Experienced Glass Maker  & Studio Glass Assistant 

Experienced Glass Maker  & Studio Glass Assistant 

Link below to the job descriptions on our website and have included the PDf’s below.

https://www.michaelruh.com/pages/work-with-us

Two jobs with Craft Scotland

Craft Changemaker (freelance) 

Application deadline: Midnight, Thursday 30 June 2022 

Craft Changemaker – Craft Scotland 

Make a real difference within Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion for Scotland’s craft sector. Craft Scotland is looking for a freelance Craft Changemaker to take creative action to solve a social problem.  
 
This agent of change role is a key part of our
Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion strategy. A critical friend, you will inspire and support Craft Scotland and the craft sector to collectively reflect, learn and develop.  

See Recruitment Pack for fee, budget, timescales and deliverables (opens PDF). 

 

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Marketing & Campaigns Manager 

Application deadline: Midnight, Sunday 3 July 2022 

Marketing & Campaigns Manager – Craft Scotland 

Craft Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Marketing & Campaigns Manager to join our dynamic team. 
 
The Marketing & Campaigns Manager will lead on results-orientated marketing campaigns and help audiences connect with Scotland’s vibrant contemporary craft sector.  

See the Recruitment Pack including vacancy details, full benefits package and capability profile (opens PDF). 

 

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A great opportunity has arisen: A vacancy for a Junior Glassblower for hot glass production working as part of a team in Essex.

JOB VACANCY
Junior Production glassblower
  • Experienced glassmaker required for hot glass production work, working as part of a team making production lighting and tableware.
  • Full time position, but would consider someone able to do at least 3 days per week. Studio hours 9-5, but may vary occasionally.
  • You will work in one bench of a production 2-3 bench set up, so you need to be a good team player and keep pace with production.
  • Must be able to reliably handle 2 and 3 gather pieces.
  • Must be able to consistently reproduce specific shapes to size with callipers, blow into a mould, and get desired results with colour applications.
  • Training will be provided on the job for unfamiliar pieces.
  • You will be required to lend a hand in the cold shop when needed.
  • You will also share some responsibility for maintenance and general upkeep of the workshops in line with our company procedures. This might include furnace charging and maintenance, machinery and tool maintenance.
  • You must be reliable and punctual.
Pay will be dependent on experience, starting at circa £25-£28k per annum. 28 days statutory holiday per year.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Email your CV and a note explaining your interest, training and/or previous experience to Phoebe and Jonathan at info@batch.glass with ‘Production Glassblower’ in the subject line. We will interview qualified applicants, and run paid trial days.
We will hold the application open till we find the right person, but please state your start date availability and apply promptly, as we are keen to grow the team soon.
International applicants will be considered.

Vacancy for Experiences & Production Assistant at Cumbria Crystal

For Further details please see attached HERE:  Role Profile – Experiences glassblower and production assistant 2022

Corning Museum: one for Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs, the other for the Curator of Early Modern Glass

I am writing to alert you that two position openings are now open at the Corning Museum: one for Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs, the other for the Curator of Early Modern Glass. The positions are being recruited through a search firm, Museum Search & Reference, and so do not currently appear on our website. I would appreciate your help in sharing these positions with anyone you think may be interested and make a good colleague for us!

Director, Collections and Curatorial Affairs: https://museum-search.com/all-searches/2022/4/8/corning-museum-of-glass-1 (deadline April 25)

Curator of Early Modern Glass: https://museum-search.com/all-searches/2022/4/8/corning-museum-of-glass (deadline May 2)

 

Please note the very quick turnaround for deadline to submit application materials, and apologies if someone else has already sent you this information.

Katherine Larson, Ph.D. | Curator of Ancient Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass | One Museum Way | Corning, NY 14830

 

GLASSBLOWING JOB VACANCIES at https://www.batch.glass/

Batch is a growing contemporary glassblowing studio, based in Clavering, Essex. We make handblown lighting and tableware and produce glassware for luxury brands all over the world. We’re looking to expand our team with the following roles:Studio Assistant•Entry level assistant needed for hot and cold work. •Full time position, 9-5, 5 days per week – Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday. Hours may sometimes vary.•Would suit someone who has some glassmaking experience, but a college degree in glass is not essential. •Must be hard working with the desire to learn proficient glass making. The job is manual and physical, you need to be able to work in a workshop environment on your feet for the entire week.•We run glassmaking classes at the weekend, so you may need to assist on some Saturdays.•You will share responsibility for maintenance with other assistants and share general upkeep of the workshops in line with our company procedures. This will include furnace charging and maintenance, ordering of supplies and other machinery and tool maintenance.•You may be required to occasionally work at events, shows and open studios, representing Batch and taking payments.•You must be reliable and punctual.•You will also be expected to help with other workshop tasks including packing and cleaning, and might sometimes include photography, inventory and associated tasks.•While this job is suited to someone with some glass experience, we will provide training and our company’s aim is to progress our assistants technical skills towards becoming proficient production blowers. Competitive pay plus some bench time to practice and develop your own work.

Production glassblower•Experienced glassmaker required for hot glass production work, working as part of a team making production lighting and tableware.•Initial 3 month contract, at least 3 days per week, with potential to become a full time permanent position for the right person.•You will work in one bench of a production 2-3 bench set up, so you need to be a good team player and keep pace with production.•Must be able to reliably handle 2 and 3 gather pieces.•Must be able to consistently reproduce specific shapes to size with callipers, blow into a mould, and get desired results with colour applications.•Training will be provided on the job for unfamiliar pieces.•Will be required to lend a hand in the cold shop when needed. •You will also share some responsibility for maintenance and general upkeep of the workshops in line with our company procedures. This might include furnace charging and maintenance, machinery and tool maintenance.•You must be reliable and punctual.Pay dependent on experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:Email your CV and a note explaining your interest, training and/or previous experience to info@batch.glass with either ‘Studio Assistant’ or ‘Production Glassblower’ in the subject line. We aim to interview potential applicants, and run trial days for the production blower job. We will hold the application open till we find the right people, but please state your start date availability, as we are keen to grow the team soon.

New Hot Shop & Cold Shop – Are You In?

New Hot & Cold Glass Studio – Exciting times and BIG decisions!!

We have a number of decisions to make regarding the new glass studio and would like to reach out to as many experienced glass artists as possible.
 
To reiterate… We are setting up a brand new self-contained studio close to Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, on a lovely quiet farm 5 minutes from Junction 2 on the M40. It is newly built, clean, dry and beautifully lit.
 
It will feature full hot glass blowing, and casting, also later fusing facilities. It has a comprehensive kit list for cold working.
 
Hot Shop
Brand new Essemce 138kg electric furnace
The very latest Essemce Hexadoor gas Glory Hole
Two brand new large programmable Kilncare Lehrs
Large new Kilncare programmable pickup IKON kiln
Custom made new benches
New pipe warmer
New pipe cooler
1000 litre LPG (liquid propane gas) tank
Oxygen generators
Oxy/propane torches
Propane torches
 
Cold Shop
Spatzier Lathe with suite of cutting and polishing wheels
New 450mm flatbed with suite of magnetic diamond and polishing discs
36 inch Rociprolap
Husqvarna Diamond Saw
5 foot vertical linisher
Bead blast cabinet
Huge compressor
 
This is a £100k investment made by myself and partner.
 
However we cannot run this on our own. The purpose of this project as to attract one or two senior glass artists to share this amazing facility.
 
Not to share the cost of the investment but to share the studio, running costs and also to help me to become a better glass blower.
 
Running costs will be as economical as possible due to the modern state of the art equipment we have in place. All overheads will be transparent and shared in the most efficient way possible.
 
A studio such as this can never work with one person. The plan has always been to attract one or two quality people to make it their base and work with me on a regular basis. Then allow experienced glass blowers to come in on a daily rental basis to fit in around the resident artists.
 
As far as we are aware there will not be a more modern studio in the country and this is a great opportunity for the right people.
 
This is certainly not about making money and it will not be for students or offering experience days, but a serious studio for great people.
 
We are making design and equipment decisions right now and would like to hear from people who are looking to have more control of their glass making.

If you think this opportunity is for you please contact me as soon as possible (even if you have already) on email alison@AlisonVincentGlass.co.uk
Or WhatsApp message +447958423081
Or Instagram message
@AlisonVincentGlass

Studio Manager

The Board of North Lands Creative are looking to appoint a Studio Manager to provide for the smooth and safe operation across campus, supporting all aspects of our extensive glass programme. Working closely with our community of accessed studio artists, instructors and students, you will be a pivotal member of our team.

North Lands Creative is nestled in the quaint fishing village of Lybster, on the dramatic and rugged North East coast of Caithness, Scotland.

As well as being recognised for its inspirational surroundings North Lands Creative (affectionately known and referred to by many as simply ‘North Lands’) is famed for being one of the world’s most prestigious centres for the study of glass as an art form.

We would love to hear from you if you have:
– Robust knowledge of glass art studio practices and processes including, glass blowing, coldworking, sandblasting, kiln working, flame working, and mold making including experience with furnace glass melts and annealing.
– A passion for working within the contemporary glass sector and supporting the future education of glass, with related professional experience.
– Experience understanding of the health and safety requirements within a glass studio.

Closing Date: 29th April 2022
Interview Dates: w/c 2nd May 2022 

*On receipt of a suitable application, we may hold interviews with candidates before the closing date.

New Glass Studio!

I am building a brand new state-of-the-art glass studio near Beaconsfield, South Buckinghamshire, about 25 miles west of London.

This should be operational Spring – Summer 2022.

I am looking for 1 or 2 people with experience to join with me.

We will share the studio the running and maintenance costs. The aim is that costs will be lower than hiring other studios.

We have made the initial investment in equipment, building modifications and installation of services – I am not looking to split these costs. We are currently installing equipment.

The studio is located just south of Beaconsfield in South Buckinghamshire with easy access to the M40 Junction 2, M4, M25, trains at Beaconsfield and Slough, TFL Rail at Slough, tubes at Uxbridge and Heathrow airport.

Anticipated opening Spring – Summer 2022.

If this sounds interesting then please get in touch and we can discuss plans as they progress.

Many thanks Alison

Alison Vincent Glass
07958423081
alison@AlisonVincentGlass.co.uk
https://www.alisonvincentglass.co.uk

Opportunities for Artists at The Corning Museum of Glass.

The Corning Museum of Glass is dedicated to supporting and encouraging artists who use glass as an artistic medium.

The Studio has the Artist-in-ResidenceDavid Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Residency programs.

The programs offer artists the opportunity to spend time in Corning trying new techniques in glass, enhancing their current work, or exploring the techniques of past glassmakers while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum.

 

Details and apply at:  https://glassmaking.cmog.org/opportunities