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Seattle Chamber Music Society has an excellent opportunity for one or more Development Assistant
volunteers in our office and, soon, our new Center for Chamber Music in downtown Seattle.
About Seattle Chamber Music Society
Founded in 1982, Seattle Chamber Music Society fosters the appreciation of chamber music by
presenting performances featuring world-class musicians in accessible and inviting formats, with an
emphasis on developing a broad-based sustainable audience through education and community
outreach. Through our Winter and Summer Festivals each January and July at Benaroya Hall, and our
engagement programs for adults, youths, and the community-at-large, we provide thousands of people
each year with opportunities to experience, learn about and derive joy from chamber music.
The Development Assistant works with the Director of Development to create stewardship and
fundraising materials, research and identify potential funding opportunities, produce patron events and
communications, and maintain records and reports in our Salesforce-backed database. The position
provides the opportunity for the volunteer to contribute to the health and well-being of an award-winning
and financially sound performing arts organization by assisting with both administrative tasks and patronfacing, community outreach activities.
Duties specific to this position include:
➢ Stewardship: update and produce donor stewardship letters; create patron-benefit
communications in both print and electronic formats, interact with patrons and volunteers via
➢ Writing: Create communications for donors, prospects, sponsors, and internal stakeholders.
➢ Update and manage donor and funding tracking database (Salesforce software)
➢ Event Production: Assist with producing fundraising and donor stewardship activities (invitations,
collection of RSVPs, planning, strategizing, etc.) in coordination with Director of Development.
➢ Research and identify new funding opportunities.
➢ Other activities related to donor and community engagement, as needed and as appropriate to
the volunteer’s interest and time.
LOCATION: Seattle Chamber Music Society Office, located at the Center for Chamber Music at Sixth and Union
TIME COMMITMENT: Prefer minimum 5 hours/week during office hours (M-F, 9am-5pm) on regular
schedule. Minimum 3-month commitment. 6 month-commitment preferred.
➢ Interest and desire to contribute to the mission of Seattle Chamber Music Society by applying your
talents and skills to this position.
➢ Competent business writing and editing skills and desire to use these to present the organization
in a warm and professional manner to the public.
➢ Ability to think creatively and strategically, and to work independently, once direction is given.
➢ Keen attention to accuracy and detail.
➢ Confidence in basic computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher email, and
internet applications. Some experience or willingness to work with databases desired.
➢ Ability to maintain confidentiality of external and internal stakeholder information.
➢ Flexibility in the face of time-sensitive priorities and emergent tasks and willingness to learn.
➢ Willingness to adhere to Seattle Chamber Music Society volunteer and workplace policies of
professionalism and non-discrimination.
This volunteer position is appropriate for adults of any age. It requires use of computers, telephone and
strong English language skills. People from communities underrepresented in the arts are very much
encouraged to apply. Any experience in fields of communications, marketing, public relations, fundraising, or writing a plus!
Please send resume and cover letter to Kimberly Fulghum, Director of Development at
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
601 Union Street, Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98101, US
To foster appreciation of chamber music in our region by presenting performances featuring world-class musicians in accessible and inviting formats with an emphasis on developming a broad-based sustainable audience through education and community outreach.
The Seattle Chamber Music Society presents two festivals each year: Winter Interlude (our three-day mini festival in January) and our Summer Festival in July. We also present numerous other educational and outreach events throughout the year.
We'll work with your schedule.
601 Union Street, Suite 220Seattle, WA 98101
March 10, 2020