Studio Associate Position at Painting Panda Pottery Studio
Pottery Painting/DIY Art Studio – Studio Associate
The Painting Panda Pottery Studio
602 E. 25 th Street #78
Tacoma, WA 98421
From: $15 an hour + tips
Job Type: Part-time – Must have weekend availability
High school or equivalent (Required)
Serving or Customer Service: 1 year minimum (Preferred)
Subject to reference checks and successful background checks
Very flexible dress code
Full Job Description
The Painting Panda Pottery Studio is looking for an outgoing and upbeat individual to join our Panda Crew team.
We pride ourselves on amazing customer service. Our desired applicant is someone who assists when needed to
help our guests with their creative needs. Offering suggestions and being visible on the floor ready to help our
guests is a must. We need someone who is highly dependable and will work their shift(s). Often, we have
parties, so we need someone who can work in fast-paced environments, but also make use of downtime. We
are looking for someone who will have the personality, patience, and enthusiasm to thrive in this role. Art
experience is NOT necessary but certainly a bonus!
Working at The Painting Panda Pottery Studio is like working in a restaurant. If you can perform well in that type
of fast-paced environment or have worked in a restaurant before, this could be the job for you.
Please note this is a year-round position. We are not hiring for just seasonal employment.
The Painting Panda Pottery Studio is a do-it-yourself/paint-it-yourself art studio based in Tacoma, WA, that
offers kiln-fired art projects including paint your own pottery. Our mission is to provide fun, friendly, and safe
opportunities for our community to create and connect for people of all ages.
Job Title: Studio Associate
Supervisor: Operations Manager
Working Conditions: Part Time, 10-20 hours per week on your feet most of the day.
Potential Work Schedule: We are currently open Thursdays (4:30-7), Fridays (4:30-7), Saturdays (11-6), and
Sundays (11-5). Work shifts would be within these timeframes, however if associate opens/closes, time would
be 30 min before/after open/close. Once fully-staffed – we may also expand our store hours to accommodate
our studio’s demands. Work schedules would ideally be set for 2-4 weeks at a time.
*All team members are responsible for providing excellent customer service and ensuring the studio is a clean,
welcoming, and fun destination to explore creativity and make memories.
Studio Associate responsibilities include:
Greeting, assisting, and serving customers
Providing accurate information to visitors on products, techniques, pricing, etc.
Providing clear and easy to follow instructions for visitors of varying experience levels and ages
Maintaining a clean and organized workspace, including cleaning the studio, tables, and supplies
Multi-tasking while working the studio floor and assisting guests, including answering phone calls/texts
in a friendly and efficient manner and taking table reservations
Using Square POS to check out guests and handle cash and credit card transactions accurately and
Wrapping finished customer orders for pick-up
Processing orders, including matching and contacting finished orders
Leading and instructing parties and workshops for kids and adults in a confident and efficient manner
Putting away inventory and supply orders as they arrive and restocking shelves and supplies as needed.
Maintaining a clean and professional appearance
Contributing to the team environment at the studio by learning from and effectively communicating
Cleaning around studio including but not limited to: taking out trash, breaking down boxes, sweeping
Other duties as assigned
Lifting of boxes and/or supplies between 5-50 pounds
Working 6+ hours on your feet
Stretching, twisting and bending to load/unload kilns or clean
Crouching, stooping or kneeling to stock or retrieve pottery or clean
Climbing to retrieve pottery or clean
Fine motor skills
Team Members generally start at $15/hr if 18+ for initial training, with potential increases after probationary
period and with increased skills (ie: kiln room work). Staff regularly averages an additional $2-3/hr to their base
pay after tips, with most staff earning $18+/hr cumulatively. Tips are paid out to staff associates – if more than
one associate works a shift – tips are split.
Currently, masking is optional for guests. All staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19, and masking is optional
for staff who are fully boosted. We offer Paint-Kits-To-Go for the more cautious consumers or for those that
want to paint outside of the studio.
Painting Panda Pottery Studio LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion,
termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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