— Careers: Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator

    This job description may have some corporate sounding language required by the forms.  We’re working to break the form though, break the formats, pushing into new and innovative events and even new ways to manage said events.  Sound interesting?  Read on… 

    – Note:  Please read over our other fun intro at www.fremontabbey.org/jobs before applying. – 


    One part of this position is focused on sponsorship, member, donor and grant management and development with the goal to increase fiscal support for Abbey Arts events & programs to promote awareness of the organization’s mission and work; to cultivate a network of dedicated donors, members and sponsors; to spot new fundraising opportunities; to plan fundraising initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals; and to form and maintain strong relationships with the community.

    This role includes a combination of in person community work, celebrating sponsors, volunteers, staff and more, event building, strategic emailing, working under a deadline, and computer work. Attention to detail, communication and excellent project management is key. Ability to research, and disseminate the Abbey Arts mission through all aspects of this work is vital.

    In consultation with other staff, this position will work to improve overall systems to make things more efficient including communications and in person opportunities while supporting and learning about the history and unique approach that has enabled Abbey events to be so successful throughout the years.

    Must have extensive experience with social media and promotions. Ability to craft language with humor and heart to engage current and future audience and

    Some experience managing staff and volunteers is also important to be able to delegate and keep events and initiatives moving along in a kind, welcoming and timely manner. This position will also likely include…

    • Prep & Draft Social Media Posts
    • Manage Arts Connect Program
    • Staff connection: Special Events, Abbey Shout Outs, Staff perks & food
    • All Abbey Staff Are encouraged to actively contribute to booking shows & new events
    • Special Projects
    • Event shifts as time allows


    About Us

    Abbey Arts is a growing nonprofit based in Seattle, WA since 2005.  We survived and adapted through the pandemic and are re-emerging in a new form with new programs in 2023-24. We are now working in over 10 locations around the PNW.  Before applying we recommend you read about us online and if possible stop by the Abbey to experience a concert or event in real life. This may help you better understand the organizational style and what we are about. 

    We are not your typical arts nonprofit. We’re a “lean & limber” music & arts venue operating in more of a small business style so working here will not likely be equivalent to larger nonprofits or corporations.

    Abbey Arts is looking for people with positive energy and a strong worth ethic to help make the world a more creative & connected place. No “grind culture” here please.  Sustainable workflow and enjoying the work is important to us. So is jumping in once in a while to help wrap up with the team after a big show.  

    Other important experience & skills that all Abbey team members need:

    • Growth Mindset
    • Attention to detail; professional, friendly & assertive communication style; quick on your feet; good visual memory
    • Good at on the spot problem solving with a limited budget
    • Strong work ethic
    • Attention to detail (yes, we said this twice!) 
    • Enjoys working with people
    • “Can do” personality
    • Strong problem solving skills (no, really!)
    • Thinking quickly on your feet
    • Love gaf tape!  (But also want to make lasting improvements) 
    • Ability to Fix-it
    • Desire to create beautiful events
    • Desire to support the community behind the scenes

    Abbey Staff have the opportunity to contribute to and/or lead select creative projects such as curating a show, helping design a poster or ad, contributing to program development, managing arts & music events, etc.

    Most positions here require typing speeds of at least 60wpm, good skill with Google docs – sheets & docs, ability to lift objects such as chairs/tables, setup event spaces, help with building reset, say hi to puppies, take sunshine breaks, enjoy live music & art, etc.  A couple of our jobs may not require lifting.

    Read our Respect Policy.  Abbey Arts is an equal opportunity employer.  


    • Health insurance stipend
    • Flexible Work Schedule
    • Monthly wellness program for massage, yoga, floats, etc
    • Free Tickets for Abbey Arts Concerts and other Seattle Venues (as available)
    • Use of Abbey space for your own off-peak bookings, classes, rehearsals/etc.
    • Free entry in most Abbey classes and workshops (as space allows)
    • Staff vitamins, tea, coffee & snacks
    • Simple meal supplies provided + occasional lunches & other food from events

    16-32 hrs/week  (with events)
    Salary: $21-25/hr DOE