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Auditions, jobs, announcements
- Poulsbo Community Orchestra seeks an executive director, part-time, and paid.
- Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is currently hiring a mid-level stewardship officer and a station relations coordinator.
- Town Hall Seattle is hiring a communications and marketing director as well as a finance director.
- Seattle Foundation is looking for an events coordinator.
- Seattle Opera is seeking a research and database manager; 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 human resources director, a vice president of artistic planning; an executive assistant to president & CEO/office & board relations manager; a major gift officer; a special events manager; and more.
- Bushwick Northwest & STYLE seeks a program coordinator who is responsible for undertaking daily administrative tasks and managing details that enable education programs to run smoothly and efficiently.
- The South Hudson Music Project (at the Royal Room) is seeking a part-time admin to track donations, keep donor records, send thank you notes, work on fundraisers, maintain their website, help design and draft donor outreach letters, help promote events, and more. Please email email@example.com for more information.
- Seattle Symphony announces substitute auditions for violin, viola, and cello.
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church seeks an alto section leader through December. Please email Gary James for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Columbia City Church of Hope is hiring a part-time music director. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
- reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, is a small choir seeking tenors, altos, and basses for the upcoming season.
- 4/4 School of Music is hiring talented musicians who inspire others with their passion for music to teach music lessons.
- 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.
- WLA LAW will be held during the week of October 21-25 and is open to artists and arts organizations throughout Washington State. Legal issues must relate to an artistic discipline but can cover a wide range of areas such as copyright, trademark, publicity rights, licensing, fair use, business formation, and contract review.
- Flying Apron is seeking musical acts to participate in Wine Walk, Art Walk, and special events. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and availability.
- Artist Trust is looking for social media interns to start in November.
- Collaborative Musicians’ Project is seeking board members who have skill in grant writing, business development, financial skills, and a love of chamber music.
- Community Arts Create (CAC) seeks volunteers in communications, development, and project & events.
- Live Music Project is currently looking for volunteers to join our calendar squad.
- October 11, 2019 – Chamber Music America: 2020 Presenter Consortium for Jazz applications due
- October 14, 2019 – Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP): Sound Off! entries due
- October 16, 2019 – A Blade of Grass: Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art application due
- October 18, 2019 – Chamber Music America: 2020 Residency Partnership Program applications due
- October 27, 2019 – Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra: 2020 BSO Young Artist Concerto Competition application due
- October 30, 2019 – OPERA America: Innovation Grants letters of intent due
- November 1, 2019 – Kurt Weill Foundation: Grant Program application deadline
- November 1, 2019 – Rockland Woods: Winter 2020 Residency for WA & OR residents application due
- November 1, 2019 – Jack Straw: Artist Support Program application due
- November 1, 2019 – Jack Straw: New Media Gallery Program submissions due
- November 1, 2019 – Jack Straw: Writers Program application due
- November 6, 2019 – SPACE on Ryder Farm: Creative Residency application deadline
- November 11, 2019 – Harry Ransom Center: Research Fellowship Program applications due
- November 20, 2019 – 4Culture: Arc Artist Fellowship application deadline
- December 9, 2019 – Artist Trust: Arts Innovator Award application deadline
- March 9, 2020 – Artist Trust: Fellowship Awards application due
- 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: email@example.com
The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performance, submit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm
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