Guided by the belief that artists are made, not born, Gage strives to educate, enrich and engage artists and the community in the visual arts. Gage offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting and is dedicated to helping students of all ages and skill levels realize themselves as artists in contemporary society.

At Gage Academy of Art, our employees are dedicated to helping and expanding the Gage community in the artistic world.

Gage is always interested in professionals to join our team and share our vision. When you join Gage, you become a part of a community.



Artists work from the model in a studio at Gage. Photo by Andrei Kozlov

The Gage Academy of Art building on Capitol Hill

The Gage Academy of Art building, Capitol Hill

Monitor Positions

Program Monitors receive a 70% discount off tuition of their designated class(es) in exchange for their helping out in the classroom and for volunteering at one of our events. The studio monitors need to be dedicated to the class dates and fully understand the requirements before applying. Monitor applications are currently accepted for programs noted “Become a Studio Monitor” on our Programs page. To apply, please read the requirements below and fill out an application to be considered. If accepted, you will receive an email with additional instructions for registering.


  • Physical requirements may require to lifting up to 25lbs and climbing stairs.
  • Must be available at least 1 hour before and after class to assist with set-up and breakdown of classroom and any additional task planned by instructor.
  • Attendance to our Monitor Orientation on March 29th from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Three additional hours of volunteering during a Gage major or minor event such as: The Gala (May 12) and Best of Gage (June 14).

Please fill out a Studio Monitor Application Form

Lecture Monitors: Receive free admission to designated lecture in exchange for their help setting up the lectures, accepting payment, signing-in guest and helping breakdown. View upcoming Spring Lectures

Open Studio Monitors: Receive free admission to each session in exchange for helping set-up the studio, accepting payment, signing-in guests, setting the model pose/timing, and breaking down the studio once the session is over. Monitors must be available for the duration of the quarter.

For anyone interested in one of our upcoming volunteer opportunities, please email Student Services Coordinator Jessica Lah.


Gage Academy of Art is always searching for experienced figure and portrait models. Models are essential at Gage Academy where drawing, painting, and sculpture relies on live models in the classroom. Gage is looking for models of all genders, ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, and sizes to enhance the learning experience and visual vocabulary.

We consider and hire models as needed and on a rolling basis. We encourage interested models to fill out the Model Application
to be considered for a future figure or portrait modeling positions at Gage. Only fully completed applications will be considered.

To learn more about modeling, please email Model Coordinator Jessica Lah.


Internship opportunities include work in marketing and communications, outreach, financial support and more, and offer a fast-paced, stimulating learning environment in one of the nation’s foremost visual arts and education institutions.

Internships are available year-round. Please email resume to to inquire about a Gage Internship.