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SAL Volunteer 2017/18 Season

Benefits of volunteering
• Volunteers receive complimentary admission to events.
• Volunteers enjoy the benefits of working in the cultural atmosphere of a distinguished literary arts institution.
• Volunteers will connect to a community of imaginative thinkers, readers, and writers.
• All volunteers are invited to attend volunteer receptions and appreciation events we host.

“We had just moved to the area, and after our first SAL event – as a ticketed guest – we found out about volunteering and signed up. Although we originally thought it was all about the events, we soon found it is so much more than that! Volunteering itself is just so much fun, and so gratifying to be part of this positive team, meeting and greeting the guests, and generally being part of the whole arts community in Seattle.” - SAL Volunteer

Become a SAL Volunteer!

Join the biggest little book club in Seattle! Become part of the SAL corps of dedicated volunteers who contribute their time to ensure we meet our mission of sparking imaginations and bringing together people and ideas. We currently have the following positions open:

Front-of-House Volunteer:

The Front-of-House Volunteers –ushers, box office assistants, and information table assistants– support the effective running of events by welcoming, serving, and monitoring the audiences that enter our venues. This role puts you on the front lines of the literary world in Seattle!

Back-of-House Volunteer:

As a Back-of-House Volunteer your primary responsibility is to assist the Director of Events with the variety of tasks related to auditorium seating, sound/technical checks, and other backstage needs.

Behind-the-Scenes Program Support:
Whether you are a student, stay-at-home parent, retiree, or anyone with some free time during office hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), we could use your organizational skills to help with a variety of projects: everything from assisting with ticket orders to file management, operations and board support, data entry, bulk mailing, auction donations, program and marketing research, and more.

Writers in the Schools:

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is a literary arts education program serving 25 public schools in five schools districts. We are looking for volunteers to help the writers-in-residence in the schools, as well as and behind the scenes in the office. This is a great opportunity for creative writers who are interested in being a writer-in-residence, but don’t yet have the teaching experience necessary to apply for a full position.

Fund Development:

Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving
- Hank Rosso. Seattle Arts & Lectures is looking for open-minded, motivated volunteers with an interest in literature and spoken word to further the mission our organization, particularly in respect to our resource development. From researching folks who support the arts, helping implement various strategies, to being a part of our annual Words Matter Gala, volunteers in this role will find joy in helping others to support this Seattle gem.

Marketing, Communications and Public Relations: Online Marketing Volunteer

Excited about social-media? Are you convinced that social networks are the future or marketing? Bring your savvy and ideas to SAL. Online Marketing Volunteers will assist the Marketing Director with SAL’s promotion and sales efforts. Ideal candidates will be energetic, inventive, hard working, web-savvy, and brimming with ideas about creative ways to market our events and programs through the web in online social networks. This is an exciting opportunity to be creative, gain marketing skills, and have real analytics to promote in your educational environment.

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John Updike
Literary\Arts Series, Literary legend John Updike discusses his work with fellow writer David Guterson and Seattle Art Museum Curator of American Art Patricia Junker. Photo by Libby Lewis
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