Our Team

We are a dedicated team.

At Gateway Arts, our team of administrative leadership and direct service staff members have professional art backgrounds, and experience in providing human services.  Working here provides a rare opportunity to combine the arts with human services.  Our staff members are highly trained, possessing Masters degrees in Fine Art, Art Therapy, Human Services, and Arts Management, as well as extensive internal First Aid, CPR, MAP, and Safety Care certifications.

Gateway also offers a wide array of professional opportunities through volunteer, internship, and work-study programs.  These programs provide direct experience working with individuals with diverse diagnoses, strengths, and needs, including but not limited to: developmental and psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, visual and hearing deficits, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders.

To learn more about opportunities to join the team at Gateway Arts:
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Current Opportunities

Development Specialist

Make a difference in the lives of artists with disabilities. Join our team as a Development Specialist and raise supplemental funds to support this nationally recognized studio art center. We are seeking an outgoing, communicative, intelligent individual to work with our director and advisory committee to strategize, implement and personally solicit event sponsorship, individual giving and grant writing. This self starter will manage a 200+ person donor portfolio and develop a multi-year plan to grow our philanthropic portfolio, broaden the donor audience, foster community support and heighten visibility in the contemporary art community.


The candidate must be passionate about advancing the mission of Gateway Arts with respect to working on behalf of individuals with disabilities interested in pursuing careers in the arts.

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 2 years relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting
  • Willingness to work occasional weekend and evening events
  • Strong computer skills. Knowledge of eTapestry, Microsoft Office, and design software preferred.

Send resume and cover letter to: gatewayarts@vinfen.org
Please put ‘Development Specialist Position’ in the subject line.

Or mail to: Search Committee, Gateway Arts
62 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02445

No phone calls, please!


Rae Edelson

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Stephen DeFronzo

Artistic Director
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Stephanie Schmidt

Program Director (Clinical)
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Ted Lampe

Program Director
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Studio Supervisors & Support Staff

Gary Batty

Assistant Program Art Director
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Carolyn Burns

Studio A Supervisor
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River Cortes

Pottery Studio Supervisor
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Aubrey Daugherty-Costa

Weaving Studio Assistant
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Kathleen Gens

Jewelry Studio Supervisor
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Mark Hennen

Paper Studio Supervisor
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Jillian Hurley

Fabric Studio Supervisor
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Georgia Kennedy

New Media Facilitator
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Sarah Kershaw

Multimedia Supervisor & Community Integration Coordinator
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Leah Medin

Weaving Studio Supervisor
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Cathy Moynihan

Art Making Studio Supervisor & Drama Facilitator
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Marjorie Schechner

Education Supervisor
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Erica Sutherland

Studio Facilitator
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Bil Thibodeau

Folk Art Studio Supervisor
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Administrative Staff

Andrew Levine

Administrative Assistant & Design Specialist
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Kyle Moran

Financial Manager
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Christine Nolan

Development Specialist
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Justine Portmann Katz

Marketing Specialist
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Joe Rodriguez

Clinical Specialist
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Loel Westermann

Store Manager
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