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Above: Helga Watkins-Baker with Lolita Diot-Parslow; Bailey Shooter
 
THE GLASS HUB INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME - 2020/21
Application Closing date - Monday 22 June 2020
 
We are delighted to offer another internship here at The Glass Hub. This will be our fifth internship programme. Since starting this programme our interns have proved invaluable to the running of the glass school and have developed in terms of their abilities and confidence. They have produced their own work, assisted and taught students on our glass courses and have gone on to produce their own work, teach or joined teams elswhere as assistants or artists. We have had fantastic feedback from our course participants on their knowledge, care and patience.
 
Lolita Diot Parslow, Intern 2018-19    
Amy Casto
Lolita in the hot shop.
 

“Such a hands on learning experience. The rewards came at times when highly esteemed glass makers came to teach a master class, and I was able to assist and learn from them. Also working in such an incredible team of people. For that year we were more like family than friends. We all pitched in, helped each other out, and most importantly had a laugh !”

Lolita Diot Parslow 2018

View photos of our 2018-19 Interns Bailey Shooter and Lolita Diot-Parslow on Flickr Click Here...

 
Description:

The Glass Hub 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 applicants will experience a variety of roles that will include ‘glass technician’ and ‘glass teaching assistant’. They will be trained in the operation and maintenance of glassmaking equipment as well as undertake real-world experience in the operation of a busy glass school. They should have a grounding in glass, interested in developing new glass techniques and skills, and they need to be motivated and interested in making their own work to supplement their income.

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. They will be dealing with the general 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.

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 2020 – July 2021

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. The number of hours will vary according to age and experience.

Remuneration: Interns will receive £300 per calendar month, plus use of the glass studio and studio equipment for personal use (negotiable studio hours).

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

Requirements:

  • Glassmaking experience or a qualification in glassmaking (or related craft/Art) discipline.
  • No formal qualifications are required but an interest in learning new skills and a passion for glass essential
  • 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 able to work in both a hot glass OR a kiln room environment
  • 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 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://forms.gle/5x39MDGNYG2PRpDA8  or click the button 'START APPLICATION' below, fill out the form - 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. We will notify you by email if you are shortlisted for interview.

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on Monday 22 June for interviews in June or July (by arrangement with you). Downloadable documents with information available - click links below. All enquiries by email please to info@theglasshub.co.uk

 
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AMY CASTO - INTERN 2017-18    
Amy Casto
Amy Casto teaching in the hot shop.
 

'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.'

Amy Casto, 2017

 
 
 
 
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