Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: January 2019

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Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Seattle Collaborative Orchestra seeks awesome violin and/or bass players to join our diverse, multigenerational performing arts organization dedicated to diversity in symphonic classical music.
  • Northwest Folklife is hiring a community relations & fundraising lead and offers several internships.
  • Seattle Opera is casting a 9-10 year old boy to play young Steve Jobs for the opera: “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” to be performed in February-March 2019.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking a general director, assistant production manager, box office representatives, and audience services representatives.
  • Seattle Opera is now accepting audition inquiries for the next open chorus auditions for the supplemental chorus roster in March 2019.
  • The Seattle Symphony is holding auditions for associate principal bassoon.
  • The Seattle Symphony is hiring a discovery coordinator, office assistant, part-time ticket services associate, and sales and fundraising representatives.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time administrative specialist starting immediately.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a youth chorale director and stage assistant.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic seeks strong violinists, violists, and cellists to audition: come be a part of a fun, dynamic orchestra.
  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church is searching for a director of music + worship.
  • Rain City Symphony, meeting in North Seattle, seeks string bass players.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for January enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra and Adam Stern, conductor and music director, announced openings for talented and dedicated volunteer musicians in several sections for our 2018-2019 season and are also lookingfor volunteers to help with day-of concert lobby activities.
  • Gallery Concerts is seeking board members and volunteers to usher.
  • KEXP offers several paid internships to provide hands-on experience in the nonprofit arts sector for interested applicants from historically under-invited communities.
  • Jack Straw Foundation, in the form of KRAB radio, dropped an upright piano from a helicopter near Duvall, Washington 50 years ago. To commemorate this event, Jack Straw is soliciting compositions for what remains of the instrument – the soundboard and harp, minus the bass strings – which is currently housed in our New Media Gallery. Email or call (206) 634-0919 for more information.

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 – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • 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 – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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