Volunteer & Operations Coordinator

The Volunteer & Operations Coordinator has a key role in stewarding Northwest Folklife’s community relations and operational success. Volunteer coordination responsibilities include the recruitment, management and retention of volunteers for Northwest Folklife’s programs, including the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Our Big Neighborhood  program, and the yearly Cultural Focus.  Overall, this role is key to providing an engaging and productive experience to current and potential participants.  This position supports the organization’s operations by welcoming patrons to the office, supporting streamlined office management and supporting event operations.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as attachments to hiring(@) SUBJECT LINE: Volunteer & Operations Coordinator. Preference given to candidates who apply by January 9, 2020.


Contract Web Designer

Northwest Folklife will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021. As we count down to this milestone year, we seek to reflect our growth as an organization, as well as a forward-looking vision through renewed online presence. We are looking for a partner to design and create a new website that highlights our community impact through our striking visual assets; seamlessly integrates multiple layers of program branding, and; provides flexible, mobile-friendly navigation, particularly for our event-based pages. We anticipate the need for Northwest Folklife staff to be able to make regular content updates.

Submissions of interest in proposal bids returned by Sunday, January 26, will be given priority. Please submit your proposal bid to april @ with the subject line “Website Proposal Bid - (Your Name).” Submissions will be open until the position is filled.



Marketing & Design Internship

The Marketing & Design Intern will play an integral role in supporting Northwest Folklife’s larger marketing and branding initiatives. The intern will create visual marketing assets in support of Northwest Folklife’s programs. These design assets include, but are not limited to: Digital and print ads, flyers, posters, and social media graphics. The intern will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Lead as well as other departments to create design elements that support our various programs including Our Big Neighborhood, the Northwest Folklife Festival, and the 2020 Cultural Focus: Living Legacies. The ideal intern will be creative, adaptable, and offer unique, fun ways to continue marketing Northwest Folklife to broader audiences.

To apply, please submit a brief statement describing your interest in this position AND attach your resume/list of experiences and skills to internships(@) with Design & Marketing Internship and your name in the subject line. Priority is given to applications received by January 17, 2020.