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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. Administrative Assistant
  2. Job Opportunities

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  3. Program 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. Outreach & Community Liaison Volunteer
  2. Standing Committees of the Board
Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant works collaboratively with the staff and Board of Trustees to support Artist Trust’s mission and represent its values when interacting with the community.  This position will focus on supporting the organization by acting as the main point-of-contact for the administrative functioning of the office and ensuring daily operations are running smoothly and efficiently. This includes assisting the Chief Executive Officer and Finance and Operations Manager through a variety of administrative duties, such as meeting planning, preparing and filing documents, data entry and IT assistance, and corresponding with staff and board.

Reports to: Finance and Operations Manager

This is a full-time exempt position at 32 hours/week, with an annual salary range of $25,600-$29,600 DOE.

Time Commitment: FULL TIME (EXEMPT) @ 32 HOURS/WEEK

Responsibilities:

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE
• Greet visitors, manage incoming phone calls, and assist staff with daily needs.
• Maintain inventory of and purchase office supplies and technology.
• Troubleshoot basic issues with technology, office equipment, and facilities, and coordinate with external vendors if necessary.
• Complete data entry tasks, organize and implement file storage systems, and facilitate database improvement projects.
• Provide HR support to Finance and Operations Manager, including office orientations and paperwork for new hires and interns.
• Provide clerical and bookkeeping assistance to Finance and Operations Manager.
• Maintain organization calendar, schedule appointments, and coordinate internal meetings and events as necessary.
• Act as a liaison to the Board of Trustees, including meeting scheduling, correspondence, preparation and distribution of materials, Board website maintenance, and information tracking.
• Attend and assist in organization of 3 Board Meetings and 1 Board Retreat which occur annually outside of the regular Monday – Friday work week (usually on Saturdays; Board Retreat on Saturday and Sunday), including IT setup, and coordination of location and catering.
• Attend and take minutes at Board, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee meetings.
• Assist Chief Executive Officer with scheduling and administrative tasks.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and periodic planning retreats.
• Other duties as may be required.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
• Passion for and commitment to Artist Trust’s core mission and goals.
• Highly organized and detail-oriented.
• Adaptability, ambition, 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.
• Passion for and commitment to racial equity in the arts.
• Decisiveness and resourcefulness with the ability to adapt to rapid change, to anticipate and act quickly on opportunities.
• Availability for occasional evening/weekend meetings and events.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Some experience in an office setting providing support and/or administrative assistance, preferably in a not-for-profit setting.
• Resourceful problem-solver with can-do attitude.
• Friendly and able to work with a variety of people.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, & Outlook); Salesforce or similar CRM/database; and digital communications, and a willingness to learn new technology.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Benefits:

Generous paid vacation and sick leave. Eligible for group medical, long-term disability, life insurance, and employer-matched retirement plan.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Hiring@ArtistTrust.org with the subject ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Preference given to candidates applying by 9am on November 26, 2018. No phone calls or contacts through social media.

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.

Program Manager

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. Artist Trust actively seeks to be equitable, accessible and inclusive in its service to individual artist of all disciplines, ethnicities and geographies in Washington State.

The Program Manager understands, identifies, and responds to the needs of Washington State artists of all disciplines. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of Artist Trust’s grants, workshops, events, and resources, scaling program delivery to serve artists efficiently and maximize reach. The Program Manager works closely with the Program Director to deliver programs reflecting the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the organization and its annual and long-term programmatic goals.

Reports to: Program Director
Supervises: Program Coordinator

This is a full-time exempt position, with an annual salary range of $42,600-$55,000 DOE.

Time Commitment: FULL TIME (EXEMPT)

Responsibilities:

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE:

• Create, manage, and implement Artist Trust’s programs, including creating timelines and processes; monitoring budgets and expenses; developing grant applications and guidelines; and recruiting, training, and managing instructors and program facilitators in accordance with organizational strategy and annual goals.
• Deliver programs, including grant workshops and support services, Office Hours, town halls, events, online resources, and the Annual Artist Survey; operate with a lens of racial equity and geographic reach. 
• Develop and maintain curriculum for artist support and career development programs; work with Program Director and/or contractors to create, review, and update curriculum.
• Ensure programs are developed to meet the current needs of artists and responsive to the artistic, cultural, and economic environments of each region in Washington State and organizational feedback loops.
• Work with Program Director on annual planning and evaluation of Artist Trust’s programs and programmatic vision.
• Cultivate relationships with key artists, arts professionals, organizations, and communities to expand Artist Trust’s reach.
• Stay knowledgeable of artist support best practices and trends and issues impacting artists’ livelihoods.
• Document programs and events with a focus on capturing artist stories for external communications and organizational storytelling.
• Supervise Program Coordinator and coordinate and train interns and volunteers as necessary.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

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.
• Highly organized and detail-oriented.
• Adaptability, ambition, 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.
• Passion for and commitment to racial equity in the arts.
• Decisiveness and resourcefulness with the ability to adapt to rapid change, to anticipate and act quickly on opportunities.
• Comfort with public speaking.
• Availability for statewide travel and availability for evening/weekend meetings and events.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Minimum three years of experience in the nonprofit sector and ability to apply best practices in artist support programming.
• Experience with program / event management and production.
• Proven ability to initiate and sustain productive working relationships with diverse populations.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, & Outlook); Salesforce or similar CRM/database; and digital communications, and a willingness to learn new technology.
• Valid driver’s license and access to a car for travel.
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Benefits:

Generous paid vacation and sick leave. Eligible for group medical, long-term disability, life insurance, and employer-matched retirement plan.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@artisttrust.org with the subject PROGRAM MANAGER. Preference given to candidates applying by 9 a.m. on November 5, 2018. No phone calls or contacts through social media.

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.

Outreach & Community Liaison Volunteer

Outreach & community liaisons distribute promotional materials, assist with tabling at community events, and help set up workshops and events held statewide.

Contact ZACH Frimmel, program coordinator, at zach@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: Varies

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