Employment Opportunities at KAC

Employment Opportunities at KAC 2023-01-23T14:36:02-08:00

Staff Employment Opportunities

Seeking a job in a dynamic arts organization? Any open positions will be posted below.

Kirkland Arts Center seeks candidates to join our welcoming non-profit community and contribute to a vibrant, arts- and education-minded culture on the Eastside. For over 60 years, KAC has served Kirkland and the Eastside. We offer a wide array of visual arts classes and contemporary art exhibitions, all within the historic landmark Peter Kirk Building in downtown Kirkland  We are seeking individuals with a passion for the arts, a demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a strong desire to grow within critical roles. Positions are open until filled. Click on position descriptions for directions for how to apply.  

KAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our staff, students, and governing institutions. Candidates with diverse backgrounds, such as those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color and/or LGBTQ+, are encouraged to apply.

Job Descriptions and Applications

Ceramics Studio Manager.  First Review February 1, 2023.

Marketing & Communications Manager.   First Review February 06, 2023.

Teaching Opportunities

Consider teaching in the supportive environment of the Kirkland Arts Center!

Apply to be an instructor at KAC!

Kirkland Arts Center seeks strong teaching candidates for upcoming quarters. We look for experienced art teachers with an enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring diverse students at a range of skill levels and backgrounds. Candidates are eager to support our efforts to reach new students by through their own contact network(s) to augmenting our outreach efforts.

The minimum requirements are a BFA and 2 or more years teaching art. We invite proposals for new classes and workshops for students of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels. KAC currently offers classes and workshops in ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing, digital art and photography, writing, collage, jewelry, fiber art and inter- or cross-disciplinary media invite course proposals outside of our current media offerings. Courses are scheduled on a quarterly basis.

All positions are on contract.

To apply, please send to our our Education Director at education@kirklandartscenter.org your resume/CV,  a link to an online portfolio, and a cover letter describing your art practice, teaching, and your contributions to inclusivity and equity.

If you are proposing a new class or workshop, provide a general class description, ideal class or workshop length (6 week class, 10 week class, 1 day workshop, 3 day workshop, etc.), and which days and times you have open for classes. For new courses, we have to find room in the ongoing schedule so flexibility is appreciated. Images of the sort of work students would create in class are also helpful.

Modeling Opportunities

Kirkland Arts Center offers a variety of figure painting and drawing programs each quarter. We look for reliability, experience, ability to take direction, and creative poses.

We typically work with 10-20 nude or costumed models per quarter. Modeling positions are on contract. Modeling sessions are usually three hours long and models are paid $25 per hour. All body types welcome.

To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to registrar@kirklandartscenter.org or:

Kirkland Arts Center
Attn: Registrar
620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033