November 24, 2014

Why Blue?

Some of our favorite-est people help make Moisture Festival.  We are especially grateful to our wonderful website creators The Medium's Lisa & Josh!  Not only do they rock out a great website, but Josh has recently published a children's book Why Blue?

When a little girl wonders that age-old question, "Why is the sky blue?" her imagination takes her on a beautiful journey of color, science, and friendship.

It's a gorgeous book full of imagination and discovery.  Congratulations Josh!

You can purchase Why Blue? at Amazon or Xist Publishing

November 21, 2014

Moisture Festival is hiring an Administrative Assistant!

Join the team!

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our staff through April 2015.  You will provide general clerical support, including but not limited to data entry, filing, web research, phone/email customer service, and other projects.  In addition, assist the Development team with fundraising outreach including delivering marketing collateral to community businesses, and assist the PR team with contact list and calendar maintenance.

The ideal candidate will be personable, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and desire to learn what goes on behind the scenes of a performing arts nonprofit.

Required skills:

  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Word and Excel).
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite (esp. Drive)
  • Comfort online using internet tools such as Blogger, online forms/ interfaces, various online applications, and various Social Media platforms.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service —face to face, email and on the phone.
  • · A desire to learn a must.
  • · A sense of humor a must.                                      

Bonus skills:

  • Filemaker Pro database experience.
  • Adobe Design and Web Suite experience.
  • Experience in the nonprofit arts sector.

To apply please email your resume and brief cover letter telling us why you are a good fit for Moisture Festival to jobs <at> moisturefestival <dot> org.

Position is open until filled.  $11.50/hr.  Temporary (Dec 2014 – Apr 2015). Part-time (begins 15hrs/week ramping up to 35hrs/week by March/April)

More about Moisture Festival:
Moisture Festival is a 501(c)(3) performing arts nonprofit with offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. For the last 11 years we’ve produced a four-week festival in the spring, presenting comedy/varietè and burlesque performances, including benefits for charity, in numerous venues around Seattle.  In the spring of 2014, approximately 13,000 patrons delighted at all the weird, wonderful and sublime talents of the Moisture Festival’s aerialists, acrobats, clowns, comedians, puppeteers, jugglers, dancers, musicians and more.  We are currently the longest and largest festival of this kind in the world, presenting over 250 performers in more than 50 shows in 2014.

November 20, 2014

2015 Benefit Show Application Process Open!

At Moisture Festival, we are grateful to be part of an overwhelmingly generous community and we value the importance of giving back.  Each year we produce several shows to support other outstanding 501(c)3 nonprofits.  In 2015 we will be producing two benefit shows.

Does your organization fulfill an impactful mission?  Additionally, does your organization have a robust contact list and a dedicated group of supporters?  If so, consider partnering with Moisture Festival to present an exciting benefit show in our upcoming festival. For more information and to apply to be a 2015 beneficiary visit our website benefit show page.  Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2014.

Past beneficiaries include: New Old Time Chautauqua, Circus Contraption, SANCA- the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, "Aerlift" presented by The Aerial Army of Love, Vashon Youth & Family ServicesB.F. Day School Foundation/BF Day Elementary School, Youngstown Cultural Arts CenterClowns Without BordersHands for a BridgePhinney Neighborhood Association,  Fremont Arts Council and Backbone Campaign.

Apply now for a chance to be a beneficiary in our sensational 2015 festival.