Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities 2024-04-29T10:04:22-07:00


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.

Staff Openings:

No current openings


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

Apply to be an instructor at KAC!

Kirkland Arts Center seeks strong teaching artist 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 or equivalent relevant experience and 2 or more years teaching visual arts.

Kirkland Arts Center currently offers classes and workshops in ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing, digital art and photography, writing, collage, jewelry, fiber arts and inter- or cross-disciplinary media invite course proposals outside of our current media offerings. Courses are scheduled on a quarterly basis.

All teaching positions are on contract.

To apply, send to our our Education Director at education@kirklandartscenter.org all of the following. We are unable to consider incomplete applications.

  • Resume or CV
  • Link to an online portfolio
  • Diversity/inclusivity statement
  • Cover letter describing your art practice and teaching philosophy

We invite proposals for new classes and workshops for students of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels. We also accept unsolicited course proposals when accompanied by the application items above. In your course proposal, provide a general class description, ideal class or workshop length, materials lists for students, and your available days and times to teach. Images of the sort of work students would create in class are also helpful.

Indicate in your proposal the duration of the class(es) you are proposing:

  • 6 week class
  • 10 week class
  • 3 hour workshop
  • 1 day (6 hours) workshop
  • Multiple-day workshop

Email registrar@kirklandartscenter.org for information.


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