Youth Programs Manager / Employment

March 31, 2022

Organization Name: Gage Academy of Art

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Youth Program Manager
Job Description

Job Title: Youth Program Manager
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Onsite
Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000 annually
Benefits: Subsidized medical and dental, vacation & sick days
Department: Programming
Reports to: Director of Programs

Gage Academy of Art is one of the region’s most innovative and unique nonprofit arts organizations, offering a rich curriculum in drawing, painting, and sculpting. Built on the philosophy that great artists are made, not born, Gage is dedicated to teaching foundational skills in art to individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. The Gage staff is the most important asset we have in creating this rich environment for learning and experiencing art. Our staff, faculty, and instructors receive outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities in an environment comprised of passion, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and urban vibrancy.

Gage has locations in north Capitol Hill and Georgetown in Seattle, the Gage Academy of Art touches more than 8,000 arts-lovers every year through youth and adult classes, workshops, retreats, tours, and a variety of community events – both in person, and online. Guided by a small executive team, and a volunteer Board, Gage is reimagining the organization for growth as it enters its next 30 years and a post-COVID world.

Gage is looking for a creative Youth Program Manager who will play an active role in art instruction across various mediums including drawing, painting, digital and printmaking. This role reports to the Director of Programs and will design and implement exemplary arts programs for youth. Gage’s integrated curriculum encourages students to explore new materials and techniques; develop creative problem-solving skills; and celebrate self-expression. Gage is dedicated to employing professional Teaching Artists to present engaging, age-appropriate classes that empower young artists to be seen and heard.

Program Management 75%
• Oversee day-to-day operations of all Youth Programs: Teen Art Studios, Summer and Skill Set programs, Youth Atelier and more!
• Articulate an artistic vision for creating an inclusive experience for school-aged youth
• Create and monitor Youth Program’s budget
• Create and implement curriculum, and coherent program planning
• Supervise daily functions and staff – Teaching Assistants, interns, and support staff
• Recruit, hire, train, mentor, supervise, and retain staff to carry out programs and activities
• Generate contracts for program staff & independent contractors
• Coordinate staff training and other staff activities
• Create and manage administrative documents including registration rosters, program plans, staffing lists, etc. that meet deadlines
• Arrange for substitute staff as needed
• Review and respond to instructor inquiries and new instructor outreach, interview prospects
• Maintain supplies; keep supply inventory and equipment organized
• Ensure a safe and supervised process for children to arrive at program
• Communicate regularly with parents regarding enrollment or issues that may arise
Administration 25%
• Meet with Director of Programs and Executive Director to oversee curriculum planning and program expansion
• Collaborate with Gage directors and departments – Marketing, Advancement, Events, Finance, and Facilities – to develop marketing materials (catalogues, website, etc.), coordinate events, provide grant support, and liaise with instructors and administrative staff
• Compile and maintain enrollment statistics and data
• Assist with mailing lists
• Cultivate partnerships with local schools and youth centers

• Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Art History, Arts Education, related field or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of art processes, techniques, and media
• Experience working with youth and/or in education
• Minimum 1-year professional experience in an administrative position
• Feel deeply committed and engaged with issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Attention to detail, organized, and able to work with minimal supervision
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Working knowledge of nonprofit programs and organizational structure
• Ability to travel to remote sites

• Readiness to adapt and expand the youth programs at Gage while ensuring that Gage deepens its connections to the full diversity of Seattle’s youth and their families
• Friendly and welcoming, with strong people skills in building relationships
• Is a team player, willing to step in at any level of work to contribute toward a quality product
• Thrives in a dynamic learning environment

• Must be able to sit/stand for long periods of time comfortably while working on a computer or otherwise
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds and bend comfortably

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to hr at The position is open until filled.

Gage Academy of Art is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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