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:

  • Studio Assistant & Assistant Art Teacher (summer only or ongoing)
  • Summer Camp Lead Art Teacher
  • 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!


 Studio Assistant & Assistant Art Teacher

This is a very fun position directly working with children and families in an open ended creative environment (Tinker Time) and during our fun and fast-paced Birthday pARTies. In addition to supporting the lead teacher during Tinker Time and Birthday Parties, this position also preps all materials for Tinker Time and Birthday Parties as well as supports other work around the studio.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BA in progress; degrees in or interest in pursuing elementary education and/or art preferred.
  • Understanding of art mediums, techniques and use of materials--Previous experience working with children, especially young children
  • Previous experience in customer service preferred

The successful candidate will: have stamina, be responsible and creative; have a positive attitude and work ethic; be a team player; understand child development stages and the specific needs of children; 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 children.

Hours:

  • Thursdays, 10:00am - 4:30pm (Studio Assistant: studio support work. Hours include a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.)
  • Fridays, 10:00am - 4:30pm (Studio Assistant: materials prep and studio support work. Hours include a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.)
  • Saturdays, 9:15am - 5:00pm (Assistant Art Teacher for Tinker Time: 9:15am - 11:25am and Birthday Parties: 11:55am - 5:00pm. 11:25 - 11:55am is a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.)
  • Required Training Day: Saturday, May 26th
  • Position begins: Thursday, May 31st

Other Notes:

  • 2 hours of training to be held at a mutually agreeable time before the observation day

Pay:

  • $12/hr

Summer Camp Lead Art Teacher

Tinker Art Studio seeks to hire an energetic, positive and highly qualified Art Teacher to join our team for Summer Camps this summer!

The Lead Teacher will teach a variety of Summer Camps at Tinker in the 2018 summer season, ranging in ages from 5-16 years old. Summer Camps at Tinker are truly a blast! This would be a fantastic part-time summer job for a current art teacher wanting to bring their lessons and energy to the studio, while just having FUN with students and picking up some extra hours in the summertime. Our Summer Camps run as half day camps, Monday - Friday from 9am - 12pm and from 1pm - 4pm. We are looking for a highly qualified art teacher to run approximately 8-10 total half-day camps and “Custom Camps” (1 week each) this summer in our studio. Custom Camps (week long camps requested and arranged by a parent) are booked on a staff-available basis, so there is some flexibility with preferred weeks. Due to the nature of Custom Camps, the position requires an art teacher proficient in and comfortable planning and teaching within a range of mediums and topics, as well as ages. Custom Camps typically have a 5 year age span.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree, teaching license, AND prior experience teaching children art in a classroom setting is required; If you feel strongly that you have comparable certifications and experience though do not hold a teaching license, we still encourage you to apply
  • Experience with painting, drawing, mixed media, and a variety of other art mediums (ceramics preferred)
  • A thorough understanding of the lesson planning process, including materials prep, successful implementation, scaffolding for mixed ages, etc.
  • Excellent classroom management
  • The ability to create original and engaging art lesson plans for a variety of ages and learners, and across a variety of mediums
  • Genuine enjoyment for and enthusiasm about working with children
  • Excellent people skills and enjoyment for being around people
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and with a positive work ethic
  • Experience with arts-integration is preferred
  • Additionally, understanding our philosophy and values, understanding child development phases, and maintaining patience and a positive work ethic is of the utmost importance in our studio

  Hours & Details:

  • Our Summer Camps run as half day camps, Monday - Friday from 9am - 12pm and from 1pm - 4pm. We are looking for a highly qualified art teacher to run approximately 8-10 half-day camps this summer in our studio, when booked.
  • Must be available for some pre-camp staff days and planning time in May or June prior to beginning teaching Summer Camps. Exact time TBD.

Compensation:

  • We offer a competitive salary. Summer Camp Lead Teachers are paid at a fixed rate per week of camp taught. 

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