WORKSHOP AND MAKE-IT-NOW TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.