Art and Design Instructor

Job description

Teaching Artist / Designer
We are seeking a new Teaching Staff to join our team! Young Guns is an independent art and design studio that offers mentorship and training for high-school students wanting to refine their technical skills and develop professional portfolios for post-secondary application. At the core of our studio, we want our students to experience deeper engagement by approaching their practice with an open mind and inward reflection.


Assisting in facilitating the students' objectives:

  • Leading and counselling students in their learning plans for portfolio and application to Universities.
  • Development of soft and hard skills.
  • Idea generation and conceptualization
  • Support with technical execution
  • Assigning homework and project deadlines
  • Maintaining accountability
  • Documentation
  • Other miscellaneous tasks within the studio


  • Have a background in Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Architecture, or Fashion through post-secondary training or relative work experience
  • Strong foundational drawing skills (familiarity with perspective and figure drawing is a plus) - we have a core drawing program that we will train you on.
  • Works well in a collaborative setting
  • Strong communicator
  • Dedication and commitment
  • Proactive and self-motivating
  • Patient and reflective
  • Energetic and enthusiastic

*Will require a criminal record check upon hiring
Strongly recommended but not required:

  • Familiarity with digital software and Adobe Suite: eg. Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Rhino / Blender / Procreate
  • DSLR camera and documentation photography skills
  • Experience working with youth and teens
  • Other teaching experience, or work in educational settings


  • Part time (2-4 shift per week depending on availability)
  • 4 hr shifts on weekdays (Mon-Thurs)
  • 5 hr shifts on weekends (Sat-Sun)

*There is a probationary period of 3 months to gauge if the applicant is a right fit for our studio

Job Type: Part-time

Work remotely

  • No

Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 6 - 15 per week

Salary: $18.00-$25.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • 4 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All students and staffs required to wear a mask and sanitize hands.

Application question(s):

  • Please provide a portfolio in your application.
  • Why is it that you are a good fit to this teaching position? What do you aspire to bring? How does this experience benefit you?
  • What do you look to get out of this position at Young Guns Studio?
  • Tell us about a time when you found it difficult to work with someone. How did you handle the situation?

Work Location: One location

Expected start date: 2022-01-03

Young Guns Studio