Glass Studio Artist

Website The Toledo Museum of Art

Job Title: Glass Studio Artist
Department: Learning and Interpretation
Reports to: Glass Studio Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status:  Part-Time (Average of 15-20 hours weekly)
Hourly Compensation:  $17.00

Please submit application on the Toledo Museum of Art website
Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.

And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.

Works directly with visitors both as a glass-making demonstrator and as a hands-on facilitator. Gives visitors a first-hand experience in the art of glassmaking. May also assist with production work or classes in the glass studio.

-Engages visitors by demonstrating the possibilities of glassmaking through a structured demonstration. -Provides commentary covering the techniques used and information about the history of glassmaking with references to the Museum’s permanent collection.
-Produces standard glass during the demonstration process for promotional use by the Museum.
-Provides basic instruction to small groups of visitors, on a pre-arranged basis, to allow them to create a designated piece in the glass studio. Supervises participants to guide their efforts and assure safe use of materials and equipment.
-Makes use of contact with visitors to promote Museum classes and other Museum programs.
-Adheres to all safety practices standard in an art glass production facility and any additional safety practices implemented by Museum management.
-Assists with production work for the Museum or external customers.
-Attends training programs and glass staff meetings as scheduled by the Glass Studio Manager or supervisors.
-Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Reports to the Glass Studio Manager.  May receive assignment and/or work direction from supervisors. Works closely with other members of the Glass Studio Team, Museum Educators, members of the larger glass community and other Museum staff as appropriate.

-Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialization in glass
-Previous experience demonstrating hot glass creation strongly preferred

-Strong customer service skills
-Ability to present in front of audiences in an engaging manner
-Ability to work some evening and/or weekend shifts

Work takes place in a glass studio environment with elevated temperatures and on-going exposure to hot glass, broken glass and other materials requiring careful handling. There is a strong physical component of this position requiring lifting or moving materials or equipment as necessary to perform all duties.

-403b Retirement Savings Plan
-Paid Parental Leave
-Employee Assistance Plan
-Museum Family Membership
-Employee Discounts in the Museum Store, Café, Studio Art Classes, & More!

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