Jobs & Internships
BurlyCon Job Descriptions
Open Staff Positions
BurlyCon is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to providing education about Burlesque as an art form. Founded in 2008, the organization holds an annual educational and social convention in the Seattle area providing classes, workshops, social events and community development opportunities for Burlesque performers, fans, and aficionados. The organization is run by a 9-member volunteer Board Of Directors comprised of Burlesque entertainers, producers, and fans. The annual convention is produced by an international, 40-person, mostly volunteer Steering Committee.
It is the policy of BurlyCon to provide equal contractor opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status.
Applications for the Deputy Director position are due Jan 14. Applications for all other positions are due January 5.
Please submit resume, letter of interest, and any other supplementary documentation to email@example.com.
The purpose of this position is to support the Executive Director in planning and managing the work of the BurlyCon annual convention while supporting the health and sustainability of BurlyCon as an organization. This position is perfect for someone with an interest in becoming an Executive Director but does not necessarily have all the experience and skills at this time.
The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director and occasionally represents the Executive Leadership Team to the Board of Directors, Steering Committee, and Constituents. The Deputy Director supervises 5-6 Committee Directors in collaboration with the Executive Director and assists in the supervision of the volunteer Committee.
Digital Media Manager
The Digital Media Manager is responsible for executing the digital media plan and editorial calendar in consideration of project milestones. Through execution of the Integrated Plan, they increase online engagement pre-event 10% from 2017, registration and attendance rates during event 10% from 2017, and positive evaluations post event 10% from 2017. The Digital Media Manager builds, manages, guides, and appreciates a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers to execute the plan.
Director of Communications & Marketing
This position directs all activities related to the public knowledge and impression of BurlyCon, including written publications, marketing and promotional activities. This position oversees the creation, production, and distribution of all media, print and digital. This position protects and extends the BurlyCon brand to allow the organization to better meet its mission. This position actively engages all members of the committee to feel empowered, engaged, and invested in the presence and impression of BurlyCon in the global community.
The director of Communications & Marketing is responsible for consistency in all forward-facing copywriting. This position involves extensive writing.
This role supervises the Digital Media Manager and Graphic Designer, and works in close collaboration with the Sponsorships Manager. This position reports to Executive Director and Deputy Director.
Director of Community Development
The Director of Community Development position is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing community-based projects by working cross functionally with other BurlyCon committee teams. The position supervises members of the Community Development team.
The position reports to the Executive Director and the Deputy Director.
Director of Development
This position is responsible for the execution of BurlyCon’s development plan to generate $150K-$200K in revenue to sustain and support the year-round efforts of the organization. This position organizes and supervises current revenue generation and spearheads new development efforts. This position actively engages all members of the Board and committee to feel empowered, engaged, and invested in the fundraising efforts of BurlyCon year round.
This position reports to Executive Director and Deputy Director.
Director of Programming
This position directs all activities related to educational and social offerings at BurlyCon. This position manages presenter and course selection, scheduling and logistics. Over 100 classes with over 40 international presenters are included at the annual weekender, in addition to daily and nightly events. This position manages the execution of year-round events including convention social activities, Seattle Pride appearance, and the annual BurlyPod at BHOF. This position manages a cross-disciplinary group of volunteers to execute all programming duties.
Position reports to the Executive Director and Deputy Director.
Director of Volunteers
The Director of Volunteers supervises and coordinates the recruitment, selection, training, management, and appreciation of year-round Steering Committee members and Day of Event volunteers for the BurlyCon. They serve as a Human Resources advisor to the Executive Director and help to sustain positive working relations between Committee Directors (staff) and volunteers. Through this volunteer coordination work the Director of Volunteers ensures the happiness and well-being of convention attendees, volunteers, committee members, and staff.
Position reports to the Executive Director and Deputy Director. This position supervises the Hospitality Lead(s) and Bar Lead(s).
This position is both technical and creative. The Coordinator will be the lead on managing the organizational constituent database containing members and other constituents (potential members). They are also responsible for crafting and executing Membership development plan to generate $10-20K in funds. They will execute successful year-round membership programs including annual campaign, special campaign, and growth of BurlyBenefactors program. Finally, they will cultivate, develop, and retain positive, long-lasting relationships with constituents to support BurlyCon’s mission.
This position collaborates with the Admin Department and the Board of Directors Membership Committee and reports to Director of Development.
Sponsorship and Ad Sales Coordinator
Responsible for cultivating and developing long-term positive relationships with sponsors and advertisers to generate $20-30K in funds and in-kind goods for BurlyCon. Build partnerships with organizations and individuals who are in alignment with BurlyCon’s mission and vision.
This position collaborates with the Board of Directors Fundraising Committee and reports to the Director of Development.
BurlyCon has Volunteer/Internship opportunities available in the following areas:
BurlyCon Merch Booth
Teardown and Clean Up
To apply for an Internship with BurlyCon, please email dir@BurlyCon.org with “INTERN” in the subject.