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:

  • High School Summer Internships

  • 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!

High School Summer Internships

Working with students ages 12 and under, our High School Summer Interns will support students and teachers in the classroom environment to be successful with their art projects, have a FUN and engaging camp day, and enjoy being a part of the Tinker community of artists. This summer, we’re offering three different internships for three highly qualified candidates.

Interns can expect to gain valuable experience working with children, understand what it takes to run an educational art program, learn about prepping and cleaning up art supplies, experience being a part of a small business, and build relationships with students and adult mentors. 

Each internship is three weeks long, from 12:30pm - 4:30pm: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 12:30 - 5:30: Monday, Wednesday

  • Session 1 — June 3rd - 21st

  • Session 2 — June 24th - July 19th; closed July 1-6

    • Session 2 hours change the week of July 15th - 19th to 8:30am - 12:30pm instead of the afternoon hours. If morning hours are not possible, we still encourage you to apply for the first 2 weeks of the internship (June 24th - July 12th) - please specify on your application if this is the case.

  • Session 3 — July 22nd - August 9th


To apply, please send an email to employment@tinkerartstudio.com with the subject line “High School Summer Internship.” Please include your cover letter in the body of the email and your resume attached as a pdf. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  1. Why do you want to be an Intern at Tinker?

  2. Why do you feel you would be a good fit with our studio and with our Tinker staff?

  3. Do you have any prior experience teaching younger students? If so, please describe.

  4. For what Session are you applying? (Please include all Sessions you are available, in order of preference).

Please note that the application process is competitive with only three spaces available, and Interns are an integral part of our Summer Camp staff at Tinker. It is of the utmost importance to us that we only have the right fit candidates join our team who we feel will be successful in the Tinker environment and enhance our programming and experience for our enrolled campers. We will require in person interviews during the second round of the application process. We greatly appreciate your time and interest in becoming a part of our Tinker team! 

Additional Details:

Our High School Summer Internship program is open to rising freshman - rising seniors, and is an unpaid internship. Applicants should review the Summer Camp page as well as other areas on the Tinker website prior to applying to familiarize yourself with our programs, philosophy, offerings, and make sure we are a good fit for your goals.

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