Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: May 2019

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Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • ArtsFund is currently accepting applications for the position of chief executive officer through The 360 Group.
  • Artist Trust is hiring a FT communications manager.
  • Seattle Bach Choir seeks a new artistic director starting Fall 2019.
  • Seattle Girls Choir (SGC) is looking to hire a high-energy, charismatic, and dynamic leader to serve as the new executive director (30 hrs/week).
  • The Bellevue Chamber Chorus, a 30-voice SATB choral organization, is currently looking for a new part-time Artistic Director to start Fall 2019.
  • Seattle Chamber Singers will hold auditions for all voice types on June 8, 2019.
  • Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) is seeking new board members with a passion for jazz and showcasing female musicians.
  • The Seattle Foundation‘s philanthropic services team has an open positionfor a full-time development assistant.
  • Rain City Rock Camp is seeking its first development & communication manager to further the strategic goals and mission of the organization.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking designers, an assistant production manager, a marketing and communications coordinator, audience services representatives as well as offering several internships.
  • The Sammamish Symphony has openings for volunteer musicians in several sections, especially violas and violins.
  • Cascadian Chorale is auditioning singers, especially tenors, from now through August for our 2019-2020 season which begins September 2019.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is holding auditions for principal oboe, assistant principal clarinet/section, principal bass, oboe section, flute section, trumpet section, percussion section, all string sections and subs for all positions.
  • KEXP is accepting applications for a part-time licensing & podcasting coordinator
  • Town Hall Seattle is hiring a patron services associate, patron services lead, part-time house manager, and house manager.
  • Columbia Choirs is looking to hire a marketing and program coordinator.
  • Seattle Opera will hold auditions for the Youth Opera Project on Thursday, May 30 & Saturday, June 1. Plus, auditions for the 2019/20 Teen Vocal Studioare on Saturday, May 18 and are open to current high school students (except graduating seniors).
  • The Seattle Symphony is hiring for the following positions: vice president of development, controller, ticket office coordinator, part-time ticket services associate, discovery coordinators, and sales and fundraising representatives.
  • Composer David Hahn seeks adventurous director for music video(s) for several recorded pieces, no time limit. Also seeking open choreographer (appreciative of styles like Pina Bausch, Merce, Butoh) for a 25-minute, multi-movement piece.
  • Rain City Symphony Community Orchestra, meeting in North Seattle, seeksstring bass players.
  • Second Inversion is offering a music journalism internship.

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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