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
  • Birthday Party Director
  • Program Development and Community Outreach Intern
  • Female Figure Model
  • 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:

  • Fridays, 10:30am - 5:30 or 6pm (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 and observation days prior to starting the position
  • Position begins: early to mid-September

Pay:

  • $12/hr

 Birthday Party Director

This is a very fun position directly working with children and families leading our fun and fast-paced Birthday pARTies. The Birthday Party Director will lead all Saturday afternoon parties, teaching Tinker's lesson plans, while also helping to create new party projects. The Birthday Party Director handles all day-of aspects of Tinker Birthday Parties, and creates a warm, welcoming, calm, and successful party environment for the birthday child, their families, and guests. Parties are 1.5 hours in length and held for children ages 3 -13 in Tinker's sunny, inspiring studio space.

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

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 children, especially young children
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and with a positive work ethic
  • Maintain patience, and a nonjudgemental attitude in all situations
  • Exude genuine warmth, and have an understanding of child development phases
  • Excellent organization and communication skills

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:

  • Saturdays, 12:30 - 5:00pm, when both parties are booked. (Birthday pARTies are held from 1:00-2:30pm and 3:00-4:30pm)
  • Occasionally, one or both parties will not book, in which case the teacher is notified 8 days before the given Saturday. No work is available when neither party is booked, but this rarely happens.
  • We understand the need for occasional weekends off due to other obligations or travel. Occasional Saturdays off, ~3-4 times per year, in addition to our regular closures (a week over Christmastime and a week over 4th of July), can be accommodated with plenty of advanced notice.

Other Notes:

  • This position holds the possibility of also running Tinker Time on Saturday mornings before Birthday pARTies. Please indicate your interest in your application. 

Pay:

  • Competitive, $20-$27/hr, DOE

 Program Development and Community Outreach Intern

This is a wonderful opportunity to help develop new programming, interact with the community, and promote children's development through the arts while learning the behind-the-scenes of a small arts-focused business.

The Program Development and Community Outreach Intern will support new programming both in the studio as well our mobile/pop up program out in the community. Tinker's pop up program is growing and we are excited to bring on an intern to help increase community access to art making. Pop up events usually occur on Saturdays (or Saturdays and Sundays) during events such as Library Family Days, Grapes & Grass Music Festival, Firefly Handmade Market, and more. These types of mobile pop up events are booked in advance and the Intern will be expected to work each event. Currently we have approximately 8-10 per year.

In the studio, the Program Development and Community Outreach Intern will help develop, prep materials, and implement new projects in our MAKE & TAKE Studio space, as well as support new project development for Birthday Parties, our retail shop, and more. As such, the successful candidate should have a strong background in the arts, with a variety of art materials, a good visual and aesthetic sense, and be very detail oriented. Additionally, genuine warmth and enjoyment for working with children and families is an absolute must.

Hours:

  • Approximately 6-12 hours per week (lower side on a regular basis, higher side when weekend events are booked)
  • Flexible weekday hours--preference for in studio work 2 days per week, ~3 hours each day between the hours of 10am-6pm. Exact days/times can be mutually agreed upon based on availability.
  • Weekend hours when events are booked.
  • Training and orientation required prior to starting; early to mid-September start date

Candidate Requirements:

  • Availability to work the specified hours, including weekends when events are booked.
  • 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; have a strong background in and working knowledge of different art materials and media; be detail oriented; have strong visual and aesthetic sensibilities.

Compensation:

  • $2,000 stipend, for working through May 25th, 2019; half will be paid out January 31st, 2019 and half will be paid out May 25th, 2019. No stipend will be paid if the Internship ends prior to January 31st or prior to May 25th.

Female Figure Drawing Model

Tinker is in search of an experienced female figure model for nude and clothed modeling sessions. Female models are needed on some Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Please note, all Tuesdays models will be nude and work with our adult Life Drawing class. We request that models arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of class to get changed and check in with our instructor prior to class starting. Models should bring a robe to change into for nude sessions.

The successful candidate will: maintain a high level of professionalism, have a positive attitude and work ethic, be flexible with scheduling, have experience modeling and holding poses in a professional setting, preferably in a class setting.

Hours:

  • Tuesdays, from 6:30 - 8:30pm - Ongoing nude modeling for an adult Life Drawing class as needed

Pay:

  • $50 fixed rate per 2 hour Adult Class modeling session
  • ($25 per modeling hour for any other modeling)

Please email employment@tinkerartstudio.com with your resume and outline your previous professional modeling experience. Thank you for your interest! 


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