JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Accounting & Finance Manager

The Accounting & Finance Manager is a Sr. Leadership position. Northwest Folklife’s (NWFL) vision is to strengthen communities through arts and culture. This role is responsible for managing accounting operations, and to work with the Managing Director to provide financial stewardship of the organization. The Accounting & Finance Manager provides leadership in organizational finance and counsel on certain areas of Human Resources compliance, as well as oversight of the day-to-day operations of the accounting department. This position also has oversight of accounting functions at the Annual Northwest Folklife Festival. NWFL promotes a positive, collaborative and open work environment, with high performance standards.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and attach a list of accounting and office software platforms that you are fluent in to mdirector (@) nwfolklife.org. SUBJECT LINE: NWFL Accounting & Finance Manager. Preference given to candidates who apply by December 30, 2019.

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Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Program Manager

The Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Program Manager will cultivate and facilitate successful internship experiences for youth and young adults in culturally and creatively-centered fields. Collaborating with The Vera Project and other program partners, this position will support skill development, networking and community building, as well as foster relevant and meaningful career experiences at internship host sites. The Program Manager will cultivate relationships with companies, community organizations, and creative workers to build a robust network of future partners and mentors, as well as potential job opportunities for interns completing their service. Activities and investments will align with and promote the mission of NWFL and the City’s Creative Economy strategies, centering on equity, authentic community engagement and a thriving creative ecosystem.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to mdirector@nwfolklife.org. SUBJECT LINE: NWFL Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Manager. Preference given to candidates who apply by January 7, 2020.  Position will be open until filled – applicant vetting will be ongoing.

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Volunteer & Operations Coordinator

The Volunteer & Operations Coordinator has a key role in stewarding Northwest Folklife’s community relations and operational success. Volunteer coordination responsibilities include the recruitment, management and retention of volunteers for Northwest Folklife’s programs, including the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Our Big Neighborhood  program, and the yearly Cultural Focus.  Overall, this role is key to providing an engaging and productive experience to current and potential participants.  This position supports the organization’s operations by welcoming patrons to the office, supporting streamlined office management and supporting event operations.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as attachments to hiring(@)nwfolklife.org. SUBJECT LINE: Volunteer & Operations Coordinator. Preference given to candidates who apply by January 9, 2020.

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Volunteer & Operations Coordinator

Northwest Folklife will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021. As we count down to this milestone year, we seek to reflect our growth as an organization, as well as a forward-looking vision through renewed online presence. We are looking for a partner to design and create a new website that highlights our community impact through our striking visual assets; seamlessly integrates multiple layers of program branding, and; provides flexible, mobile-friendly navigation, particularly for our event-based pages. We anticipate the need for Northwest Folklife staff to be able to make regular content updates.

Submissions of interest in proposal bids returned by Sunday, January 26, will be given priority. Please submit your proposal bid to april @ nwfolklife.org with the subject line “Website Proposal Bid - (Your Name).” Submissions will be open until the position is filled.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Youth and Family Programs Internship

The Youth and Family Programs Internship is central to Our Big Neighborhood, Northwest Folklife’s youth and family program. This Intern plays a key role in ensuring smooth production and creating a mission driven programmatic schedule for youth and family specific programming at the Movin’ Around the World: Winter event and the Northwest Folklife Festival.

To apply, please attach your resume and cover letter to an email to internships(@)nwfolklife.org with Youth and Family Internship and your name in the subject line. Priority is given to applications received by December 23, 2019.

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Performer Experience Internship

The Performer Experience Intern should be an enthusiastic team member who’s inspired and passionate about learning the behind-the-scenes logistics of the largest community run festivals in the nation. This personal and unique position allows you to interact with thousands of performers in the Pacific Northwest to ensure all festival participants know vital communications in order to make sure the entire festival runs smoothly–who is doing what, where to go, what to do, when to be somewhere, and at what time.

To apply, please attach your resume and cover letter to an email to internships (@) nwfolklife.org with Performer Relations Internship and your name in the subject line. Priority is given to applications received by December 23, 2019.

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Marketing & Design Internship

The Marketing & Design Intern will play an integral role in supporting Northwest Folklife’s larger marketing and branding initiatives. The intern will create visual marketing assets in support of Northwest Folklife’s programs. These design assets include, but are not limited to: Digital and print ads, flyers, posters, and social media graphics. The intern will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Lead as well as other departments to create design elements that support our various programs including Our Big Neighborhood, the Northwest Folklife Festival, and the 2020 Cultural Focus: Living Legacies. The ideal intern will be creative, adaptable, and offer unique, fun ways to continue marketing Northwest Folklife to broader audiences.

To apply, please submit a brief statement describing your interest in this position AND attach your resume/list of experiences and skills to internships(@)nwfolklife.org with Design & Marketing Internship and your name in the subject line. Priority is given to applications received by January 17, 2020.

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