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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.

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 Engagement Intern
  2. Professional Development Programs Intern
  3. Auction Registration Intern
  4. Auction Volunteer Coordinator
  5. Seeking Volunteers Year-Round
Artist Engagement Intern

  Artist Engagement Intern - Programs – Job Description

  12-20 hours/week

 

  Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole 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 and professional development of working   artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

  Internship Summary: 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 the state of Washington. The Artist Engagement Intern will assist the Programs team with outreach around programming,   researching and engaging different communities of artists, and delivering support during events as necessary. This is a good opportunity for artists and   emerging arts administrators looking to explore the arts service sector while building professional connections across Washington State. The   responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

  Responsibilities

  · Assist with planning engagement and artist support programming;

  · Assist with delivery of occasional daytime and evening programming (approx. 4 evenings/month);

  · Work with Program Director and Artist Liaison to plan future strategic engagement opportunities with artists;

  · Research and expand web-based resources, including maintaining the AT Resources page and proactively seeking other support materials for artists;

  · Input program attendees into Raisers Edge and analyze trends in the data;

     
  •       Provide support for events;  
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  •       Other special projects as assigned.  

  Benefits

  · Gain experience and knowledge of arts administration;

  · Exposure to the ins and outs of running statewide arts programs, including occasional statewide travel (primarily day trips);

  · Networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;

  · Gain experience with Raiser’s Edge; Expression Engine; MailChimp; Submittable; and Adobe programs;

     
  •       Develop event management skills;  

  · Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;

  · Work with a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;

  · A letter of recommendation / reference upon successful completion of the internship.

  Skills and Qualifications

     
  •       Excellent verbal and written communication skills;  
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  •       Strong attention to detail;  
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  •       Proactive problem-solving skills;  

  · Enthusiasm and willingness to engage with the public on behalf of AT;

  · Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;

  · A passion for the arts or an interest in arts administration;

  · Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

     
  •       A sense of humor;  
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  •       Ability to commit to at least a six-month internship.  
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  •       Note: Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program.  

  Compensation

  The Artist Engagement Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a   university as a work study student).

  To Apply

  Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Artist Engagement Intern” in the subject   line: Letter of Interest describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position; résumé; three professional references with contact information.

 
  While the position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by December 5, 2016.

        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-non­conforming people, people with disabilities, and low-­income people are encouraged to apply.  

Time Commitment : Six months, 12-20 hours per week. Must be available for occasional evenings and weekends.

Professional Development Programs Intern

Program Intern – Professional Development Job Description

12-20 hours/week

 

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole 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 and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

Internship Summary: The Professional Development Intern serves an important support role for Artist Trust’s programming team in providing career training and grantmaking programs for individual artists in the state of Washington. The Program Intern manages the Artist Trust Opportunities web page and works with the Program Director, Program Coordinator, and Artist Liaison to present workshops and events for artists around the state as well as provides support for the Grants Program Coordinator and the organization’s eight grant programs. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities

· Develop, update, and manage the Artist Trust Opportunities web page;

· Assist with preparation and evaluation of career training programs; ;

  • Provide support for meetings and some events;

· Research, evaluate, and expand web-based resources, including and other support materials for artists;

· Assist with grant selection panel preparation and notetaking;

  • Maintain tracking and evaluation records;
  • Other special projects as assigned.

Benefits

· Gain experience and knowledge of arts administration and equity;

· Exposure to the ins and outs of running statewide arts programs;

· Networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;

· Learn professional development skills through monthly intern program

· Gain experience with Raiser’s Edge; Expression Engine; MailChimp; Submittable; and Adobe programs;

· Develop event preparation, management, and evaluation skills;

· Learn what makes a successful grant application and learn about the grant panel process;

· Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;

· Work with a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;

· A letter of recommendation / reference upon successful completion of the internship.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;

· A passion for the arts or an interest in arts administration;

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

  • A sense of humor;

· Ability to commit to at least a six-month internship.

· Ability to remain organized when balancing multiple projects

Compensation

The Program Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship, unless contracted as a work study student through a university.

To Apply

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org: Letter of Interest describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position; résumé; three professional references with contact information.


While the position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to applications received before December 5, 2016.

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 non­conforming people, people with disabilities, and low-­income people are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment : Six months, 12-20 hours per week. Daily schedule is flexible.

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 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 the auction, and supervision of volunteer teams in advance of and during the auction. Perfect 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

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, 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, 2016 and are able to start before December 1, 2016.

Time Commitment : 10-20 hours a week. Position runs December 1, 2016 through March 15, 2017; with a break from December 24 to January 1.

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 as needed depending on how teams need to be functioning. 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 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

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, 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, 2016 and are able to start before December 1, 2016.

Time Commitment : 10-20 hours per week. Position runs December 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017; with a break from December 24 to January 1.

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