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Wanted: Arts Permitting Specialist

One of the CAP Report: 30 Ideas for the Creation, Activation, and Preservation of Cultural Space recommendations from earlier this year was the creation of a liaison role, embedded in the Department of Construction and Inspections, that would work with arts and cultural projects as a point of connection between the culturally rich world of the arts and the complex world of various building and use codes. The City is acting on that recommendation, and is today launching the search for a culturally savvy code expert.

Rolls of blueprints held down by a compass, a house model and a slide rule.Are you someone who sees what is and imagines what could be? Someone who is curious about alternatives? Someone who understands the intricacies and specifics of building code, and can also see the broader forest through the trees? If so, the Office and Arts & Culture and the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, working together, are looking for you.

You will get to work with colleagues in both departments to develop policy recommendations and code changes to make Seattle a more supportive partner to cultural spaces. Dive deep into code and develop alternative paths to compliance for complicated and atypical cultural projects. Be a part of a citywide effort, unique in the country, to support cultural spaces in a city where affordability and displacement are daily concerns.

Be a part of the solution, apply today.