Artist Communications Coordinator
October 2019 through April 2020
We are seeking an Artist Communications Coordinator to join our staff through April 2020. This person will be responsible for organizing our artist booking process, which includes scheduling, communications and managing artist information. In order to be successful in the role, you will need to have project coordination and team management skills, as well as keen attention to data entry/compilation. We are looking for someone with organizational creativity who can also assist with updating and streamlining our current systems and process. This position combines some work that can be accomplished remotely, as well as regular hours on site in our Fremont office.
The Seattle Moisture Festival is a 501(c)(3) performing arts nonprofit with offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. For the last 16 years we have produced a four-week festival in the spring, presenting comedy/varietè and burlesque performances in numerous venues around Seattle. Approximately 10,000 patrons delight annually at the weird, wonderful and sublime talents of the Moisture Festival’s aerialists, acrobats, clowns, comedians, puppeteers, jugglers, dancers, musicians and more. We are currently the longest and largest festival of this kind in the world, presenting over 250 performers in more than 40 events in 2019.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate the internal processes involved with booking artists all the way through our festival cycle
- Research and gather information for improving our current process
- Review applications and direct them to the appropriate booking team
- Monitor spreadsheets/data for missing and incomplete information
- Serve as the main point of communication with our artists to answer questions and collect specific details
- During the festival, this role becomes the point-person for the festival artists’ data, including attendance, show counts, artists’ required paperwork and generating various reports.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Excel)
- In depth knowledge and ability with Google Drive, Sheets and Forms
- Strong data skills (accurate entry, comfort pulling data from various online databases, data export/spreadsheet manipulation)
- Database experience
- Excellent email maintenance and a comfort level with multiple forms of e-communication (Facebook Messaging, Slack, Skype, WhatsApp, etc.)
- Flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively
- Oversight of a primarily volunteer team
- Must have a strong desire to learn and a great sense of humor
- Large event/festival experience a plus
Schedule / hours:
October 1 through December 31: Approximately 40 hours per month
January 1 through March 31: Approximately 90 hours per month
April 1 – 30: Approximately 40 hours per month
Hours are flexible but must be spread over at least 4 to 5 days per week.
$25 per hour
All access Festival pass
To apply email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Intern – FALL
This internship would provide hands-on experience in non-profit arts development and fundraising. Work with our Director of Development leading up to and during our annual fall fundraising Auction and Gala in November followed by our End of Year campaign. We are looking for a candidate who wants to gain experience putting together fundraising auctions starting with auction item procurement and donor engagement through to event coordination, then thank you letters and reporting post-event followed by our End-of-Year campaign.
Moisture Festival’s mission is to enrich the community by presenting an affordable annual festival showcasing the art of live comedy/varieté performance. The Moisture Festival encourages the contemporary creativity that is constantly emerging in this field and strives to educate people about the rich history of this genre. The 2020 Moisture Festival will run March 12 through April 5. Presented as a variety show, featuring short acts accompanied by a live show band. Part of the joy of the Festival is that you never know what you’ll see on stage. From aerialists to jugglers, magicians to comedians, all the weird and wonderful keep this genre fresh and exciting.
Three month period. October- December
~10-15 hours/week in our Fremont office – flexible hours
The internship is unpaid, but includes a 2020 Festival pass
We are looking for candidates with a keen interested in fundraising for the arts who want hands on experience with the sponsor/donor cycle of festival development.
To apply, please email a letter of interest, what you hope to achieve out of an internship and your applicable qualification to email@example.com.
PO Box 17484, Seattle, 98127