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:

  • Assistant Art Teacher & Studio Assistant

  • 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!


Assistant Art Teacher & Studio Assistant

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 such as cleaning, loading and unloading kilns, recycling clay, etc.

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 (approximately 13 hours per week):

  • Fridays, 11:30am - 5:30 or 6pm, depending on the week (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 - 11:30am and Birthday Parties: 11:55am - 5:00pm. 11:30 - 11:55am is a 25 minute unpaid lunch break.)

  • Required Training and Observation Days prior to starting position; position start date TBD based on finding the right candidate.

Pay:

  • $12/hr


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