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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. Artist Trust / Seeks Communications Manager
  2. Artist Trust / Seeks Work-Study Project Assistant

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. Artist Trust / Seeks Annual Book Sale Volunteers / Seattle
  2. Artist Trust / Seeks EDGE Grand Finale Volunteers / Seattle
  3. Seeking Volunteers Year-Round
Artist Trust / Seeks Communications Manager

Deadline: August 5, 2014
32 hours/week, Exempt

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding to artists and professional development of working artists, and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1987.

Job Summary: The Communications Manager is responsible for increasing the visibility of Artist Trust and the achievements of its grant recipients and EDGE graduates. The main emphasis is on the creation and dissemination of promotional and outreach materials.

Reports to: Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement strategic communications plan, strategy and calendar for Artist Trust in coordination with program and development efforts;
  • Coordinate all communications for the organization;
  • Manage messaging and branding initiatives;
  • Maintain and refine website;
  • Maintain and develop relationships with Ambassadors throughout the state and devise new strategies to more effectively engage stakeholders outside of King County;
  • Produce, design, oversee production and distribute print and online collateral materials including, but not limited to: Artist Trust brochure; office collateral; special event invitations; Auction materials; program invitations; press releases; blog posts; and bi-weekly e-newsletter;
  • Regularly enhance Artist Trust’s digital footprint through social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter in innovative and effective ways;
  • Interview, hire and manage interns to assist with programs and communications tasks, including: online posting; Raiser’s Edge data entry; mailings.
  • Coordinate and enhance media relationships, including generating press releases; pitching stories; coordinating press interviews; managing press contacts in database; and maintaining press clippings archive;
  • Manage style and language standards for all print and online materials and review all materials before they are distributed;
  • Serve as back-up spokesperson for the organization;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Proven success in effective communications, website management, marketing, and traditional and social media;
  • Accomplished communications professional with at least five years of experience;
  • Knowledgeable and working relationship with news and media outlets, art reporters, etc.;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Editing skills;
  • Graphic design skills and experience;
  • Advanced knowledge of Constant Contact (or similar platform); MS Office, Raiser’s Edge (or similar database software); Adobe InDesign and Photoshop;
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of personal organization;
  • High ethical standards and a record of good judgment, integrity, and diplomacy;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a fast-paced heavy workload and to plan, organize, establish objectives and priorities, and achieve goals;
  • Ability to initiate and sustain productive working relationships with diverse populations;
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend events;
  • Commitment to Artist Trust’s mission and goals; able to inspire staff, board and the community in developing broad-based understanding of the importance of supporting individual artists of all disciplines throughout the state;
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a member of a team.

Desirable Qualifications
  • HTML; Expression Engine;
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organization;
  • Familiarity with the Washington State arts community, across all disciplines.

  • $30,000-$32,000 per year DOE (for 32 hours/week) plus benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, long disability insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holiday pay.

To Apply
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to bgreen@artisttrust.org with the subject COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER by August 5, 2014.

Artist Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. People of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Artist Trust / Seeks Work-Study Project Assistant

We’re seeking a Work-Study Project Assistant to assist Program staff with our EDGE Professional Development Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • General administrative support of the EDGE Professional Development Program
  • Distribute and process EDGE applications
  • Prepare materials and documents for EDGE applicants, participants, instructors and speakers
  • Update database with EDGE-related information
  • Assisting with EDGE-related events
  • Design, distribute and process EDGE surveys
  • Special projects

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Interest in the arts, administrative, non-profit work
  • Must be a currently enrolled student and eligible for the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

Desired Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat form design

Hours & Compensation:
  • 10-19 hours per week
  • $12.50/ hour
  • Artist Trust Membership

How to Apply:
  • Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to Program Manager Libby L. Gerber: libby(at)artisttrust.org. Please use subject line “WORK-STUDY PROJECT ASSISTANT” in your e-mail.

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Artist Trust / Seeks Annual Book Sale Volunteers / Seattle

We’re seeking a few volunteers to help us at our Annual Book Sale on August 7!

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

Contact sonja(at)artisttrust.org ASAP if you are interested.

Time Commitment : Thursday, August 7, 3-8pm

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Artist Trust / Seeks EDGE Grand Finale Volunteers / Seattle

We’re seeking volunteers for our EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists Grand Finale. This exciting event celebrates 16 recent EDGE graduates, who will each give a short presentation about their artwork.

Friday, August 1, 2014, 6-10pm
GGLO Space at the Steps
1301 First Ave, Seattle, WA

We need several friendly volunteers to help with check-in, set-up and clean-up.

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

Please e-mail libby(at)artisttrust.org if you are interested.

Time Commitment : August 1, 2014, 6-10pm

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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.

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

Time Commitment : Varies

Apply now