City of Edmonds Arts Commission Opening

City of Edmonds Arts Commission Opening
Posted on 10/19/2021
The City of Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) will have a four-year term opening in 2022 for an Edmonds resident with a passion for the arts and interest in working with the cultural arts community.  The application for the position is open and the deadline to submit application is Tuesday, November 23, 2021. 

The Arts Commission is made up of seven members who serve staggered 4-year terms.  By ordinance, four of these positions must be filled by people professionally engaged in the arts.  The current opening is a General position for a person with a strong interest and involvement in one or more arts disciplines (performing, literary, visual). The Commission is particularly interested in applicants with a background in literary arts, but it is not a requirement for consideration.

Established in 1975, the Commission is charged by City Ordinance with “promoting the arts as an integral part of the community.”  The EAC’s core programs include Public Art and Rotating Visual Art Exhibits, Summer Concerts in the Parks, the Best Book I Ever Read Poster Program for 3rd grade level students, the annual Write on the Sound writers’ conference, Cultural Tourism promotion award program, and Community Cultural Planning. At present, the Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 4:30pm via Zoom until further notice. When recommenced, the in-person meetings will be scheduled for 6:00pm. 

An individual desiring this appointment must be an Edmonds resident with an Edmonds address, monthly meetings and be willing to invest the time required for “hands-on” involvement in programs and events. 

The City of Edmonds embraces diversity and the EAC is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Current challenges include working with accessibility for programs under pandemic restrictions.

The application and position description are available online. Applicants should submit their application form, a resume, and a letter of interest by email to: [email protected]. Applications can be mailed to: EAC Nominations, 700 Main Street, Edmonds WA 98020. The deadline for applications to be received is November 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm. For more information email [email protected].