Acrylic Painting Instructor

Muse Paintbar, LLC Woodbridge, VA $18/hr
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MUSE ARTIST ROLE



Position Title: Artist

Reports to: Store Manager

Position Type: Non-Exempt

Supervises: N/A


Application Requirements -

Resume

Complete video pre-screening question


Only applicants who have completed all requirements will be contacted. 


COMPANY DESCRIPTION:


Muse Paintbar combines acrylic painting instruction with a beer/wine bar & light fare. We host 2-2.5 hour nightly events during which patrons will receive step-by-step instruction on a particular painting while socializing in a vibrant yet relaxing wine bar atmosphere. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:


Responsibilities will vary depending on whether you are the "Assistant" or the "Lead Instructor" for the session. In the beginning, you will be the "Assistant" more often than you will be the "Lead Instructor," since we like to ease people into the role. But we do expect everyone on our team to be able to instruct in front of groups of up to 50 people. Everyone on our team will both Lead and Assist.


When you're the instructor, you will be the primary person teaching the class how to paint the painting. You will be up on stage around 40% of the time (depending on your style, the specific painting, etc.) of a 2-2.5 hour session. When you're the assistant, you will be largely tending the beer and wine bar and helping the customers with their paintings (helping to add custom items to the painting, get people to desired color mixes, etc.).


The time commitment for each Lead/Assist session is between 4.5-5 hours. Most of our sessions are at nights/weekends, so this is ok as a second income or if you are a student. We also have some day sessions (nearly always on Saturday/Sunday and some on weekdays like work events). We're looking for people who can work somewhere between 2-6 days a week. Given the changes in consumer movement and preferences with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, this general time commitment may change. For example, as individual cities and towns open, we anticipate that we will be required to offer smaller sessions more frequently throughout the course of a day. 


All of our employees are cross trained in the kitchen so the team is well rounded. The time commitment for each session is 3-3.5 hours, and some days (mostly weekends) have double sessions. Our food operation is fairly basic. We have a combination of tapas style appetizers that we heat in convection ovens and cold plates (like cheese platters, hummus plates) that require some cutting. We also want the food to have a good presentation. 


Furthermore, cleaning is everyone’s responsibility. Keeping our studios clean and safe for customers and employees is a team effort. If you see something that can be improved on the cleanliness front, say something or better yet – do it. You also may be asked to wipe down doorknobs, tables, bars, iPads and other surfaces that are touched frequently.


In addition to in-studio session work, you may be scheduled for work related to “Muse To Go”. This would include developing, executing and/or appearing in online content, collaborating with the creative team on projects, taking photos/video for marketing purposes, appearing in photos/videos for marketing purposes, hosting Zoom/web-based painting sessions, unpacking/organizing supplies, and assembling kits to fulfill orders both for shipping and curbside takeaway.



ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

Our instructors are invited to use our venue to paint as much as desired. In fact, we encourage it! We will also supply free paint/canvases for these paintings. We allow you to use up to 10 free canvases per month and our paint for your personal artwork. All we ask is that you are reasonable in using the supplies we provide. For example, please only take what you need for reasonable sized pieces of art. If you’re creating murals for your personal art, we will not be able to provide you with the large quantities of paint required. 


If you’re in one of our studios working on your personal art, we just ask that you service customers if they come in to ask a question, buy a gift certificate, etc.  Additionally, we can display and sell some of your artwork (5-10 rotating pieces, depending on space) in our studios.


No traveling involved . . . except in very rare circumstances and would be voluntary (e.g.,when we are opening new locations).


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Over 21 years old

  • Outgoing, personable, & fun

  • Some formal training in the arts (ok if you're a current student or recent grad)

  • Experience teaching art (especially to groups, but 1-on-1 instruction also good)

  • Quick understanding of how to recreate and teach our paintings (schedule can be seen here: events.musepaintbar.com)

  • Some experience working in a bar or restaurant

  • Ability to be reliable and timely

  • Laid back personality; likes to laugh and have fun (our team is young, fun, and energetic . . . we work hard, but we do it while telling jokes and having a great time!)

  • Associate’s Degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, or one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Computer skills required: Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint & GroupMe.


COMPETENCIES

  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows strong respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fix the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at schedule location on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.

  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas.

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Continually required to stand and walk

  • Frequently required to sit

  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity

  • Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl

  • Continually required to talk or hear

  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually loud

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • You may be asked to wear gloves and a mask when working. Both will be provided to you by the Company.  



The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 
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