Flameworking and Properties of Glass Internship

Overview

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, has an exciting opportunity for 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 line 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 Demos as well.

This internship is an opportunity for a glass student to greatly broaden their knowledge of the possibilities of the material. The selected candidate will be thoroughly trained in many aspects of glass science, flameworking, glass history, and public speaking.

Responsibilities

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

Training/Learning Opportunities

  • Learn about a broad array of glass science topics, including: fiber optics, mechanical forming processes, and strain-related issues
  • Develop presentation and public speaking skills
  • Learn about The Corning Museum of Glass and its collections and exhibits 
  • Train at least one day per week in lessons with master flameworkers Caitlin Hyde and Eric Goldschmidt

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Ability to flamework at an intermediate level
  • Comfort with public speaking and the 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 pounds minimum
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed
  • Available from mid-May through Labor Day weekend

Additional Benefits

  • Stipend of $3,000 to help defray costs
  • 25% discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops and Café
  • Free admission to the Museum for you and your guests

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following to interns@cmog.org:

  • A current resume;
  • Photos of your recent work; and
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, with at least one being from a faculty member

Applications are due March 1 for the summer internship. 

The Corning Museum of Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.