Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is seeking a junior or senior college intern to assist the Communications and Outreach team  in all aspects of managing the Office’s events and communications, including preparation and dissemination of print and online marketing materials, pre-event planning and logistics, day-of-event onsite work and planning. The internship requires work in both an office environment and outdoors at events with regular interaction with the general public.

Educational benefit to student:

Applied experience in community development and outreach, an understanding of public service and programs, experience working on a marketing and communications team, experience working in arts programing and event production.

 Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist with pre-planning & day-of-event logistics for variety of events. Day of activities include (but is not limited to) set up, photography, interaction with constituents, staffing (registration, etc), strike/teardown of ARTS booth.
  • Assist Public Relations Specialist with marketing materials and drafts of written materials for print and web.
  • Maintain up to date shared calendar of ARTS events.
  • Compile arts related items for ‘in the news’.
  • Special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:


Must be enrolled in an accredited educational program preferably studying Fine Arts (Music, Visual or Performing Arts), Arts Administration, Marketing or Public Relations, Event Management and related fields.

Undergraduate interns must maintain a satisfactory GPA of 2.0 or higher for the duration of the internship.


•       Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•        Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
•        Able to work efficiently and accurately.
•        The ability to work quickly and collaboratively to solve problems.
•        Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
•        Operational familiarity with social media platforms.
•        Able to establish effective working relationships.
•        Must have a curiosity and interest in the Arts.
•        Must have the ability to bend and lift 30 lbs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of Seattle’s arts communities.
  • Experience planning, promoting and executing events.
  • Experience managing live performances, photo/video documentation of live events and/or outdoor art installations.
  • Experience with public relations, AV/Tech, marketing, and journalism a plus.
 Additional Information:
Start/End Dates:  Intern will start late September/early October with a negotiable end date.

Schedule:  Intern will work between 15-20 hours/week.  Work will be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Intern may work some weekends and evenings.

Salary:  Undergraduates will be paid $15.73/hour.

How to Apply:  complete an online application and include the following:

  • Unofficial transcript including current classes and GPA
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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