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Gaffer's Assistant Position
Studio Assistants Needed
We are looking for anyone that may be
interested in joining our hot shop crew as a studio assistant.This opportunity is ideal for someone who has some
established interest in glassblowing & is seeking to further their knowledge
and skills. Typically, our assistants work at least one day a week
assisting our gaffer & other members of our shop crew in producing our
handcrafted glass pieces. In exchange for their participation our assistants
receive practice time at the furnace & training from Phil Austin, our own
(ahem) Master Glassblower.To be considered for acceptance, one must be reliably
available to work at least one day each week & have some basic knowledge of
& interest in working with hot glass. You must not mind being hot & sweaty
at times & be comfortable working around open-flame equipment.You should have some interest & enthusiasm for working
with your hands, as well as be willing to dedicate time to practicing & improving your skills. Some knowledge of art & design is helpful. We will ask
that you have a few of the basic hand tools of your own.
Ideally, you should live in relatively close proximity to
our studio, have reliable transportation, & a job. This is not an employment
situation. If you think that you might be interested, address an email
to us at
explaining your interest & experience with
glassblowing & stating your availability.