Have fun working with arts and education this summer!

Gage Academy of Art is committed in building a vibrant visual-arts community in the Northwest through programs that educate, enrich and engage artists and the public.

Gage Youth Programs offer practical art instruction in drawing, painting and 3-D design for 6- to 18-year olds. The curriculum encourages students to explore new materials and techniques, develop creative problem solving skills and to celebrate self-expression. Gage Youth Programs is dedicated to providing engaging, age-appropriate classes that enable young artists to be seen and heard.

Youth Summer Programs Teaching Assistants


  1. Kids (ages 6-8)
  2. Kids (ages 9-11)
  3. Teen (ages 12-14)
  4. Teen (ages 14-18)
  5. Portfolio Intensive /Floater (ages 14-18)


Teaching Assistants provide Gage youth instructors with overall classroom

support to create a positive, supportive & engaging art experience for kids & teens ages 6-17. 

Experience working with youth a must!

June 29-August 28, 2020 (9 weeks)

Monday – Friday (30-40 hours/week)

$15-17/HR Position DOE

Located at 1501 10th Ave E, Seattle WA 98102


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth required.
  • Artistic background with knowledge of art materials a plus.
  • Ability to engage youth in art making activities.
  • Team player & problem-solver with ability to prioritize duties.
  • Detail-oriented, fun and creative, energetic, warm, good planner and self- starter, loves teens or kids!
  • CPR/First Aid certified


Job Duties:

  • Set up & break down studios daily/weekly.
  • Supervise youth artists to ensure positive and safe learning atmosphere.
  • Provide instructors with hands-on classroom support.
  • Assist instructor with overall classroom management.
  • Provide one-to-one assistance & feedback to students, as needed.
  • Mediate/ solve in-classroom conflicts (e.g. disruptive behavior).
  • Work cooperatively with instructors & other teaching assistants.
  • Create an inclusive environment for all.
  • Maintain professional relationship with students, parents, & Gage staff.
  • Manage, gather and organize supplies for instructor daily; monitor supply/materials usage.
  • Provide structured activities for the Creative Care program: Monday – Friday from 8am-9:15am OR 3:30pm-5pm. (kids assistants only)


*Please Note:  This position requires the ability to lift heavy objects (tables, easels, model stands, etc), sweep and mop floors, empty trash, and other clean up duties as assigned.


Training & Preparation:

  • Preliminary orientation with facility and Teaching Assistant Binders. Workshop preparation, including organizing supplies (before summer session 6/22-6/26) and clean up (after summer session 8/31-9/4)
  • Participate in one pre-meeting and one post-meeting with workshop instructors to provide workshop continuity and feedback.
  • Attend CPR/First Aid Training prior to summer session.



To apply, send an e-mail to  bixler.s@gageacademy.org with “Summer Teaching Assistant” in the subject, and an attached cover letter & resume outlining relevant experience and noting age preference. 

Please no calls or drop-ins.