The Glass Studio Assistantship Program
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is accepting applications for its June–September 2013 Studio Assistantship term and for the October-January Traveling Assistant position. Applications for these volunteer positions are due by 10 a.m. on May 10, 2013.
The Studio Assistantship is an educational opportunity designed for emerging artists who are either currently enrolled in or have recently completed an undergraduate degree program in glass, or who are pursuing a professional career working in glass. Significant glassblowing experience is a requirement of the program. The Assistantship program provides practical, professional studio experience in a Museum setting. Studio Assistants will help the Studio Team with public glass demonstrations, classes, and general operations of the Studio for up to 10 hours a week for four months. The Assistantship is unpaid, but offers many benefits. These include the opportunity to build skills, perform, and teach; Studio time; half scholarships to classes; the chance to work with world-recognized Visiting Artists, and the opportunity to participate (commission-free) in the Studio’s quarterly art sale.
During the four-month term, each Assistant will complete the following professional development:
1. Teach in TA- and staff-instructed classes
2. Undergo resume review
3. Create business cards
4. Create artist website
5. Apply for two artist opportunities
6. Research the Chrysler Museum collection and design a project in response
7. Lead a public demonstration related to this project
8. Mount an exhibition featuring this project in Vestibule 102, an intimate gallery space in the Glass Studio
Traveling Assistant: During each four-month session, the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio accepts one Traveling Assistant. The Traveler typically comes from afar to participate in this certificate program. The Museum provides a free apartment for this Assistant during the duration of their Assistantship. The Traveler has additional responsibility and is expected to have slightly more glass studio experience. The Museum is not able to sponsor or facilitates visas. Please note in your letter of interest if you are applying specifically for this position. We are now accepting applications for the October-January term Traveling Assistant.
All applicants should submit the following electronically:
1. A letter of interest
2. Current resume
3. Up to five images of your work, or a link to their online portfolio
Please do not exceed 10 MB in combined email attachment size or send data in multiple emails.
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Charlotte Potter, Glass Studio Manager