Development Director / Employment

August 1, 2024

Organization Name: SOLA

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


We are seeking a dedicated and organized individual interested in making an impact in the lives of accomplished women artists across Washington. We invite experienced candidates to apply to SOLA (Support of Old Lady Artists), a nonprofit arts organization, for a part-time contract Development Director. This position is mostly remote, with occasional on-site events and bi-weekly meetings in the Seattle, WA region. This key role will be pivotal to our small and passionate leadership team.

SOLA (Support of Old Lady Artists) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, committed to championing the creative legacy of artists across Washington State. Established in 2016 by internationally recognized artist Ginny Ruffner, SOLA has been a steadfast advocate for the artistic community, providing professional support, networking and community building events, and, notably, elevating the recognition of mature women artists with the SOLA Award including cash grants, brief videos highlighting career accomplishments, and ongoing leadership opportunities for SOLA Awardees. Our annual award is rooted in the empowerment of female visual artists over the age of 60, currently residing and working in Washington State, and who have enriched our cultural landscape with a body of work spanning at least 25 years.

The ideal candidate will oversee and actively contribute to all fundraising efforts, encompassing grant applications, donor relations, and fundraising campaigns. You will play a crucial role in shaping and executing our development strategy to advance our mission of supporting mature women visual artists. The successful candidate will thrive as an independent worker, adept at efficiently managing their workload. Strong collaboration and communication skills, flexibility and solid fundraising experience are essential to leverage the deep nonprofit arts experience within our small, but dynamic leadership team.

Competitive pay range of $40,000 to $52,000 annually for part time position, commensurate with experience.
Contracted position up to 30+/- hours/week
$750/quarterly health care honorarium
Significant leadership role in small arts nonprofit
Performance-based incentives available in a culture of recognizing and appreciating all team members’ contributions
Great work-life balance with flexible hours makes this remote opportunity an incredible way to give back to your passion and to Washington state’s arts community.

See specific job description details on our website.

Application Process
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive application package including:
Resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples.
Email to: Nichole DeMent, SOLA Executive Director, at
Subject line: Development Director application (your name)

To ensure priority consideration, please submit your application by August 1. The application period will remain open until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

For additional details about SOLA’s mission and to view all 26 accomplished female artists that have received a SOLA Award, plus other public programs and events, please visit our website at

Thank you for considering joining our team at SOLA. We appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment to supporting mature artists in Washington State and look forward to reviewing your application!

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