Studio Assistant – Chihuly Studio

We are a lively and world renowned art studio based out of Seattle.  We currently have an opening for a Studio Assistant to work on the Mock-up Installation team.  The Studio Assistant/Mock-up Installer will assemble and build groupings of glass elements to create art for museums, galleries, commissions, and exhibitions.  This is a rare opportunity for a detail oriented, creative individual to learn and grow within the fine arts industry.

The standard hours of this position are Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm, and require the flexibility to work overtime as needed.  This position does require the ability to travel when needed.  Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under general guidance and with broad direction, build mock-ups of installations considering such factors as light, balance, color, form, weight and size limitations
  • Inspect all glass elements for imperfections while building and/or installing
  • Incorporate feedback from project managers and others involved in the project to refine mock-up or installation
  • Compile technical information and documentation for registration process and for reference on-site, including recording dimensions, photographing, and tallying assembled glass elements
  • Assume special projects and participate in all activities as assigned
  • Prepare glass elements for installations by attaching wires, wrapping posts and cleaning pieces
  • Organize workspace on site, including unpacking glass, organizing tools, assisting in deinstallation and performing maintenance as needed


  • BA in Fine Arts or other art related degree program
  • Minimum three years of museum related installation experience
  • Possess artistic talent with compositional and color sense and confidence in aesthetic judgments
  • Understand aesthetic principles of glass as an art medium
  • Demonstrated ability to operate general construction tools, equipment and machinery, such as forklifts and scissor lifts
  • Ability to comprehend and retain specialty training, such as rigging and scaffolding information
  • Ability to travel to locations as needed for project installations and/or events
  • Remain flexible to changing priorities and facilitating changes in established project calendar
  • Ability to work extended hours
  • Mental ability to conduct on-going interpersonal interactions, analyze and solve problems, and interact with others
  • Possess knowledge of general office policies and administrative procedures/computer literate
  • Understand structural and safety principals as they apply to glass and installations
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

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