Performer Relations & Communications Coordinator

The Performer Relations and Communications Coordinator serves as a main point of contact for over 6,000 performers and participants with Northwest Folklife programs, including the Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, various programs under the Our Big Neighborhood initiative, and to our annual Cultural Focus. Serving as a resource, this position is knowledgeable about Northwest Folklife programs and connects performers to other opportunities within the organization. This position actively builds and maintains sustainable relationships through open and interactive communication and supports performers to ensure a positive experience. Building relationships and community investment should promote the mission of NWFL and cultivate partnerships centered on equity, community engagement, and artistic excellence.

To apply, please attach a cover letter of interest and resume by email to with Performer Relations and your name in the subject line or send by postal mail to Northwest Folklife attn: Performer Relations Search, 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109-4623. Applications received by October 31st, 5PM will be given priority.


Contract Website Developer

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 Monday, December 2, 2019, 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.