Glassblowing Studio Director

Camp Chateaugay, a children's summer camp in NY's Adirondacks, is on the lookout for a dynamic Glass Blowing Director to take the helm of our vibrant glass-blowing program. The director will oversee a studio equipped with a 200-pound pot furnace, two reheating ovens, and two annealers, 2 flame stations and 15,000 lbs of raw Moreno glass, all nestled in the breathtaking Adirondack mountains of northern New York.

In this role, candidates will not only manage the studio but also guide and inspire 3 other glass blowing instructors while they teach our young student aged 12 to 15 during engaging sessions each day. And here’s the best part – during their free time, candidates can immerse themselves in our state-of-the-art studio and use our glass to unleash their creativity.

The position spans from June through August 2024, offering not only a competitive salary but also providing room, board, and travel to and from our extraordinary facility. Camp Chateaugay is a coed, sleepaway camp where lifelong memories are made in a nurturing environment.

This is an incredible opportunity to make a lasting impact on young minds, passionately explore the medium of glass, and immerse oneself in the serene beauty of the Adirondacks. I would be grateful for you to share this opportunity with anyone and everyone you know. Any interested parties can contact the camp director Mitch Goldman via email: mitch@chateaugay.com

 

Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting

We are hiring Glass Makers and skilled Glass Blowers

Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting is proud to offer full-time positions in Glass Making and Glass Blowing. We are the largest American made lighting company in the US, and the leader in our industry in studio glass design. We have a state-of-the-art facility located in the Miami area and produce a variety of challenging glasswork.

Our product line is unlike any other, consisting of glass that is mold blown, free formed, cast, fused, slumped, glued, and coldworked. Often, a single light fixture goes back and forth between hot, warm, and cold processes making the work atypical and exciting. We have a heavy production load that constantly evolves with our variety of products. More often, we are tasked with exciting and challenging custom orders.

Hence why we are looking for glass makers and glass blowers to join our talented team!

(Recent graduates of BA/BFA/MFA should feel welcome to apply)

  • Full time
  • Salary- equivalent to glass and production experience (blowing, casting, *coldworking is a bonus)
  • PTO, OT, medical insurance plan
  • Studio time for artists

Miami (and neighboring Fort Lauderdale) has exciting perks and artistic opportunities.

Please submit current CV/Resume to studioglass@finearthl.com and feel free to ask any questions. Check out the website www.finearthl.com !

 

Glass Art Instructor - Turner Center for the Arts

 The glass arts instructor is an outstanding artist and enthusiastic educator with a strong desire to enhance the program and foster excellence in our students. This individual must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence in glass as a medium to successfully manage the Richard Hill Glass Studio and professionally teach a variety of students from the local community and the surrounding areas. This position is supervised by the Art Education Administrator and Executive Director. A class schedule may involve working one or more of the following: weekdays, weeknights, weekends, special workshops, and camps. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Manage the Richard Hill Glass Studio, to include scheduling and planning, inventory management, maintaining studio equipment and tools, reporting maintenance and housekeeping issues, and other facility management tasks; 

• Provide instruction in copper foiled stained glass, beadmaking, flameworking, fused glass, and glassblowing to patrons of a variety of ages and skill levels, which involves instructing students in all aspects of glass, including materials, techniques (i.e., cutting sheet glass for fusing or copper foiling, soldering, etc.), safety, firing, and cleanliness; 

• Provide instruction based on any and all received grants for classes and programming, which could include scholarships for students and additional grant-funded compensation for the duration of applicable programming; 

• Coordinate with students to keep records of attendance and for student pickup of completed glass items; 

• Implement Turner Center class policy at all times; 

• Coordinate guest artists from outside the region 2-4 times a year for unique programming; 

• Provide a curriculum for regular class scheduling and any special workshops and/or camps, and coordinate class schedule with Art Education Administrator, taking into account all relevant forms of instruction, products, pricing, events, and other related tasks; 

• Order glass and materials and report supply needs and costs to Art Education Administrator and/or Executive Director as designated; 

• Manage all glass kiln and furnace firings (i.e. glass fusing/slumping, furnace glass melting, lighting gloryhole, proper annealing); 

• Oversee the proper maintenance of equipment and keep records of equipment repairs and factory warranties, and provide an annual written assessment of the facility and other assets; 

• Maintain an orderly, creative, relaxed and safe environment for students; 

• Oversee and inform other part-time instructors that may assist or substitute classes in the Richard Hill Glass Studio; and 

• Participate in various Turner Center events, including (but not limited to) ARToberfest, Spring into Art, and the Glass Invitational Exhibit, and provide public demonstrations and other patron and stakeholder interactions when needed. 

Qualifications: 

• A degree in Art/Glass is preferred but not required. Equivalent experience will be evaluated by the Art Education Administrator and Executive Director. 

• Must have at least one year of prior teaching experience. 

• Must have experience in glass arts. 

• Must be able to provide a resume, references, and undergo a background check. 

• Must provide examples of artwork/student work. 

• Must have a friendly and positive attitude and be punctual and reliable. 

• Must take initiative in finding, suggesting, and enacting new ways to promote and expand the program. 

• Must have general knowledge of all glass art equipment and tools, including how to run and maintain a glassblowing/flameworking/fusion studio. 

• Must be able to problem solve and handle unexpected situations that may arise in the studio. 

• Willingness to be engaged in the community to expose the program to different audiences. 

• Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

Compensation & Benefits: 

• Instructor receives a 70/30 commission from student enrollment fees. 

• Instructor receives a studio management stipend monthly. 

• Flexible hours. 

• Free RAC membership 

• Instructor will be required to sell artwork in the gift shop on a 70/30 commission basis. This will be supervised by the Events & Member Relations Administrator. 

 Please apply online at turnercenter.org and email hrathmann@turnercenter.org with any questions. 

 

Production Assistant - Blockhead Tools

Blockhead Tools is a small, family-owned woodworking business in Lynnwood, WA. We are a team of professional craftspeople and designers, producing high-quality precision tools for glassblowing artists in a growing industry. Our work environment provides:

· Growth opportunities

· On-the-job training

· Flexible schedule

The Production Assistant at Blockhead Tools manufactures specialty wood and graphite tools for the artisan glassblowing industry. Our team consists of hard-working, dedicated, and consistent professional woodworkers. This position requires attention to detail, methodical organization, adherence to safety protocols, and a sense of personal pride in bringing each piece from raw materials to a precision, fine-tuned tool for our clients

For more info and to apply - https://www.indeed.com/job/production-assistant-351b2cb33984e9e3

 

Glass Studio Director - Third Degree Glass Factory

Looking for a studio to call your own? Do you want stability coupled with the ability to continue pursuing your passion for glass? Enjoy being a part of something bigger than yourself and working with a team of artists?

In our 21st year of operation, TDGF seeks an experienced glass artist to manage our studio activities. Primary responsibilities will focus on the hot glass studio management. There is also a need for oversight of our kiln and flameworking facilities.

You will manage our team of instructors. Opportunities exist for growing our education offering and possibly creating a visiting artist program.

You will have many opportunities to create work on commission due to the continuous stream of inquiries for custom work. Experience, insight, and skill in this area would be a welcome addition to the position.

You would have the opportunity to build out a small production line/studio, should you be so inclined.

The right person will be excited to grow the business, allowing us to rebuild our team and bring on additional staff to fill specific roles, such as a Studio Technician. However, at this time, our current sales do not provide a revenue stream to fill both roles. You’ll have to get your hands dirty.

Access to the studios to produce your work will be readily available and offered at the lowest possible cost to ensure your success as an artist and supplement your income. This is not currently a full-time role.

Administration and technical needs currently would require no more than 20hrs per week at our current workload. The balance of your time would be perfect for producing your own work in our facility.

Pay starts at $30/hr or an equivalent salaried amount for candidates with minimal relevant experience.

Interested? Feel free to send over the typical resume, social media handles, website, etc. or go old school and send your portfolio via slides. 

THIRD DEGREE GLASS FACTORY

5200 DELMAR BLVD | ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

JOBS@STLGLASS.COM 

THIRDDEGREEGLASSFACTORY.COM/JOBS

 

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio: Call for Glass Artists

We are looking for pumpkins in all sizes, shapes and colors, made locally. Mushrooms, leaves, ghosts and other approved fall items. For more information click here.

 

John Pomp Studios, Philadelphia, PA: Glass Studio Technician

We here at John Pomp design inspiring, unique, masterfully hand-crafted furniture and lighting created in our Philadelphia studios. We believe that our talented team members are what make this company special. Inside our state-of-the-art 65,000 sqft facility, we combine modern manufacturing technology and old world craftsmanship to create design-driven luxury products for our celebrity, A-List clientele all over the world. If you are eager to join a creative company and work with purpose and passion, this is the place for you.

You, our Glass Studio Technician, are an energetic individual and passionate about glass working to keep our Glass Departments operating at a high level.  Working closely with the glass and engineering departments, the Glass Studio Technician is responsible for daily operations of the hot, warm, and cold shops, as well as maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of existing equipment. The Glass technician will also build new equipment to grow our glass making capabilities, and assist the Design Department and Owner, Creative Director, and passionate glassmaker John Pomp on new products, processes, and one-off sculptural works.

If you have a passion for working in a high-end artist manufacturing environment with a talented crew of glass makers, please submit your resume and cover letter to positions@johnpomp.com with subject line “Job: Glass Studio Technician”. This is a career-focused opportunity with a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including PTO, 401k programs, health insurance plans, and glass studio access.

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and upkeep of all glass department equipment, including kilns, furnaces, polishing machines, etc.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance schedule for equipment
  • Provide technical support to glass team members on safe and proper use of equipment
  • Work with Procurement Team for sourcing of glass shop supplies, materials, and consumables
  • Support daily Glass Departments Operations
  • Collaborate with Engineering Team to design, fabricate, and build new equipment, molds, fixtures, and processes
  • Support Design Department and Glass team to create prototypes and one-off sculptural works as needed

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of relevant glass tech experience required
  • A mature team player with professional integrity, strong initiative and commitment to achieving glass department goals
  • Deep knowledge of glass shop equipment including kilns, furnaces, coldworking equipment and equipment controller systems.
  • Must have basic metal working, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing experience
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Respond effectively to precise direction
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs
  • Glass blowing, glass casting, kiln casting, and coldworking skills a plus

 

WANTED: Experienced Glass Artist
WHERE: Lincoln City Glass Center, Lincoln City, Oregon

Position Description:
Lincoln City Glass Center is looking for a dynamic, friendly, and motivated glass artist that
enjoys people and is a team player. Candidates will have 5+ years experience working in glass
and be able to make a variety of basic blown and solid objects. Very competitive pay rate of $25
- $35 per hour plus gallery sales. Health insurance, dental, 401k, 3 hours a week personal
blow-time and the opportunity to sell work in our very busy gallery. LCGC has been open since
2005. We are an inclusive, friendly, and positive place to work. 4 work days per week and you
can call the amazing Oregon Coast your home. It's usually about 70 degrees all summer and
the Pacific Northwest is an amazing part of the country. 2 hours to Portland and 4.5 hours to
Seattle. Please send your resume and portfolio to info@lincolncityglasscenter.com or call (541)
921-2004 to chat about the position.


Job Type: Full-time, year-round & seasonal summer positions available.


Salary: $25.00 - $35.00 per hour


Benefits:
● Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance (we pay half)
● 401(k) matching (3%)
● Personal Blow Time (3 Hours per Week)
● Paid Time Off
● Paid Through Lunch
● Professional development assistance
● Sell Your Work in our Gallery
● Employee Discount
● Short Walk to the Beach


Schedule:
● 8 hour shift
● Day shift
● 4 Day Work Week
● Ability to commute/relocate:
● Lincoln City, OR 97367: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work.

 

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla , MO: Glass Shop Coordinator

Full time, Benefit Eligible - Open until filled, Review of applications begin March 27, 2023

The glass shop coordinator assists in the overall management and promotion of the Missouri S&T Glass Shop. Key responsibilities of this position include training students in the art and science of glassmaking; teaching the Applied Glass Forming class each semester; serving as an advisor to the Gaffers Guild, the student organization associated with and funded by the Glass Shop; and serving as an ambassador of the shop when scheduling activities and engaging in philanthropic outreach. Duties include coordinating operations and schedules; maintaining equipment and supplies; and administering safety standards.

See details in the Higher Ed Jobs Listing here.

 

Dallas Glass Art Job Requisition: Glassblowing Instructor Manager

Position Description:
Glassblowing Instructor Manager
Salaried, Full Time (optional part time options could be considered)
Reports to Head of Dallas Glass Art

Job Description:
Seeking a qualified, experienced glassblowing instructor manager at Dallas Glass Art. Position requires full time work as an instructor and manager of instructors for glassblowing lessons for groups, private classes, and private events in the Dallas Glass Art studio. Cliental includes anyone from the ages 6 and up. The Instructor Manager contributes to Dallas Glass Art’s mission by developing interesting and engaging Dallas Glass Art programs; and managing the Dallas Glass Art staff and facilities.

Responsibilities and duties include:
1. Develop class product offerings
2. Determine class schedules
3. Manage instructors and assistants
4. Train instructors and assistants
5. Quality control staff work
6. Set up hot shop for classes and events
7. Schedule cold working and packaging
8. Ensure studio is cleaned and organized after each class or event

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 4+ years in a well-qualified studio environment with hot shop and cold shop experience
    • Must be available on weekends
    • Working knowledge of all typical studio equipment
    • Ability to inform, narrate, and interact publicly with all age groups
    • Positive attitude and motivation to excel in a team environment
    • Must be friendly, outgoing, and personable
    • Must be willing and legally able to work with children of all ages

Training & Education:
Glassblowing training is required: Bachelors + 4 years’ experience or 6 years’ experience.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be used to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may occasionally have to lift and/or move up to 50lbs as is characterized herein and representative of what an employee encounters in a art gallery and studio environment.

Compensation
$55,000 - $65,000/yr commensurate with qualifications and experience

Diversity Statement:
As a HUB certified woman owned business, Carlyn Ray Designs is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff that is committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from qualified minorities and women.

Dallas Design District | 1820 Irving Blvd. Dallas TX 75207 | www.carlynraydesigns.com

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, current resume or CV, three references, and salary history. Please submit applications as soon as possible. Interviews are conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the position is filled. The start date is available immediately.

About Carlyn Ray Designs:
Artist Carlyn Ray shares creativity through custom glass art and site specific installations.
Located in the Dallas Design District, the Carlyn Ray Designs team consists of experienced glass artists, engineers, fabricators, and installers. Together with the community and clients, they work to create unique and functional art utilizing glass, metal and lighting.

At a young age Carlyn discovered her unrelenting passion for glassblowing, public art, and creation of large scale installations. During her first ten years of training, she worked under various master glass artists around the world, including Dale Chihuly. She has come full circle to build a multi-talented team with a focus on custom art and projects for and with the community.

Carlyn’s signature designs include unique glass weavings, bespoke chandeliers, hand blown vessels, and lit fused glass panels. Carlyn Ray Designs operates at Carlyn’s Dallas Glass Art studio and gallery. Dallas Glass Art is open to the public and offers hot glass demonstrations, classes, and private events.

 

Posted by Mansfield Art Center (Mansfield, OH)

The Mansfield Art Center is looking to hire one to two people to run the new glass studio. Whoever is hired would run the entire glass blowing department. Duties involved with the job would include running and maintaining a safe studio that appears professional, making artwork for the museum’s store, implementing classes and private lessons for the public, coordinating efforts with other museum department heads to reach goals and to be available to help out when and wherever needed.

The benefits would include being able to set your work schedule, 6 hours a week of personal blow time, paid time off and exposure to many high end artists. Pay would be based on experience.

The glass blowing studio includes one gas powered glory hole, one electric furnace, two annealers, a hot sculpting torch and a basic cold working station for lap wheels.

Please contact Oliver Ray (oliver@mansfieldartcenter.org) or George Whitten (george@mansfieldartcenter.org) for any inquiries. We’re looking to hire immediately.

 

Posted by Tracy Glover Studio

Tracy Glover Studio is looking for a full or part-time hotshot assistant. 5 years experience preferred but will consider a less experienced person depending on skill level. The studio is located in Pawtucket, RI in a beautiful mill building on the water. Assistant will get blow time and have access to the cold shop equipment. 

Pay is based on skill level.

Please contact tracy@tracygloverstudio.com. Send a resume of your work experience and 10 images of your blown work.

 

Experienced Glassblower/Instructor in Duluth, MN

We are looking for an experienced glassblower to join our team in Canal Park, Duluth MN! We are Minnesota's premier glass art gallery and have an "open studio" environment so patrons are encouraged to watch and engage the artists while we work. We have two studios located on site, one Hot Shop Studio and one Flamework Studio.

All Lake Superior Art Glass team members are expected to be mature, upbeat, organized, and be an enthusiastic ambassador to enhance our studio environment, customer experience, and quality of production. To achieve this we:

  • Promote a clean, positive, courteous, and professional attitude and appearance to all team members and guests.
  • Be a communications specialist. Interact with guests as they watch or enter our store. Greet and converse with guests in a friendly and outgoing manner.
  • Be an art educator. Share your knowledge with our guests in an engaging way.
  • Always remain respectful and courteous.

A qualified candidate must be a team player, positive communicator, and ideally possess the following qualifications:

  • A fluent understanding of glassblowing skills and techniques.
  • Ideally 2 years of professional glassblowing experience outside of school.
  • Four year degree
  • Instructing experience.
  • Must be able to produce production style work every week.
  • Experience with both soft glass and hard glass is a plus.
  • Must have an energetic yet calm disposition and ability to put personal problems aside.
  • Strong work ethic, driven and timely.
  • Sharp eye for detail.
  • Outgoing, positive and friendly personality.
  • The ability to problem solve independently and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to represent Lake Superior Art Glass professionally and safely.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. Minimum.
  • Must adhere to policies per Lake Superior Art Glass Employee Handbook.

Instructor Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with a wide-range of skill levels, personalities, and backgrounds and modify technical and operational strategies to optimize learning experience
  • Ability to work and speak in front of large groups of people.
  • Excitement for learning and teaching.
  • Anticipate and Connect- Be informed of scheduled group reservations and any special needs that may need to be addressed.
  • Create a welcoming environment in the classes for Guests.
  • Support other glassblowing demonstrators during demonstrations and work as a Team
  • Sensitivity to visitor’s learning styles and interpretation of the art.

On an average day, a Glassblower/Instructor will perform any number of responsibilities, such as:

  • Opening/closing the studio
  • Prepping materials
  • LSAG product production/custom orders
  • Teaching classes: you will be teaching and completing production art glass pieces throughout the day.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures. Safely operate general glassblowing equipment
  • Maintain neat, clean, and tidy personal grooming and appearance to LSAG standards
  • Cultivate a safe, clean, and functional work environment. Classroom cleanup, upholding all COVID-19 mitigation standards
  • 40 hours per week; must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Sign a "non-compete" agreement
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Reports to Lead Gaffer/Studio Manager

Compensation

  • Wage depends on ability and experience. Minimum starting wage is $15/hour with opportunity for growth at periodic performance reviews. Once you are fully trained in teaching classes you will earn additional compensation.
  • Up to 4% 401k match after 1 year
  • Health and Dental Benefits after 1 month
  • One week of accumulated Paid Time Off
  • 5 hours/week of personal blow time (to be used primarily outside of business hours) OR free monthly flamework studio rent.
  • Studio rental rate beyond 5 free hours at $25 per hour.
  • Ability to sell approved work on consignment in our gallery that sees an average of 500 customers/week. (~300/week during off season. ~1500/week during peak season)
  • Employee Discounts

To apply, please email the following to hotshop@lakesuperiorartglass.com:

  • Letter of interest describing qualifications and previous experience in studio production and teaching (in word or .pdf file format)
  • Resume - including three references. (in word or .pdf file format)
  • 5-10 images of personal work (in .jpg or .pdf file format)

 

Posted by Little River Hot Glass Studio

A small, open to the public studio in Vermont is looking for a full-time glassblower. Production style blower to produce mostly ornaments and tumblers, but also stemware and assisting on incalmo and larger pieces. Free blowing time included! We are looking for a relaxed happy individual with a good work ethic. Pay commensurate with experience/productivity.

Contact Michael: michael@littleriverhotglass.com or 802-253-0889

 

Posted by Vines Art Glass

Vines art glass is looking for a hotshop assistant. 5 years experience is preferred but we can work with someone who has the basics (can get gathers, run pipes and set designs). The position is full time, but right now we are so backed up we are flexible. Want to come down to Bandon for the weekend and blow? or 3 days...a week at time more? Room and board provided for days of more than three. Pay depending on experience, but good pay and bonus structure for permanent position. Want to hear more? Give me a call - Bryce 541-347-2652 or contact@vinesartglass.com

 

Posted by Richard Jolley

I am currently looking for a studio assistant to start in September. I need someone with hot working skills as well as other studio skills.  This is an opportunity to help on some interesting commissions.This is a full time position based in Knoxville, TN. Salary is based on skill level.

If interested please contact me by email with your resume and images of current work - r_jolley@bellsouth.net

 

Posted by Hot Glass Alley

Seeking Full-time Gaffer. Hot Glass Alley, LLC, located in Charlotte, NC, (Owner, Jake Pfeifer) is a fast growing 10,000 square foot facility with a Gallery, a 2000 square foot hot shop (three glory holes, 400 pound furnace, 4 annealing ovens, garage & pick-up ovens, fully equipped cold shop, sandblaster), flameworking stations, metal working space, warehouse for packing/shipping, event space, and fusing activity space. You will be joining a team of 4 full-time glassblowers. Our glassblowers work as a team, blowing, sculpting, starting and finishing glass to ensure Hot Glass Alley’s first quality glass production standards are met. The successful candidate will be able to work with several different makers on a variety of pieces and both in a lead or supporting role. Glassblowers at Hot Glass Alley work in an environment that emphasizes production principles, while ensuring the artistic beauty of each piece. This is position is a production role, and a role that works with the public doing “make-your-own” experiences during events, parties, date-night. We also produce work for commissions and corporate awards.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform demonstrations or assist with demonstrations during Open Demo nights
  • Assist the public in the “make-your-own” experience, explaining and assisting with the process, while keeping them safe, and ensuring they have a nice piece at the end of the experience
  • Finish products to tight quality control specifications 
  • Maintain a safe work environment following all protocol and safety standards 
  • Demonstrate sound judgment from learned knowledge to assess and solve problems as they arise in the production process, be open minded, and adapt to change as necessary
  • Be able to consider constructive feedback
  • Maintain the shop area, equipment 
  • Meet and maintain a high level of respect for customers and co-workers while representing the company during the working day
  • Schedule varies, including some evening and weekend hours; be able to work consistently as scheduled.
  • Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:  Contribute, along with other glassblowers, in setting up the shop for production and clean-up of the shop area at the end of each shift  Be aware of systems and processes and look for opportunities to make production more efficient Participate with the team in landscaping around the building, packing and shipping product, and organizing; (we all do a little bit of everything). 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of consistent glassblowing experience MINIMUM
  • “Make-your-own” experience with the public preferred
  • Production style glass blowing preferred
  • Willingness to speak with, explain to, and work with the public, including children
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a team, share knowledge
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty (20) pounds of glass on a frequent basis and lift up to 50lb.
  • Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively communicate ideas and/or instructions to other members of the organization 
  • Ability to communicate with customers and explain process while working 
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, protected veteran status, national origin, disability status. Hot Glass Alley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send your resume, 3-5 pictures of recent work, references with contact information, and questions to jake@hotglassalley.com. HGA lead personnel will conduct a phone interview, with the preferred candidate invited for an on-site, hands-on interview in the studio in Charlotte.

 

 

Posted by Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting

Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting is looking for production glassblowers. Do you have the chops to work in a HOT shop in Miami?

For more information:

www.FineArtHL.com/careers

 

Posted by Wimberley Glassworks

Full time glass blowing/assistant position available in a production/lighting studio. Pay commensurate with experience. Blow time available. No need to scramble between studios to get 40 hours you will have it here. Send pictures of your work, a resume, and three references to: tim@wgw.com Check us out at: wgw.com & wgwcustom.com

 

Harmony Glassworks is looking for a glassblower

We are looking for a glassblower with intermediate to advanced skills that is strong enough to help with the assembly of large pieces. The job description includes assisting, production and a little bit of everything from gallery sales to cold work to studio maintenance, whatever is on the agenda. We have suspended glassblowing classes for 2021, but classes are something we used to offer before the start of the pandemic and they are likely to be part of the job description again in the future.

As a Harmony Glassworks employee, you would have the option to do your own work as part of the deal and use Harmony Glassworks as your home base studio and sell out of our busy gallery on consignment. You would likely be able to generate high sales out of our gallery. We host high-profile guest artists which is lots of fun. The pay level depends on your skills. I’m flexible and open to various compensation arrangements including hourly wage or annual salary and studio use.

Maybe you would like to come blow glass for a week or so as a “try-out” for both of us before committing to California. Harmony (population 18) is located in the heart of San Luis Obispo County, California on Highway 1. We think of SLO County as the nicest unspoiled county in California. SLO County is a beautiful lightly populated area along the coast between LA and SF.

If you are interested, please e-mail me a brief resume as well as a sampling of your portfolio of works to Eric Dandurand at harmonyglassworks@gmail.com

 

Posted by Patrick Kolten

Looking for employment in a friendly studio. 30 years of experience in production in several studios including my own. Serious, dependable and motivated. Ready to relocate. Photos available upon request. Contact: patrickkolten@gmail.com 701-300-4490

 

Posted by Hot Sand

Hot Sand glass studio in Asbury Park, NJ is looking for experienced Glass Blowers.

Hot Sand is a public Hot Shop and Glass Gallery in its 17th year that is located in Asbury Park, along the Jersey Shore. We are looking for glass blowers with a minimum of 2-3 years and preferably more years of professional working experience. The position requires the ability to produce and reproduce high quality blown glass objects, experience managing the day-to-day operations of the studio, and experience rebuilding and maintaining glass studio equipment. We are looking to hire people who are outgoing, positive and are able to work well as part of a team. Benefits include: Competitive Hourly base Rates Tips (Average $10+ per hour) Up to 2 hours/week of Free studio rental time includes Clear Glass and Access to all equipment Use of Hot Sand’s Cold Working equipment and kilns (when available) Ability to sell approved work for consignment in our gallery, 60% of gross sales paid to the artist.

For more information visit our website https://www.hotsandap.com where you can view our shop through a virtual tour. Please send your resume and photos of your work (website) to Studio@HotSandAP.com. Thank you.

 

 

Posted by Lake Superior Art Glass

The Lake Superior Art Glass team in Duluth, MN is looking for a Glass Blower / Studio Assistant. Click here for for more info.

 

Posted by Jake Pfeifer

Seeking Full-time Gaffer. Hot Glass Alley, LLC, located in Charlotte, NC, (Owner, Jake Pfeifer) is a fast growing 10,000 square foot facility with a Gallery, a 2000 square foot hot shop (three glory holes, two furnaces- 400 pound & 275 pound, 4 annealing ovens, garage & pick-up ovens, fully equipped cold shop, sandblaster), flameworking stations, metal working space, warehouse for packing/shipping, event space, and fusing activity space. You will be joining a team of 4 full-time glassblowers. Our glassblowers work as a team, blowing, sculpting, starting and finishing glass to ensure Hot Glass Alley’s first quality glass production standards are met. The successful candidate will be able to work with several different makers on a variety of pieces and both in a lead or supporting role. Glassblowers at Hot Glass Alley work in an environment that emphasizes production principles, while ensuring the artistic beauty of each piece. This is position is a production role, and a role that works with the public doing “make-your-own” experiences during events, parties, date-night. We also produce work for commissions and corporate awards.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Finish products to tight quality control specifications 
  • Maintain a safe work environment following all protocol and safety standards 
  • Demonstrate sound judgment from learned knowledge to assess and solve problems as they arise in the production process, be open minded, and adapt to change as necessary
  • Be able to consider constructive feedback
  • Maintain the shop area, equipment 
  • Meet and maintain a high level of respect for customers and co-workers while representing the company during the working day
  • Perform demonstrations or assist with demonstrations during Open Demo nights
  • Assist the public in the “make-your-own” experience, explaining and assisting with the process, while keeping them safe, and ensuring they have a nice piece at the end of the experience
  • Schedule varies, including some evening and weekend hours; be able to work consistently as scheduled.
  • Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:  Contribute, along with other glassblowers, in setting up the shop for production and clean-up of the shop area at the end of each shift  Be aware of systems and processes and look for opportunities to make production more efficient Participate with the team in landscaping around the building, packing and shipping product, and organizing; (we all do a little bit of everything). 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of glassblowing experience
  • Production style glass blowing preferred
  • “Make-your-own” experience with the public preferred
  • Willingness to speak with, explain to, and work with the public, including children
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a team, share knowledge
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty (20) pounds of glass on a frequent basis and lift up to 50lb.
  • Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively communicate ideas and/or instructions to other members of the organization 
  • Ability to communicate with customers and explain process while working 
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, protected veteran status, national origin, disability status. Hot Glass Alley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send your resume, 3-5 pictures of recent work, references with contact information, and questions to jake@hotglassalley.com. HGA lead personnel will conduct a phone interview, with the preferred candidate invited for an on-site, hands-on interview in the studio in Charlotte.

 

Posted by The Glass Punty

The Glass Punty is a growing art glass studio in Kennewick, WA. Our growth means our lead glassblower needs an assistant. At The Glass Punty, you will be doing a mix of teaching, production and art glass pieces. As a shop assistant, you will assist with our mini-classes where the client works with the glassblower to create their art glass piece. You will be joining a small but active studio that has been open for 3 1/2 years. The studio operated as a one-person show for 3 years before we brought on an accomplished glassblower to expand our offerings. We operate as a team and are in need of another team player.

The studio hot shop currently operates Wednesday – Sunday. As additional capabilities become available, we would like to expand our schedule to include evening hours.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Junior glassblower with good people skills
  • Must love to interact with lots of people including children
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Willingness to learn and participate in all aspects of studio operation
  • Commitment to team success
  • Ability to work independently

Send your resume or questions to info@theglasspunty.com. The studio owner and the lead glassblower will conduct a phone interview, with the preferred candidate invited for an on-site, hands-on interview in the studio in Kennewick.

 

Posted by Lincoln City Glass Center

Work in a fast paced creative environment. You will welcome customers and assist glassblowers with equipment and materials. Seeking friendly, outgoing team-player with strong multi-tasking and organizational abilities. Duties will include cleaning, shop maintenance and customer service. Must be able to discern colors, work around high heat, have legible handwriting and lift 50 pounds. Full time position starting asap. Starts at $13 hour/(depending on skills). 
To apply please send your resume to voltagallery@gmail.com 
To learn more go to JenniferSearsGlassArt.com 
lincolncityglasscenter.com

 

Posted by Redmond School of Glass

Glass Instructors and Assistants wanted! The Redmond School of Glass (Redmond, WA) is under new ownership, and looking to expand! We are looking for part time employees who are excited about sharing their art with others. 
We are in need of:
- Part time glass instructors who have a passion for teaching others. Classes will range from beginner mini sessions to advanced instruction. Also interested in specialty skills to provide specialty workshops. - Assistants with some level of experience in glass blowing, who can work with our instructors during classes, and work with artists during creation. 
Team members need to work well with others and with the general public. Our studio and gallery is a family establishment- with extensive outreach in the community- and are hoping to add others who are interested in the same atmosphere. Email us for more information at info@redmondschoolofglass.com