GlassBarge Internship

The GlassBarge brings the excitement of live glassmaking from The Corning Museum of Glass to waterfront communities along historic waterways of New York State. The Museum has taken mobile hot shops across the globe. This all-new, world-class performance venue brings floating Hot Glass Demos to the Museum’s New York State neighbors along the Erie Canal and its connected waterways in 2017 and 2018.

The GlassBarge Intern will assist with all aspects of the GlassBarge project, including project and event planning, outreach, and communications. The intern will be a part of a cross departmental team of professionals dedicated to the success of the GlassBarge. The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, detail oriented, extremely organized, passionate about the arts, and eager to gain real world experience working for a world renowned cultural institution.

Potential Activities

  • Communicate and collaborate with project partners inside and outside of the Museum
  • Assist with establishing project plans and schedules
  • Participate in all aspects and logistics of event planning
  • Manage a specific task list (depending on intern’s area of interest and study), as part of the greater project plan
  • Assist with data collection, analytics, and reporting
  • Participate in team discussions; assist in identifying areas that GlassBarge messaging may overlap, repeat, or need to be added
  • Participate in grant application, administration, and reporting

Learning/Training Opportunities

  • Gain an understanding of all aspects of event and project planning
  • Exposure to various development activities
  • Interdisciplinary exposure
  • Exposure to large scale partnerships
  • Exposure to marketing strategies and execution
  • Collaborating across departments and with other community organizations
  • Take advantage of opportunities for professional development
  • Interact with some of the world’s top glass artists


Candidate pursing a BS or greater in the field of Business Administration, Marketing, Museum Studies/Administration, Business Administration, or other related field. Must be available to work various hours, including evenings and weekends. Experience working with grants and knowledge of the Finger Lakes Region and New York State is preferred.

Additional Benefits

  • Up to $2,500/month stipend, depending on level of experience and/or education level
  • 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops
  • 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Café
  • Free admission to the museum for you and your guests

Application Instructions

Applications for the 2018 summer internship must be submitted by March 1, 2018:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information (phone number and email) for one professional and one academic reference