Earshot Jazz is hiring!

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. Come join our team!

Programs Assistant

Objective: To effectively promote Seattle’s jazz community by assisting in the principal activities of Earshot Jazz, including its magazine, concert events, annual festival, fundraising, and educational programs.

Position summary/Key responsibilities: The Programs Assistant will perform a variety of tasks, ranging from the day-to-day administrative work (answering phone, getting mail, filing, etc.) to contributing to the production and distribution of the Earshot Jazz magazine, event production and promotion, marketing, and more. Depending on skill set, duties may include:

  • Updating Earshot’s website and social media
  • Distributing the monthly Earshot Jazz magazine
  • Maintaining the Jazz Around the Sound calendar including writing and/or editing for the Earshot Jazz magazine and desktop publishing
  • Assisting with strategy and implementation of marketing and promoting concerts and events
  • Coordinating volunteers and interns
  • Assisting with customer service and event ticketing
  • Assisting with memberships, data entry, and grant writing
  • Supporting events as needed, ie. backstage hospitality, front-of-house duties, artist transportation
  • Working closely with the Managing Director and Executive Director

Position requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, flexible, and able to work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, WordPress, and/or PatronManager a plus
  • Knowledge of social media a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience in grant writing or editorial writing a plus
  • Passion for supporting the arts a must!

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salaried position. Schedule can be flexible, but is typically Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, with occasional to frequent evening and weekend work during concerts and the annual fall festival.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment

This position operates primarily out of the Earshot Jazz office located in Fremont. The Program Manager works closely alongside the Managing Director and Executive Director. A small non-profit, Earshot Jazz is run by three full-time staff; therefore, employees must be flexible, with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and passion for the work we do.

Earshot Jazz works primarily in an office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

During concerts and the festival, our work is performed in a variety of environments throughout the Seattle area. Travel by car is necessary to these locations, as well as work outside normal business hours.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Earshot Jazz is committed to building a diverse staff that represents the diversity of the art form we serve. Earshot Jazz does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, ancestry, religion, political affiliation, age, gender, sexual identity, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

About Earshot Jazz

Earshot Jazz is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) arts organization formed in 1984 in service to the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Earshot publishes a monthly news magazine, provides educational programs and special projects in jazz, and presents approximately 100 concerts annually, including Seattle’s major jazz festival. Earshot has established an international reputation for the quality of its programming and services while becoming an integral part of Seattle’s vibrant cultural scene. For more information, visit earshot.org.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, brief letter of interest, and three references to info@earshot.org for review by January 26, 2018.

 

Administrative Assistant

Objective: To effectively promote Seattle’s jazz community by assisting in the principal activities of Earshot Jazz, including its magazine, concert events, annual festival, fundraising, and educational programs.

Position summary/Key responsibilities: The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of tasks, ranging from the day-to-day administrative work (answering phone, getting mail, filing, etc.) to supporting Earshot Jazz core programming (concerts, magazine, outreach, etc.). Depending on skill set, duties may include:

  • Website/Social Media – Assist with copywriting and weekly upkeep
  • Newsletter – Help with mailing, distribution, and archives
  • Fundraising – Data entry and membership communication
  • Event Production – Hospitality and box office as needed
  • General office work – Data entry, answering phone and emails, cleaning, filing, and any other admin duties for a busy non-profit organization

Position requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Administrative experience, customer service experience a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, WordPress, and/or PatronManager a plus
  • Knowledge of social media
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects at once
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, flexible, and able to work independently
  • Passion for supporting the arts a must!

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Part-time position. Schedule can be flexible, but office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, with occasional to frequent evening and weekend work during concerts and the annual fall festival.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment

This position operates primarily out of the Earshot Jazz office located in Fremont. The Program Manager works closely alongside the Managing Director and Executive Director. A small non-profit, Earshot Jazz is run by three full-time staff; therefore, employees must be flexible, with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and passion for the work we do.

Earshot Jazz works primarily in an office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, filing cabinets, and scanners.

During concerts and the festival, our work is performed in a variety of environments throughout the Seattle area. Travel by car is helpful to these locations, as well as work outside normal business hours.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Earshot Jazz is committed to building a diverse staff that represents the diversity of the art form we serve. Earshot Jazz does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, ancestry, religion, political affiliation, age, gender, sexual identity, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

About Earshot Jazz

Earshot Jazz is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) arts organization formed in 1984 in service to the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Earshot publishes a monthly news magazine, provides educational programs and special projects in jazz, and presents approximately 100 concerts annually, including Seattle’s major jazz festival. Earshot has established an international reputation for the quality of its programming and services while becoming an integral part of Seattle’s vibrant cultural scene. For more information, visit earshot.org.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, brief letter of interest, and three references to info@earshot.org for review by January 26, 2018.