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 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.


Post date:14-04-2022

Category:Opportunities/Call for Artists

From Date:14/04/2022

To Date:26/10/2022