Employment Opportunities


The Corning Museum of Glass is the foremost museum in the world dedicated to the art, history, science and technology of glass and glassmaking. We seek dynamic individuals interested in helping us fulfill our mission: To Tell the World about Glass. As a worldwide leader among museums, The Corning Museum of Glass strives to attract applicants with diverse backgrounds and ideas spanning across cultures, languages, beliefs, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations. We maintain a working environment that respects the differences among our employees, understanding that diversity strengthens us.

The Museum offers varied opportunities in many different areas for candidates who have the knowledge and expertise to join our professional staff of approximately 180 individuals.

Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, just a few hours from New York City, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, the area offers a variety of outdoor activities and cultural attractions. We offer full-time positions with excellent benefits as well as temporary positions in our peak summer season.

The Corning Museum of Glass is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-Time Positions

Responsible for the smooth operation of The Studio’s Make Your Own Glass Workshop and its satellite locations. Manages Workshop staff.
Represents the Education Department and Docents among the public. Coordinates all aspects of the Docent Program and educational tours at the Museum. Performs general administrative duties for the Education Department as needed.
Responsible for assisting with the smooth, daily operations of administering and supporting the activities of The Studio. Assists students and instructors with travel arrangements, pre-visit coordination, and on-site needs. Provides administrative support to the Director of The Studio.
With the Workshop management team, responsible for the smooth operation of The Studio’s Make Your Own Glass Workshop. Coordinates operations and daily activities in the absence of the Workshop Manager and Team Leader. Supports the Fun with Glass program.
Plans a variety of events for The Corning Museum of Glass. Manages and coordinates a variety of details for Museum-sponsored events (for both internal and external customers) and facility rentals. Provides a high level of customer service by being proactive and responsive to the customer’s needs. Manages the logistical planning and production of each event and works closely with all event partners.
Provides broad-range support for the onsite and outreach activities of the Creative Services and Hot Glass Programs departments. Works closely with the Senior Director, Creative Strategy & Audience Engagement, the Senior Manager, Hot Glass Business and Technology Development and the Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs through purchasing, scheduling, travel logistics, agreements with guests and external partners and correspondence. Supports onsite and offsite programming by developing, monitoring and reporting annual budgets.
Designs and creates materials of a high and consistent quality for Marketing & Communications and all Museum departments. Ensures design work meets the needs of stakeholders and is delivered on time and on budget. Acts as a guardian of the Museum brand. Provides art direction and feedback to internal and external graphic design resources.
The software engineer understands business needs and provides data insights to support strategic decision making. Takes projects from design to implementation. Defines business requirements for new solutions.

Temporary Positions

The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass seeks a Reference Librarian for a 30.5 hour/week temporary position offered through the Kelly Services employment agency. The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing on-site and virtual reference services, staffing public service area during weekends and weekdays, providing individual and group instruction, and creating research guides and instructional materials for library users.

Seasonal and Part-Time Positions

During our peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), we add a number of seasonal workers in front-line positions such as Sales Associates in the Museum Shops, Guest Services Associates at the admissions desk and throughout the Museum as well as in the Make Your Own Glass workshop at The Studio. These are temporary positions. Anyone who is currently 16 years of age or older may apply for one of these temporary positions by contacting Kelly Services at (607) 962-4616 or 4317@kellyservices.com

Glassblowers and Flameworkers

Do you want to spend your summer in a creative environment? The Make Your Own Glass Workshop of The Corning Museum of Glass offers glass blowers and flameworkers employment during our peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). We look for individuals to assist visitors blow glass ornaments, pull flowers at the furnace, or make glass beads. If you are self-motivated, responsible, have good customer service skills, and are experienced in glass blowing or flameworking, please send resume and work portfolio to Glady West at westgm@cmog.org.