Vera Project Blog

We’re Hiring an Audio Tech Manager!

The Vera Project seeks a skilled and well-organized audio technical professional to support its live sound and recording studio facilities and programs.

The Audio/Tech Manager will work with VERA members & volunteers to maintain front-of-house live sound equipment and our recording studio.

The Vera Project operates through a participatory structure that encourages intergenerational collaboration & participation in all realms of the organization. As such, this position will work on projects with our youth-led membership, specifically the audio/tech committee & audio interns, as well as VERA’s community of volunteers, class participants, and budding audio professionals.

You can learn more about the position and application process here:

Audio Tech Manager (closes February 4th, 2019)

 

Viva Vera Gala 2019

The Vera Project and Sub Pop present the 2019 Viva Vera Gala at the historic Washington Hall! Join us as we celebrate VERA’s role in creating a vibrant Seattle all-ages music & arts scene. Your support of Viva Vera will help The Vera Project uplift thousands of young people through meaningful participation in music & art all year long.

Guests will enjoy a hosted bar with cocktails by OOLA Distillery, silent & live auctions, a family-style dinner from Gola’s Kitchen, and a live performance from local hip hop up-and-comer NËSTRÄ.

The evening will begin with passed hor d’oeuvres (vegan & gluten-free inclusive), and cocktails while bidding on silent auction items galore. We’ll then move up to the Ballroom for a seated dinner with your True & Sincere Friends as the program begins. Save room, as desserts will be auctioned off for purchase during the Live Auction!

With a performance by a young artist emblematic of our mission, a flurry of auction items, stories about VERA’s transformative programs, and testimonials by our youth-led membership, you’ll leave with your heart full and your cup empty.

After the close of the main event, the fun will continue at an exclusive 21+ afterparty at Chop Suey, as VERA takes over the crazy-popular weekly Dance Yourself Clean indie pop dance-party just down the street. The afterparty is open to the public, with a portion of the admission & drink sales continuing to fuel VERA for the year ahead.

Please note, this year’s Viva Vera Gala will be reflective of your feedback from past events. You asked for it, and we’re delivering: a family-style sit-down dinner with your community of do-gooders & the eternally hip. Expect more types of delicious food & more room to mingle. We’re cutting down the Live Auction to only a handful, and will be focusing on the Fund-A-Need (aka Raise-the-Paddle) portion of the evening. Expect less boring talk and more time for community-building (via partying)!

For more information contact Ashraf Hasham, Executive Director, at ashraf@theveraproject.org. The Vera Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 31-1816016, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Toy Drive!

The last day to donate to Vera’s annual toy drive is tomorrow! Stop by Vera between 12pm-5pm, and drop off a toy! All toys will be given to El Centro de la Raza, an awesome community center in Beacon Hill.