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Opportunities is a one-stop shop for the latest arts-related jobs, funding sources, calls for artists and training opportunities. You may also submit an opportunity in one of the categories below. We moderate submissions, and listings are posted at the discretion of staff. It may take a couple of business days for your listing to appear.

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4Culture
4Culture and King County Parks Division seek an artist to become part of the design team on the NE 8th Street Trail Crossing1/30/2017
Carco Theatre
This is a short-term, paid opportunity.1/30/2017
Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation
The Arts & Events Program is seeking an individual to successfully coordinate Arts Walk and other ongoing programs, including the Percival Plinth Project and Traffic Box Wraps. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing the supervisory functions required to coordinate community and artist participation, manage contracts, maintain accurate record keeping, and deliver a high quality product. This is a .75 FTE (30 hours a week) position with benefits, and is based out of The Olympia Center. 2/7/2017
Hilltop Artists
Hilltop Artists is seeking the next leader to carry on the organization’s inspired mission “using glass art to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.” As an organization that is respected regionally and beyond, with a track record of success and excellence, we are seeking highly qualified candidates who are passionate about the intersection of youth development, equity, social justice and art.2/17/2017
Cornish College of the Arts
This position will oversee the installation, running, and strike of sound equipment in the Cornish Playhouse. This position will retain the “Right of first refusal” to all Audio work on the main stage.2/14/2017
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
This workshop will cover telling your story, learning to listen, and artist etiquette in the arts festival environment.3/22/2017
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
This workshop will cover how to lay the groundwork for a great festival using social media & word of mouth to market your events, effective booth set-up & display, and proper equipment prep (money, packaging, emergencies).3/8/2017
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
This free workshop will cover where to find events, what to look for when choosing an event, and how to prepare applications and photos that impress juries. Plus, get tips on pre-show prep, equipment, and more.2/22/2017
Urban ArtWorks
Paint murals with adjudicated youth 2/8/2017
Seattle Art Museum
Under direct supervision and work direction, responsible for designing marketing communication materials of all types as assigned.1/31/2017
Pilchuck Glass School
Reports to the Executive Director and has overall responsibility for the people, processes and tools required to support the brand and marketing functions for Pilchuck Glass School. Implements campaigns in support of student and donor brand, marketing and communications programs, partnerships, gallery promotion and special events. Oversees the daily communications, graphic design, social media, and public relations and marketing activities for Pilchuck. 2/8/2017
ACT - A Contemporary Theatre
ACT has an outstanding opportunity for the position of Development Associate. The Development Associate reports to the Associate Director of Development and will assist in the implementation of the development strategy for ACT Theatre. This role will serve as the catalyst for a successful career in non-profit fundraising for the right candidate. You will assist with implementation of an annual plan that incorporates a range of strategies including annual appeals, major donor cultivation, grant support, corporate and individual appeals, and special events.2/1/2017
First Hill Improvement Association
The First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA), in partnership with the Seattle Office of Economic Development, seeks an artist or artist team to develop an art concept to be painted on the columns below Interstate 5 between Cherry and James Street. 1/28/2017
Seattle Housing Authority
The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is seeking a qualified artist to participate in a One Year Artist Residency Program associated with the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace. 2/8/2017
Vashon Center for the Arts
The Executive Director (ED) of Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) is a full-time position which reports to the Board of Trustees. The ED is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic and artistic vision and fundraising plan of the organization in collaboration with Board members and selected staff. The ED is charged with the overall management of daily operations and the fiscal responsibility of the organization. The ED acts as a spokesperson for VCA, and establishes and participates in local networks to keep VCA connected to the Vashon community as well as to the regional arts community of Seattle and beyond.2/3/2017
University of Washington Bothell
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) seeks dynamic educators who have experience working with interdisciplinary and portfolio-based curricula. Successful candidates will contribute to at least two of IAS’s undergraduate or graduate degrees, must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach upper-division core courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum. They will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy.2/3/2017
University of Washington, Bothell
The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic scholar and educator who bridges theories and practices of interactive media and interdisciplinary research, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: human-centered design, creative coding, new media art, socially engaged design, speculative design, critical theory, queer and feminist design principles. Candidates should be prepared to teach studio/practice-based courses in interactive media design; the ideal candidate will be able to use an interdisciplinary approach that can account for how forms of difference such as race, gender, sexuality and ability are co-constituted through interactive media and design.2/3/2017
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Center Art LLC, managed by the Space Needle LLC, is partnering with Chihuly Studio to operate the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition on the Seattle Center grounds next to the Space Needle. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Exhibition Supervisor supports Center Art’s organization mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, accountability and ownership. The Exhibition Supervisor will manage a team of guest facing team members in the Exhibition Department. This position will provide on-site leadership, ensure best practices, content management, education, and daily operations. Duties will include scheduling, hosting gallery/talks and tours, participating in programs/special events, maintaining exhibition host standards, attending meetings, reporting, hiring, training, and other duties as assigned. The Exhibition Supervisor will also maintain all departmental front of house responsibilities including: providing initial visitor contact with all visitors, advancing their knowledge through museum tours and supporting other educational programs. They will answer guest questions in an efficient manner while promoting a positive and professional attitude. This position will also work closely with other departmental leadership for on-site operations and maintaining standards. 1/20/2017
CoCA
The call for artists for CoCA's Members' Exhibition, #MakeAmericaCreateAgain, is now open! The Members’ Show is open to all living, national and international contemporary artists, all ages, all mediums including 2D, 3D, multi-media, installation and ambient performance. 2/12/2017
Center of Contemporary Art
We are pleased to announce that the call for artists for CoCA's Members' Exhibition, #MakeAmericaCreateAgain, is now open! The Members’ Show is open to all living, national and international contemporary artists, all ages, all mediums including 2D, 3D, multi-media, installation and ambient performance. We are thrilled to welcome Deborah Paine, Senior Curator for Seattle Office of Arts & Culture as Guest Juror for this year’s members’ show. 2/12/2017
Seattle Housing Authority
The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is seeking a qualified artist to create a permanent art work(s) for installation at Yesler Terrace as part of the Artists Works Program. 2/1/2017
Center on Contemporary Art
Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) in collaboration with 1-World Globes & Maps (1-World), announces a call for artists to create original works of art depicting the world map, re-envisioned in light of changing physical and political landscapes.3/15/2017
Center on Contemporary Art and the Amplifier Foundation
The Amplifier Foundation, in partnership with the Women’s March on Washington and Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art, is creating an open call for art to arm those gathered with visual messaging to amplify the voice of this monumental grassroots movement.1/8/2017
Ardor Creative Media
Filmmakers Pitch their stories to other Filmmakers over a light Brunch.1/30/2017
Stone Soup Theatre
Admin needed for Stone Soup's summer camps.2/1/2017
Stone Soup Theatre
Stone Soup Theatre is seeking a Stage Manager for Upcoming Youth Conservatory (for actors age 8-14)2/1/2017
Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall Seattle, a unique and dynamic civic and cultural organization, seeks a Community Programs Curator. This is a particularly exciting time for Town Hall, as we are currently in a campaign to fund the renovation of our 100-year old building, and with the start of construction we will take our programs to neighborhoods around Seattle for the 2017-2018 season. This is our moment, our opportunity, to evolve the identity and shape the future of this beloved Seattle institution. The work of the Community Programs Curator is at the very center of Town Hall Seattle’s mission to reflect an ever broader spectrum of the voices, issues and creativity that define and inspire our region; to amplify the impact of our programs by encouraging deep, direct audience engagement that can inspire social change.1/20/2017

If you love kids, love having fun, love learning and teaching, and enjoy engaging people, then you came to the right place.2/1/2017
Seattle Chamber Music Society
Position Summary SCMS seeks two part-time, seasonal Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinators for its 2017 Summer Festival. The successful candidates will need to show leadership, customer service, marketing, event planning skills, and teamwork. The Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinators will work closely with each other and with SCMS’s Marketing & Education Programs Directors towards the marketing, community engagement, and event production of our Music Under The Stars events.2/1/2017
Umbrella Project NW
The Director of Operations works with Umbrella Project to maintain, create, and oversee day to day administration and structure of the company. This includes managing Director of Marketing, Director of Development, and any producing bodies. The Director of Operations will work with other members of Umbrella Project executive staff to craft the future of the organization, and establish a needed artistic resource and hub for the Northwest and beyond.1/19/2017
Umbrella Project NW
Umbrella Project is seeking a Director of Marketing & Communication to be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all of Umbrella Project’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. The Director of Marketing & Communications supports UP's mission and objectives, ensuring consistency in voice. The right person for this role is a highly motivated individual with experience and a passion for marketing and communications, including social media and creating content. In the future, this role may manage associates.1/19/2017
Umbrella Project NW
The Director of Development works with Umbrella Project in seeking grant and funding opportunities as a fiscally sponsored 501c3 organization. This may include seeking group and individual opportunities, project-to-project opportunities, and developing donation campaigns. The Director of Development will assist Umbrella Project in curating its worth and placement in Seattle and Nationally to promote itself as a grant-winning organization, providing its projects and programs with sustainability. 1/19/2017
The Raikes Foundation
The Raikes Foundation seeks a Communications Officer with a deep interest in and experience with issue-based communications to join our small but growing team.1/16/2017
Frye Art Museum
THE ORGANIZATION: The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free1/9/2017
Frye Art Museum
The Frye Art Museum is seeking a Database Coordinator to serve as a valuable team member within the Frye's Development department. This position’s main responsibility is to ensure and maintain the integrity of the organization’s central fundraising and communications database (Altru) and works closely in coordination with other departments to ensure its accuracy and effectiveness. This position will utilize the database (Altru) in effective and efficient ways to expand philanthropic support and visitor awareness to advance our mission. This position also provides assistance with gift processing during high volume fundraising campaigns.1/9/2017
Northwest Folklife
The Programming Internship is central to Northwest Folklife programming and events. This Intern plays a key role in ensuring smooth festival production creating and a mission driven programmatic schedule.1/13/2017
Shunpike
Shunpike is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to become our Marketing, Development and Operations Coordinator! The Marketing, Development & Operations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing Shunpike’s marketing and development efforts, as well as supporting the smooth administrative functioning of Shunpike (the organization) and the Shunpike office.1/13/2017
Mineral School
NEW ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN MINERAL, WA2/16/2017
Northwest Chorale
Join us for the Spring 2017 Concert Season2/6/2017
Jennifer Ament Art
Studio assistant with encaustic and/or print making experience needed. 1/1/2017
Artech Fine Art Services
$2,500 Artech services 1/4/2017
Stone Soup Theatre
Stone Soup Theatre seeks arts admin interns and assistant directors for the youth summerstage camps.1/6/2017
Stone Soup Theatre
Teaching Artists and directors needed for youth in after school and 3 outdoor summer programs in 2017. 1/6/2017
Museum of History & Industry
The Temporary Collections Specialist is the project lead for a 2-year Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded digitization project of MOHAI’s 3-D, Textiles and Costumes collections. 1/6/2017
Museum of History & Industry
The Temporary Library Specialist will participate in a two-year Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) project to digitize, catalog and make accessible online a set of 4,000 images and other paper materials from MOHAI’s Sophie Frye Bass Library. 1/6/2017
GGN
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), an internationally recognized landscape architecture firm, is currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator to assist with proposals, publications, website, social media, and related marketing activities.1/6/2017
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Become a dynamic member of the team for Pratt’s auction and 40th anniversary celebration! Work alongside artists, art patrons, Pratt's professional staff, and community volunteers as you play a key role in supporting Pratt’s Annual Fine Art Auction. This paid internship offers hands-on learning in a fun and fast-paced environment.1/6/2017
Clarion West
Clarion West Writers Workshop seeks a part-time executive director focusing on administration and fundraising1/6/2017
City of Shoreline Public Art Program
Group Exhibition exploring African American History & Identity1/16/2017
Salmon Bay Pump Station
The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a site integrated or site specific artwork that is reflective of Coast Salish historic and cultural connections to the Salmon Bay and Shilshole areas for SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) Pump Station.1/26/2017
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It features over 6 art shows, including 3 juried exhibits.2/25/2017
Pierce College
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom (Lakewood, WA) is seeking proposals from artists to purchase existing artwork or work(s) in progress for permanent display in the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Library.1/10/2017
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Apply today to become one of the 80+ artists that make up the beating heart of the 2017 Shoreline Arts Festival!2/28/2017
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Seattle ARTS is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2017, the Public Fellows program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $67,500, and health insurance. Deadline March 22, 2017.03/22/2017
Northwest Watercolor Society
The Northwest Watercolor announces its 77th Annual International Open Exhibition1/23/2017
Seattle International Film Festibal
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly-attended film festival in the United States reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming presenting over 260 features and 150 short films from over 85 countries in 2016. Consistently cited as one of the best “audience festivals” in the world, SIFF embraces Seattle’s love for film, making the city a perfect setting for new films to be seen, tested, and celebrated by everyone, film fan and filmmaker alike. While bringing the best in national and international film and talent to Seattle, SIFF also remains dedicated to fostering and providing a platform for the creative endeavors of those working and creating films in the Pacific Northwest. SIFF also exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings year-round at three locations on 5 screens at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Cinema Uptown and the SIFF Film Center in addition to offering film educational programs for all audiences. SIFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.3/3/2017
City of Shoreline Public Art
Six-month exhibitions at Shoreline City Hall; $500 honorarium for curated group shows3/10/2017
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Public Art Boot Camp 2017
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is invested in training the next generation of public artists who can create culturally relevant artworks that resonate with Seattle's diverse population. ARTS is offering a FREE two-day intensive training to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience to the public realm.12/15/2016
Whatcom Museum
Exhibition Title & Theme: Drawing Practice The Whatcom Museum is seeking submissions by artists for whom drawing is an integral conceptual part of their practice. Submissions may be connected to ideas of language, writing, notation, mapping, movement, dance, performance, as well as connections to space and architecture. Drawing practices may involve traditional or non-traditional materials, and can include time-based and site-specific installations or performances.2/10/2017
Center City Connector Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four (4) streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line. 2/21/2017
Embracing Our Differences
Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 42 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2017 in Sarasota, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by more than 2,200,000 visitors. 1/10/2017
Artists Up 2016 Grant LAB <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The collaborative program Artist Up is launching the Grant LAB, an experimental program that will test grant-making ideas and practices for greater equity and access throughout Seattle, King County and Washington State. Up to 18 artists will be selected with $3,000 awards each. Funds from the Grant LAB will support work by artists in all disciplines and in contemporary, traditional/cultural heritage, or other art forms. 9/28/2016
The Morgan Fund
The Morgan Fund, a Family Foundation at Seattle Foundation, is proud to announce the 2016 round of the Puget Sound Initiative: a funding opportunity for small to mid-sized dance and theatre organizations located in Western Washington, Central Washington, and the Greater Portland area.9/30/2016
Aurora Ave N Corridor Improvements Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist to develop site-specific artwork and design elements for the Aurora-Licton Springs Corridor Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Project. The selected artist will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction developing art installations along Aurora Ave. N. between N. 85 St. and N. 105 St.2/7/2017
Washington Lawyers for the Arts
Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law for Artists8/5/2016
Intermittent Ushers <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) is a facility offering rental of facility spaces and theater areas to other organizations and the public. LHPAI is seeking Ushers to provide rental support for the facility.12/6/2016
Poetry on Buses <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
“Your Body of Water” Poetry on Buses 2016-2017, has expanded to offer community sourced poetry in nine languages on a broad range of bus, rail and station venues. Residents in King County, Washington is eligible to submit one poem up to 50 words in length on the theme of water online starting May 15 through September 30.9/30/2016
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.

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