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Finance Contract Specialist (4Culture)

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Seattle, WA

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4Culture is an independent public agency, chartered under 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.

On December 5, 2023, the King County Council unanimously passed Doors Open legislation. Doors Open is a 0.1% sales tax to support arts, heritage, science, and preservation non-profit organizations in King County. Doors Open legislation was drafted by the King County Executive and passed by the King County Council in 2023 and will be rolled out by 4Culture in 2024-25. It consists of six funding programs: Sustained Support, Public School Cultural Access, Public Free Access, Building for Equity, County-wide Initiatives, and Launch.

4Culture is a public agency supporting the King County cultural and science sectors through revenue from Lodging Tax, 1% for Art, and Doors Open funding sources.

Job Description


We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Contract Support Specialist II. This position will coordinate and process 4Culture’s core programs contracts from start until contract close out. This position will report directly to the Director of Operations.


  • You have experience in contract management.
  • You have experience with and enjoy working with CRM or other data management systems preferably Salesforce but not required.
  • Experience working with outside stakeholders including vendors, public, and grantees.

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


  • Advancing racial equity and social justice in conducting your work.
  • Building collaborative relationships with colleagues.


  • Contract management.
  • Managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Working with colleagues from different backgrounds and ethnicity.


  • Problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • MS Office, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams.


  • Complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Handle difficult situations calmly and with confidence.

Supervisory responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may occasionally supervise interns or volunteers.


  • Coordinate and process 4Culture’s core programs contracts and accounts, including organizing, tracking, coding, and maintaining data sources, fiscal records, and documents.
  • Generate report from Salesforce on contract status and progress of the stakeholder’s compliance of the scope of each contract.
  • Respond to requests for information from grant recipients and serve as primary staff contact within the organization related to all contracts.
  • Work with department directors and 4Culture staff to ensure contracts are processed in accordance with the guidelines set by each of the programs.
  • 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.


Full pay range is Grade 13: $26.99–$40.38 hourly. Starting range is anticipated to be $30.33–$33.68 hourly. Salary will be negotiated and based on the selected candidate and their experience and includes a competitive package of benefits. It is classified as Regular, Full-Time, non-exempt.


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

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

  • Degree or certificate in Business Administration, Contract Management or related field.
  • Experience working with contracts in a governmental, non-profit and/or private sector.

How to Apply

Apply online no later than Thursday July 11, 2024, 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 4:30 pm.

Please contact 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.

This information is available in alternative format for persons with disabilities.

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