Employment Opportunities

We take pride in our Tinker Family and offer a variety of benefits to our employees. We support professional development and growth through regular staff development days and opportunities, hold Tinker Community Nights to come together as a staff over food, music, or other fun events around town, as well as offer artistic opportunities with discounted tuition for our children's and adult classes. Thanks for your interest in being a part of our lively studio! 

We are currently accepting applications for:

  • Art Instructor
  • Substitute Assistant Teacher - Children's Classes & Parties

All interested candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Excellent people skills, enjoyment for being around people and for being a part of a team
  • Genuine enjoyment for and enthusiasm about working with people
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and with a positive work ethic
  • Exude genuine warmth, patience, and an understanding of child development phases (children's positions)
  • Excellent organization and communication skills

Please thoroughly review our website prior to applying in order to understand who we are, what we do, and to make sure we are a good fit for you.

To apply, please adhere to the following:

  • Please email application materials to: employment@tinkerartstudio.com, in one email which includes:
    1. the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line of the email
    2. 1-2 paragraphs describing your interest and qualifications in the body of the email. Please answer the following questions: How does your previous work experience qualify you for this position? Why do you want to work at Tinker Art Studio and/or why do you feel that you are a good fit for our team? {Optional, but encouraged: a short (<1 min) video of yourself answering the above questions in lieu of the written response.}
    3. your resume attached as a PDF 

Thanks for your interest in being a part of Tinker!


Art Instructor

We're looking to hire an energetic, positive and highly qualified Art Teacher to join our team! This is a very fun position teaching adult classes (approximately three evenings per week) as well as classes for middle and high school students (approximately 4 per classes per week). The position will most focus on teaching Acrylic Painting (children and adults), Drawing (children and adults), and Figure Drawing (adults). Additionally, this position will include Private Lessons when they are booked (typically 1-3 one-hour Private Lessons per week). Therefore, the applicant should have thorough knowledge of a variety of mediums and teaching techniques within these mediums.

Our Art Teachers handle a high volume of communication with customers and interaction with students. Therefore, investment in the success of the business, understanding our philosophy and values, ability to receive and implement feedback, and maintaining patience and a positive work ethic is of the utmost importance.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree required
  • A degree in studio art with a focus on painting preferred
  • Proficiency in acrylic painting
  • Proficiency in life drawing and experience managing, working with, and directing a live nude model
  • Ability to create, and previous experience creating, your own unique lesson plans in painting and drawing, including experience and the ability to successfully plan and implement an 8-9 week course
  • Previous experience working with and teaching adults art required

The successful candidate will: have stamina, be responsible and creative; have a positive attitude and work ethic; be a team player; maintain a high level of professionalism; be successful at identifying and relating to the feelings and perspectives of others; have awareness of and attentiveness to individual needs of students.

Start Date:

  • Fall Session II Classes begin the week of October 23rd, 2017 and run for an 8 week session. Winter Session Classes begin in January. Start time is negotiable.
  • Compensation: DOE

Adult Class Schedule:

  • Tuesdays - Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (class time)
  • Tuesdays: Life Drawing
  • Wednesdays: Intro to Acrylics
  • Thursdays: Acrylics II & Open Access

Middle/High School Class Schedule:

  • Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:15pm (Fall Session II)
  • Additional class times added in January for our Winter Session

Additional Information: Please visit our Adult Classes page to learn more about our adult classes prior to applying. 


Substitute Assistant Teacher

We're looking to build up a small list of wonderful substitutes to support our Saturday Tinker Time class and Birthday Parties when our Assistant Teacher is absent. Subbing at Tinker is a great way to become involved in our studio and we often share open positions with our substitutes before posting publicly. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with children, especially young children, required.

The successful candidate will: have stamina, be responsible and creative; have a positive attitude and work ethic; be a team player; maintain a high level of professionalism; be successful at identifying and relating to the feelings and perspectives of others; have awareness of and attentiveness to individual needs of students.

Hours and Compensation:

  • 1.5 hour Orientation Required 
  • Sub hours available on an as-needed basis
  • Saturday sub work hours are typically 9:30am - 5:00pm with a 30 minute lunch break
  • Pay: $12/hr