Program Manager – Writer’s (PT 20 hours/week)

Centrum seeks a part-time Program Manager for our Writer’s Programs. This person creates and facilitates year-round, vibrant, integrated and inter-generational programming in creative writing, in accordance with the strategic goals of Centrum and in collaboration with a contracted Artistic Director.

Hiring pay range is $25-27.50 an hour, depending upon experience; benefits include prorated vacation, sick, and holiday pay; 401k (with matching employer contribution); Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and workshop participation. The full job description is available at Program Manager Writers.

About Centrum

Centrum, in partnership with Fort Worden State Park, is a gathering place for artists and creative thinkers from around the world, students of all ages and backgrounds, and audiences seeking extraordinary cultural enrichment. Centrum promotes creative experiences that change lives. For more information about Centrum go to

Located in Port Townsend, Washington, at Fort Worden—a turn-of-the-century army base–our location offers an unmatched combination of natural beauty and historic interest. For nearly five decades Centrum has gathered hundreds of thousands of individuals—great artists, creative thinkers, ardent students, and passionate fans—who have transformed Fort Worden into a legendary site of creative learning and interaction.

As we approach our 50th anniversary in 2023, Centrum is focused on building its endowment fund, balance sheet, and annual fund. In pre-pandemic years, the organization operated with an annual budget of $4 million, 60% of which is from contributed income. Centrum is debt-free and has a 3-month cash reserve and endowment of $1 million. Centrum enjoys a high degree of stability in its staff and board and is now engaged in a process of developing a new five-year strategic plan to guide its growth and development, post COVID. Our future is motivated by creative ambition and increasing commitments to community building, a hallmark of our legacy of multi-generational workshops and artist residencies that are the emblems of our core values and dedication to lifelong learning.

To Apply

Submit your letter of interest along with your resume to

Centrum is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.