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Auditions, jobs, announcements
- Art with Heart is seeking an executive director/CEO with a commitment to creative expression and accessibility for children in need.
- Earshot Jazz is looking to add a full-time fundraising/development manager to its small team of passionate music and event professionals.
- Seattle Arts & Lectures is looking for an event & corporate giving manager.
- Town Hall Seattle is hiring a part-time house manager and finance director.
- Amazon.com Services, Inc. is seeking an executive assistant to support to two executives on the Amazon Music team.
- Olympic College is seeking part time adjunct faculty to teach academic and performance music courses.
- Orquesta Northwest/Ballard Civic Orchestra seeks a cohort coordinator for its grant-funded “Voces Latinas Project,” starting September 1 and continuing until May 2020. Please email for more information.
- Seattle Choral Company, now in their 38th year, is seeking new members to join their ranks for the upcoming concert season.
- SoundCity Singers seeks 8 SSAATTB singers for paid chorus positions through auditions on September 22.
- Seattle Opera is auditioning children 9-14 years of age who have unchanged voices (treble voices only.) Both boys and girls encouraged to audition on September 3 and 4. Appointments are necessary.
- Bellevue Chamber Chorus is holding auditions on September 3 by appointment for singers in all sections for their 2019/2020 season.
- Bellevue Youth Choirs seeks youth of all ages to join the 2019-20 season.
- Seattle Music Partners seeks band and orchestra teaching artists for 2019-’20 school year.
- 4/4 School of Music is hiring talented musicians who inspire others with their passion for music to teach music lessons.
- Issaquah Montessori School is hiring a part-time movement and music teacher.
- Northwest Girlchoir is seeking an energetic, experienced vocal music teaching artist to lead an after-school music/choir class for 2nd-5th grade boys and girls at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle.
- Henry Bischofberger Violins is seeking a string instrument repair specialist with technical training or relevant experience with violins, violas, and cellos for a part-time weekend position in their violin shop in Kirkland.
- Seattle Opera is seeking a research and database manager; a graphic designer; a PT retail sales assistant; a pool of scenic, costume, and lighting designers; an assistant production manager; an audience services representative; and direct sales and telefunding representatives.
- The Seattle Symphony is hiring a vice president of artistic planning; an accounts payable accountant; a building engineer 3; sales and fundraising representatives; and ushers.
- Ensign Symphony & Chorus is auditioning strong musicians for the following positions: principal cello, principal string bass, oboe (section), percussion (section) and all string section instruments in September 2019.
- The Roost Apartments, a new micro-housing building designed to serve the needs of the local arts community, will have vacancies starting August 1st for both market rate and MFTE units.
- August 30, 2019 – Arts & Humanities Bainbridge: Individual Artist Grant applications due
- August 31, 2019 – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: artist residencies application due
- September 3, 2019 – On the Boards: Performance Lab applications due
- September 10, 2019 – Sullivan Foundation: 2019 auditions applications due
- October 1, 2019 – GKV Foundation: “Big Ideas” letters of interest due
- October 1, 2019 – Indianapolis Women’s Chorus: women’s choral composition contest submission due
- October 1, 2019 – Millay Colony: composer residency applications due
- 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 18, 2019 – Chamber Music America: 2020 Residency Partnership Program applications due
- November 1, 2019 – Kurt Weill Foundation: Grant Program application deadline
- 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 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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm
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