Technical Director and Senior Director of Development

Technical Director

Our Technical Director is responsible for delivering quality production design and implementation for Centrum live music performances, readings, theatrical presentations and lectures. The Technical Director will deliver on time, quality, and safe technical support for all Centrum programs. This position manages technical staff for production of Centrum programs. This is a full-time exempt position, located in beautiful Port Townsend, WA. The full job description is available at Technical Director.

Senior Director of Development

Our Senior Director of Development will direct Centrum’s annual fundraising programs, including major and annual giving from individuals; government and private foundation grants; corporate sponsorships; and special events. As part of the leadership team, the Senior Director of Development contributes to the development, improvement, and implementation of strategies, systems, and practices that support Centrum’s mission. This position also interacts with the Board of Directors and will attend board meetings and finance and development committee meetings. This is a full-time exempt position, located in beautiful Port Townsend, WA. The full job description is available at Senior Development Director.


Centrum offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, paid holiday, sick and vacation leave, and flexible work arrangements. Staff and members of immediate family may participate in Centrum workshops free of charge.

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 an Equal Opportunity Employer

Centrum is 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.