Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: August 2019

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Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • ArtsFund is currently accepting applications for the position of vice president of development.
  • Everett Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for a part-time assistant general manager/GM trainee starting July 2019.
  • The Port Townsend Summer Band is seeking a director/conductor/guest conductors for our 2020 summer season.
  • The University of Washington Department of Dance is seeking a design and costume coordinator for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • On the Boards is accepting applications for a communications associate.
  • The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra seeks an educational outreach director for a part time, two month position, starting in September.
  • Seattle Arts & Lectures is looking for a people-centered, mission-driven, goal-motivated, data savvy, reading-and-writing enthusiast to be a donor relations associate.
  • The Seattle Chamber Singers will hold auditions for all voice types on Saturday, August 24, or by private appointment.
  • Seattle Pro Musica is looking for extraordinary singers of all voice types to join them for the 2019-20 season.
  • The Seattle Bach Choir has openings for tenors and basses; auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held on August 27.
  • Seattle Girls Choir is auditioning for a new advanced ensemble, Sorella, which will focus on contemporary music.
  • The Seattle Collaborative Orchestra will hold student and community musician auditions on August 17 for their 2019-2020 season.
  • Bellevue Youth Choirs seeks youth of all ages to join the 2019-20 season.
  • The Cascade Symphony Orchestra announces openings for violin, viola and cello.
  • Bremerton Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for local and regional musicians with experience on August 29th.
  • Philharmonia Northwest is holding auditions on August 15th for violin, viola, and double bass players for the upcoming season.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1 is looking for a station relations coordinator, an assistant program director, and database & reporting analyst.
  • Northwest Chamber Chorus holds auditions by appointment Sunday, August 25, 1:00-4:00pm. Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle.
  • Seattle Music Partners seeks band and orchestra teaching artists for 2019-’20 school year.
  • Henry Bischofberger Violins is seeking a string instrument repair specialist with technical training or relevant experience with violins, violas, and cellos for a part-time weekend position in their violin shop in Kirkland.
  • ACT Theatre seeks to grow its current roster of teaching artists for the Young Playwrights Program.
  • The 5th Avenue Theatre is hiring an assistant company manager for the 2019-2020 season.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking an assistant stage manager for the Youth Opera Project; an institutional giving associate; a graphic designer; a PT retail sales assistant; a pool of scenic, costume, and lighting designers; an assistant production manager; an audience services representative; and direct sales and telefunding representatives.
  • The Sammamish Symphony has openings for volunteer musicians in several sections, especially violas and violins.
  • The Seattle Symphony is hiring a publicist, a building engineer 3, sales and fundraising representatives, and ushers.
  • Cascadian Chorale is auditioning singers, especially tenors through August for their 2019-2020 season which begins September 2019.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is auditioning strong musicians for the following positions: principal cello, principal string bass, oboe (section), percussion (section) and all string section instruments in September 2019.
  • Town Hall Seattle is hiring a part-time house manager.
  • Community Arts Create (CAC) is looking for volunteers in communications, development, and projects & events.
  • The Roost Apartments, a new micro-housing building designed to serve the needs of the local arts community, will have vacancies starting August 1st for both market rate and MFTE units.

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, we do print selective listings every week in Weekend Plus, based on information submitted to us. The best way to submit that information is via email:
  • 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
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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