Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: January 2020

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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:

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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