Part-time freelance grant writer needed

CymaSpace, a young but fast growing non-profit based in SE Portland is looking to hire a paid part-time freelance grant writer.

Our mission is to make performing arts more accessible & inclusive to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing through Technology, Education & Outreach.

If you have experience with creating proposals and grant-writing, and the idea of working with the cutting-edge intersection of arts, accessibility and technology in an inclusive, Deaf-friendly environment excites you, we want to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Work directly with Board of Directors to familiarize self with missioon and needs of the Deaf community
  • Take on responsibility of submitting LOIs and applying for grants on a recurring part-time basis.
  • Maintain database and Google calendar of existing and new grant resources, deadlines and main points of contact.
  • Coordinate with volunteers and project collaborators to collect materials and documentation as needed for each grant application.
  • Submit letters of interest and grants both electronically and via postal mail.
  • Work with other volunteer grant writers collaboratively and in a mentoring role.


    • Interest in non-profit and charity work (especially in the arts and accessibility).
    • Experience submitting LOI proposals and grant applications (preferably demonstrable prior success in winning and securing funds).
    • Able to commit to working a large number of hours over consecutive days to meet deadlines as they come up on a semi-regular basis.
    • Outstanding English Reading/Writing abilities.
    • Excellent project management, communication, organization and time-keeping skills (Managing grants and projects in Google Documents/Spreadsheets and keeping track of hours worked).

Priority given to candidates demonstrating:

  • Keen interest in accessibility and technology
  • Fluency in ASL (American Sign Language) & familiarity with Deaf Culture.
  • Pro-active support of local arts and culture in Portland, OR.

To apply

Send your resume, a brief introduction about why you would be a suitable candidate along with samples of prior grant applications to .

What is CymaSpace?

  • Accessibility & Inclusion

    CymaSpace is a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within performing arts, cultural events, and media broadcasting for DHH people. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to DHH  communities.

  • Technology & Arts Incubator

    We provide incubator services for new fledgling organizations and communities that are exploring emerging concepts in combining technology and the arts.

  • Education & Outreach

    We provide educational opportunities for artists, the general public and other performance venues interested in incorporating our unique, cymatic concepts into their work.

  • Cymatic Study

    CymaSpace is an epicenter for Cymatic study and we are committed to raising awareness of and promoting the benefits of Cymatics (the science and study of sound made visible).