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.


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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.


  • 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 8th  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.


Image 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.





Development Assistant Internship

Gage Academy of Art is a unique nonprofit art school in Seattle that offers arts education for students of all ages and skill levels and produces outstanding events throughout the year. We are seeking individuals looking for entry level experience in our Development Department for two (2) internship opportunities.

This internship gains access to learning experiences in the fundraising, event, and marketing fields through assisting the Development Department with specific projects and events throughout the year.

The Development Assistant Internship includes working with the Development team on fall and spring appeal fundraising campaigns, donor and membership data entry, sponsorship outreach, and in-kind donation procurement for the Gala.

Successful interns will flex their creative problem-solving and communication skills, lead and manage parts of the process, and interact with various directors, staff, and artists throughout the organization.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Development team on three seasonal fundraising campaigns: Fall Appeal, Spring Appeal, and GiveBig. Responsibilities will include helping with the direct mail, emails, and social media components.
  • Event management will be a critical component of this internship. Pre-event responsibilities include assisting with the procurement of experience and wine packages. Position must be available to be on-site the evening of Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Fremont Studios to help with the annual Spring Art Auction & Gala.
  • Working with Development Coordinator to send thank you letters to donors and sponsors during the two weeks immediately following the Gala.
  • Updating information in Gage database to ensure up-to-date records and documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Candidates should be a current student or recent graduate, either obtaining or received a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in fine arts, art history, arts, cultural, or non-profit management, marketing, or communications. A strong candidate will have a desire to exceed expectations and contribute to the stable operations of Gage Academy of Art. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and have clear career goals. Applicants must also be able to succeed in a high-energy environment as a self-starter with well-developed problem solving skills. Candidates should be comfortable working on a PC using Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel. Formal communication skills are an absolute necessity, both via email and in person with the public.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and letter of interest to with “Development Internship” in the subject line. Please outline how this position would fit into your career path and why you are interested in working at Gage.


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.