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Seeking College Communications Volunteer

*This post has been updated to reflect application deadline extension of Oct. 5.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is currently seeking a volunteer currently enrolled in college. The city agency supports the health and vitality of Seattle by providing access to arts and culture, advancing the role of the arts in our community, and advocating for issues that affect the entire cultural community. The Office maintains the city of Seattle’s public art program, which includes nearly 3,000 artworks; oversees nearly $2.25 million that is distributed to individual artists and arts organizations through the community to support the creation of new works, community festivals, building maintenance and arts jobs; and partners with organizations to strengthen arts learning and education among school children.

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join our team in the area of communications and outreach. We have a number of exciting initiatives coming up and can use help in the following areas:

  • Drafting press releases and blog posts
  • Monitoring and posting on our various social media sites
  • Tracking our social media metrics and analyzing results
  • Creating video and photographs of various Office programs and projects
  • Providing outreach support at events as needed

The position requires a three-month commitment and 15 hours of work per week. Applicants must be enrolled in college. The positions are unpaid, but students may earn academic credit. Applicants should be studying arts management, public relations, marketing, communications, English, journalism or related fields. Candidates must be self-motivated, creative thinkers with excellent written and verbal communications skills, social media skills and an interest in the arts and culture of Seattle.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, for a start date in mid-October. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to