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

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 Special Projects Team Leader participates in the development, implementation and ongoing success of The Studio. Develops and manages some events, programs, classes, and activities for groups, artists and students at The Studio. Assists in development, management of other activities.
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.
Presents and narrates hot glass demonstrations on the Hot Glass Show demonstration stages, and at remote locations. As a demonstrator, produces appropriate, well-crafted, glass objects and provides a world-class experience for guests and visitors, while developing glassmaking skills. As a narrator, provides engaging, informative and accurate narrations, developing interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
Supervises the activities of the Museum’s Operations Department engaged in the maintenance and repair of a world-class museum. Oversees and ensures the smooth daily operation of the Museum’s facilities while maintaining a safe environment for visitors and staff. Supervises the maintenance staff and facility contractors. Interfaces with museum departments to coordinate the department’s work load.
The Director provides leadership, direction and oversight of stewardship and administration of all Library operations, including collection management, public services, archives, digital and print collections, digitization, preservation, rights and reproductions and licensing and digital initiatives. Develops and manages the collections development policy and supporting strategies. Serves as a member of the Museum’s Leadership Team representing the interests of the diverse internal and external, local, and global user-communities.
Working collaboratively with, and reporting to, the Curator of European Glass, the Curatorial Fellow will identify aspects of the Asian glass collection which need further research and will assist with the development of their documentation and display.
Provides leadership for the Museum’s excellence in collections management and display, changing exhibitions, acquisitions, conservation, and publications. Serves as a member of the Museum’s Leadership Team. Sets strategy for the departments within the directorate and works closely with the President and Executive Director and Leadership team to achieve key initiatives and to carry out policies and maintain professional standards. Continually reviews and evaluates programs and objectives within the scope of responsibility.
Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards new and existing donors who have the capacity to make major gifts to The Corning Museum of Glass. Partners closely with the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to drive an innovative, effective, and rapidly growing major gifts fundraising program ...

Temporary Positions

There are no available temporary positions at this time.

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.