The Director of External Affairs is responsible for developing and managing the day-to- day execution of One Reel’s fundraising, sponsorship and communication plans. This outstanding and talented individual will have the passion, connections and skills to strengthen the public profile and financial position of One Reel while upholding the organization’s mission. The Director of External Affairs will be a confident and persuasive individual who has the ability to inspire donors, sponsors, the press and other key stakeholders.
This position reports to the Executive Director, identifies and oversees the work of regular and occasional freelancers and interns, and works with the Development Committee of One Reel’s Board to formulate and implement policies and plans to meet One Reel’s short- and long-term objectives.
This internship will allow candidates to sit in on all of the booking, production, marketing/PR and artist logistics process meetings, and otherwise learn the day-to-day, nuts-and-bolts operations involved in creating and organizing large scale arts events. Primarily working on Pianos in the Parks, Mayors Arts Awards, One Reel’s annual Fundraiser in the Space Needle, and portions of Bumbershoot. Interns will learn about artist selection, contracting, public relations, production, operations, and how to manage obligations onsite by helping nail down every last detail with artists, programming partners, and other key stakeholders.