Make Your Own Glass Workshop Manager

Responsible for the smooth operation of The Studio’s Make Your Own Glass Workshop and its satellite locations. Manages Workshop staff.


  • Manages the operations of the Make Your Own Glass Workshop.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, trains, coaches and manages all regular and temporary Workshop staff.
  • Develops new designs, including designs related to upcoming exhibitions, for the public to create during their workshop sessions.
  • Works with the public on an individual basis to create furnace-worked, flameworked, sandblasted or fused glass objects.
  • With the Director of The Studio and Senior Facility Manager, The Studio, creates and maintains the annual budget for the Workshop.
  • Manages the processing of all glass objects, including stock preparation, creation and departure from The Studio, including running annealers, and packing and labeling objects for shipping or pickup.
  • Maintains equipment according to guidelines set by the Senior Studio Facility Manager, The Studio.
  • With the assistance of the Senior Facility Manager, The Studio, keeps supplies organized and well stocked.
  • Assists with other group events and open houses.
  • Coordinates the activities and schedules of the Workshop Assistants and other Make Your Own Glass Workshop associates.
  • Maintains the highest possible safety standards and serves as a member of the Safety matrix team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in glass or relevant experience required.
  • Must have at least five years of experience managing people, preferably in a complex operation.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule as necessary.
  • Must have working knowledge of glassblowing, flameworking, sandblasting and fusing and related equipment.
  • Must enjoy working with the public, including children.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to operate a glass furnace, annealer, and kiln controllers.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically, Word, Excel and, Outlook.
  • Ability to learn CMoG/Reservations and UPS World Ship programs.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

To Apply

Email, fax, or mail resume with cover letter to, fax to (607) 438-5410, or send to Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830, Attn: Human Resources.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.