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

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. 
The Software Engineer is responsible for working with a team to estimate, plan and execute major software initiatives for The Corning Museum of Glass (‘Museum’) and support existing applications and projects. The software engineer works collaboratively in the support, strategy, management, dissemination, and delivery of projects from design to implementation. Works on requirements analysis, problem definition and solutions development to provide data insights that support the Museum’s business needs and institutional decision-making.
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.
Studio Coordinator, The Studio serves as a coordinator and assists in various areas of The Studio as programming and operations require. With the Technical Team, ensures the smooth daily operation of each shop in The Studio and works with and supports MYOG, events, programs, classes, and activities for individuals, groups, artists, and students throughout the year and as requested. Participates in various fundraising events for The Studio.
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.
The Hot Glass Programs Senior Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all Hot Glass Programs (HGP) equipment on site and at remote studios to ensure uninterrupted programming and upkeep of world-class glassmaking facilities. Works closely with HGP managers and team to provide technical support for sustained and evolving programming and activities. Maintains supply and orderly storage of all consumables and replacement parts necessary for continual operation. Responsible for preparation of mobile studios prior to remote deployment. Serves as main contact with Operations Department, Storage and Safety Matrix teams. Establishes, implements and documents maintenance and safety protocols for all Hot Glass staff to follow.
The Financial Analyst provides financial management support (planning, analysis and reporting) for assigned responsibilities related to budgets and forecasts, monthly closing and contributed services. Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex financial analysis projects and making recommendations for actions to achieve financial results. Leverages quantitative competencies and skills in mathematics, statistics and data science to complement accounting and financial analysis.
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 Collections Management team and in collaboration with the Conservation and Photography staffs at The Corning Museum of Glass, assists in the careful and safe handling of collection objects, including moving, packing, installing and preparing objects for exhibition, research or photography. Works alongside preparators to maintain the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions and monitors the condition and safety of collection objects on display. Assists with collections storage and maintenance in the offsite storage facility. This is a part-time, 15 hours/week, temporary position reporting to the Preparator Supervisor.
The Publications Assistant (PA) will provide general administrative support for the Publications department of The Corning Museum of Glass with particular emphasis on rights and reproductions requests. This is a part-time, up to 16 hours/week temporary position reporting to the Managing Editor. The PA will perform a variety of publication and rights and reproductions functions, including but not limited to: monitoring, responding and fulfilling requests for use of images of works in the Museum and the Rakow Research Library collections; maintaining rights and reproductions statistics; and performing digitization of Publications department files.