availability Auction week, February 19 through 23, 2018.

Time Commitment :

Auction Art & Experience Intern

The auction is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the area’s contemporary arts scene while supporting individual artists of all disciplines. Work with experienced development staff as well as local artists and arts patrons to create one of the most exciting art happenings in Seattle. Gain first-hand development experience and learn about the many aspects of producing a successful arts fundraiser and celebration.

This position works directly with artists and art experience donors leading up to and through the night of the auction. You will help procure art experience packages, coordinate details of donations, support in-kind donation procurement, communicate with donating artists, assist with art storage logistics, pack and unpack art, and install it at the auction site. As the auction proceeds on the night of the event, you will be supervising a team of volunteers packaging purchased art for buyers. You will not only maintain and update multiple databases and spreadsheets with vital details about artist donors and 125 pieces of art, but also compile necessary materials to assist in catalog printing, website production, and related power point presentations.

A patient, positive communication style is essential via phone, email, and in person. Experience with spreadsheets, and basic sales and customer service skills are necessary. Accuracy in data entry, excellent editing and language skills, and knowledge or quick learning of basic Photoshop and InDesign are required.

Gallery work experience, graphic design, and/or confidence with the terms and language of contemporary visual art are pluses! Some lifting expected. Fun is guaranteed. Stipend: $1,000

Applications received by October 1, 2017 are preferred. Position runs October 15, 2017 through March 15, 2018; break from December 23 through January 1. Position requires 20 hours per week. Possibility of working remotely on occasion. Schedule is flexible and limited evening availability may be necessary. Must be available for the entirety of Auction day, February 24, 2018, along with increased availability Auction week, February 19 through 23, 2018.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to internhiring@artisttrust.org with the position of interest in the subject. Please detail any experiences with tasks similar to these, and your experiences working as part of a team.

Time Commitment : 10-20 hours per week

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

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