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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 Development Director
  2. Artist Trust Seeks / Grants Program Coordinator
  3. Artist Trust / Seeks Artist Liaison

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
Artist Trust / Seeks Development Director

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that we are seeking a Development Director to join our leadership team. The Development Director is a key strategist for Artist Trust, stewarding all activities that drive fundraising success. This position oversees revenue generation through a comprehensive fundraising program that includes major gifts, annual funds, events, public and private sector grants, corporate sponsorships, planned and legacy gifts, and special campaign initiatives. This position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. Key Development Director responsibilities include:

• Strategic development research, planning, budgeting, program management, reporting and communication.
• Growth of annual fundraising campaigns, including oversight of individual giving, expansion of corporate partnerships, oversight of foundation and government fundraising, fundraising event production (including annual art auction) and implementation of special fundraising programs.
• Expansion of the Artist Trust’s capitalization, development of multi-year funding initiatives and establishment of a planned giving program.
• Maintenance and nurturing of a portfolio of major donor relationships, including donor prospect research, discovery, cultivation and stewardship.
• Management of the development department, including hiring, training, supervising and inspiring staff, interns and contractors.
• Collaboration and engagement with Executive Director, board leadership, staff team and consultants to accomplish these goals.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Desired Attributes

• Passion for and commitment to Artist Trust’s core mission of supporting the individual artist.
• Familiarity with the Washington State arts community across disciplines, geography and ethnicities; supportive and compassionate understanding of issues related to individual artists.
• Interacts with others in a way that inspires confidence in the motives of the organization. Is seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences, promises and commitments.
• An entrepreneurial mindset, adaptability, creativity and innovativeness.
• Proven leadership with humor and an ability to inspire team collaboration and success.
• Excellent strategic communication skills with an ability to clearly convey and receive information and ideas in a manner that is open, engaging, and invites response and feedback. Demonstrates excellent written, oral and listening skills.
• Ability to effectively present ideas, information and materials to individuals and groups. Effectively prepares and provides structured delivery; facilitates workshops or meetings in a structured manner, can facilitate and manage group processes.
• Emotional intelligence and cultural competence; behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds. Cultivates opportunities through diverse communities; respects and relates well to people from varied backgrounds, and is sensitive to group differences; sees diversity as an opportunity, challenges bias and intolerance.
• Decisiveness and resourcefulness with the ability to adapt to rapid change, to anticipate and act quickly on opportunities and to inspire others to approach institutional change as well.
• Capable of seeing the big picture while ensuring that details are executed with professionalism, grace and a donor-centered focus.

Required Skills and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree (CFRE preferred).
• Minimum five years of hands-on fundraising experience with progressive responsibilities and proven results increasing gift revenue, preferably in the arts.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, establish objectives and priorities, implement plans and achieve goals within a fast-paced non-profit environment.
• Recent experience successfully cultivating and soliciting major gifts.
• Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills required; demonstrated experience working with board members and volunteers.
• Effective and demonstrated interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
• Strong understanding of budgets.
• Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Suit and donor management software, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
• Availability for statewide travel and availability for evening/weekend meetings and events.

Desirable Qualifications

• Endowment and/or capital campaign experience preferred.
• Knowledge of local philanthropic community.
• Experience with statewide development efforts and communications.

COMPENSATION:  This is a full-time (40hr/week), exempt position, with an annual salary range of $60,000-$75,000 DOE. Generous paid vacation and sick leave are offered. Employees are eligible for group medical, long-term disability, life insurance and employer-matched retirement plan.

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 midnight September 8, 2015.

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)

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Artist Trust Seeks / Grants Program Coordinator

The Grants Program Coordinator facilitates all aspects of Artist Trust Grantmaking programs, focusing on logistics, materials preparation, and communications with participants. The Grants Program Coordinator reports to and works closely with the Program Director. Key Grants Program Coordinator duties include:

• Provide logistics coordination for all Artist Trust grant programs including: Grants for Artist Projects; Conductive Garboil Grant; Fellowships; Twining Humber Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award; Gar La Salle Award; Arts Innovator Awards; James W. Ray Awards.
• Create and distribute grant application guidelines; coordinate grant processes; distribute information to panelists; facilitate panels; correspond with applicants and grant recipients.
• In cooperation with the Communications Manager, maintain and manage all grants information on the Artist Trust website.
• Coordinate artist participation in the residency programs administered by Artist Trust.
• Support the maintenance of grants-related databases, files and records, and reports from grant recipients.
• Work with Communications Manager to develop and distribute grant press releases; edit, maintain and manage grant recipient profiles and other added online content.
• In cooperation with the Artist Liaison, produce events, webinars and workshops to facilitate artist access to Artist Trust’s grant opportunities.
• Supervise and coordinate work study and/or recruit and train interns and volunteers as necessary.
• Assist with Artist Trust events and additional projects as assigned.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Desired Attributes

• Passion for and commitment to Artist Trust’s core mission and goals.
• Supportive and compassionate understanding of issues related to individual artists.
• Familiarity with the Washington State arts community, across disciplines, geography and ethnicities.
• 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.
• Decisiveness and resourcefulness with the ability to adapt to rapid change, to anticipate and act quickly on opportunities.
• Availability for statewide travel and availability for evening/weekend meetings and events.

Required Skills and Experience

• Minimum three years’ experience in non-profit sector and ability to apply best practices in grantmaking.
• Proven ability to initiate and sustain productive working relationships with diverse populations.
• Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and databases.
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

COMPENSATION:  This is a part-time (32hr/week), exempt position, with an annual salary range of $28,000-$36,000 DOE. Generous paid vacation and sick leave. Eligible for group medical, long-term disability, life insurance and employer-matched retirement plan.

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 midnight September 28, 2015.

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 : Part-time (32hr/week)

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Artist Trust / Seeks Artist Liaison

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that we are seeking an Artist Liaison to expand Artist Trust’s inclusivity and outreach to Washington State artists of all disciplines. The Artist Liaison is the welcoming point of contact for artists seeking information and support from Artist Trust. The Artist Liaison also works with Artist Trust staff to proactively and strategically expand Artist Trust’s reach to and deepen Artist Trust’s relationships with diverse artists and communities. This is a new position that reports to and works closely with the Program Director. General responsibilities include:

• Welcome artists into Artist Trust. Act as a primary point of contact for Artists seeking Artist Trust resources and information, including answering artists’ questions, assisting artists in research and pointing artists to appropriate resources.
• Get out into the community. With a lens of equity and inclusion, and under the direction and consultation of the Program Director, cultivate relationships with key individuals, organizations and communities to expand Artist Trust’s reach. Participate in outreach to individual artists through ambassador relationships, event attendance, event tabling, strategic partnerships and resource sharing.
• Expand online resources for artists. Research and update opportunities and resources for artists in all disciplines on the Artist Trust website.
• Coordinate the Meet the Artist element of the Fellowship Program. (Fellowship recipients present a Meet the Artist event to a community that has little or no access to the artist and their work.) Work collaboratively with staff, artists and venues to plan and promote the program.
• Represent Artist Trust in the Artists Up collaboration, an effort by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Artist Trust to improve and expand capacity and networks for artists of color.
• In cooperation with Program Director and Program Coordinators, produce events, webinars and workshops to facilitate artist access to Artist Trust’s grants and professional development opportunities.
• Coordinate with Artist Trust staff to recommend and facilitate artist representation at Artist Trust events, panels, programs, in governance and communications.
• Support the maintenance of artist-related databases, files and records.
• Supervise and coordinate work study and/or recruit and train interns and volunteers as necessary.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Desired Attributes

• Passion for and commitment to Artist Trust’s core mission and goals.
• Supportive and compassionate understanding of issues related to individual artists.
• Familiarity with the Washington State arts community, across disciplines, geography and ethnicities.
• 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.
• Decisiveness and resourcefulness with the ability to adapt to rapid change, to anticipate and act quickly on opportunities.
• Availability for statewide travel and availability for evening/weekend meetings and events.

Required Skills and Experience

• Minimum three years’ experience in the arts non-profit sector.
• Proven ability to initiate and sustain productive working relationships with diverse populations.
• Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and databases.
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

COMPENSATION:  This is a part-time (36hr/week), exempt position, with an annual salary range of $28,800-$37,800 DOE. Generous paid vacation and sick leave. Eligible for group medical, long-term disability, life insurance and employer-matched retirement plan.

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 midnight September 14, 2015.

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 : Part Time (.9 FTE Exempt)

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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

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