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Part-time Communications Manager with SeattleDances

Posted on: May 15, 2023
Organizer: SeattleDances
Event Date or Due Date: June 1 2023

Communications Manager

SeattleDances is a Seattle dance journalism and advocacy organization. We are seeking a new team member to work closely with the Editorial Director in managing the daily operations of the site, advancing SeattleDance’s mission, and serving Seattle’s dance community.

Responsibilities include:

-Managing and organizing the inbox, timely correspondence with dance producers, writers, and the community at large, representing the organization in a professional manner.

-Managing SeattleDances facebook and instagram accounts, monitoring messages, creating posts that share our articles, promote the site, and promote local dance.

-Regularly testing site functionality

-Importing events and opportunities to our Calendar and Call-Board

-Working on special projects as necessary

-Tracking own hours and invoicing monthly

-May be paired with a writing position (see other listing) if desired and applicant has relevant experience/skill.

Hours and Pay

Independent contract position. Estimated 3 hours per week from home with additional monthly 2-hour in-person meeting. Manager can set their own hours, but time must be spread over at least 3 days a week (ie the inbox needs to be checked everyday, so this can be split/coordinated with Editorial Director).

Pay is $25/hour. Training hours are paid. Year-long contract with 8-week trial period to make sure it’s a good fit for both parties. One week paid time off. Up to two more weeks unpaid time off can be arranged in advance.

The ideal candidate:

-Is very reliable, communicative, and organized.

-Can work independently through a responsibilities list regularly without being reminded.

-Can identify and be proactive around any other needs that come up.

-Is knowledgeable about the Seattle dance scene, particularly independently produced dance and/or non-western dance forms in the Seattle area.

-Understands how to create fun and engaging posts for social media.

-Understands how to compose professional correspondence.

-Brings their own ideas to the table and can create a plan to execute them.

-Has passion for Seattle area dance and the work of SeattleDances.

About working with SeattleDances

-Through its work, SeattleDances seeks to uphold values of anti-capitalism, and stands by values that honor all people regardless of age, race, ability, body-type, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, or any other protected class.

-SeattleDances is funded by grants, individual donations, and voluntary contributions.

-SeattleDances is committed to providing an environment of encouragement, transparency, flexibility, and mutual respect. Please direct any questions to

To apply:

No formal resume needed. In an email introduce yourself, outline your relevant experience, and why you’d be a good fit for the position.

Please send email to with the subject line “Application for Communications Manager: First and Last Name” (with your name of course!) by end of day June 1.

For more information: Website


Kaitlin McCarthy