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

About Corning, N.Y.

Full-Time Positions

Coordinates and facilitates processes across all functions of the Human Resources and Safety department of The Corning Museum of Glass (Museum) including human resource operations, environment, health and safety (EHS) and the Volunteer and Internship Programs. Performs a variety of administrative duties and serves as the department’s central resource to facilitate smooth internal operation. Serves as assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and supports other Human Resources and Safety staff.
The Museum's Senior Manager, Environment, Health and Safety is responsible for leading, developing, implementing, administering, facilitating and monitoring of the environment, health, safety, and security (EHS) strategic plan, policies and programs for The Corning Museum of Glass (Museum). Collaborates with the President and Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Leadership Team while developing and sustaining a culture of safety in compliance with laws, codes and regulatory agencies. Leads EHS programs, policies and procedures in a proactive and collaborative manner while minimizing the potential for loss of people, capital, and facilities; ensures the safety and welfare of Museum guests. Directs all relevant EHS measures and activities related to the Museum’s collections including collaboration with Corning Incorporated Security to safeguard the collections. Supports all Corning Incorporated safety and environment policies for all Museum facilities. Serves as the primary contact between Corning Incorporated Security and the Museum and as the primary EHS interface with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Directs and leads contract resources and external service providers to support EHS programs. 
With the Senior Facility Manager, assists the Technical team in maintaining the daily operations of The Studio and each shop within The Studio. Maintains a safe environment and supports infrastructure for staff, students, and guests.
Supervises the daily operation of Guest Services. Ensures world-class customer service and sets the tone for professionalism and service delivery; maintains standards of operation. Works with the Senior Manager, Guest Services and Sales to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives are met. Coaches staff to deliver exceptional customer service and shape staff behaviors to accomplish desired results. Oversees and coordinates the completion, delivery, and documentation of the Museum’s demonstration and weekly staff work schedules.
Provides a range of high-quality reference and instruction services, both in-person and virtually, for the Corning Museum of Glass (Museum) staff, visitors, The Studio students, instructors and residents, researchers, and external audiences. Administers online reference and reservation products and develops public-facing reference and instructional content.
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. Assists in the daily operations of the shops including inventory control, housekeeping and operation of the Point of Sale equipment.
Works collaboratively with The Corning Museum of Glass’ (Museum) curatorial team on the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded Re-imagining 35 Centuries of Glass interpretive planning project. Beads are a recurrent theme in the histories of glass and the Museum holds more than 3,300 individual object records relating to beads produced around the world, from ancient times to the present. The NEH Public Humanities Fellow for Bead Research identifies aspects of the Museum’s glass bead collection which need further research and assists with the development of their documentation, interpretation, and display. This is a one-year full-time position reporting to the Curator of Ancient Glass. 
As a member of the curatorial team, the Curatorial Assistant assists 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 and Interpretation, Publications, Marketing and Communications, Digital Media, Advancement and other departments as needed.
The Major Gift Officer, Institutional Giving is an extraordinary opportunity for an entrepreneurial advancement professional to grow the foundation, corporation, and governmental philanthropy program for The Corning Museum of Glass. The successful candidate can take advantage of opportunities to build a robust portfolio of institutional funders and significantly increase grant funding for the Museum’s programmatic and strategic priorities. In partnership with the Chief Advancement Officer, the Major Gift Officer, Institutional Giving will establish new and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate, foundation, and state and federal government funding communities. The Major Gift Officer, Institutional Giving is responsible for developing and driving innovative, effective strategies to leverage multiple relationships in building a comprehensive and productive institutional giving program. This is a growing program and a rare opportunity to make your mark while collaborating closely with the Museum’s President and Executive Director, Leadership Team, curators, the Advancement Team, and other key stakeholders across the Museum.
Organizes and coordinates the Hire to Retire and HR operations activities for the Corning Museum of Glass (Museum). Provides high quality HR expertise and support. Understands what it means to anticipate and respond to needs, designs and delivers HR processes, and supports daily HR operations. Assists with improving the efficiency of the HR department (including HR, Safety, Security, Volunteer and Internship Programs operations) through automation and process improvements. Enhances the employee experience.

Temporary Positions

As a support member of the Graphics team at The Corning Museum of Glass (Museum), assists on a variety of design and graphics projects supporting Museum programs, events, initiatives, and teams. Designs and creates materials for a range of traditional and non-traditional applications, from print to digital, and supports Graphics project tracking, archiving, and production. Assists with Marketing and Communications (MarCom) departmental work as needed.