The Art Garage is currently hiring:

     1. Studio Assistants 

     2. Educational Art Instructor- School Day Out Camps, Summer Camps and Off-site Programs and adult workshops (Hiring immediately) 

About The Art Garage:

The Art Garage is a nonprofit located in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver.  The Art Garage offers arts-based programs that inspire, empower and promote creative self- expression by people of all ages. On-site studio workshops and exhibitions engage the greater Denver community and outreach is provided to those who are under-served, at-risk and for people with disabilities to ensure the artistic process is fully accessible and inclusive for all.

The Art Garage offers high-quality art education classes, workshops and summer camps taught by local practicing artists for kids, teens and adults.  Students are able to explore creative art materials, learn and demonstrate art techniques, and design original artwork.  Students learn fundamental art elements, art vocabulary, artistic styles, famous artists and much more!

Our class sizes can range from 4 - 15 students. These enrollment sizes allow teachers to work individually with each student. Classes with 12+ students will have a studio assistant in the class supporting the instructor and students.

Additionally, The Art Garage has a community outreach program called Art Reaching Kids (ARK), which aims to collaborate with and serve the Denver community on a deeper level by bringing art to underserved populations. The mission of the ARK Program is to provide art programming that heals, inspires and empowers people facing adversity.  We work to create a safe and non-judgmental environment which supports exploration of art materials, the discovery and strengthening of unique visual language, and opportunities to build self-esteem.

For more information find us on Facebook and Instagram; Art Garage Denver or our website

When applying please specify which position you feel would be the best fit for you; Educational Art Instructor or Studio Assistant.  Please see below for more information about each position and the application process.


The Art Garage is seeking creative, passionate, reliable and self-motivated art instructors experienced with drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, recycled art and more. Our instructors work as independent contractors. The hours are part-time and flexible.  We are currently hiring for early childhood educators (ages 3-5 yrs old), summer camp educators, and instructors that work with older children and/or adults for both the summer and the school year. More hours are available for those working with younger students. More information about our summer camps and teaching opportunities below. Art materials for classes are provided by The Art Garage.

The Art Garage is seeking talented, energetic artists or art educators who have:

  • Experience with children and classroom management
  • Positive energy
  • Passion for art and community work
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Bachelor degree or higher (ideally in fine arts, art education, art therapy, special education)
  • Experience in a classroom or large group settings
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism

Art Instructor (Contracting 5)

School Day Out Camps are offered to students when school is not in session.  Parents can sign their children up for classes at The Art Garage to give them an engaging, high-quality art educational experience.  Classes are typically three hours. The schedule is based around the local school year calendar. A theme is given to work with, and the teacher will develop the curriculum/lesson plan around the theme. This position does require teachers to work over holiday breaks. We ask that teachers commit to working at least one holiday week.  We are not open on the actual holiday, but we are open the days before and after.  Teachers collaborate with studio assistants in the classroom.

School Day Out and Summer Camp teachers instruct kids ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.  

The Art Garage also offers off-site, after school enrichment classes at local schools, and after school clubs at The Art Garage. Teachers applying for this position will be eligible for these other teaching opportunities.

Studio Assistants (3 positions available):

Our studio assistants assist teachers in the classroom, as well as ensure general studio maintenance.  Studio assistant’s work includes; 

assist prepping materials at the beginning of classes, preparing snacks for students, assist teachers in classroom clean up, assist students in classes, office work, answering phones,  lead students in games, or provide story time to students while on break, cleaning and organizing art supplies and overall garage including restroom, sinks, mopping, etc. 

Studio Assistants must be willing to work as a team, follow directions, work with customers and be positive role models for our students. We are looking for studio assistants that have completed or are working towards a BFA, non-profit management or an education degree.  This is a part time position, though ¾ or full time may be an option as well depending on availability.  Pay varies based on experience. We are looking for studio assistants that:

  • Are available on the weekends, weekday evenings and holiday weeks
  • genuine enjoyment for and enthusiasm about working with children
  • positive work ethic
  • excellent organization and communication skills
  • have an understanding of art mediums and use of materials.  
  • Previous work experience with children 
  • Bachelor degree or higher (or workings towards a bachelor degree)
  • have the ability to be flexible
  • have the ability to collaborate with others
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism
  • Doesn’t mind cleaning, heavy lifting and organizing

Interested applicants please send: 

  1. An e-mail with your name and position of interest included in the subject field. 
  2. Please attach to the e-mail:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume (PDF)
    3. Portfolio of your artwork and/or your student’s artwork. 
    4. Document that describes your teaching philosophy (Instructor applicants only) (PDF)
    5. Art lesson plan (Instructor applicants only) (PDF)

You will not be considered if your application is missing items. All materials should be e-mailed to: No phone calls please

Part of the application process for instructors will be a mandatory teaching session which will be observed.