Flameworking and Properties of Glass Internship

The Corning Museum of Glass, the international leader in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge about the art, history, science, and technology of glass and glassmaking is seeking an intern to participate in a summer-long internship with our Flameworking and Properties of Glass Demonstration Team.

The preferred candidate will be trained to perform demonstrations and work on the front lines with our guests.  The demonstrations to be presented include Flameworking, Glass Breaking, and Optical Fiber.  (If the candidate is qualified, this may also include participation in Hot Glass Shows as well.)


  • Training on a broad array of glass science topics including fiber optics, mechanical forming processes, and strain-related issues
  • Training in presentation and public speaking skills
  • Training on the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass
  • At least one day per week of additional flameworking lessons and training with master flameworker Eric Goldschmidt


  • Clearly and accurately deliver engaging technical glass presentations to CMoG guests including Optical Fiber, Glassbreaking, and Flameworking
  • Set up work areas with proper demonstration tools, equipment, and supplies
  • Expand knowledge of the history, craft, technology, and art of glass
  • Become familiar with the Museum, the library, and the Museum’s exhibits
  • Ensure that all safety policies and procedures meet CMoG’s standards
  • Maintain neat, clean, and tidy personal grooming and appearance to CMoG standards


  • Ability to flamework at an intermediate level
  • Comfort with public speaking; ability to work and speak in front of large groups of people
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to represent the museum professionally
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. minimum
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed

To Apply

The selected intern will receive a $1,500 stipend to help defray costs.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, photos of their recent work and 2 letters of recommendation (with at least one being from a faculty member) by April 1, 2014.

Please send application materials to:

Kala Karden
Volunteer & Internship Program Supevisor
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830