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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 Artist Trust At Large Speakers

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, Seattle / Seeks Programs Intern
  2. Artist Trust, Seattle / Seeks Programs & Communications Intern
  3. Seeking Volunteers Year-Round
Artist Trust / Seeks Artist Trust At Large Speakers

Application deadline: April 14, 2014

Artist Trust is selecting a small group of people throughout Washington State to be Artist Trust At Large (ATAL) Speakers. ATAL is a free, one-hour presentation offered statewide on how Artist Trust helps artists of all disciplines boost their careers through our programs and services. The goal of ATAL is to effectively reach out to communities across the state through a cohort of trained Artist Trust At Large Speakers.

Responsibilities:
Selected ATAL Speakers will conduct 3-6 presentations per year, with the possibility of adding additional presentations. Speakers are responsible for identifying venues, scheduling presentations, and managing an RSVP list for each presentation (with the support of Artist Trust). You will be compensated for each presentation you complete. ATAL Speakers may not apply for Artist Trust funding during the time they are engaged as Artist Trust representatives.

Benefits:
In addition to connecting with arts communities across Washington State, benefits include:
    • Receive personalized public presentation training through Artist Trust;
    • Build new and strengthen current relationships in the art world;
    • Assist artists of all disciplines with their art careers and art business goals;
    • Compensation for each presentation completed ($125, plus mileage covered at the federal rate of .56 cents/mile).

Qualifications:
    • Must have good public speaking skills and/or teaching experience;
    • Have current engagement and familiarity with the local arts community (preferably as an artist or arts administrator);
    • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be respectful and a good listener;
    • Must be a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who likes to work in a team and support others;
    • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills;
    • Must have an understanding of computers;
    • Must commit to completing an entire year of the program;
    • Must be a Washington State resident at the time of application and throughout the yearlong project term.

ATAL Speakers will receive specialized training as follows:

Phase 1, Mon, April 14: Access to Presentation Video
A PowerPoint presentation will be emailed to you, with a link to a video of an ATAL Speaker giving the presentation so that you can begin familiarizing yourself with the content.

Phase 2, Tue, April 22: Video Submission
Applicants create a five-minute video recording of themselves presenting on a topic of their choice and submit it to us at Artist Trust for review.

Phase 3, Date TBD: Webinar Training
A public speaking coach will conduct the presentation via webinar followed by a 30-minute question and answer session (90 min. total). Exact time and date TBD, depending on the speakers’ schedules.
                                                       
Phase 4, Mon, May 19 (due by this day): ATAL Video Submission                  
Trainees are given up to three weeks to practice and video themselves conducting the presentation, and submit the video to us at Artist Trust for review.

Phase 5, Tue, June 24: Selection of Speakers      
Artist Trust will review videos, provide feedback to presenters, and select the ATAL Speakers.

Phase 6, Tue, July 15: Sign Contracts & Determine Schedule
Artist Trust will provide a list of general locations (city) and a specific month in which to deliver ATAL presentations for the Fiscal Year 2015 (July1, 2014- June 30, 2015).

HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals should send a résumé with a cover letter stating their unique skillsets and experiences that qualify them to be an ATAL Speaker. Please email all materials to Michèle Landsaat at michele(at)artisttrust.org. Applications are due by April 14, 2014.

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Artist Trust, Seattle / Seeks Programs Intern

Artist Trust seeks a detail-oriented, highly organized intern to help out with our Programs Department. Internships run four to six months, 10-20 hours per week. The Programs Intern will help with various aspects of programming, including:

    • Researching, updating and managing the Artist Trust Opportunities webpage
    • Assisting with enrollment for career training programs
    • Creating and updating programming evaluations
    • Preparing materials for various career training programs
    • Assisting with events
    • Special projects

This opportunity includes:
    • Valuable insights into the nonprofit arts administration arena
    • Exposure to the ins & outs of running arts programs
    • Opportunities to learn Expression Engine, Raiser’s Edge
    • Capitol Hill location
    • Creative work environment
    • Exposure to Washington State arts and artists.

Skills and Requirements for Position:
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Attention to detail.
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • An interest in art, arts administration, or non-profit administration.
    • Ability to commit to at least four months of interning.

This is an unpaid position. Interns receive a free one-year Artist Trust membership. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to michele(at)artisttrust.org by April 4, 2014.

Time Commitment : Four to six months, 10-20 hours per week

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Artist Trust, Seattle / Seeks Programs & Communications Intern

Artist Trust seeks a detail-oriented, highly organized intern to help out with Programs and Communications. Internships run four to six months, 15-20 hours per week. Preference will be given to those that can offer a longer commitment.

The Programs & Communications Intern will help with various aspects of our grant programs, Creative Career Center, and outreach, including:

  • Managing the Opportunities and Resources webpages;
  • Managing the online Statewide Events Calendar;
  • Updating programming evaluations;
  • Preparing materials for career training programs;
  • Assisting with online social media including Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletter;
  • Assisting in public relations including press releases and media contacts;
  • Updating online artists’ profiles;
  • Assisting with special projects and events.

This opportunity includes:
  • Valuable insights into the nonprofit arts administration arena;
  • Exposure to the ins and outs of running arts programs;
  • Opportunities to learn Expression Engine, Raisers Edge; Photoshop;
  • Creative work environment;
  • Capitol Hill location;
  • Exposure to Washington State arts and artists.

Skills and Requirements for Position:
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • An interest in art, arts administration, or non-profit administration;
  • Ability to commit to at least four months of interning.

This is an unpaid position. Interns receive a free one-year Artist Trust membership.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé and three professional references to lila(at)artisttrust.org by March 15, 2014.

Time Commitment : 15-20 hours/week; 4-6 months

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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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