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 fall 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 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.
  • Attending a monitor orientation on Sept 5th from 7:00pm-8:00pm.
  • Three additional hours (3-4 hours) of volunteering during Best of Gage (Friday, June 15).

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. There are no lectures during the summer quarter.

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 Chad Leman.



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.


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.

Event and Exhibition Intern

Gage Academy of Art seeks an Event and Exhibition Intern to join our rapidly growing team. You will work directly with our Event and Exhibition Manager to help execute events (community outreach and small – large scale fundraising opportunities) and assist with the curation/hanging/facilitation of exhibitions both at Gage’s Capitol Hill and Georgetown locations. This role is highly collaborative, often involving a dialogue between our Development, Market, Graphics and Programming departments. To succeed in this role, you need to be highly organized, have a strong approach to problem solving, a level head in stressful situations, comfortable with change, and be able to juggle many tasks and deadlines.

Your primary role will be to work alongside of/and in support of our Event and Exhibition Manager to execute on and off-site events, manage contracts (both in regards to event bookings and exhibition submission), catalogue artwork and organize work for curatorial purposes, assist with the development of social media content, collaborate on event logistics, and be on hand for event and exhibition facilitation. You’ll bring creative ideas to the table, while executing existing and ongoing projects that embody Gage’s mission.


* A degree in, or current pursuit of a degree in Visual/Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, or something similar.

* A strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

* Excellent professional communication skills

* Able to work well under pressure


* Experience with Museum/Gallery standard hanging regulations, and art handling experience

* Documentation experience (photography and/or video)

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter, and resume Please title the subject line: “[YOUR NAME] Event and Exhibition Intern Application.

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.