The Technical Apprenticeship is an educational work opportunity designed for students who have completed their undergraduate study in glass (BFA) and are looking to gain professional studio experience in a state-of-the-art public access studio. Tech apprenticeships last between six months and one year. Apprentices work 30 hours/week as a studio tech and have 10 hours/week to focus on making their own work. PGC also provides housing and a stipend of $500/month.

Tech apprentices should leave PGC with the basic knowledge necessary to run and/or work in any glass studio. The apprenticeship trains individuals in proper operation and maintenance of equipment in all studios, as well as give them real world experience in day-to-day operation of a facility that caters to glassworkers of all skill levels. Apprentices can expect to handle a lot of the day-to-day responsibilities such as studio cleaning and equipment upkeep. Regular duties include lifting up to 50 lbs. Apprentices will be working in the public eye, and therefore applicants are expected to be enthusiastic about engaging visitors. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and are expected to be self-motivated both on and off the clock. When not on duty apprentices are encouraged to participate in classes either as teachers, teaching assistants or students depending on their interests/abilities.

Application Deadlines:

  • March 25 (apprenticeship beginning in June)
  • October 25 (apprenticeship beginning in January)


  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50lbs
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in glass or equivalent background
  • Strong work ethic

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