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The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as we do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

Employment Opportunities


The Corning Museum of Glass is the foremost museum in the world dedicated to the art, history, science and technology of glass and glassmaking. We seek dynamic individuals interested in helping us fulfill our mission: We inspire people to see glass in a new light. As a worldwide leader among museums, The Corning Museum of Glass strives to attract applicants with diverse backgrounds and ideas spanning across cultures, languages, beliefs, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations. We maintain a working environment that respects the differences among our employees, understanding that diversity strengthens us.

The Museum offers varied opportunities in many different areas for candidates who have the knowledge and expertise to join our professional staff of approximately 170 individuals.

Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, just a few hours from New York City, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, the area offers a variety of outdoor activities and cultural attractions. We offer full-time positions with excellent benefits as well as temporary positions in our peak summer season.

The Corning Museum of Glass is an equal opportunity employer.

About The Corning Museum of Glass

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Full-Time Positions

Directs the activities of the Publications Department, including strategic planning, supervision of staff, and budget oversight for the Corning Museum of Glass Publications Department. Responsible for Publications Department operations including: editorial, graphic design, rights and reproductions, production and distribution. Coordinates work of contributing authors, reviewers, and editors. Contributes to compilation and editing of selected titles.
The HR Operations and Employment Specialist will organize and coordinate the Hire to Retire and HR operations activities for the Corning Museum of Glass (‘CMoG’).  S/he will provide high quality HR expertise and support, understanding what it means to anticipate and respond to needs, design and deliver HR processes, support daily HR operations, and assist with improving the efficiency of the HR department (including HR, Safety, Security, Volunteer and Internship Programs operations) through automation and process improvements.
The Assistant Photographer provides photography and imaging support for the Museum’s Collections Photography Department utilizing the most current digital technologies.
The Retail Shops Area Coordinator - Corning Home, supports retail management of The Corning Museum of Glass shops, delivering world-class customer service, assisting visitors in the selection of appropriate merchandise and providing accurate information about the Museum’s offerings. The coordinator also leads the daily operations in assigned shops including training, inventory control, stock keeping, housekeeping and operation of the Point of Sale (‘POS’) equipment.
As a member of the curatorial team, the Curatorial Assistant will assist in all areas of responsibility including acquisitions, exhibitions, cataloging, and research of The Corning Museum of Glass collections. Collaborates with staff from departments across the Museum, including the Rakow Research Library, Collections Management, Education & Interpretation, Publications, Marketing/Communications, Digital Media, Advancement and other departments as needed.

Temporary Positions

The Corning Museum of Glass is recruiting for Communications Associate. This is a full-time position, and the selected candidate will be hired as a W2 employee of an approved vendor. The position will report to the Manager of Public Relations & Special Media Projects.
The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking an energetic and outgoing frontline fundraiser to undertake high volume prospect qualification visits in support of the Museum’s first ever capital campaign effort. The ideal candidate is comfortable with extensive travel and scheduling multiple visits with various prospects per trip to gain discovery, to qualify for inclination and interest, and to prepare prospects for follow-up visits by senior gift officers and/or Museum leadership.

Seasonal and Part-Time Positions

During our peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), we add a number of seasonal workers in front-line positions such as Sales Associates in the Museum Shops, Guest Services Associates at the admissions desk and throughout the Museum as well as in the Make Your Own Glass workshop at The Studio. These are temporary positions. Anyone who is currently 16 years of age or older may apply for one of these temporary positions by contacting Kelly Services at (607) 962-4616 or [email protected]

Glassblowers and Flameworkers

Do you want to spend your summer in a creative environment? The Make Your Own Glass Workshop of The Corning Museum of Glass offers glassblowers and flameworkers employment during our peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). We look for individuals to assist visitors blow glass ornaments, pull flowers at the furnace, or make glass beads. If you are self-motivated, responsible, have good customer service skills, and are experienced in glassblowing or flameworking, please send resume and work portfolio to Kalli Snodgrass at [email protected].

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