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We have many ways for you to get involved with Artist Trust and connect with our statewide community.

About Artist Trust

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 are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, read our racial equity statement.

Job Opportunities

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  1. Communications Manager

Volunteer Internships

The Volunteer Internship Program at Artist Trust offers part-time (12-20 hours a week), six-month internships twice a year. It is best suited for aspiring arts administrators seeking to gain entry-level experience in the nonprofit and arts and culture sector. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Current students may be eligible to earn academic credit through their individual institutions. All internships are unpaid, but a $1,000 stipend (unless contracted through a university as a work study student) will be awarded to the intern after successful completion of the six-month internship.

"Interning at Artist Trust means working with awesome and talented people, adorable dogs, and participating in Thursday Lunch Club," said Shesira Said (Spring 2017 Internship Program). "This internship has exposed me to opportunities and events, and trained me to be more comfortable and familiarized with the arts community."

"The internship showed me a behind-the-scenes look at Artist Trust, the resources they offer, and the breadth of artists working in Washington State, while I gained valuable work experience," said Francesca Penchant (Fall 2017 Internship Program).

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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, contributing content to the Artist 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. Standing Committees of the Board
Communications Manager

The Communications Manager increases Artist Trust’s visibility and engages audiences in its mission through strategic communications, storytelling initiatives, promotions, marketing, and outreach.

Reports to: CEO

Time Commitment: Full-Time at 40 hours/week, Exempt


· Develop, implement, and track the success of an annual communications plan, working in support of and in collaboration with Artist Trust programs and development teams, and in coordination with Artist Trust’s strategic plan and racial equity framework

· Manage the content, design, production, and distribution of print and online collateral including, but not limited to: Artist Trust brochure, branding initiatives, special event invitations and materials, videos, annual report, press releases, blog posts, e-newsletters

· Develop and manage statewide storytelling initiatives for Artist Trust

· Maintain and refine Artist Trust’s website

· Create social media strategies and content, engaging audience in innovative and effective ways

· Coordinate and manage documentation (photos, videos, etc) of Artist Trust’s statewide programs and events

· Coordinate and enhance media relationships statewide, including generating press releases, pitching stories, coordinating press interviews, managing press contacts in database, maintaining press clippings archive, and working with the Development Manager on media sponsorships

· Manage style, brand, and language standards for all print and online materials and review all materials before they are distributed

· Manage contracts and relationships with communications vendors, partners, contractors, and sponsors

· Interview, hire and manage volunteer communications interns

· Oversee the annual communications budget

· Other duties as assigned by CEO

Desired Attributes
· Passion for and commitment to Artist Trust’s core mission and goals
· Passion for and commitment to racial equity in the arts
· Ability to manage complex projects and prioritize tasks; highly organized and detail-oriented
· Proven teamwork and collaboration, a readiness to share information, and an approach that seeks, values and incorporates advice
· Excellent communication skills
· Adaptability, creativity, and innovativeness
· Emotional intelligence and cultural competence
· Resourcefulness, with the ability to adapt to rapid change and anticipate opportunities
· Availability for statewide travel and for evening/weekend meetings and events

Required Skills and Qualifications:

· Minimum two years’ experience and demonstrated success in communications, preferably in a not-for-profit setting; experience in strategic communications planning, project management, and budget management
· Strong computer skills with demonstrated strength in social media platforms, website maintenance, and MS Office
· Graphic design skills preferred
· Bachelor’s Degree preferred


$48,000-$52,000 DOE plus benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, generous paid time off including vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter telling us why you are interested 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 9 AM Monday, May 27, 2019.

Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and we have a strong organizational commitment to racial equity. People of color, gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if we can help make Artist Trust’s application or hiring process more accessible for you.

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