Studio Tech Job Posting
The Ottawa Glassblowing Cooperative (OGC) is seeking a highly motivated, skilled and organized Glass Studio Technician (ST) to join our dynamic team. The primary role of the ST is to build, organize, maintain, and supervise the studio and facilityfor classes, events, and special projects at the Ottawa Glassblowing Co-op (OGC). The ST manages the technical aspects of the Hot and Cold shops to maintain a clean, safe, and productive studio environment while promoting the cooperative workplace culture. The ST responds to emergency situations as they arise in order to maintain the smooth operation of classes, programs, and the facility. It is a highly collaborative position that will work with a varied group of motivated individuals in our studio. The Studio Technician must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be highly detailed and organized. The ST will work to further the Vision, Mission, Principals & Strategic Goals of the OGC and will at all times adhere to the OGC Guiding Principles. The ST is also an ex officio member of the Board.
The Ottawa Glassblowing Cooperative operates under a non-profit model with all funds being used to support the facility and to maintain the glass and equipment at high quality. Our mandate is to build a glassblowing co-operative that operates inclusively to support the artistic creativity, learning and growth of its members and to engage the public and community in the art of glass. The Ottawa Glassblowing Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons, including those who bring the benefits of diversity to the organization.
Title: Glass Studio Technician
Reports to: OGC Chair, OGC Vice Chair or OGC Studio General Manager
Status: Part-time (10-12 hrs per week). This is contract position to begin Feb 2020-Dec 2020 with possibility for renewal of a 1-2 year term.
Hourly Rate: $22/hour
Additional Info: The Studio Technician will receive first right of refusal for teaching hours of co-op organized public glassblowing classes as well as commissions coming through the co-op.
Qualifications: A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass with a minimum one year of glass studio operations experience or a 3-year diploma/background in Craft and Design with a specialty in Glassblowing combined with a minimum one year of glass studio operations experience or equivalent experience (must fully describe experience). Must have a broad knowledge of glass blowing and cold working processes and equipment. Must hold a valid ON driver's license and clean driving record. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in electromechanical, machine repair and maintenance, metal fabrication, electrical and plumbing systems. Basic knowledge of art studio equipment & operations, furnace/kiln building experience, glass working and good metal fabrication skills are a plus.
To Apply: For more information or to apply send resume, cover letter describing experience, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline 2020/01/24.