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:

  • Visual Merchandising & Digital Design Intern

  • 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!


Visual Merchandising & Digital Design Intern

This is a wonderful opportunity to help develop new print marketing and promotional materials, take and edit photographs for social media use, as well as design, plan, and execute effective visual merchandising within our storefront. Our Visual Merchandising & Digital Design Intern also has the unique opportunity to learn the behind-the-scenes of a small arts-focused business.

The successful Visual Merchandising & Digital Design Intern candidate should have a fantastic eye for aesthetic and design (both digitally and within physical space), as well as creative ideas for displaying and disseminating information. In the studio, the Intern will be responsible for updating our large chalkboard wall, creating storefront signage and shelf displays, painting and glazing demo pieces for our Make & Take Studio, and arranging our Retail Shop, among other tasks. The Digital Design portion of the internship will focus on creating effecting flyers and marketing materials with up-to-date information about our programming in addition to taking photographs and helping plan for upcoming social media posts. As such, the successful candidate should have a strong eye for pleasing physical space design and layout, some experience with digital design, photography, and social media, and be very detail oriented. Additionally, genuine warmth and enjoyment for working around children, teen, and adult students is an absolute must as we have a consistent stream of students in our studio. 

Hours:

  • 6 hours per week

  • 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.

  • Training and orientation required prior to starting; early to mid-September start date

  • This is an unpaid internship, but we encourage you to apply for class credit. This has been a successful internship for class credit at CU with previous interns.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Availability to work the specified hours, for the full semester. If you are out of town or cannot work your specified hours one week, you’re expected to make up the hours in the weeks before or after your absence.

  • Strong interest and/or experience with design — including a strong aesthetic to support creating engaging physical spaces as well as with digital design.

  • Strong interest and/or experience with social media, staging photographs, and taking photographs.

  • 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 a strong background in and working knowledge of different art materials and media; be detail oriented; have strong visual and aesthetic sensibilities.


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