The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is seeking a full-time glass studio manager to program, oversee and teach classes for all ages; oversee studio equipment use; and engage in community relations by organizing events and outreach. Additionally, candidates may have to fire and assemble glass work, purchase studio supplies, recruit volunteers and instructors to teach and assist programs, and assist in developing a budget. Though this is a full-time position, the hours will be heavily based on the hours of program offerings.
Qualified applicants are required to have a bachelors’ degree and two years of studio experience, as well as thorough knowledge of fusing and coldworking techniques, programming and firing kilns, and equipment including Bobcat and Carlisle CC torches. Some knowledge of hot glass would be an advantage, but is not mandatory given that the studio does not have a hot shop.
The glass studio manager is somewhat of a public position. In other words, the candidate would be engaging the public in a variety of ways, from teaching to overseeing class registration and cancellation, supervising equipment use, and in the coordination of community events. Therefore, strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must. Typical museum programming consists of single-day classes for either children or adults in fusing, slumping, torchworking and kilnforming. Additionally, community programs are offered for children, high school students, and at-risk youth.
Those interested in applying should send email a resume and three references to the exhibits and education director Alan Westby at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10.