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Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator- September 14

Gallery One has successfully promoted visual arts in Kittitas County for 50 years.  We are looking for the right person to assist in supporting our endeavors as we move forward in anticipation of another successful fifty years.

Purpose of position:  The Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator works with businesses, members of the community and individuals involved in Gallery One operations to increase sponsorships and to plan, develop, coordinate and assist with activities and events that reflect the vision of Gallery One in the advancement of the visual arts in Central Washington.

45%:   Sponsorship

  • Reach out to local businesses and community members to solicit donor contributions and obtain sponsorships to support Gallery One events, exhibitions, and programs
  • Independently and in collaboration with Gallery One staff and Board, identify, solicit, and secure sponsor/donor prospects
  • Maintain contact and relationships with current sponsors to encourage upgrading sponsorship levels when possible
  • Create and assemble sponsorship materials including letters and presentations
  • Ensure that sponsors are formally recognized, acknowledged and thanked
  • Monitor, track and document and update and accurately manage prospect lists and sponsorship activities in Gallery One databases (excel and POS)
  • Report progress in sponsorship research, sponsorship inquiry and outcome to Gallery One Director

45%:  Special Events

  • Foster relationships with community members and organizations to develop and implement off-site and in-house programs and activities that serve the community and reflect the mission and goals of Gallery One.
  • Work collaboratively with staff and event committees to ensure well-executed, innovative, and successful on-going and new events. Initially the position will focus efforts on reinvigorating prior and/or creating new special events in honor Gallery One’s 50th
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for events
  • Accurately manage and record event donations and sponsorships and activities

10% Other Duties

  • Represent the Gallery at community events and meetings; build and maintain strong relationships with staff, trustees, donors, prospects, volunteers, and others.
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Assist in other day-to-day operational tasks as needed

Required Qualifications

To be considered for this position the applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in fundraising and event planning, preferably in support of the Arts and Be willing and able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.

The ideal candidate will be

  • Self-motivated and able to consider a wide variety of opinions and alternatives before committing to a course of action,
  • Able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision
  • Able to cultivate and nurture relationships with a variety of constituencies
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing and in oral presentations to individuals and groups
  • Able to effectively and collaboratively work in a team environment
  • Experienced using Microsoft Suite and social media platforms
  • Experienced and comfortable with databases (possibly even love them)
  • Experienced Developing and implementing programs and/or events
  • Experienced researching, identifying and fundraising opportunities

Terms of employment: This position is currently funded for 6 months beginning no later than October 1.  There is a possibility that the position may become an on-going position after the initial six-month period.   The position is salaried at $900 per month.  This position allows for a flexible work schedule depending on the needs of the organization and the work activities of the incumbent. It is expected that the incumbent will work an average of 15 hours a week.

To apply: Submit letter of interest and resume to no later than 5:00 pm, September 14th for priority consideration.


Gallery Intern for fall/winter/spring quarters 2017-2018

Inters will assist with exhibition installation, art unpacking/packing, data entry, and other light administrative duties. This position is 6-12 hours per week, unpaid.

Skills required:

  • basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • good organizational and communication skills
  • attention to detail and ability to safely handle artwork
  • installation experience helpful but not required

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of intent which can be dropped off at the gallery or emailed to: This position will remain open until filled. Questions about this position can be emailed to the address above or call 509-925-2670 during gallery hours.

About Gallery One: Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, the facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide:
– High-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits
– Educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts
– Studios for a diverse group of resident artists
– Networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts
– A meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation

Located in the historic Stewart building in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Gallery One Visual Arts Center is the focal point for artists, art patrons, students, community members, and tourists to interact with the visual arts in Central Washington State.

Gallery One is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status

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