Pratt Fine Arts Center | FT Employment | Glass Studio Technician

Title: Glass Studio Technician

Department: Programs/Glass

Reports to: Glass Studio Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt, $40-45K annual salary range + benefits

Job Summary: Pratt Fine Arts Center is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Glass Studio Technician to join our dynamic team. The primary role of the Glass Studio Technician is to provide for the smooth and safe operation of all of Pratt’s glass studios serving a diverse community of accessed studio artists, instructors and students. The Glass Studio Technician maintains, repairs, and updates all glass studio equipment and tools and facilitates the procurement of studio supplies and materials as needed. In addition, the Glass Studio Technician provides technical support and expertise within the department, for Pratt overall, and for the broader Glass community.

Pratt Fine Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Job Description Responsibilities:

 Maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and updates for all equipment and tools within Pratt’s Glass Department including combustion equipment, electrical kilns, and related control systems.

 Operational and technical support to accessed studio artists, instructors, and students.

 Promotes safe working practices in all of Pratt’s studios.

 Procurement of studio supplies and consumables as needed within the Glass Department.

 Build and maintain effective relationships with key vendors.

 Management of Pratt’s furnace charging team and oversight of Glass Department volunteers.

 Available for on call response to studio emergencies.

 Assist in the implementation of special events and fundraisers.

 Serve as an ambassador for Pratt’s programs to the broader glass community.  General facilities help.

 Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Robust knowledge of glass art studio practices and processes including, glass blowing, cold working, sandblasting, kiln working, flame working, and mold making including experience with furnace glass melts and annealing.

 Knowledge of studio equipment for all of the above.

 Strong organizational, time management, project management, and problem solving skills.

 Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

 Experience in working in a studio art and/or not-for-profit environment.

 Ability to learn new skills and self-educate as the needs of the position evolve.

 Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

 5+ years of experience in glass studio maintenance and operations.

 Passion for arts education and a passion for glass as a creative material.

 Desire to work in a collaborative team based environment.

 Competence in serving diverse populations

 Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Desired Qualities:

 Studio operation budget development and oversight.

 Electrical and/or electronics experience.

 Welding and metal fabrication skills or experience.

 Woodworking skills or experience.

 Knowledge of forklift operation or forklift certification.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Deadline to apply is January 5th, 2020