Current job openings:

+ Accountant


Studio East Training for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that the performing arts can make a difference in the lives of our children. Children who learn and practice the discipline, dedication, and teamwork required by the craft of theater develop skills that will be valuable assets throughout their lives, no matter what career they choose to pursue.

Studio East is seeking an Accountant to join our administrative team. The Accountant is responsible for all day-to-day accounting functions, timely processing of transactions, and accurate maintenance of the financial accounting system. The Accountant works closely and collaboratively with the Managing Director on all financial functions of the organization. The successful candidate enjoys a fast-paced, collaborative environment and embodies our commitment to our mission and our fiscal responsibility.

Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Print and reconcile daily sales reports and post in QuickBooks
  • Entry and deposit of cash and check receipts
  • Check bank activity daily and print back-up documentation for posting
  • Annual applications for property tax exemptions, business licenses, Reseller, and sales tax exemption certificates
  • Compliance with state charitable and corporate filing
  • Accounts receivable invoicing and collection
  • Accounts payable posting and timely payment of bills
  • Payroll and quarterly payroll tax preparation and reconciliation
  • Reconciliation and preparation of monthly City of Kirkland Ticket Tax Reports
  • Quarterly preparation of Department of Revenue B&O and sales tax reports
  • Post credit card receipts
  • Bank and credit card reconciliation
  • General Journal Entries
  • Employee records maintenance
  • Preparation of annual audit and Form 990 reports and requests
  • Maintain working papers to tie to financial statement balances
  • Apply for Special Occasion permits for Galas and fundraising events
  • Ensure compliance with state liquor and gambling laws
  • Financial reporting to management, board of directors, and funders
  • Maintain and improve on accounting internal controls
  • Annual preparation of W-2s and 1099s
  • Assist in annual budgeting and forecasting process

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years accounting experience, non-profit accounting strongly preferred
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Experience with QuickBooks Desktop, including payroll
  • Experience managing benefits, and compliance with payroll taxes and labor laws
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) at all levels of interaction, both internally and externally
  • Able to work independently, problem solve and prioritize tasks
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Displays highest standards in ethics, values, and confidentiality

Position Specifications:

  • Full-time non-exempt
  • $55,000-$60,000/year DOE
  • Will require proof of COVID-19 Vaccination upon hire
  • Must pass background check
  • This role can be fulfilled with a hybrid model of onsite and remote work.
  • Complimentary tickets for Studio East and StoryBook Theater performances
  • Family discounts for classes and camps

To apply: email resume to jennifertucker@studio-east.org with subject line of Accountant. No phone calls, please.

+ Mainstage Music Director

Mainstage Music Director

Studio East is looking to expand our pool of fun and fresh music directors going into our exciting 30th Anniversary Season, the 2022-2023 season. Please send your resume and 2 references to cassiefitzgerald@studio-east.org.

  • Teach the music for the production to the actors.
  • Provide check ins as needed in production meetings.
  • Watch audition and callback materials as needed and assist the artistic team with casting.
  • Work collaboratively with the artistic team to create weekly rehearsal schedules that fall within schedule guidelines given by the Production Manager and best serve the students time and production needs.
  • Accompany all performances
  • Hire other musicians, if needed.

+ Theater Teachers and Directors

Theater Teachers and Directors

Studio East welcomes resumes from Teaching Artists who are interested in joining our faculty. We hire energetic, responsible theater arts educators who have teaching, directing, choreographing, and/or music directing experience with young people ages 4-19. We are interested in Teaching Artists with several years of teaching/directing experience who love sharing their skills and experience with kids. Trained educators, actors with teaching experience, and pianists are encouraged to apply.

Projects include:

  • Instructors for daytime and after school/evening classes, both on site at Studio East and at eastside area schools
  • Directors/Musical Directors/Choreographers for after school/evening productions, both on site at Studio East and at eastside area schools
  • Directors/Musical Directors for school break camps in April at Studio East and during the summer months at various eastside locations

Please email a letter and resume to Kaysy Ostrom, Education Director.

Studio East also has Class and Camp Assistant Opportunities for teens.

+ Interns & Volunteers

Interns & Volunteers

Ongoing opportunities are available to help out at Studio East! Contact the main office to be directed to the staff person who might best be able to use your skills: 425.820.1800