Tuesday July 26, 2016 | by Sarah Canny

HELP WANTED: Newark At-Risk Youth Program Seeks to Fill Apprentice Position

FILED UNDER: Help Wanted

UPDATED 08/01/2016

Leading at-risk youth program GlassRoots is looking for a part-time, paid apprentice to begin working in the Newark, New Jersey, nonprofit's hotshop as early as late summer 2016. The apprentice will report to the nonprofit's leading glassblower. Working directly with children and teenagers, the successful applicant will be a part of the team teaching not only glass art, but design, business, and some of the common-core educational curriculum.

The position requires the ability to work in an environment where tempatures may exceed 100 degrees, to lift 50 pounds, and to teach basic computer skills.The hotshop apprentice also should have availability to teach private lessons on nights and weekends, and be comfortable in front of crowds doing narrative public glassblowing demonstrations.

Assisting in studio maintenance is also part of the job, along with enforcing the basic regulations and rules of safety in the hotshop. The apprentice must also know, or be willing to learn, cold working and be willing to work on commision projects. The new hire will have a role in the nonprofit's administration, and participate in meetings. Input in the development of GlassRoots' future programs, events, and classes will also be encouraged.

The GlassRoots program is designed "to ignite and build the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on underserved youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience."

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Barbara Heisler, the executive director, at

EDITOR'S NOTE: This item originally listed the position as full-time, based on incorrect information supplied. This has since been clarified and the article has been corrected. The advertised position is part-time.

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