Marketing Director

Early Music Seattle

Early Music Seattle is the area’s largest presenter of early music and related educational programs. Its mainstage events include Seattle Baroque Orchestra and internationally-renowned touring artists at venues including Nordstrom Recital Hall, Seattle First Baptist Church, St. James Cathedral, and Bastyr University Chapel.

Mission: To present outstanding early music, use early music to enrich cultural heritage via education and outreach, and engage new audiences through inclusivity and openness.

Early Music Seattle seeks a talented, motivated and professional individual to plan, oversee and implement marketing and public relations. The Marketing Director is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director. The salary range is $40-$45K with health benefits, paid vacation, and some flexibility in hours.


• Create and manage an institutional public relations plan that will achieve strategic objectives.
• Develop, with staff input, annual marketing plans and budgets to meet earned income goals with a focus on subscriptions and single tickets.
• Implement strategies to reach diverse audiences and to cultivate existing audiences towards a deeper involvement with Early Music Seattle.
• Coordinate marketing and promotion activities including media relations, advertising, promotional materials, displays, radio, direct mail, email, telemarketing, Facebook, and other social media.
• Manage the Early Music Seattle website through WordPress
• Utilize software and databases effectively to achieve goals including Microsoft Office, ArtsPeople, MailChimp, Google Suite, and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
• Coordinate all ticket sales activities – online, by phone, and physical box office.
• Assume other administrative responsibilities as assigned, such as fundraising activities and concert management.

Preferred Qualifications

• Passionate and knowledgeable about music and its role in building community.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral format, and ability to build and maintain quality relationships.
• Excellent time-management, organizational and communication skills.
• Professional experience in marketing and/or media relations, preferably for a non-profit arts organization.
• Physical demands: office environment, event management including some lifting and late evening hours.

Measures of Success

• Development of diverse audiences not currently engaged by early music.
• Enhanced revenue from increased attendance.
• Increased media attention for Early Music Seattle and its programs.
• Deeper engagement of current audience measured by increases in the percentage of multiple-event ticket-buyers, and growth of repeat subscribers from season to season.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to:
August Denhard, Executive Director
Early Music Seattle

The position is considered open until it is filled, with August 1, 2018 as a preferred start date.


Volunteer Usher

Position Description

All volunteer ushers for Early Music Seattle are expected to understand and support the purpose, structure, and policies of Early Music Seattle. Volunteer ushers provide assistance to patrons at every Early Music Seattle performance, sometimes providing ushering support to supplement the regular usher staff at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. Volunteer ushers will:

• Work cooperatively with Early Music Seattle staff in a manner that adds value to the organization.
• Perform assignments and responsibilities willingly and courteously.
• Comply with time and dress requirements of Early Music Seattle.
• Obey all security and safety rules of Early Music Seattle and the concert and/or event venue.
• Respect confidentiality of sensitive and proprietary information.
• Provide and maintain current emergency contact information.
• Volunteers must wear a volunteer badge and maintain a professional appearance at all times.
• Volunteers welcome the audience with a smile and treat them with respect and appreciation.
• Volunteers respond to questions when asked, and assist patrons as appropriate.

Volunteer ushers are expected to arrive on time (2 hours prior to the scheduled performance where there is a pre-concert event, 90 minutes before the scheduled performance where there is no pre-concert event) to attend and participate in a pre-concert ushers huddle. Volunteers also stay after the performance to help clean up the concert hall and participate in a closing debrief. Volunteer ushers are able to attend most of the performance for which they are volunteering, depending upon the program and duties assigned.

Usher Dress Code

White Shirt
Black Pants or Skirt
Name tag (provided by Early Music Seattle)
Closed toe black shoes

To Learn More

Please contact info@earlymusicseattle.org or call the Early Music Seattle office at 206.325.7066 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher.


House a Musician

For those musicians traveling to Seattle to play with us, volunteers open their home to them for 3–5 days. Hosts may also drive musicians to and from the airport and rehearsals or lend the musicians an unneeded car.