Vacancy Title: Glass School Intern
The Glass School Internship is an educational work placement opportunity suitable for individuals looking to gain experience in glassmaking and glass education, alongside developing their own work in a well-equipped glass studio.
The successful applicant will experience a variety of roles that will include ‘glass technician’ and ‘glass teaching assistant’. They will be trained in the proper operation and maintenance of glassmaking equipment as well as undertake real-world experience in the operation of a busy glass school.
The applicant will be given studio time to practice and develop their own work (negotiable depending on hours in training). They will also have health and safety training and the opportunity to attend specialist glassmaking courses for personal creative development throughout their internship.
As part of their training, interns can expect to handle many day-to-day responsibilities such as equipment maintenance and cleaning. They will be dealing with the general public and are therefore expected to be enthusiastic about engaging with people.
Applicants should have a strong work ethic and are expected to be self-motivated both on and off the clock. Interns are encouraged to participate in classes either as teachers, teaching assistants or students depending on their interests and abilities.
This internship may be suited to students who have completed their undergraduate study in glass (BA) and are looking to gain professional studio experience while developing their own work.
Duration of Internship: 10 months from September 2016 – July 2017
Hours: Hours will vary week to week but interns could work up to a maximum of 30 hours in a week when we are running 5-day schools, and some weekends (especially weekends when courses are running) alongside their personal studio time. The number of hours will vary according to age and experience.
Interns will receive £200 per calendar month, plus use of the glass studio and studio equipment for personal use (negotiable studio hours).
Accommodation is not included; however assistance in finding suitable accommodation will be given if required.
- Glassmaking experience or a qualification in glassmaking (or related craft/Art) discipline.
- No formal qualifications are required but an interest in learning new skills and a passion for glass essential
- Fluent English speaking
- Be able to lift up to 25kg
- A full driving license and own car is essential as the school is in a rural location.
- Be able to work in both a hot glass and kiln room environment
- Be reliable and punctual
- Be able to work as part of a team
- Have a positive attitude and strong work ethic
- Enjoy working with their hands
- Take instruction well
- Have good communication skills
- Be able to work in a public facing environment
- Potential for further employment as glass technician/tutor for the right candidate
- Exit interview and feedback from the employer to build on apprentice’s CV
How to Apply:
Applications by email.
Please send your CV, Artist Statement and up to 8 images of your work by email to Kim Wood firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a confirmation of your application or a request for further details within 72 hours.
Closing Date for Applications: June 30th 2016 for interviews in mid-July. More information and enquiries by email email@example.com
Image above courtesy of Lucien West.