Arts and Culture, CEO/President/Executive Director/Head of School, Nonprofit and Social Impact, Youth Development and Educational Equity

Executive Director

  • Gage Academy of Art
  • Seattle, WA

This position has been filled.

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About Gage Academy of Art

An innovative and accessible contemporary art school based in Seattle, Gage Academy of Art is an independent institution committed to excellence in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking. Founded upon the belief that artists are made and not born, Gage believes in personal mentorship and skills-based studio instruction, delivered by brilliant teaching artists. For over 30 years, Gage has been transforming the lives of artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to become part of a vibrant learning community, with access to the best art instruction, programming, and enrichment all year long. With participation from over 3,000 adult and youth students and another 8,000 community members, Gage’s robust offerings provide unique and exciting opportunities for art makers to transform their education through innovative, personalized learning and shape their artistic practices far beyond their time at Gage.

The Opportunity

Gage’s next Executive Director will provide rigorous, thoughtful, and strategic leadership while successfully ensuring the organization’s continued relevance and impact. As a creative thinker with an eye toward innovation, the Executive Director will support Gage to realize its strategic vision and continue supporting and diversifying its learning community of talented artists. The Executive Director provides comprehensive administrative leadership of Gage and works closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and faculty to develop, implement, and oversee strategic operations so that Gage fulfills its mission. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will build critical relationships across community partners and continue growing Gage’s presence as a local and national leader in fine arts education.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Alex Corvin and Marisa Chock of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here, or email Alex and Marisa directly at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

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