Art Studio Decorating Standards Manager / Instructor

Job description
  • Full time
  • 1 year contract
  • The Beaches Studio, The Danforth or Baby Point Studio

At 4Cats, we love what we do and make good art!

Do you love art and consider yourself to be an artistic person?
Are you insanely passionate about collaborating, planning and implementing innovative ideas?
Do you love to learn?
Do you love to embrace change?
Do you have fun and innovative ideas you want to unleash into the world?
Well, this may be the place for you!
Who are we at 4Cats? Well, this is our list of what we value.

1. Life in flow, the spontaneous joy of creating.
2. ART! Art is good.
3. Being the best, most fun ever.
4. Creating friendships with every experience.
5. Accountability, resourcefulness & growth.
6. An enthusiastic & positive team.
7. Encouraging excellence, goal setting and celebrating the wins.
8. Be real, care and say thank you.
9. Embrace innovation and change.
10. Make magic.

Do these resonate with you?

What you should know BEFORE applying. . .

4Cats has an incredibly unique way of doing things that will make this the greatest creative experience of your life, but it can take some getting used to. No one is going to tell you what to do every step of the way on any project.

4Cats is a diverse and ever-changing hive of creative energy, so we don’t look for one trick ponies here. We look for people who fit into our family culture, with great attitudes, who are multi-talented, with different skills and interests. For example, if you’re a person who loves to travel, paint, eat, bake, watch British television shows and have great adventures… this could indeed be a job for you.

We are looking for versatile, flexible, creative leaders, self-starters who love change. Sounds great! So, what is the downside? We miss out on hiring talented people who prefer to work within a more traditional structure.

If any of this tickles your art bone and you love a good challenge! We want to hear from you.

Job Description

This job is for you if:
You are creative, mature and professional. You are passionate about beautiful spaces, decorating and displays. You are passionate about working in an organized environment and love implementing organizational plans. You love seasonal celebrations and seasonal decorating. You are ok with ensuring spaces are clean and organized.


You have experience in or love to decorate, move furniture, organize, paint walls, make artistic displays and know how to use a drill!

Experiences in retail sales or events. You have a passion for making beautiful spaces, plants, flowers and gardening and enjoy working in a fast-paced, fun and creative environment. You work efficiently with little supervision. You consider yourself good with your hands or basic tools and are comfortable working on ladders. You thrive in a clean and organized space you maintain.

Organizing storage areas and keeping them tidy. Preparing and sending out small orders.

Leading art instruction.


You believe:

Design can be effectively used to enrich our day-to-day interactions and "nudge" us into better behaviour.

It's important to design for the senses because we read our environment through the senses. They are what connect us to the world.

Your job is to ‘beautify’ an art studio and maintain the bright, calm and welcoming environment by keeping it clean and organized. Duties will include: following a plan for wall displays and window hangings, plants and garden boxes, organizing and dusting of furniture and shelves inside studios, wall painting, studio interior maintenance, fish tank maintenance, sandwich board, window and signwriting. You are in charge of the kiln cycle. (Training provided.)

Hours of Work:

35 - 40 hours per week. Availability on weekends and evenings.

Competencies, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Mature, creative, positive, hardworking, willing to learn, out-going, team player, detail-oriented, professional, artistic ability, post-secondary art education, or an exceptional talent for decorating.
  • Extremely strong organizational skills.
  • Loves to clean and tidy the studio with attention to detail.
  • Able to help others understand cleaning routines.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and provide feedback.
  • Must be able to multitask and manage time in a constructive and efficient manner.
  • Able to lift, rearrange furniture and displays, and ok with being on a ladder.
  • Good at following display setup plans.
  • Able to work independently and manage your time efficiently.
  • Able to work with a sense of urgency and make quick decisions.
  • Excellent organizational skills and customer service skills.
  • A strong ability to multi-task, evaluate and manage priorities
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team as well as independently.
  • Healthy sense of humour.
  • Customer Experience
  • Able to ring through sales and speak with cutomers.
  • Experience working with children an asset.
  • Criminal record check is necessary.

Training: There is lots of training! We want to really make sure you understand 4Cats! All training is paid training - of course!

To apply send us an email about what you can do and what you want to do. Please include a PORTFOLIO OR WEBSITE LINK and resume.

PS- We don’t have any cats in the studio. Yet.

*4Cats Enterprises Inc. retains the right to add, subtract or modify job descriptions as new initiatives, marketing campaigns, business plans or business models are implemented.

No phone calls please. Thank you in advance for applying. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive please understand we contact only those applicants we wish to interview.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $19.00 per hour


  • Extended health care


  • 8 hour shift


  • working with children: 2 years (preferred)
  • management: 1 year (preferred)
  • creativity: 3 years (preferred)


  • English (preferred)

4Cats Arts UBC