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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 5000 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’re looking to find a passionate, motivated and friendly Part Time Art Teacher to join our team at art-K Highams Park!

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 students 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 students’ 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.
  • Be growth-orientated mindset, especially towards learning and development
  • Be 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 with children
  • Strong computer skills
  • Long term commitment to previous roles


  • H&S, child safeguarding and first aid training.
  • Ofsted registered.
  • Health insurance through Vitality (following probation, if working 15+ hrs per week).
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity pay (following 1 year continuous service).
  • 24/7 access to mental health support with BUPA.
  • Health insurance through Vitality (following probation, if working 15+ hrs per week).
  • 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

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 schedule:

21 hrs per week:

Sunday 8-1pm

Monday 12.15-8.15pm

Wednesday 12.15-8.15pm

During school holidays teachers work their hours Mondays to Fridays (14 weeks per year).

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

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: £15,702.96 per year

Expected start date: 01.07.2024

Location: 400 Hale End Road, London E4 9PB

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