Job Opportunities

Job opportunities


Full time
Open until filled


This position acts as point person for reception and visitor services, meets and greets the general public at the front desk.  The AA will be responsible for greeting people who come to PGC as first time visitors as well as directing new students to classes in the building. Provides general information about PGC and its programs to the public. Answers the telephone and fields calls to appropriate staff members. Works special events as needed and assists with the promotion, registration and implementation of PGC programs.  

AA will become proficient at PGC’s online registration system through the PGC website so they can be a class registrar.  The AA will also process payments for classes, workshops, tours, glass sales, etc as needed.  

AA plays general administrative support role for organization to ensure efficient internal operations, including technical assistance, facilities, exhibition openings, special events, telephone reception/customer service and other tasks as requested. AA will participate in the general effort to keep the office organized. 

Full Job Description

To Apply
Submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, current resume and three references to Heather McElwee via email at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date for the position is on January 2, 2020. PA criminal history report, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearances will be required for the successful candidate as PGC frequently works with children through our classes and workshops. 


As we prepare for our busy seasons ahead, we are seeking teachings assistants (TAs) for our workshops and Make-It-Now experiences.

Duties included, but are not limited to:

  • Bringing bits to the instructor to apply as stems/hooks for pumpkins/ornaments
  • Placing workshop items into the annealer Write down students names and item colors
  • Cycling pipes and punties
  • Torching puntie marks
  • Ensuring that students are wearing proper personal protective equipment
  • Helping to keep students safe

The pay rate is $15/hr; however, many TAs continue their education with glass and end up becoming instructors ($35/hour). Workshops and Make-It-Now experiences are offered multiple times a week; however, most TAs sign up for only a handful a month. The workshops and MINs are too sporadic for an individual to depend on them as their sole source of income, but they are great to plug into and around other commitments. In order to be eligible to TA, applicants need to complete a few clearances, as well as to attend and pass a training.

Full Job Description

To Apply
Submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, current resume, three references with phone and email (no letters), and five images of your work to Margaret Spacapan via email at or via mail 5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and individuals will hear back about their application by the 15th of each month.

Technical Apprenticeship

PGC’s Technical Apprenticeship is an educational work opportunity designed for students who have completed their undergraduate study in glass (or who have similar experience but have not completed a four-year degree program) and are looking to gain professional studio experience in a state-of-the-art, public-access studio. 

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