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.

Full-Time Positions

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.
Independently and in collaboration with the Advancement team, the Advancement Associate ensures overall integrity and consistency of the Museum’s stewardship, donor relations, and donor and prospect research activities. Positively influences donor retention, and ensure donors’ continued interest in, and affinity for, the Museum. Helps drive a comprehensive, innovative, effective, and rapidly growing fundraising program.
The Hot Glass Programs Project Specialist provides broad-range support for the onsite and outreach activities of the Hot Glass Programs and Creative Services departments at The Corning Museum of Glass.  Support includes purchasing, scheduling, travel logistics, agreements with artists and external partners and correspondence.  The position also supports onsite and offsite accounting practices, grant reporting and sponsor funding by monitoring and reporting annual budgets, forecasts and spending.
The Archivist accessions, arranges, describes, and assists with providing access to the archival records and manuscript collections held by the Rakow Research Library. Under the direction of the Associate Librarian, Special Collections, the Archivist implements user-focused, MPLP-informed descriptive practices for paper-based, analog, digitized, and born-digital materials. A member of the Archives and Special Collections Team, the Archivist carries out the team’s web-harvesting initiative and works towards continuous improvement of the team’s processing procedures.
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.
The Preparator assists the Collections Management staff in maintaining galleries and exhibitions, and in the installation, moving, packing, shipping and care of the Museum’s collections.

Temporary Positions

The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking a talented, entry-level designer to work on a wide variety of design and graphics projects for multiple internal clients. The ideal candidate will have an interest in a modern, minimalistic design aesthetic, and a passion to learn and immerse in the CMoG brand.

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 4317@kellyservices.com

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 myog_employment@cmog.org.