Program Manager at Centrum Residencies & Artist Projects / Employment

November 10, 2023

Organization Name: Centrum

Organization Location: Port Townsend, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Centrum Job Opportunity: Program Manager – Residencies & Artist Projects


Centrum seeks someone with a vision for the next chapter of programming and a passion for supporting artists and creatives in their need for time, space, and resources to help them thrive and build community. At this pivotal moment, the organization is launching a new series of public-facing residencies, In the Making, alongside its established programs including the Emerging Artists and Writers Residency, the Curatorial and Arts Worker Residency, and Self-directed Residencies. These comprehensive offerings collectively attract over 500 applications annually. Over the past decade, a burgeoning network of curators, artists, writers, and professionals have contributed to the selection and curation of residents. In anticipation of ongoing renovation to lodgings and studio spaces, the new role will involve aligning the residency program’s development with Centrum’s strategic goals, determined collaboratively with the Executive Director and fellow Program Managers. The chosen candidate will also oversee the administration, promotion, and community engagement activities for residencies, bringing along a strong network in regional and national artist communities. This is a senior staff position, promising to be a significant opportunity for contribution and impact in the organization’s future growth. This is a full-time exempt position, located in beautiful Port Townsend, WA. The hourly pay range for this position is $25 – $30, depending on experience. For the full job description contact


Centrum offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, paid holiday, sick and vacation leave, and flexible work arrangements. Staff and members of their immediate family may participate in Centrum workshops free of charge.

About Centrum

In partnership with Fort Worden State Park, Centrum, nestled in the historic army base of Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington, stands as a unique crossroads of natural beauty and history. It’s a haven for artists, innovators, students of diverse backgrounds, and those in pursuit of unparalleled cultural growth. For close to fifty years, Centrum has attracted a vast array of creative minds, making Fort Worden a revered epicenter of transformative learning and engagement. Through it all, our mission remains: to foster life-altering creative experiences.

Centrum is committed to bolstering its endowment fund, enhancing its balance sheet, and augmenting the annual fund. Before the pandemic, the organization managed an annual budget of $4 million, with 60% originating from contributed income. Operating without any debt, Centrum maintains a three-month cash reserve alongside a $1 million endowment. The organization boasts considerable stability in its staff and board and is presently embarking on the creation of a new five-year strategic plan to steer its post-COVID growth and evolution. Guided by creative aspiration, Centrum’s future is anchored in a growing commitment to community building. This commitment underscores our enduring legacy marked by multi-generational workshops and artist residencies, reflecting our core values and unwavering dedication to lifelong learning.

To Apply

Submit your letter of interest along with your resume to

Centrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Centrum is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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