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.

Careers:

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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 assisting instructors, facilities, and volunteering at one of our events. The studio monitor needs to be dedicated to the class dates and fully understand the requirements before applying. Gage is now accepting Winter monitor applications. Awarded monitors will receive an email with additional instructions for registering. To apply, please read the requirements below and fill out an application to be considered.

REQUIRED:

  • Physical requirements include 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.
  • Attending a monitor orientation on January 9th from 7:00pm-8:00pm.
  • Three additional hours (3-4 hours) of volunteering during a Gage Event. 

Please fill out a Studio Monitor Application Form

Lecture Monitors receive free admission to designated lectures in exchange for their help setting up the lecture room, accepting payment, signing-in guests and helping breakdown. 

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 Volunteer Coordinator Chad Leman.

Modeling

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

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.

Internships

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 info@gageacademy.org to inquire about a Gage Internship.

Copywriter Intern

Requirements:

  • MUST currently reside and live in Seattle or nearby suburbs
  • MUST be willing to work unpaid (stipend only) for minimum of 6 months

Details:

Gage Academy of Art is seeking a creative, passionate, and organized copywriter/intern who will be responsible for assisting in content strategy, writing, editing, proofreading and execution of email templates utilizing Mail Chimp email marketing. The ideal candidate will have an interest in art and strong writing skills, formerly/currently enrolled in college with classes in marketing, communications, or related field. This internship will let you build upon the skills you have learned in the classroom through real-world hands-on work experience as part of our marketing department.

Hours may vary per week based on workflow. Upon successful completion of your internship, we are happy to provide letters of reference and recommendation, and/or complete any paperwork that your college may require. Candidate must be willing to work from own laptop/computer, and be comfortable with some work from our offices and some work done remotely. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Responsibilities

The Gage copywriter/intern will be involved in creating content for a variety of email campaigns, media releases, and web content. This position will work with the Director of Marketing and play a role in developing increased customer engagement focused on growing student enrollment, building community, increasing event participation, and connecting with donors and supporters.

Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable writing for a variety of platforms to meet the goals and objectives of marketing strategies.

Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Out-of-the-box thinker with a knack for creative marketing ideas and concepts
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written, oral, interpersonal) skills
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Good proofreading skills and an eye for detail.

Graphic Design Intern

Gage Academy of Art seeks a Graphic Design Intern to join our rapidly growing team. You will work directly with our Creative Manger, Marketing Director, and Executive Director to own visual design for print and digital marketing campaigns. This role is highly collaborative and cross-functional in support of our Programs, Development, and Events and Exhibitions teams. You need to be a self-starter who is comfortable with change, enjoys a fast pace, and can juggle many tasks and deadlines.

Your primary role will be to work alongside of/and in support of our Creative Manager to design marketing materials including catalogs, web graphics, brochures, social media content, posters and internal banner ads. You’ll bring creative campaign ideas to the table, while executing existing and ongoing campaigns with imaginative and fresh design that represent the Gage brand.

Requirements:

A degree in, or current pursuit of a degree in communication design or a related field (advertising, graphic design, media design)

An online portfolio displaying a wide range of design work and typography skills 

A strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is required 

Excellent communication skills 

Able to work well under pressure
 

Nice-to-haves:

Proficiency in video shooting and editing

Working knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS and JavaScript

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and a link to your portfolio to info@gageacademy.org. Please title the subject line: “[YOUR NAME] Graphic Design Intern Application.

Social Media Intern

Gage Academy of Art is Seeking a Social Media Intern
 Description:
The social media intern will be part of the marketing team, and will carry out Gage’s social media strategy, working across three channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tasked with building message consistency, the intern will work toward increasing our social media footprint and audience, and assist in pulling insights to review results and reach.
Requirements:
      • Fluent in English with strong writing skills
      • Able to make a minimum 6 month commitment
      • Able to attend some Gage Academy events to capture photos for posts
      • Willing to carry out assignments using personal cell phone and computer
 
Hours may vary from week-to-week, with some flexibility to work from home or in our offices.
 
Contact: If interested, contact Lori Greenwood, Director of Marketing at 206.323.4243 or lori@gageacademy.org.

 

About Gage Academy of Art

For nearly 30 years Gage Academy of Art, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has been serving the community with inspired programs and events for artists of all ages and abilities. Unapologetically independent and fiercely committed to excellence, Gage Academy believes that artists are made, not born, and offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting delivered by brilliant teaching artists. The school has two campuses in Capitol Hill and Georgetown and offers flexible class schedules with a variety of programs ranging from classes, lectures and workshops to full-time study. Featuring year-round adult programs in drawing, painting and sculpting, Gage is also home to public art events, lectures, youth programming, tours and exhibitions.