Art Instructor for Paint Parties - Paint the Town

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Art Instructor for Paint Parties - Paint the Town


Full Job Description
We are looking to hire fun painting instructors to lead group “painting parties” in Houston, primarily on weekday afternoons and weekends. Paint the Town offers mobile art parties and team building events, delivered to guests at their office, home, and restaurants. Check out our site here:

Our engagements are intimate (typically 10-20 guests), and our customers are friendly and respectful. You’ll have fun sharing your passion for art, while also developing interpersonal skills and meeting different people!

SCHEDULE: You can set your own schedule and take on as many events as you’d like. We host these private events at the request of customers, so this is a gig-based job and events will vary in timing, frequency, and location. That said, most instructors average 1-2 events per week, and you can opt into whatever fits into your schedule!

This is a great side hustle that’s easy to balance with other part-time jobs, freelancing, or school.

IN-PERSON COMPENSATION: $90 per standard 2 hour event (onsite time is 2.5 hours, so pay is $35 per hour. Can vary between $35-$45 per hour when considering tips/bonuses!), and up to 55 cents per mile driven. Hourly rate is $29/hour for more than 2.5 hours spent onsite. Tolls and parking are reimbursed. Any tips earned as yours to keep.

VIRTUAL EVENT COMPENSATION: $38 per standard 1.5 hour event, which is $25 per hour. Any tips earned as yours to keep, and you’re eligible for bonuses based on performance.

– Need a car, in order to drive to events
– Be reliable and responsive. You MUST be punctual and able to manage your assignments
– Strong internet connection if doing virtual events too
– Have at least 2 weekdays free between Tuesday and Friday from 1-7 PM, as well as occasional weekends

– Be reliable and responsive. It’s a repeat of what’s above, but it’s important that we can trust our instructors to be on time and prepared!
– Outgoing and charismatic; be able to engage people both individually and as a group
– Be able to read, understand, and address people’s needs
– Proficient with using acrylic paints. Preferably a Fine Arts student, but self taught is also accepted
– Great communicator in English. Must be able to break down complex techniques into simple, easy-to-understand steps for beginners
– Patient and calm in stressful situations (e.g. guests being loud or not paying attention)

1. Intro phone call/info session for 20-30 minutes
2. Observe a virtual paint party that we’ve hosted and see what it’s like, and read through our instruction guide for leading parties (1 hour).
3. Meet for a 1:1 painting session over Zoom, where you’ll teach us how to paint an image as if we’re a total beginner (1 hour)
4. Lead a virtual paint party as the instructor, with another member of our team there for support, continuity, and feedback (1.5 hours).

1) What city you live in (including zip code), and your willingness to drive around (with mileage compensation)
2) Whether you have a car and valid driver’s license
3) Your work experience with painting and/or teaching
4) Your general availability (days/times you’re free to do potential painting parties)
5) What other commitments/jobs you have going on, currently and in the foreseeable future
6) Your email and phone number

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $35.00 per hour


Flexible schedule

Monday to Friday
On call
Weekend availability
Supplemental Pay:

Bonus pay
Application Question(s):

Do you have a car and valid driver’s license, and are you willing to drive around (with travel compensation)?
What is your general availability for the next 6-12 months (days/times you’re free to do potential painting parties)?
How would you describe your personality and interaction style with customers?
How many years of Painting and/or Teaching experience do you have? Please link us to your portfolio or art samples if possible.

Work Location: On the road