Background: Velocity is Seattle’s premier art center dedicated to contemporary dance and performance. Its mission is to advance contemporary dance and movement-based art by fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences through an invested commitment to education, creation, performance, inquiry, community participation and inter/national exchange.

Reports to: Director of Philanthropy

Position description: The Development Intern works directly with the Director of Philanthropy to help ensure smooth day-to-day organizational fundraising operations.

Hours: 10-15 hours per week. Flexible schedule, but must meet established guidelines.

Compensation: Position is unpaid, but will be entitled to unlimited classes at the rate of $5/class and discounted rehearsal space at Velocity.

  • Academic Credit: Contact your university for this information.  Velocity will fill out any necessary forms for the completion of credit.
  • Great resume builder.
  • Inside look at and active involvement in running an arts non-profit organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring donors are acknowledged in timely manner.
  • Donor/funder data maintained in database (PatronManager/SalesForce).
  • Assist in maintaining grants schedule and preparing submissions.
  • Assist with event procurement and tracking event timelines.


  • Ability to multitask.
  • Strong organizational, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable working independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of the dance community is a plus.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain donor/funder discretion.
  • Interest in gaining experience in fundraising activities.
  • Dependability.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Stefanie Karlin, c/o Position open until filled.