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Communications Support Specialist (4Culture)

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Seattle, WA

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4Culture is an independent public agency, chartered under Washington state law and King County ordinance in January 2003, after 35 years as the King County Office of Cultural Resources. The ideal candidate for this position champions public support for arts and culture and has demonstrated sustained commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice. As the cultural funding and services agency for King County, Washington, 4Culture works to make the region vibrant. The organization’s four program areas—Arts, Heritage, Historic Preservation, and Public Art—put public resources to use all over King County.

Guided by a vision of a King County in which every person has what they need to explore and create culture, we’re working to become an actively anti-racist organization. We know that this work is urgent and ongoing; as a public agency, we’re committed to being transparent about our successes and failures. 4Culture is part of the system of white supremacy that has historically disadvantaged Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. We are working to understand systems of structural racism, dismantle them with the tools available to us, and build up something equitable that supports and recognizes the value in cultural expression of all of people, especially those in King County.

Job Description

Department: Communications
Location: 4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: Full pay range is Grade 13, $26.99 – $40.38 per hour. Starting range is anticipated to be $26.99 – $33.65. (Includes a competitive package of benefits, including participation in the Washington State Retirement System)
Reports to: Christina DePaolo, Communications Director
Apply by: Monday, April 15, 5:00 pm PDT

About the Role

The Communications Support Specialist provides administrative support for all 4Culture communications efforts. This includes marketing campaigns, outreach, internal communications, press relations, digital media, website development and maintenance, and more. Communications is a highly collaborative team driven by input from all members; the position will include opportunities to contribute creatively through writing, editing, and visual communication depending on your skill set and interest.


Project Management Support

– Compile yearly grant and artist call calendar with key communications milestones for each.
– Schedule communications meetings for all grant and public art programs and project campaigns and provide administrative support throughout campaigns, including managing planning documents and working with program staff to ensure content is delivered on time.
– Create and distribute campaign reports.
– Provide logistical support and asset trafficking for freelance graphic designer.
– Provide project management support for the yearly production of the Annual Report.

Email Marketing

– Help produce grant announcements and reminders and monthly gallery announcement. Create reports for program managers.
– Research and implement ways to streamline and maximize the use of Mailchimp.
– Keep mailing lists up-to-date by manual updates and importing lists into Salesforce.

Photo Management

– Manage photo library for the Communications team and train staff on how to use our photo management tools and provide support when needed.

Website Support

– Support ongoing website accessibility efforts by writing and inputting alt text for photos and images.
– Manage submissions from the public to 4Culture’s Listings page.

Marketing Management

– Assist with the placement and management of advertising for promoting grants and calls.
– Post 4Culture opportunities to blogs, calendars, and listings.

Miscellaneous department support

– Keep Communications department’s digital files organized and archived.
– Track and manage billing.
– Schedule communications orientation meetings with new staff.
– Field questions about communications procedures from staff.
– Respond to basic requests and questions from the public and grantees.
– Research and order swag and maintain outreach supplies/materials.

Supervisory responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may occasionally oversee interns/volunteers.

4Culture leadership has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time to ensure the success of the organization.


  • Position works a 37.5 hour work week, Monday-Friday.
  • This position will primarily be onsite 4Culture at 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA. Seattle. This position is hybrid (3 days in the office/2 days remote).
  • Occasional early morning, evening and/or weekend hours are required.
  • Alternative work arrangements may be considered and will be based on operational needs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Full pay range is Grade 13, $26.99 – $40.38 per hour. Starting range is anticipated to be $26.99 – $33.65. (Includes a competitive package of benefits, including participation in the Washington State Retirement System)

Benefits of Working at 4Culture

Working at 4Culture provides the chance to support and learn from the cultural community that makes King County a vibrant region to live in. Our mission affirms a deep commitment to racial equity as we work with our community to end institutional and structural racism. We work toward this goal, while supporting the physical and mental health of all 4Culture employees. Maintaining an appropriate work life balance is essential to our work, and 4Culture prioritizes staff wellness and the continual evolution of a healthy organizational culture.

The perks of working at 4Culture include:

  • A 37.5 work week, flex schedule.
  • 12 days of vacation in the first five years of employment.
  • 12 days of paid Holiday (including Juneteenth and Indigenous Peoples’ Day).
  • Sick leave and 12 weeks of paid Family and Medical Leave after working over 1 year at 4Culture; access to a lactation room.
  • Orca transit card
  • Attractive comprehensive health insurance package consisting of medical, dental, vision, and basic life and long-term disability insurance for employees.

Job Qualifications

You will be most successful in this position if:

  • You are committed to using antiracist strategies to expand access to 4Culture funding and support for King County cultural workers and organizations, especially those underinvested in by cultural philanthropy and grant-making.
  • You are highly organized with attention to detail.
  • You are a very strong oral, written, and visual communicator.

Additionally, you will be prepared to take on this role if you have following experience, abilities, commitments, and skills:

Committed to:

  • Advancing racial equity and social justice in how you conduct your work.
  • Building trust, credibility, and collaborative relationships with all stakeholders, including 4Culture staff, Advisory/Board members, and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent customer service.

Experienced with:

  • Working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Working with cultural and science organizations, nonprofits, communities and/or local governments.
  • WordPress, MailChimp, Extensis Connect or other photo management platforms, and Microsoft Teams for project management.

Skilled in:

  • Supporting several complex projects simultaneously.
  • Creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and long-term planning.
  • Editing written material for use in several different settings: print, web, social media, email, etc.
  • Digital asset management and light graphic design.

Have the ability to:

  • Work independently and collaboratively in a hybrid work environment.
  • Help meet the logistical needs of the team members this role supports.
  • Learn various system, technology, procurement, and management software packages.


  • We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate they have the skills listed above through a combination of their work, education, and life experience as demonstrated in their resume, and cover letter.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in communications, marketing, project management, and/or arts and culture administration are the minimum requirements for this position. This can be a combination of education, work, and life experience.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Teams and Office 365 including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint.

How to Apply

Apply online no later than Monday, April 15, 5:00 pm PDT.You will need to log in or create a 4Culture account in order to access the application.

4Culture staff can assist in setting up an account Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please contact Erica Maniez at if you have any difficulty with this application process.

The privacy of applicants will be respected and preserved until the last phase of the hiring process. For example, references will be checked during the process of interviewing the finalists and with the applicant’s knowledge.

No Discrimination in Hiring

4Culture is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment. We recognize that diverse perspectives, ideas, cultures, and life experiences of all employees are critical to our success. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects our residents, meets the needs of the communities we serve, and leverages the power of our employee’s individual uniqueness. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to creed, age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical handicap, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability unless such limitations are necessary for the performance of the role and no less discriminatory alternatives are available.

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