Below is a list of current job openings:


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Production Crew Overhire - Ongoing

Job Location: Olympia, Washington

The Position
Production Crew Overhire is hired on an ‘as-needed’ basis for staffing large productions at The Center. Overhire will be directed to numerous production opportunities on stage before, during and after a performance.

Kindly send materials, in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format, to:
“The Washington Center Production Crew Overhire” in the subject line

Accounting Specialist

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Olympia, WA

March 3, 2022

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an organized, energetic, and service driven Accounting Specialist with bookkeeping and payroll experience.

The Accounting Specialist supports the Business Manager in all accounting and human resource functions. They are the lead processor of daily work, accounts payable, payroll and event settlements. The Accounting Specialist works closely with the Business Manager to ensure financial activity is recorded properly and timely for month end reporting. This position requires a high attention to detail and strong communication skills. This is a part-time, hourly position which may occasionally require some scheduling flexibility, averaging 20-25 hours per week.


• Balance daily Box Office activity.
• Settle and close out all events.
• Accounts payable processing.
• Gallery sales, concessions and merchandise sales settlement.

Human Resources
• Process semi-monthly payroll.
• Manage employee payroll deductions.

• Work with Box Office staff and Office Manager to establish clear daily sales and money handling procedures.
• Work with Event Services and Office Managers to establish clear concessions and merchandise sales procedures.
• Assist Business Manager with ad hoc reporting of financial information for various departments.
• Other duties as assigned.

1. Problem solving and critical thinking.
2. Attention to detail.
3. Proficient communication skills.
4. Results oriented.
5. Effective multi-tasker.
6. Ability to adapt to shifting project parameters.
7. Ability to prioritize and manage several projects simultaneously

This is a part-time, hourly position reporting to the Business Manager. Typical hours are Monday through Friday, between 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Due to the nature of our business, occasional weekend and evening hours may be required. We encourage staff to plan their weekly hours appropriately.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or equivalent number of years of experience.
2. Three (3) years of accounting related experience.

Starting rate $21 per hour. Up to 3% SIMPLE IRA match after one year of employment. This position is not eligible for health benefits.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, résumé, and three references to References will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate.

Marketing & Development Coordinator

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a full-time Marketing and Development Coordinator who loves the arts and can thrive in a fast-paced environment that is engaging and rewarding. This position works directly with the Marketing & Sales Director and the Development Director to organize, support, and promote events and performances, and implement a robust philanthropic program to support the organization’s mission.

Essential Marketing Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain marketing & ticket sales reports
  • Assist with season subscription campaign including material creation and proofing, communications, tracking and reporting.
  • Social Media Management: Create events, ads, scheduling, and communications for Washington Center Presented, Artistic Partner, and rental events.
  • Website Maintenance: Create and edit event pages, add press releases, etc.
  • Design, edit and schedule all email marketing.
  • Coordinate acquisition of marketing collateral from artists.
  • Track playbill advertisers and invoice as needed.
  • Assist with marketing materials creation, proofing and printing.
  • Assist with ad creation, proofing, tracking and submission.
  • Assist with various promotions including creation, tracking communication and reporting.
  • Add events to local online entertainment calendars.
  • Orchestrate and evaluate audience surveys.
  • Other duties as assigned and necessary in order to fulfill the mission of the Washington Center.

Essential Development Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development program by assisting in all areas including individual and corporate giving, fundraising events, and grants.
  • With oversight from Development Director, responsible for the management and implementation of the annual giving FRIENDS program (direct mail, events, and online giving).
  • Assist in the creation of copy, content, and collateral including but not limited to appeals, newsletters, social media, website, and invitations.
  • Special Event assistance including preparation of event collateral material, solicitation and management of vendors, guest lists tracking and generation, coordinate leadership and staff, and follow through on event logistics and execution.
  • Oversee donor recognition and stewardship including FRIENDS benefits, holiday card mailings, birthday cards, invitations to special events.
  • Provide professional, quality customer service to donors, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
  • Prepare data and reports.
  • Maintain all donor-related data in Audience View database.
  • Research individual donor and prospect information.
  • Assist with grant requests and final reports.
  • Other duties as assigned and necessary in order to fulfill the mission of the Washington Center.


Requirements/Skills:  Must be able to work professionally, independently and as part of a small and dedicated team. Must have strong attention to detail and finesse with interpersonal relationships. Must be able to balance multiple deadlines and have exemplary follow-through. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Survey Monkey, WordPress, and learn Audience View ticketing software.  Experience working with website platforms, and social media marketing. Commitment to the arts, community, and collaboration are essential.


College Degree and 2-3 years of experience in Development or Marketing.

About the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1985 from the belief that a regional performing arts center is fundamental to the cultural pursuits of our community and vital to a better quality of life. This belief remains at the foundation of our existence today.

The mission of the Washington Center is to inspire audiences and artists alike, enriching the vibrancy of our community. With a diverse range of national and international touring artists, together with our 20+ artistic and community partners who call the Center “Home,” we serve all residents and visitors of Thurston County and beyond. Located in the heart of downtown Olympia, the Washington Center has become a community gathering place, serving over 100,000 patrons each year and instilling a passion for the performing arts unique to the region.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 40 hours weekly. The hours and days of work may vary depending on the specific needs to fulfill the responsibilities of the position; this position may require nights and weekend work. Employees may work with their supervisor to plan their weekly hours appropriately.

Compensation and Benefits. Base hourly rate starts at $21/hour. Health benefits. Up to 3% IRA Match after one year of employment.

Required Materials
If selected for this position, you will be required to present a proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter, general Washington Center application, and resume to with subject: Marketing & Development Coordinator

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