Employment Opportunities

Operating year-round out of our office in Fremont, Seattle, Earshot Jazz is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the legacy and progression of the jazz art form. Earshot produces more than 100 concerts throughout the year, publishes the monthly Earshot Jazz magazine, provides grant assistance to resident artists, presents jazz education programs, and more.

Available Position(s)

Festival Production Assistant

We’re Hiring! Production Assistant, Earshot Jazz Festival 2021

Open until September 1st, 2021, 5pm

Submit To: Halynn Blanchard, Production Manager, halynn@earshot.org

About the Project
Now in its 33rd year, the annual Earshot Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy and progression of Seattle’s vibrant jazz scene. Due to various restrictions imposed by COVID-19, Earshot Jazz Festival 2021 will be produced as a hybrid series of live concerts, livestream panels, and many all-digital streaming options.

Production Dates: October 7 – November 7, 2021
Festival Performance Dates: October 13 – November 7, 2021
Number of Events: 20-30
Hours per week: Part-time to Full-time (estimated 150 hours)

Note on COVID-19
We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff, artists and audiences. Our best public health practices will carefully follow recommendations by the CDC. As Earshot staff, you will be in close contact with touring and local artists, who will be required to show proof of vaccination if performing maskless. All staff and audience must be able to provide proof of vaccination and remain masked on-site while not consuming food or beverage.

About the Position
Earshot seeks to hire a new team member from the Seattle/King County area to help produce “Seattle’s most important annual jazz event” (DownBeat). BIPOC-individuals encouraged to apply. If interested in this project, please submit a statement about who you are and your relevant experience in the arts and event production, a resume, and 2 professional references.

Role and Responsibilities

Volunteer Coordination
>> work closely with Managing Director to lead communications and scheduling of our amazing festival volunteers
>> onboard and provide on-site support to volunteers (2-4 per assigned concert)

Backstage Hospitality
manage budget and shopping per venue policy regarding food/drink and artist specifications

Artist/ Backline Transport Support
>> work closely with Production Manager to transport touring musicians and staging equipment. Itineraries vary
 >> flexibility Wednesday through Saturday required
>> Vehicle with load-transport capabilities is a plus

Communications Contributor
work closely with Marketing to create social media content and engage with our online programs. Experience with Instagram, YouTube and Twitter required. Knowledge of emerging technology trends and tools a plus


  • $17.50 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement
  • 6 weeks estimated (2 weeks part-time; 4-weeks full-time)

Earshot Jazz Writers

Earshot Jazz is looking for freelance writers to contribute to the Earshot Jazz magazine. Assignments include  special features, profiles, previews, and reviews. Email editor@earshot.org for more information.

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