The Kirkland Art Center Office will be closed on Wednesday April 16. The office will re – open on Thursday April 17.  Thank you

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KAC Roadhouse: David Wax Museum


We’re happy to announce our next KAC Roadhouse will be on Friday, May 2nd and feature David Wax Museum with the band Rusty Belle providing support. Tix will be available below starting February 28th.

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Kirkland Art Center Executive Director 

Review of applications has been extended to March 31, 2014. 

The Kirkland Art Center seeks a qualified candidate for the full-time position of Executive Director.  Major responsibilities include:

1) Managing long-range and annual planning in collaboration with the Board of Directors.

2) Providing leadership for and actively participating in fundraising activities, donor/sponsor development and stewardship, grant seeking and grant reporting.

3) Developing the KAC’s annual budget, providing monthly financial reports and forecasts, managing cash-flow, and reviewing and approving expenditures.

4) Managing and developing the KAC’s diverse programming, which includes classes, exhibitions, performances, and special events.

5) Managing administrative staff and directing administrative activities.

6) Directing the operation and maintenance of the center’s facilities.

8) Acting as the representative and advocate of the KAC with government agencies, private funding agencies, community groups, businesses, and arts organizations.

The ideal candidate will:

• Possess a degree in arts administration or equivalent experience;

• Possess a minimum of three years experience in non-profit fund raising and successful grant writing;

• Possess strong budgeting and financial management skills;

• Be competent in database management, word processing, and design, and be comfortable with social media;

• Exhibit excellent communications skills (oral and written);

• Demonstrate ability to motivate and lead the staff, members, volunteers, and friends of the KAC, and to communicate well with teachers and exhibiting or performing artists;

• Have experience in public relations and marketing activities;

• Have a strong work ethic, stamina, and keen ability to prioritize and multi-task;

• Demonstrate a passion for the arts.


Please send your resume, including salary history and requirements to:

The Kirkland Art Center is a regional multi-arts center committed to involving community members of all ages in a range of cultural and artistic experiences and opportunities. Founded over 50 years ago and demonstrating high quality, diverse programming, the KAC is a major cultural force in the region.


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KAC 36th Annual RUN and WALK


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Great Volunteer Opportunities at the KAC

We are so very fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers who donate their time each year to ensure that ours is a community Where Art Lives.

KAC volunteers are involved in a hundred different ways: baking for the Coffeehouse concerts, mending costumes for the Nutcracker, painting the walls of gallery, sorting books for the book sale, or assisting in the Next Gen Studio during our classes and summer camps…. We never run out of things to do!

Whether you are an adult with only a few hours to spare or a student looking for an ongoing commitment, we would be happy to find a role for you here at the KAC. You may click here to download a Volunteer Application 2013 and get involved. You’ll meet great people while ensuring that ours is a great community for artists and art lovers alike!

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