Arts Engagement

Position reports to:


Director of Arts Engagement

FLSA classification status:


Full Time/Non-Exempt

Pay range:



$45,000-$50,000 annually

Full Medical/Dental/Vision coverage; Paid Vacation & Personal Days; Parking & Transit discounts

Application deadline:


August 8, 2022


SEATTLE REP is seeking a resourceful and passionate Arts Engagement Associate to join the Arts Engagement Team.



Seattle Rep is committed to producing the highest quality programming, and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theater to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and women, ensuring they are at the decision-making table and reflected in our community.


Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region.


Theater at the heart of public life


Artistic Vitality, Sustainability, Generous and Inclusive Practices



The Arts Engagement Associate is a key administrative position in the Arts Engagement department and will provide support to all programs in the department, including youth and adult programs. The Arts Engagement Associate will also plan and execute audience enrichment events for productions in Seattle Rep’s season. The position is mainly administrative, with elements of program and event planning, public discussion facilitation, and community relationship building.

Typical duties include: 


  • Take meeting notes at internal and external meetings.
  • Keep department files organized and digitized.
  • Process check requests, reimbursements, and invoices.
  • Secure supplies for programs as needed, including food and office supplies.
  • Schedule events, fill out events sheets, and coordinate cross-departmentally around event and program logistics.
  • Analyze data collected from department-specific sources.
  • Draft Teaching Artist contracts, and track payments and contract logistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Audience Enrichment:

  • Lead logistics and execution of audience enrichment events tied to productions such as panel discussions, Actor Talks, pre-show events, workshops, and partner events.
  • Facilitate discussion-based events such as panel discussions and Actor Talks.
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications to ensure that audience enrichment activities are advertised, including scheduling public communications, and developing copy for emails and calling campaigns.

Program Support:

  • Support planning and execution of all Arts Engagement programs including:
    • Developing communications around events for program partners and Teaching Artists.
    • Communicating with vendors and volunteers.
    • Coordinating setup and takedown of all events.
    • Administering assessments, such as surveys and post-event feedback sessions.
  • In collaboration with Marketing & Communications, support Audience Development initiatives (such as calling campaigns and grassroots marketing strategies) related to:
    • Sensory Friendly performances
    • Student Matinees
    • Teen Nights


Minimum qualifications

  • 2-5 years of administrative experience.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in conventional office software such as Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement, community organizing, event planning, K-12 education, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated personal and/or professional commitment to engaging with BIPOC and other historically under-invited communities.
  • Public speaking, discussion facilitation, and/or teaching experience.
  • Strong racial equity and social justice lens.

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge of local (King County) communities and school systems.
  • Experience in marketing/communications.
  • Interest in theater.
  • Knowledge of Tessitura.
  • Knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Teams.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Ability to physically move boxes of supplies, tables, chairs, and other event-related materials.
  • Demonstrated personal and/or professional commitment to centering Black and Indigenous communities.



  1. Submit a resume detailing related experience and education.
  2. Attach a cover letter that outlines how your related experience and education qualifies you for the position.
  3. Applicants are reviewed the day after the position closes.
  4. First round of interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of 8/15/22-8/19/22.

Seattle Rep has a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees, with accommodations for medical and religious exemptions only.

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