Glass Blower / Instructor
Experienced Glassblower/Studio Assistant, Duluth, MN
We are looking for an experienced glassblower to join our team in Canal Park, Duluth MN. With our fast paced environment we need someone who is quick, fast learner, and likes an environment that keeps you on your toes.
We are Minnesota's premier glass art gallery and have an "open studio" environment so patrons are encouraged to watch and engage the artists while we work. We have two studios located on site, one Hot Shop Studio and one Flamework Studio.
All Lake Superior Art Glass team members are expected to be mature, upbeat, organized, and be an enthusiastic ambassador to enhance our studio environment, customer experience, and quality of production.
A qualified candidate must be a team player, positive communicator, and possess the following qualifications:
- A solid fluency in foundational glass skills using flamework, soft glass, kiln casting, cold shop methods, and glass blowing.
- Ideally 2 years of professional glassblowing experience outside of school.
- Four year degree preferred.
- Must be able to produce production style work every week.
- Well rounded experience with both soft glass and flamework is a plus.
- Must have an energetic yet calm disposition and ability to put personal problems aside.
- Teaching experience. Ability to work with a wide-range of skill levels, personalities, and backgrounds and modify technical and operational strategies to optimize learning experience
- Strong work ethic.
- Detail oriented and meticulous.
- Outgoing, positive and friendly personality.
- Strong customer service skills.
- Driven and timely.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Comfortable with public speaking; ability to work with glass and speak in front of large groups of people at the same time.
- The ability to problem solve independently and work as part of a team.
- Ability to represent Lake Superior Art Glass professionally and safely.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs. Minimum.
- Must adhere to policies per Lake Superior Art Glass Employee Handbook.
On an average day, a Glassblower/Studio Assistant will perform any number of responsibilities, such as:
- Opening/closing the studio
- Prepping materials
- LSAG product production
- Fulfilling custom orders
- Teaching classes. You will perform a mix of teaching and production art glass pieces throughout the day.
- Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
- Safely operate general glassblowing equipment
- Work as a team player to ensure efficient production, creative thinking, and top quality customer experience
- Maintain neat, clean, and tidy personal grooming and appearance to LSAG standards
- Cultivate a safe, clean, and functional work environment. Classroom cleanup, upholding all COVID-19 mitigation standards
- 40 hours per week; must be able to work evenings and weekends
- Sign a "non-compete" agreement
- Attend monthly staff meetings
- Reports to Lead Gaffer/Studio Manager
- Wage is dependent upon ability and experience. Minimum starting wage is $14/hr with opportunity for growth at performance reviews
- Up to 4% 401k match after 1 year
- 5 days of accumulated Paid Time Off
- 5 hours/week of personal blow time (to be used primarily outside of business hours) OR free monthly flamework studio rent.
- 50% discounted studio rental rate beyond 5 free hours (Hot Shop Studio: $45 per hour/50%=$22.50)
- Ability to sell approved work on consignment in our gallery that sees an average of 500 customers/week. (~300/week during off season. ~1500/week during peak season)
To apply, please send the following:
- Letter of interest describing qualifications and previous experience in studio production and teaching (in word or .pdf file format)
- Resume including names and contact information for three references (in word or .pdf file format)
- Up to 10 images of personal work (in .jpg or .pdf file format)
- Send images and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org