Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

art-K is a private art education service which teaches children (who love art!) weekly during the day, after school and on the weekend. art-K has developed a specialist art program that tutors art skills to create great pieces of art. We are the largest art education service in England, teaching over 6000 children nationally per week!

All educationalists agree that art has positive effects on mental health, self-confidence and developing an individual personality. art-K helps realise those benefits by engaging teachers dedicated to these ideals and providing art projects that are inspiring and fun.

We are looking for a kind, creative and passionate individual to join the team at art-K Wimbledon Central. 50% of Club Manager time is dedicated to teaching the students, 25% is spent on preparing for the classes, 25% to admin and promotion.

The successful applicant will be given full training in our teaching methods and techniques to run the club. The employee will be closely supported by the central support team as well as other art teachers, each based in their own art studio.

Job responsibilities

  • Work with high teacher-pupil ratios, teaching children who love art.
  • Work in a company whose core values are:

Sharing & educating
Growth mindset

  • Join a strong team of like-minded art teachers.
  • Embark on a 2 year training programme, gaining experience across a broad range of subjects: teaching, art techniques, child development, systems and customer engagement.
  • Have face-to-face training on all art projects by Kathryn, the Creative Director.
  • Undergo training on administration and growth which is intrinsic to the club’s development.
  • Work on projects to contribute to the art-K programme by liaising with the whole team.
  • Build relationships with students and parents, who continue learning at art-K for many years.
  • Manage ad-hoc studio maintenance.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a giving person who is passionate about children’s artistic development.
  • Be an excellent communicator to encourage students on their projects and discuss progress with the customer.
  • Have a positive attitude to create a welcoming and safe environment for students.
  • Have a growth-oriented mindset, especially towards learning and development.
  • Be excited to learn how to read how successfully the studio is running (based on number of customers, retention and trial conversions) and to adapt to whether the studio needs more growth actions in order to achieve its goals.
  • Have a proactive and organised approach to managing tasks.
  • Contribute with creative solutions.
  • Be motivated whilst working independently, embracing the responsibility and autonomy.
  • Excited to work with a family-owned brand within a conscientious team.

And ideally have:

  • Art degree or teaching degree
  • Art skills in a range of mediums
  • Experience teaching children
  • Strong computer skills
  • Long term commitment to previous roles


  • H&S, child safeguarding and first aid training.
  • Ofsted registered.
  • 24/7 access to mental health support with BUPA.
  • Benefits scheme through Heka.
  • Scheme to earn more days of leave linked to length of service, starting after 1 year.
  • Company funded external training after 2 years of service.
  • At the end of 5 years the opportunity to start an art-K Franchise without any upfront fees to art-K (valued at ยฃ10,000).

Pension Scheme: Contributions are made to SMART pension.

Sick Pay: Following probation, enhanced sick pay policy; 3 weeks full pay in any 12 month period.

Salary: Fixed salary weighted based on experience, which will increase as the club grows. Salary is reviewed every term.

Term time: Tuesdays to Saturdays. During school holidays Club Managers work Mondays to Fridays (14 weeks per year).

To apply, submit your CV, cover letter and portfolio.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: ยฃ29,255.00-ยฃ33,592.00 per year

Location: 2 St Mark’s Place London SW19 7ND

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