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We’re Hiring! Tech Lead (Django)

Innovative arts non-profit seeks a full-stack engineer to lead technical development.

Innovative arts non-profit the Live Music Project seeks a full-stack engineer to lead technical development. We are a team of 10 volunteer developers working with a seasoned product manager who is embedded in Seattle’s classical music community. We meet twice per month (currently on Google Meet), supplemented by asynchronous communication. After 4 years of all-volunteer development, we’re now hiring a part-time Tech Lead to build technological expertise into our organizational leadership, support our growing engineering team, and help drive technology decisions throughout the product life cycle. This role is part-time, contract, and 100% remote. Learn more about LMP at livemusicproject.org/about/.

Our ongoing projects serve our mission to increase access to the arts through community-centered technology:

  • The Live Music Project Calendar is the heart of our community. We are working to launch a nation-wide classical music calendar platform that will take the place of the current calendar built on WordPress (livemusicproject.org). As of October 2020, this is the primary focus of the dev team.
  • Dots is our in-house donation platform for performing arts organizations. It currently supports several live fundraising campaigns with growing interest from within the classical music community. Check it out at dots.livemusicproject.org
  • Spontaneous Free Tickets is a program that brings classical music to new and under-served audiences. In the 2019-2020 concert season, before concert halls closed due to covid-19, we were scheduled to distribute $45,000 in free (donated) tickets to the Puget Sound community. This program is ripe for automation, and our administrators are eager to use our tech stack to scale SFT to the next level. (This automation project is on hold indefinitely until concert halls reopen.)

Our projects are built on a consistent technology stack:

  • Django (Python) full-stack framework
  • React/Redux for rich user interfaces
  • PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch
  • Docker for development
  • Heroku for infrastructure/deployment
  • Github for source control and code reviews
  • Github Actions for automated testing and continuous integration
  • ZenHub (GitHub plugin) for issue tracking and project management
  • Google Docs and Github wiki for specs and documentation
  • Slack for communication

You have at least:

  • 2+ years working with Python and Django, or a strong background with other full-stack frameworks/ORMs (e.g. Ruby on Rails)
  • 4+ years software engineering experience
  • Familiarity with each piece of a 12-factor app (https://12factor.net/)
  • Proficiency with Frontend JS applications (preferably React/Redux)
  • A track record of delivering projects from spec to production
  • Great communication and transparency in technical decision-making

In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with the product manager to architect and develop new features
  • Drive projects to completion by delegating tasks to engineers
  • Support engineers through the sprint progress, unblocking them when needed
  • Lead biweekly developer meetups
  • Identify gaps in the team so LMP can recruit new contributors
  • Interview and onboard new contributors
  • Work with the product manager to make decisions about scaling our technology infrastructure

Compensation & hours:

  • 5 hrs/week, with the potential for more
  • $40/hr on a contract basis
  • 100% remote

The Live Music project, an equal opportunity employer, strongly encourages applications from people of color. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Please direct inquiries to dev@livemusicproject.org. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis through December 15, 2020.

Last updated: November 20, 2020

Guidelines for submitting online concerts

Updated November 1, 2020
livestreams welcome

The Live Music Project classical/contemporary classical concert calendar is now listing live and pre-broadcast streamed events taking place anywhere in the world.

We will resume listing in-person performances once we can again gather to hear live music together. Please submit your online concerts so that we can get word out to listeners everywhere. This is no longer limited to Seattle/Puget Sound (which has been our focus since 2014). Wherever you are, let’s get your music heard. Details below.

Submit yours here:
https://livemusicproject.org/calendar/community/add/

Peruse the calendar:
https://livemusicproject.org/calendar/category/livestream/

Get the concert listings by email (weekly):
http://eepurl.com/XpRIf

Get notified by email when a livestream/broadcast concert is added to the LMP calendar: http://eepurl.com/bgQCk1

Guidelines

• All online classical/contemporary classical concerts EVERYWHERE are welcome on our calendar – free and paid.
• Please note that we list the events in Seattle-local time (Pacific), so if your event takes place in a different time zone, please adjust the date and time of your event accordingly when you submit the details. For good measure, consider including the date and time in the description as well.
• Will your performance stream live in real time? Add [LIVE] in the title.
• Make sure to include a link to the stream! One of the most common challenges we hear about from listeners is that it’s hard to figure out where to tune in on the day of the concert.
• Include information about where to donate to you/your ensemble, like a Venmo username or Paypal link.
• Include program details in the event description so that we can tag your event and help more people find it!
• Make sure to select the “Livestream/Broadcast” category.
• For venue, choose “Online event” (this should already be the default)

All online events will appear on this page: https://livemusicproject.org/calendar/category/livestream/

Cheers to you, wonderful music-makers and music-lovers!

~ Team LMP

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: March 2020

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more. Subscribe here.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • ArtsFund is looking for a chief executive officer.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is hiring a chief operating officer and looking for event and fund drive volunteers.
  • Seattle Chamber Music Society seeks 2 seasonal marketing & community engagement coordinators for part-time, paid positions for May-July, working on the Music Under the Stars programs in 5 parks throughout the city.
  • Artist Trust is seeking a program assistant and an operations coordinator.
  • The Frye Art Museum is hiring a part-time visitor services representative (Sundays) who is responsible for greeting visitors, taking donations, selling memberships and ensuring that all visitors have a positive overall Museum experience.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking a properties assistant; web producer and designer; an audience services representative; and direct sales and telefunding representatives.
  • Seattle Symphony is hiring an orchestra personnel manager; major gift officer; development operations coordinator; marketing assistant; facilities director; ticket services associate; and ushers.
  • The 2020 Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute is accepting applications from music educators, student conductors, as well as seasoned professionals for their workshop August 3-8 on Whidbey Island.
  • 4Culture invites artists to audition for the Touring Arts Roster on April 10 and 11, 2020.
  • Bachinthesubways Greater Seattle seeks volunteer musicians to perform original or arrangements of JS Bach’s music in public spaces March 19-25, 2020.
  • Seattle Philharmonic accepts applications submitted by March 14 for the 2020 Don Bushell Concerto Competition from local performers who wish to audition with Classical or Baroque works.
  • Sammamish Symphony invites applications by March 8 for their annual Youth Concerto Competition to be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Redmond, WA.
  • Cascadian Chorale is currently auditioning for singers of all voice parts with year-round start dates possible.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is auditioning strong musicians for the following positions: principal cello, principal string bass, clarinet assistant principal/section, percussion (section), and all string section instruments.
  • Seattle Opera is pleased to announce a new internship program in collaboration with TeenTix, set for Summer 2020. This six-week internship will take place July 6–August 14 (with some flexibility).
  • Neil Sussman’s popular tax workshop is back to guide artists and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what’s new for your 2019 tax return.
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking energetic and positive persons who have a passion for collaborative classical ensemble music and are willing to donate time in the capacity of events management, fundraising and grant writing.
  • Live Music Project is currently looking for volunteer calendar editors, volunteer flyer distributors, LMP birthday party volunteers (May 4), volunteer researchers, and volunteer full-stack engineers interested in tech-for-good.
  • Live Music Project is seeking a CPA for tax guidance. If you can volunteer a few hours of your time this month, please contact shaya@livemusicproject.org.

Notable deadlines

  • March 7, 2020 – ACRE: Residency applications due
  • March 8, 2020 – Open AIR Opportunities: Residency application deadline
  • March 9, 2020 – Artist Trust: Fellowship Awards application due
  • March 15, 2020 – Western Arts Alliance’s Annual Conference: Juried Showcase applications due
  • March 16, 2020 – Rockland Residency: Fall 2020 Call to Artists ends
  • March 20, 2020 – Bethany Arts Community: Residency applications due
  • March 31, 2020 – Boston New Music Initiative: Call for Scores deadline
  • April 1, 2020 – 2020 Amphion Grant Program: Performing Ensembles application due
  • April 17, 2020 – NewMusicShelf: 2020 Call for Scores for B♭ Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Tuba, and Violin ends
  • June 29, 2020 – Artist Trust: Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) application deadline
  • November 1, 2020 – Kurt Weill Foundation: Grant applications due
  • Ongoing – 4Culture: T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants
  • Ongoing – ArtsWA: Snap Grants pilot program pre-application window opened (budgets under $25K)
  • Ongoing – 4Culture: Community grant (aims to connect with communities who have not been reached and who are currently under-supported)
  • Ongoing – 4Culture: Open Arts Grant; apply at least 6 weeks prior to event date
  • Ongoing – Seattle Office of Arts & Culture: smART ventures grant application deadline
  • Ongoing – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute: facility grant; apply at least two months prior to event date
  • Ongoing – Live Music Project: Spontaneous Free Tickets audience-building program

Media calendar deadlines

Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar

City Arts – City Arts is currently on hiatus and is not accepting calendar submissions.

Seattle Times – The Seattle Times no longer prints comprehensive listings of books, theater and visual arts events; however, they do print selective listings every week in Weekend Plus, based on information submitted to them. The best way to submit that information is via email: weekend@seattletimes.com

The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place

Seattle Met – email 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar and include “Listings Editor” in the subject line to press@seattlemet.com

Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

To receive community announcements by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: February 2020

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more. Subscribe here.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • ArtsFund is looking for a chief executive officer.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is hiring a chief operating officer and looking for event and fund drive volunteers.
  • Path with Art seeks an associate development director.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking a properties assistant; web producer and designer; an audience services representative; and direct sales and telefunding representatives.
  • Seattle Symphony is hiring an individual giving coordinator; facilities director; ticket services associate; and ushers.
  • Seattle Symphony announces auditions for contrabassoon/3rd bassoon with applications due by Friday, February 14th, 2020.
  • Bachinthesubways Greater Seattle seeks volunteer musicians to perform original or arrangements of JS Bach’s music in public spaces March 19-25, 2020.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra is accepting applications from performers of Baroque and Classical works for the 75th annual Don Bushell Concerto Competition.
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking to sponsor a professional classical brass ensemble that is progressive, with ALL members dedicated to performing, recording and educational/community outreach.
  • Through February 17, Bellevue Youth Choirs is recruiting youth ages 9-18 to learn musicianship skills in a joyful, supportive community.
  • Sammamish Symphony is now accepting applications for their annual Youth Concerto Competition to be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Redmond, WA.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is auditioning strong musicians for the following positions: principal cello, principal string bass, clarinet assistant principal/section, percussion (section), and all string section instruments.
  • Community Noise wants to play your music on FM radio at KBFG 107.3; this local, all-volunteer radio station brings the world to our neighborhood.
  • Artists Up is pleased to offer Mentorly Scholarships to artists living in Washington State who would like to elevate their practice, learn more about a certain skill, or explore a new field by receiving one-on-one coaching from another artist.
  • KEXP has six open internship programs in the areas of software development, morning show producer, audio post-production, and more.
  • Seattle Opera is pleased to announce a new internship program in collaboration with TeenTix, set for Summer 2020. This six-week internship will take place July 6–August 14 (with some flexibility).
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking energetic and positive persons who have a passion for collaborative classical ensemble music and are willing to donate time in the capacity of events management, fundraising and grant writing.
  • Live Music Project is currently looking for volunteer calendar editors, volunteer flyer distributors, volunteer researchers, and volunteer full-stack engineers interested in tech-for-good.

Notable deadlines

  • February 29, 2020 – Creative Capital: Creative Capital Awards applications due
  • February 29, 2020 – The Chelsea Symphony: Call for Scores deadline
  • March 1, 2020 – Millay Colony for the Arts: Residency application due
  • March 1, 2020 – Ucross Foundation: Residency application due
  • March 1, 2020 – Guild of Carillonneurs in North America: Ronald Barnes Memorial grant for North American carillon performance, composition, music history or instrument design applications due
  • March 7, 2020 – ACRE: Residency applications due
  • March 9, 2020 – Artist Trust: Fellowship Awards application due
  • March 16, 2020 – Rockland Residency: Fall 2020 Call to Artists ends
  • March 31, 2020 – Boston New Music Initiative: Call for Scores deadline
  • June 29, 2020 – Artist Trust: Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) application deadline
  • Ongoing – 4Culture: T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants
  • Ongoing – ArtsWA: Snap Grants pilot program pre-application window opened (budgets under $25K)
  • Ongoing – 4Culture: Community grant (aims to connect with communities who have not been reached and who are currently under-supported)
  • Ongoing – 4Culture: Open Arts Grant; apply at least 6 weeks prior to event date
  • Ongoing – Seattle Office of Arts & Culture: smART ventures grant application deadline
  • Ongoing – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute: facility grant; apply at least two months prior to event date
  • Ongoing – Live Music Project: Spontaneous Free Tickets audience-building program

Media calendar deadlines

Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar

City Arts – City Arts is currently on hiatus and is not accepting calendar submissions.

Seattle Times – The Seattle Times no longer prints comprehensive listings of books, theater and visual arts events; however, they do print selective listings every week in Weekend Plus, based on information submitted to them. The best way to submit that information is via email: weekend@seattletimes.com

The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place

Seattle Met – email 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar and include “Listings Editor” in the subject line to press@seattlemet.com

Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

To receive community announcements by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: January 2020

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more. Subscribe here.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Olympia Symphony Orchestra seeks a dynamic and experienced music director for a position beginning with the 2021-2022 concert season.
  • ArtsFund is looking for a chief executive officer and a luncheon coordinator.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is hiring a chief operating officer and looking for event and fund drive volunteers.
  • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council has an open positions for an arts education manager and an outreach & development director.
  • Path with Art seeks an associate development director.
  • Town Hall Seattle is hiring a communications and marketing director as well as a program director.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking a PT retail sales assistant; a pool of scenic, costume, and lighting designers; an audience services representative; and direct sales and telefunding representatives.
  • Seattle Symphony is hiring a vice president of artistic planning, ticket services associate, and ushers.
  • Seattle Pro Musica seeks a full-time operations and administrative associate to start ASAP.
  • 4Culture is hiring an experienced receptionist to provide a welcoming, efficient, and secure office and exhibition environment.
  • Seattle Symphony announces auditions for contrabassoon/3rd bassoon with applications due by Friday, February 14th, 2020.
  • Bachinthesubways Greater Seattle seeks volunteer musicians to perform original or arrangements of JS Bach’s music in public spaces March 19-25, 2020.
  • Ave Renaissance Women’s Choir is holding auditions for new singers for a performance of Faure’s Requiem.
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking to sponsor professional classical string, brass or percussion ensembles that are progressive, with ALL members dedicated to performing, recording and educational/community outreach.
  • Seattle Opera is looking for children 9-14 years of age who have unchanged voices (treble voices only) for its mainstage production of Pagliacci. Both boys and girls encouraged to audition.
  • Throughout January, Bellevue Youth Choirs is recruiting youth ages 4-18 to learn musicianship skills in a joyful, supportive community.
  • Cascadian Chorale is currently auditioning for singers of all voice parts with year-round start dates possible.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is auditioning strong musicians for the following positions: principal cello, principal string bass, oboe (section), flute (section), clarinet (sections), percussion (section), and all string section instruments.
  • Community Noise wants to play your music on FM radio at KBFG 107.3; this local, all-volunteer radio station brings the world to our neighborhood.
  • Artists Up is pleased to offer Mentorly Scholarships to artists living in Washington State who would like to elevate their practice, learn more about a certain skill, or explore a new field by receiving one-on-one coaching from another artist.
  • KEXP has six open internship programs in the areas of software development, morning show producer, audio post-production, and more.
  • Seattle Opera is pleased to announce a new internship program in collaboration with TeenTix, set for Summer 2020. This six-week internship will take place July 6–August 14 (with some flexibility).
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking board members who have skill in grant writing, business development, financial skills, and a love of chamber music.
  • Live Music Project is currently looking for volunteer calendar editors, volunteer flyer distributors, volunteer researchers, and volunteer full-stack engineers interested in tech-for-good.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar

City Arts – City Arts is currently on hiatus and is not accepting calendar submissions.

Seattle Times – The Seattle Times no longer prints comprehensive listings of books, theater and visual arts events; however, they do print selective listings every week in Weekend Plus, based on information submitted to them. The best way to submit that information is via email: weekend@seattletimes.com

The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place

Seattle Met – email 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar and include “Listings Editor” in the subject line to press@seattlemet.com

Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

To receive community announcements by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

LMP volunteer openings – January 2020

Hello, and happy 2020!

Here are the latest volunteer openings at the Live Music Project. Come join us:

Software Engineer

LMP leverages community-centered technology to improve arts access for all. We’re seeking a few volunteer full-stack engineers who are interested in contributing to LMP’s concert calendar infrastructure and Dots community fundraising tool. Join a small team of devs passionate about tech-for-good as we grow the team to match the scale of our technology. We meet in person every other week, supplemented by asynchronous communication on Slack and GitHub. Learn more about our current projects and technology stack here.

Calendar Editor

Have you ever wondered how concerts get onto the LMP website? Some are submitted by arts organizations, and others are found and submitted by our volunteer Calendar Squad. Bring a laptop and join the team every other Monday from 6pm-9pm at Otter Bar & Burger in Eastlake, Seattle. More details & scheduling info here!

Flyer Distributor

LMP has been working to build awareness of free concerts in neighborhoods with a high percentage of families experiencing poverty or income instability. We’re looking for volunteers to place small informational flyers in high-traffic community hubs like cafes, libraries, and community centers. We’ll provide the flyers and a list of destinations, and we need a happy helper like you to help with distribution. If this is up your alley, please email megan@livemusicproject.org to let us know you’d like to lend a hand.

Online Researcher

Can we put your research skills to good use? Live Music Project is looking for a volunteer researcher to compile a list of local businesses that offer donations of food and services to nonprofits in the area. These donations will help fuel LMP volunteer activities with snacks! We’ll provide guidelines to get you started, you can research from the comfort of your own computer, and timing is flexible. Do you accept this mission? Email megan@livemusicproject.org!

Mystery Skilled Wizard

Is there a skill or service you’d just LOVE to use for good? Let’s make that happen. Email megan@livemusicproject.org with the secret code (“wizardy bizardy”) and we’ll get on it.

Cheers for now, and see you soon!

The wild and wacky LMP Calendar Squad hard at work.
The wild and wacky LMP Calendar Squad hard at work this week at Otter Bar & Burger in Eastlake.

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: December 2019

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more. Subscribe here.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • KEXP seeks an afternoon show producer & project manager.
  • Town Hall Seattle is hiring a communications and marketing director.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking an associate director of artistic planning; a marketing & communications assistant; a PT retail sales assistant; a pool of scenic, costume, and lighting designers; an audience services representative; and direct sales and telefunding representatives.
  • The Seattle Symphony is hiring a vice president of artistic planning; a development coordinator for corporate relations and institutional giving; an administrative assistant; a major gift officer; a family and community program manager; an assistant sales manager; and more.
  • The Seattle Chamber Singers will hold auditions for all voice types on Saturday morning, January 4, 2020.
  • Seattle Symphony announces auditions for two section viola positions.
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking to sponsor professional classical string, brass or percussion ensembles that are progressive, with ALL members dedicated to performing, recording and educational/community outreach.
  • Orchestra Seattle currently has openings for oboe and English horn and hearing sub auditions for all string instruments, French horn, trumpet and percussion.
  • Seattle Opera will be holding auditions for one child tumbler/acrobat for its upcoming production of La bohème.
  • The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who love to sing!
  • Cascadian Chorale is currently auditioning for singers of all voice parts with year-round start dates possible.
  • Seattle Choral Company is auditioning qualified singers during the month of December for the balance of their current season.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is auditioning strong musicians for the following positions: principal cello, principal string bass, oboe (section), flute (section), clarinet (sections), percussion (section), and all string section instruments.
  • Community Noise wants to play your music on FM radio at KBFG 107.3; this local, all-volunteer radio station brings the world to our neighborhood.
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking board members who have skill in grant writing, business development, financial skills, and a love of chamber music.
  • Live Music Project is currently looking for volunteers to join our Calendar Squad.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar

City Arts – City Arts is currently on hiatus and is not accepting calendar submissions.

Seattle Times – The Seattle Times no longer prints comprehensive listings of books, theater and visual arts events; however, they do print selective listings every week in Weekend Plus, based on information submitted to them. The best way to submit that information is via email: weekend@seattletimes.com

The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place

Seattle Met – email 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar and include “Listings Editor” in the subject line to press@seattlemet.com

Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

To receive community announcements by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

Announcing LMP’s Giving Tuesday Fundraising Campaign…

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Underwrite the next 10,000 events on the Live Music Project Calendar!

Benefiting over 2,000 Seattle & Puget Sound
performers and organizations and more than 200,000 classical music explorers in our region.

We’re putting our own spin on Giving Tuesday with Underwrite the Next 10,000, a special campaign that impacts thousands of musicians, arts administrators, and listeners this holiday season and beyond. We were thrilled to publish the 10,000th concert on our Live Music Project calendar this summer, and we’re passionate about making sure that the calendar continues to be a vital resource for our community. Will you help us underwrite the next 10,000 concert listings?

3 Ways You Can Get Involved on December 3:
  1. Become a 10K Concert Club member when you schedule a $10 monthly recurring donation.
  2. Share our Facebook fundraiser with family and friends.
  3. A picture is worth a whole lot more than a thousand words on Giving Tuesday. Post an #unselfie telling your friends why you support us and use the hashtag #LMPlove. (An unselfie is just like a selfie, but with a generous twist. Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that tells your friends who you’re supporting for #GivingTuesday and why.)

#ExtraCredit: Would you like to help us build momentum before December 3? If you seed the campaign with a donation now, it is scientifically proven that the campaign will be more successful on Giving Tuesday. #ScienceRocks!

Donate on Facebook

Donate on livemusicproject.org

Share the love! Here are a few posts you can share on social media to support the Live Music Project:
    • “I’ll be giving back on #GivingTuesday by supporting Live Music Project. How will you give?”
    • “Hi everyone! This #GivingTuesday I want to share one of my favorite organizations, Live Music Project, because they do amazing work! Learn more how to support the LMP calendar here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/733979570442943/
    • “We all have the capacity to give. From paying for someone’s concert ticket to volunteering during a Calendar Squad meetup, billions of small, thoughtful actions, can create massive, global impact. Join me in participating in #GivingTuesday today!”
    • “What if everyone around the world gave together on one day? I’m giving back today. #GivingTuesday”
    • “On #GivingTuesday today, find the thing that stirs your soul and give voice to that cause. I stand for Live Music Project. Will you join me?”

Here are our social media accounts and hashtags:
Facebook/Instagram – @LiveMusicProject
Twitter – @LiveMusicProj
#LMPlove
#GivingTuesday

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Dots release notes 11/7/19: Apple Pay & Google Pay

We rolled out new Dots features and updates yesterday, including new payment methods for mobile devices. iPhone-slinging philanthropists can now contribute to a campaign in one swift thumby motion. Android humans can slickly send donations with Google Pay. You can see it in action at dots.livemusicproject.org.

Updates

  • Added – Support for Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay
  • Updated – Force all Dots URLs to use HTTPS
  • Updated – Require donor name and email when donating
  • Fixed – Show apostrophes in email content

Details

Stripe support for Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay

New payment methods:

  • Apple Pay: Available in Safari on Apple devices that have Touch ID (desktop and mobile).
  • Google Pay: In Chrome Mobile for Android, use an existing payment method or scan a new card. In the Chrome browser on a Mac or PC, Google Pay will be available if you have saved payment methods in your Chrome browser.
  • Microsoft Pay: Available on Edge for Windows.

You can read more about Stripe mobile pay documentation here: https://stripe.com/docs/stripe-js/elements/payment-request-button#testing

Dr. Ima Sousaphone donates in Safari with Apple Pay.
Dr. Ima Sousaphone donates in Safari with Apple Pay.
Force all Dots URLs to use HTTPS

HTTP Dots URLs now route to HTTPS.

Require donor name and email when donating

Donors who submit a donation without a name and an email address will be asked to supply the missing information in order to complete the transaction. (They may continue to donate anonymously, as before, by unchecking the “Show my name in the list of donors” box on the form.)

Show apostrophes in email content

Certain punctuation characters were displaying messily in email content. These characters will now look awesome.

That’s it for now. Have a great day!

The Dots team @ LMP

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Pun of the day:

Why do melons have weddings?
Because they cantaloupe.

(Thanks to @mezzoihnen for sending this pun!)

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: November 2019

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more. Subscribe here.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is currently hiring a director of membership, a mid-level stewardship officer, and a station relations coordinator.
  • Poulsbo Community Orchestra seeks an executive director, part-time, and paid.
  • 4Culture is hiring program assistant for its Arts Program.
  • Town Hall Seattle is hiring a communications and marketing director.
  • Seattle Foundation is looking for a senior contract writer and a staff accountant.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking a PT retail sales assistant; a pool of scenic, costume, and lighting designers; an audience services representative; and direct sales and telefunding representatives.
  • The Seattle Symphony is hiring a vice president of artistic planning; an administrative assistant; a major gift officer; a family and community program manager; and more.
  • Philharmonia Northwest announces auditions for concertmaster, to be held on November 25th.
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking to sponsor professional classical string, brass or percussion ensembles that are progressive, with ALL members dedicated to performing, recording and educational/community outreach.
  • Seattle Symphony announces substitute auditions for violin.
  • The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who love to sing!
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is auditioning strong musicians for the following positions: principal cello, principal string bass, oboe (section), flute (section), clarinet (sections), percussion (section), and all string section instruments.
  • The Roost Apartments, a new micro-housing building designed to serve the needs of the local arts community, currently has vacancies for both market rate and MFTE units.
  • Community Noise wants to play your music on FM radio at KBFG 107.3; this local, all-volunteer radio station brings the world to our neighborhood.
  • Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking board members who have skill in grant writing, business development, financial skills, and a love of chamber music.
  • Live Music Project is currently looking for volunteers to join our calendar squad.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar

City Arts – City Arts is currently on hiatus and is not accepting calendar submissions.

Seattle Times – The Seattle Times no longer prints comprehensive listings of books, theater and visual arts events; however, they do print selective listings every week in Weekend Plus, based on information submitted to them. The best way to submit that information is via email: weekend@seattletimes.com

The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place

Seattle Met – email 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar and include “Listings Editor” in the subject line to press@seattlemet.com

Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.