Job Opportunities

Job opportunities

Retail Manager

The Retail Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing Pittsburgh Glass Center’s (PGC) retail vision as a key component of PGC’s audience engagement strategy and earned revenue model. This includes articulating all aspects of running a profitable retail operation (day-to-day operations, sales plans, profit objectives, operating budget, customer service standards, structure), collaborating with other PGC team members and inspiring a strong retail presence, and ensuring that the Shop consistently reflects and promotes the retail vision in support of the PGC’s mission and brand. Open till filled. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)

Hot Glass INstructor (temporary)

The Hot Glass Instructor will work in PGC’s hot shop, which will include teaching classes and workshops, as well as assisting with other projects as necessary.  The Hot Glass Instructor should have knowledge of the glassblowing process and be trained as a glassblower. They must work well with the diverse groups and audiences, and be able to explain the glassblowing process while working with media. Proficiency in teaching hands-on workshops is important to your success in the role. Three positions are available starting on September 12 through December 22, 2022.  FULL JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)

Glass Art Instructors

Pittsburgh Glass Center is always accepting applications for experienced Contract Glass Art Instructors in our Hot, Flame, Kiln, and Cold Shops for opportunities to teach classes and workshops, lead on site and off site glass demonstrations, lead tours, as well as assist with production and other special projects. These positions require the ability to work a very flexible and sporadic schedule including weekend and evening hours.

Send an email with details about your interest in the position, previous teaching experience, at least one reference with an email and phone number that can speak to your teaching experience, and five images of your work to PGC's Program Director, Valerie Bundy at

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. Click here to learn more and apply