Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: September 2018

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Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Early Music Seattle seeks a full-time marketing director.
  • Bremerton Symphony has an opening for an energetic, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented office and operations manager, working Tuesdays-Thursdays in Bremerton.
  • Seattle Opera is accepting applications for teaching artists of various backgrounds (singers, actors, dancers, choral directors, stage directors, creative writers, and pianists — for its newly-developed school and community programs), audience services representative, school programs stage manager, education stage manager, youth and family programs manager.
  • The Seattle Symphony is accepting applications for a campaign coordinator as well as sales and fundraising representatives.
  • Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking a part-time, paid development coordinator.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development-marketing associate starting immediately.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is hiring a part-time board operator.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring for the following positions: classical ballet instructor, DanceChance manager, part-time administrative assistant, master carpenter, school accompanist, DCM sales representative, and certified pilates instructor.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a youth chorale director, stage assistant, and direct sales associates.
  • Seattle Bach Choir welcomes singers to audition in September of 2018.
  • Seattle Collaborative Orchestra (SCO) will be holding auditions for student and community musicians via video link or by live audition on September 8.
  • 4Culture is holding auditions for the Touring Arts Roster on September 22 & 23.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • Seattle Opera is auditioning children 9-16 years of age who have unchanged voices (treble voices only) for its mainstage production of Carmen both boys and girls encouraged to audition.
  • The Ballard Civic Orchestra announces openings for paid principal strings and volunteer orchestra musicians.
  • Music Center of the Northwest seeks a violin instructor and a director for Oak Lake Strings.
  • The Seattle Chamber Singers are holding auditions for new vocalists, especially tenors and basses.
  • The Washington Wind Symphony is currently searching for musicians for the oboe, bassoon, and clarinet sections.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra seeks violinists for 2018-19 season.
  • Philharmonia Northwest holds season auditions in September.
  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus is holding auditions for experienced choral singers.
  • The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra announces openings for volunteer musicians in several sections and looking for volunteers to help with day-of concert lobby activities.
  • Bremerton Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for a concertmaster as well as local and regional musicians with experience on September 6.
  • Bremerton Symphony Chorale seeks volunteer chorus members of all voice types.
  • Seattle Choral Company is holding auditions at the beginning of their season.
  • Gallery Concerts is seeking board members and volunteers to usher.
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks a rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – send event details to
  • Seattle Timessubmit 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 & Performance, submit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Metsubmit 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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