Training | 12-05-2024

Apply for Glass School internship

The Glass Hub, based in Wiltshire, UK, is offering a 10-month internship opportunity, which will run from September 2024 to July 2025. This educational work placement is suitable for individuals looking to gain experience in glassmaking and glass education, alongside developing their own work in a well-equipped glass studio.

The successful applicant will experience a variety of roles, including ‘glass technician’ and ‘glass teaching assistant’. They will be trained in the operation and maintenance of glassmaking equipment and gain real-world experience in the operation of a busy glass school.

Applicants should have a grounding in glass, be interested in developing new glass techniques, as well as being motivated to make their own work to supplement their income. The successful person will be given studio time to practise and develop their own work (negotiable depending on hours in training). They will also have health and safety training and the opportunity to attend specialist glassmaking courses for personal creative development throughout their internship.

As part of the training, the intern can expect to handle many day-to-day responsibilities such as equipment maintenance and cleaning. They will be dealing with the public and should be enthusiastic about engaging with people.

Applicants should have a strong work ethic and should be self-motivated, both on and off the clock. The successful intern will be encouraged to participate in classes either as a teacher, teaching assistant or student, depending on interests and abilities.

This internship may suit students who have completed their undergraduate study in glass (BA) and are looking to gain professional studio experience while developing their own work.

Location: The Glass Hub is at Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, Wilshire BA14 9LH, UK

Remuneration is £450 per calendar month, pro-rata at the statutory minimum wage, plus use of the glass studio and equipment for personal use (hours negotiable).

Accommodation is not included, but assistance in finding suitable accommodation can be given.


  • Glassmaking experience or a qualification in glassmaking (or related craft/art discipline).
  • No formal qualifications are required, but an interest in learning new skills and a passion for glass is essential
  • Fluent English speaking
  • Able to lift up to 25kg
  • A full driving licence and car are essential as the school is in a rural location.


Applicants should:

  • Be able to work in both a hot glass OR kiln room environment
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Have a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Enjoy working with their hands
  • Take instruction well
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be able to work in a public-facing environment

Future prospects

  • Potential for progression to further employment as glass technician/tutor for the right candidate
  • Exit interview and feedback from the employer to build on apprentice’s CV.

How to apply

Enter your information online at

You will then need to email a short CV/Artist’s Statement and up to 6 images of your work to: . You will receive a confirmation of your application or a request for further details within 72 hours.

Closing date is Monday 20 May 2024.

For further information or queries, email:

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