The Washington Glass School and Studio is excited to announce the hiring of a new full-time Studio Coordinator.
Located just outside of Washington DC, WGS is a privately owned, public access art studio. Washington Glass School and Studio is dedicated to creating and promoting kiln-formed glass and mixed-media sculpture.
Washington Glass School and Studio has 3 primary missions:
- Community involvement through engagement of large-scale public artworks
- Educate through teaching art classes and mixed-media classes
- Promote and support Washington Glass Studio artists
We are looking for someone who is excited about fabricating artwork, hands-on glass and art education, community involvement, and managing a studio. Someone who wants to learn about the contemporary art world and to expose themselves to new techniques and mediums. The Studio Coordinator serves two roles: assisting studio artist Tim Tate and coordinating an active mixed media studio and school. A great candidate will be self-motivated with positive energy, who can independently organize and manage studio activities, as well as collaborate closely with all staff and studio residents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage artwork and assist glass and mixed-media artist Tim Tate
- Help to oversee and fabricate public art projects
- Organize and teach classes and workshops
- Serve as the primary liaison for students and resident artists
- Fabricate parts for artwork
- Consult and work closely with Directors on a daily basis
- Serve as a public face for WGS, including private and public events
- Interact with resident artists and visitors on a daily basis
- Implement and reinforce safety protocol and procedures
- Travel to national art fairs to assist/represent WGS artists
- Conduct studio tours
- Manage and order studio materials
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Performs other duties as they arise
Preferred Education and Qualifications (not all necessary):
- Experience managing a glass or art studio
- Basic understanding of glassmaking equipment and shop maintenance
- Fast and efficient working capabilities is a must
- Experience with mold making
- Experience with casting glass and acrylic resins
- Implement and follow WGS quality control standards
- Ability to interact with a variety of personalities
- Time management and organizational skills
- Experience in welding and working with metals
- Ability to work with electronics
- Ability to work as a part of a team
- Ability and desire to work independently
- Desire to further your own art career!
- Other material experience is helpful
- Creative ideas are always encouraged!
- Must be able to meet strict deadlines
They realize that no one meets all these criteria, but the more the better. They will train candidates in those unfamiliar to them.
The Studio Manager is a 35/45 hour per week position, depending on deadlines and includes some evening and weekend events. These can be flexible with hours. Starting salary at $15.00/hour plus $1200 annually towards health insurance. Position includes an opportunity for teaching bonuses. Access to all studio equipment and a studio space dedicated for your own work is provided!
WGS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation national origin, age, disability or genetics.
To apply, please submit a cover letter telling them why you are a good candidate, resumé, and 3-5 images of your work to TimTateGlass@aol.com.