Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Glass Manager Job Opening in Columbus OH

"What began as a traveling hot shop over 20 years ago has become a 10,000 square feet non-profit glass art studio, with over 100 members, a gallery, and a mission dedicated to teaching and education."

Job Title: Facilities Manager
Compensation: $20,000 to $26,000 plus up to $9000 studio credit annually based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include, health insurance stipend, paid vacation, and sick days.
Structure:  Facilities Manager is a part-time 30 hours per week salaried position that reports directly to the Executive Director. This position also works closely with administrative and education staff, plus Board of Trustees Committees. Flexible hours with some nights and weekends.
General Duties: Facilities Manger is responsible for the overall vision, direction, and upkeep of the glass facilities at Glass Axis, including Hot Shop, Cold Shops, Warm Shops, and Metal Shop. This includes maintaining all equipment, co-steering the educational programs, creating custom and production artworks, and organizing and facilitating community projects. Great attitude, collaborative spirit, and self-motivation are essential.
Maintenance and Repair: Maintain, repair, and purchase ALL glass studio equipment with the help of Executive Director, Office Manager, Interns, Volunteers and the occasional mechanical professional. Oversee and maintain glass quality and janitorial efforts.
Supervise: Instructors, Interns, Volunteers, and Contractors.
Reports: Create weekly and monthly reports for Executive Director and Office Manager. Work with Executive Director and Board of Trustees to plan annual goals, fundraising efforts, and 8-year Strategic plans.
Budgets: Work with Executive Director to create and maintain annual budgets for each Studio and special projects.
Create: Create and/or support production, product line, and custom commissions as needed.
Curriculum: Work with Executive Director to develop and maintain course curriculum based on audience needs, budget, and enrollment trends. Schedule and evaluate all classes. Directly supervise and evaluate instructors. Propose new classes. Recruit and invite Master and Visiting Artists; organize logistics and assist Visiting Artist events. Teach classes as needed (one to three per week).
Class, Studio, and Production Supplies: Order all glass supplies and tools. Oversee class and production set-up as needed. Keep studios stocked with supplies needed for member artists. Maintain good vendor relationships. Actively seek donations for glass supplies and equipment.
Support: Work with Executive Director to plan and implement meeting with Member Artists and Instructors. Attend Board and Committee Meetings as needed. Troubleshoot problems that Members, Instructors, and Students may have. Oversee health and safety of all studios and classes. Support Glass Axis with special events. Represent Glass Axis in the glass community locally, nationally, and internationally.
Other: Serve as an ambassador for Glass Axis programs in the community. Other duties as assigned.

Submit cover letter, resume, portfolio, and three professional references to Eva Ball, Executive Director, via email at eva@glassaxis.org or via post at 1341 Norton Avenue-B, Columbus, OH 43212.
This position will remain open until filled. The first set of applications will be reviewed on August 6 and the second set on September 1, 2012. No phone calls please.
Glass Axis does not discriminate in hiring, membership, and provisional services with regard to race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability.

http://glassaxis.org/facilities-manager-opening    for additional information


Anonymous said...

WOW Managers of Glass Facilities are way underpaid.

Anonymous said...

Makes me happy to know Randy Rider and Katy both made 3 to 6 times more than this.
Sometimes small glass company is best.

Anonymous said...

How does festival of glass fit into having a court ordered problem with finances?
Should not they be conserving money?

Anonymous said...

Artist are never paid well.
The smart ones marry well -
or else they like Bayliss teach or have a day job.
I'm not surprised at the salary quoted.
My artistic friends wait tables, work at Kinkos, sell clothing, work in the mall, teach public school. Not one is self supported by art. All are excellent painters, artist of fabric or photographers.

Anonymous said...

Just read the nasty comment about Blenko spending money of festival of glass.
To make money one has to spend money.
Katy Trip is doing a professional job and is bring Blenko out of the red into the black.
Before she thought of these events no one heard of Blenko Glass.
Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Katie Trip saved Blenko, don't believe me - well ask anyone at Blenko.