Washington Glass School Job Opening!

Washington Glass School is Hiring!

Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, MD

Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, MD

Washington Glass School (WGS) is excited to announce the hiring of a new full-time glass studio coordinator. 

“Warm Glass Studio Coordinator”

WGS seeks a creative and energetic manager and teacher for a kiln cast glass studio in Mt. Rainier, Md. just outside Washington, DC. Washington Glass School is a private art studio which focuses on warm glass and mixed media sculpture.

The combined glass school and studio has several missions:

1). Engaging the surrounding metro area with large scale community involved public art works.

 2). Teaching kiln casting classes and others that support our sculptural mission.

 3). Production work for several artists who are based here, including acrylic /resin casting and mold making. Candidate cannot be allergic to these.

The Glass Studio Coordinator will be responsible for communicating with all of these audiences and ensuring that the studio is serving their needs.

job.at.glass.school.studio.warm.fused.art.work.employment.coordinator.washingtonWe are looking for someone who is equally excited about glass education, mold making, acrylic casting, glassmaking, and managing and promoting the studio. The Washington Glass School Studio Coordinator should be self-starter who can independently manage studio activities, as well as collaborate closely with WGS’s staff on an overall strategic vision for the organization and its execution in the glass studio. 

Responsibilities:

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• Serve as a public face for WGS: act as primary liaison for studio renters, answer calls and emails about studio, interact with visitors, attend events on behalf of WGS. 

 • Oversee all activities in the glass studio, including managing studio calendar, scheduling and working with renters, designing and managing classes and demos.
• Manage and assist several artists principles with their work.
• Travel to international art fairs to represent WGS artists, with duties including show set-up, sales, packing, shipping and take down. 
• Manage studio inventory and purchase materials and tools as needed. 

• Help oversee and fabricate large scale public art pieces, including community involvement work shops.
• Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly teaching artist meetings. 

 Qualifications: 

cut.glass.studio• BA or BFA with a concentration in glass or life experience equivalent (Experience managing a glass studio would be helpful.)
• Understanding of a range of kiln making processes.
• Good written and oral communications skills; ability to interact with all of the audiences at WGS. Intelligence is better than brawn !
• Ability to work as a part of a team while working independently on projects to meet multiple deadlines.
• The ideal candidate should very much want to further their own art career and would benefit from their time here.
• Metal welding, acrylic casting and electronic wiring background would be helpful, but candidate can be trained in this.
• Speed is of the essence here on projects. Speed, staying on task and attention to detail are paramount. Hopefully someone who will treat each work as their own for quality control. 

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The Glass Studio Coordinator is a 35/40-hour/week position, including some evening and weekend events. Salary is commensurate with experience. It includes both an hourly salary and teaching bonuses. This is an extremely busy studio. 

The Glass Studio Manager is a 35/40-hour/week position, including some evening and weekend events. Salary is commensurate with experience. It includes both an hourly salary and teaching bonuses. This is an extremely busy studio. Much of our work goes straight from here to galleries and museums.

Compensation takes the following forms:
~ 10 to 15 dollars an hour to start, depending on relevant experience
~ 25/50 dollars per student for each class taught
~ additional income for manning booths and set up/take down at international art fairs
~ you will have the opportunity to sell and show your work at some of the international art fairs, such as Context Miami, Expo Chicago and Affordable Art Fair in NYC.

Benefits also include assisted health insurance and kiln time at WGS as well as use of all equipment and a dedicated work area for your own art. Access to all equipment. Materials at cost. This is the ideal job for those who are seeking a career as a full time studio artist.

WGS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Submission deadline May 1, 2017

To apply, please submit a cover letter telling us why you might be a good fit, your resume, and images of past work to: TimTateGlass@aol.com.

 

Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, MD

Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, MD

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street, Mt Rainier, MD 20712

Workhouse Arts Center Seeks Glass Program Mgr

The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, has posted a call to find a new Glass Program Manager.
 

The Workhouse Glass Program Manager is responsible for the design, coordination, and implementation of the Glass Program at the Workhouse Arts Center, including glass blowing in an expanding Hot Shop, fusing, torch working, stained glass, and casting. This unique position calls for a “people person” with administrative/managerial skills who is knowledgeable of the contemporary glass art world and technically savvy with respect to glass-related equipment, and who operates well in an environment of constrained resources.  A Master’s degree within the glass/art related field is required, or equivalent professional experience.

The Workhouse Arts Center is located in Lorton Virginia, just south of Washington DC, in the repurposed historic DC Workhouse Prison.  The new Glass Program Manager will oversee a Gallery, three classrooms, a hot shop, and eight studios with resident artists.

Workhouse Arts Center 
9601 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
 


The call is open until filled.   More information may be found here

Salisbury University Seeks Assist Prof of Art, Glass

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Assistant Professor of Art, Glass - Faculty Position (10881)  

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SU’s hot glass workshop, where students learn the art of glassblowing, the only such program in the state of Maryland

The Department of Art at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Art, Tenure Track to teach Hot Glass.

Area of Specialization: Hot Glass and 3D Studio

Primary Job Duties: Teaching three hot glass classes per semester with a total of 18 contact hours of teaching per week. Maintain studio, build and maintain equipment in glass, and implement and adhere to safety protocols. Program development for glass, active recruitment of majors, advisement, and departmental committee work are required. Utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA with an emphasis in hot glass. Preference will be given for prior teaching experience and an active exhibition record.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: letter of application, CV, two sample syllabi and a statement of teaching philosophy, exhibition record, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies accepted), and the names and contact information of at least five (5) professional references. All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Jim Hill, at jkhill@salisbury.edu.

Note: Mail CD containing 20 digital images of applicant artwork, and 20 images of student work with size, dates and media of each piece identified. To the Attention: Salisbury University, Art Department, M K Brown, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801.

Applications submitted by October 22, 2012 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2013.

This position is based in Salisbury Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The Art Department is a vibrant, fast-growing, collegial department with a full-time faculty of 18 artists and one full-time art historian, with possibly a second tenure-track position in Art History in the near future. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplingers magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

For more information – click HERE to jump to University Job Listing

Washington Glass School/Studio is Seeking a Studio Coordinator and Production Manager.

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The Washington Glass Schooland Studio is one of the largest and most successful warm glass and sculpture centers in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 10 years time we have seen over 4000 students and sent many on to rewarding careers. Our focus is on sculpture, both as individual studio artists, and large-scale public art commissions.

This is a very integral position within our community. You will be responsible for coordinating equipment usage in the studio, be responsible for organizing and keeping the studio clean, assisting the principle artists, packing and shipping artwork, overseeing some large scale projects and (eventually) teaching some classes. Experience in glass is helpful, but not necessary, as we will train. 

There will be heavy lifting; plaster mixing and mold making, and mold steaming as well. Some exhibition and project installations will require assistance. The schedule is flexible; the studio is typically open from 10am to 6pm M-F, but your hours are based on workload. We are open to unusual scheduling. There are also some evening and weekend classes.

While this is a demanding job, it also can be an extremely educational and rewarding one. Besides being part of a vibrant and successful studio, you will have your own workspace and will be encouraged to make your own artwork and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that pass through our doors. The pay is $10 per hour to start with a salary evaluation after 90 days. 

You will receive additional pay for every class you teach. We are particularly interested in a person who would truly benefit from this position, both personally and artistically. Many opportunities come through our studio…we encourage you to take advantage of them. Our school is based on the premise that everyone here will be happy for everyone else’s success, thereby fostering a nuturing and non-internally competitive work place. We are looking for just the right person for the long term.

 

Care to join us?

Call Tim Tate/ Washington Glass School

202-744-8222

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

timtateglass@aol.com

Located about 4 miles from Logan Circle, across the DC border of Eastern Ave. Click HERE to jump to map.

All Welcome Mick Coughlan!

>Please join all of us at Washington Glass School in welcoming Mick Coughlan as the new Studio Manager/ Production Assistant.


Mick Coughlan


Mick had been working in the props department of the Shakespeare Theater Company, on such shows as
Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, and many other productions; so clearly, he is familiar with drama – which makes him well suited for the glass school.

Over the next couple of months, Mick will work closely with Rob Kincheloe, for the transfer of power, as Rob sets up his own studio across the Potomac in Prince William County, VA.

Welcome aboard Mick!

WGS Seeks Studio / Production Mgr

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Update on the job posting – click HERE to meet Mick Coughlin, new Studio Production Mgr.

Washington Glass School & Studio, 3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

The Washington Glass School is seeking a new Studio/ Production Manager.

The Washington Glass School and Studio is one of the largest and most successful warm glass and sculpture centers in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 10 years time we have seen over 4000 students and sent many on to rewarding careers. Our focus is on sculpture, both as individual studio artists, and large-scale public art commissions.

This is a very integral position within our community. You will be responsible for coordinating equipment usage in the studio, be responsible for organizing and keeping the studio clean, assisting the principle artists, packing and shipping artwork, overseeing some large scale projects and (eventually) teaching some classes. Experience in glass is helpful, but not necessary, as we will train. There will be some heavy lifting; plaster mixing and mold making, and mold steaming as well. Some exhibition and project installations will require assistance. The schedule is flexible; the studio is typically open from 10am to 6pm M-F, but your hours are based on workload. There are also some evening and weekend classes.

While this is a demanding job, it also can be an extremely educational and rewarding one. Besides being part of a vibrant and successful studio, you will have your own workspace and will be encouraged to make your own artwork and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that pass through our doors. The pay is $10 per hour to start with a salary evaluation after 30 days. You will receive additional pay for every class you teach and you learn more than you ever thought possible about running an extremely busy and successful studio. Think of it as an MFA that pays you as you learn.

Care to join us?
Call Tim Tate/ Washington Glass School
202-744-8222

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Located about 4 miles from Logan Circle, across the DC border of Eastern Ave. MAP

Jobs Available at Washington Glass Studio

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Two Part-Time Art Positions At The Washington Glass Studio

Come join one of the most nurturing and successful art communities in the region.

Position #1Project Coordinator for Short Term Architectural Installation and Production

This person will use deep bas-relief dry plaster casting techniques to help cast glass tiles for a building project. The technique is simple, and we will train the candidate to perform the tasks required, which include:

~ Casting Individual Tiles
~ Cutting Glass Tiles To Size with Tile Cutting Saw
~ Some Lifting of heavy panels
~ Adhering Glass Tiles To Metal Frame
~ Assisting With Installation At Site

This position will take place on Mondays, Wed, and Fridays from 10am to 5pm each day. The pay is $10 per hour. The job is estimated to last approx 3 months in early 2011. During that time, the candidate will have access to the studio and may produce work here.

Position #2Small Scale Clay Sculptor

We are looking for a person who is able to sculpt realistic figures of clay. These figures are approx. 3″- 4 “. This is an ongoing project that will continue for sometime. We pay $50 per figure, and go thru many dozens each year. This is perfect for the artist who wants a small money-making job on the side. You just must be proficient with your sculpting abilities.

During the times that you are sculpting, you also will have use of one of the best and most well equipped glass studios in the country.


The most important quality for each of these positions is
reliability.


Please contact Tim Tate with a statement of interest & artist resume to: washglassschool@aol.com

Washington Glass Seeks Studio Coordinator

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Studio Coordinator Position Open

The Washington Glass School has an immediate opening for a Studio Coordinator in its Mount Rainier, MD location. Founded 8 years ago, this is one of the busiest studios on the east coast. We are not only an educational venue, but we are the home of many successful independent artists as well. We also work heavily with large scale public art projects.



The successful candidate will have many of the following traits:

  • Extremely organized and punctual
  • Ability to move from one project to the next very quickly
  • Be a self starter and able to work independently
  • Skills in sculpting clay would be helpful…..as well as skills in computer work, administrative paper work, warm glass, shipping and delivery
  • Comfortable with people and able to possibly teach classes in future.

Duties will include:

  • Daily studio clean-ups
  • Working with plaster, lost wax, warm glass
  • Installing sculptural work
  • Assisting/coordination or taking over some classes

  • Coordinating kiln use and kiln schedules
  • Review studio material use

  • 100 things that might come up….and do.

What we offer:

  • To learn numerous methods of relating to glass and sculpture (all classes are free to you)
  • Free studio space to work on your warm glass
  • $10 an hour to start
  • The ability to see how a very successful sculpture studio operates.
  • Many gallery and show opportunities.
  • The ability to become part of a much larger community
  • Mentoring for your career as an artist.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their sculpture or glass career……and to join one of the most successful teams in the region. Please email Tim Tate at TimTateGlass@aol.com .



Washington Glass School

3700 Otis St.

Mt. Rainier, Md. 20712

202-744-8222