For Artists / Opportunities

Artist Trust, Seattle / Seeks Communications Manager

Submission fee


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 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.

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Non-Profit Orgs.