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THE GLASS HUB INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME - 2017/18
 
We are delighted to offer another internship here at The Glass Hub following our first successful programme last year. Our 2016/17 intern Amy Casto has really blossomed over her time with us and has become an invaluable member of the team. She will continue to work with us running glassblowing courses and teaching.
 
AMY CASTO - INTERN 2017-18    
Amy Casto
Amy Casto teaching in the hot shop.
 

'Sadly my internship is coming to an end and over the past 10 months I have had so much exposure to different glass techniques, which has been amazing. My specialism is glassblowing but I have had the opportunity to learn about fusing and kiln casting, which has expanded my appreciation of the material. Other exciting things about this internship have been meeting loads of renowned glass artists who come to teach at the Glass Hub. As the intern you get the chance to shadow them and learn about their specific techniques, which is really fascinating to see as each person works so differently. As well as practical skills I have also had teacher training and have learnt about the behind the scenes of running a business, both of which are valuable skills that I can transfer to other things in the future. It has been an incredible time and I wish the next intern the best of luck!' - Amy Casto, July 2017

 
Description:

The Glass School Internship is an educational work placement opportunity suitable for individuals looking to gain experience in glassmaking and glass education, alongside developing their own work in a well-equipped glass studio. The successful applicant will experience a variety of roles that will include ‘glass technician’ and ‘glass teaching assistant’. They will be trained in the proper operation and maintenance of glassmaking equipment as well as undertake real-world experience in the operation of a busy glass school.
The applicant will be given studio time to practice and develop their own work (negotiable depending on hours in training). They will also have health and safety training and the opportunity to attend specialist glassmaking courses for personal creative development throughout their internship.

As part of their training, interns can expect to handle many day-to-day responsibilities such as equipment maintenance and cleaning. Other duties include checking and responding to emails, recording images and publishing to social media. They will be dealing with the public and are therefore expected to be enthusiastic about engaging with people.

Applicants should have a strong work ethic and are expected to be self-motivated both on and off the clock. Interns are encouraged to participate in classes either as teachers, teaching assistants or students depending on their interests and abilities.
In addition, this year, some experience in glass kiln techniques including fusing and kiln casting is required and an interest in developing new kiln techniques and skills an advantage. We anticipate that our intern will be motivated and interested in making their own work to supplement their income.

This internship may be suited to students who have completed their undergraduate study in glass (BA) and are looking to gain professional studio experience while developing their own work.

 

Location: The Glass Hub
Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, Wilshire BA14 9LH
Website: www.theglasshub.co.uk
Email: info@theglasshub.co.uk

Duration of Internship: 10 months from September 2017 – July 2018

Hours: Hours will vary week to week but interns could work up to a maximum of 30 hours in a week when we are running 5-day schools, and some weekends (especially weekends when courses are running) alongside their personal studio time.

Remuneration: £200 per calendar month (pro rata at the statutory minimum wage), plus use of the glass studio and equipment for personal use (hours negotiable).

Accommodation: Accommodation is not included; however assistance in finding suitable accommodation will be given if required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR relevant glassmaking experience (to include kiln techniques)
  • An interest in learning new skills and a passion for glass
  • Fluent English speaking
  • Be able to lift up to 25kg
  • A full driving license and own car is essential as the school is in a rural location.

Applicants should:

  • Be amenable to working in both a hot glass and kiln room environments
  • Have basic computer and social media skills.
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Have a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Enjoy working with their hands
  • Take instruction well
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be able to work in a public facing environment

Future Prospects:

  • Potential for progression to further employment as glass technician/tutor for the right candidate
  • Exit interview and feedback from the employer to build on apprentice’s CV

How to Apply:
Enter your information online at https://goo.gl/forms/PtVEXKz0NpgWdP0y1 or click the button 'START APPLICATION' below, then send your CV, Artist Statement and up to 6 images of your work by email to info@theglasshub.co.uk

You will receive a confirmation of your application or a request for further details within 72 hours.

Closing Date for Applications: June 30th 2017 for interviews in mid-July (by arrangement with you) More information, including downloadable documents and links can be found on our website and all enquiries by email please to info@theglasshub.co.uk

 
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