Artistic Director

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

The Artistic Director is responsible for developing and steering the overall content and creative identity of GoggleWorks, in line with our artistic vision and philosophy. The Artistic Director provides direction and support to the programs department, studio leaders, and other creative departments to insure GoggleWorks is offering an eclectic, professional and inspiring experience for its students and visitors.

The Artistic Director works closely with the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Marketing Department to guide GoggleWorks’ strategic development in an effort to maximize community impact, long term financial sustainability, artistic relevance, and reputation. The Artistic Director will also work to ensure that all of GoggleWorks’ studios facilities and programs are held to the highest standards of operation and excellence.

The Artistic Director will drive GoggleWorks’ overall student experience through the development and implementation of a robust schedule of public events, programs, and exhibitions in line with artistic vision and seasonal themes. Overseeing the program department, the Artistic Director will drive creative program development and studio experiences in line with GoggleWorks mission and core values.

About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture. GoggleWorks supports aspiring, emerging, and established artists through year-round arts education, including workshops, classes, visiting artists, residencies, summer camps, studio access, and exhibitions. Additionally, GoggleWorks offers a robust schedule of community programs and special events; including Arts Festival Reading, monthly Spotlight Nights, and our After School Arts Program.  


Our Mission

GoggleWorks’ mission is to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education, and enrich the community.

Reports to

Executive Director


Collaborates with

Chief Operations Officer, Event Rentals Director, Director of Administration, Marketing Department, Exhibitions Coordinator


Direct Reports

Director of Education, Hot Glass Studio Manager, Ceramic Studio Manager, Wood Studio Technician, Warm Glass Studio Technician, Teaching Artists


Key Responsibilities:



Lead program department in development of long-term plans and resources which meet educational, service and programmatic goals of GoggleWorks

Oversee studio rental program and drive rental income growth

Oversee the scheduling and planning process of course terms

Lead studio managers and technicians in execution of facility standards

Collaborate with Exhibitions Coordinator to produce complementary exhibitions and program offerings

Oversee the development of program marketing collateral


Special Programs

Oversee the work exchange program in its development, recruitment and resources

Oversee the Student Ambassador Fellowship Program including recruitment, experience development and exhibition fulfilment

Lead the philosophy, structure, and policy development of the Artist-In-Residency Program


Artist Recruitment

The Artistic Director will lead the recruitment of artist instructors able to offer a wide range of courses that will diversify GoggleWorks offerings

Recruit Student Ambassador Fellowship mentors

Collaborate with staff on strategies related to visiting artists and retail consigners  

Recruitment of high level, relevant instructors to offer master level workshops year around


Project Management & Organization Advancement

Working with Marketing Department, COO, and Executive Director, plan and manage various special projects and partnerships throughout the year; including but not limited to campus and wayfinding improvements, developing and launching new programs, and special events

Continuously identify studio infrastructure and equipment needs in order to plan, execute and grow studio capabilities



General studio oversight and studio manager supervision, including ceramics, hot glass, warm glass, metals, wood, printmaking / screen printing, photography, and materials lab

Set and enforce the highest standards of operation possible in all studios, including cleanliness, safety, policy and students experience

Develop and implement campus wide inventory procedures

Develop and grow material sale options for students and patrons


Creative and Artistic Direction

The Artistic Director will develop key themes and aesthetics of course offerings, program related marketing material, and public programs. The Artistic Director will work with the Marketing Department ensure brand and offering cohesion between programs, galleries, retail, and theatre departments

Develop catalog themes and concepts and related interactive experiences

Develop and oversee dynamic course content such as special topic courses and experiences

Develop and implement artistic offerings and experiences that adapt seasonally / environmentally


GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that are prohibited by law.

To Apply

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.