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Seasonal Glassblower

High School 2 Year

The job opportunity for Seasonal Glassblower was posted on February 25, 2024, and it will end on May 21, 2024. This position is primarily based in Garden, but it's possible that the employer will consider candidates from other locations if they meet the job requirements. It is a mandatory requirement for this job opening that you have passed High School. full time work might be the perfect fit for you. Have you considered it? You can negotiate your salary with the employer based on the level of responsibility and autonomy in the role. To be eligible for this job, you must have a minimum of 24 months of practical experience in the same field.

Center Art LLC, managed by the Space Needle LLC, is partnering with Chihuly Studio to operate the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition on the Seattle Center grounds next to the Space Needle.


The Glassblower and Demonstrator supports Center Art’s organization mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, accountability and ownership. This is a part-time temporary position working as an artist, a demonstrator, and an educator.

We Innovate, Be Iconic

  • Approach the experience through the lens of the Guests and apply our Brand filters.
  • Produces well-crafted glass objects to demonstrate traditional and contemporary techniques for all audiences.
  • Clearly articulates an accurate and engaging narration of the glassblowing process to all audiences.
  • Modifies narration to address requirements for specific groups as needed.
  • Interacts with audience, answers questions when on stage and off.
  • Maintain working knowledge of all Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition policies and procedures.
  • Provide information about all areas of the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition, other attractions, Seattle, and the surrounding area.
  • Any other responsibilities defined by management.

Own It

  • Responsible for pace and quality of the show.
  • Sensitivity to visitor’s learning styles and interpretation of the art.
  • Responsible for set/up and teardown of any needed equipment and/or materials.
  • Sets up work area, selecting and preparing irons, blocks, tools, and equipment as needed.
  • Ensures that the furnaces, annealers, and glory hole are in good operating order.
  • Performs routine housekeeping during and after each performance to maintain orderly appearance of work area and stage.
  • Monitors glass and supplies required for demonstrations.
  • Complies with all CGG safety procedures, practices and rules, including wearing safety equipment, close-toed shoes, etc.
  • Assist in opening and closing exhibition department routines including cleaning and sanitizing of the exhibition.
  • Ensure cleanliness and participate in cleaning of work areas following company policies.
  • Know and follow lost and found procedures.

We Create our Future. Today

  • Promote a clean, positive, courteous, and professional attitude and appearance to all Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition Team Members and Guests.
  • Be a communications specialist: interface with Guests in all public facing areas along the Guest journey. Greet and converse with Guests in a friendly and outgoing manner.
  • Be an art educator. Share your knowledge with our Guests in an engaging way.
  • Always remain respectful and courteous.

Take Care

  • Support other Glassblowing demonstrators during demonstrations and work as a Team
  • Ensure cleanliness and participate in cleaning of work area and as assigned.
  • Take steps to ensure proper social distancing between Team Members and Guests.
  • Incorporate and support initiatives that improve overall health and wellness.
  • Know Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition emergency and fire/life/safety procedures.
  • Reassure the Guests in times of emergency and participate as needed in emergency procedures.

Be Open, Help People Grow

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  • Assist in the ongoing training of fellow Team Members in the operation in the Glassblowing Demonstrator position.
  • Work successfully with both a diverse Team and Guests.
  • Create a welcoming environment in the exhibition for Guests.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

  • Be intentional in understanding the process, procedures, and systems. Continuously look for opportunities to improve efficiencies, incorporate and share key learnings.
  • Assist in opening and closing exhibition department routines including cleaning and sanitizing of the exhibition. Set your Team Members up for success!
  • Be informed of scheduled group reservations and any special needs that may need to be addressed.
  • Work with other departments in day-to-day operational activities.

Life is tooShort

  • Anticipate and Connect- Be informed of scheduled group reservations and any special needs that may need to be addressed.
  • Focus on solutions, not on frustrations.

Big Legacy, Small Footprint

  • Do your part to minimize and reduce waste, conserve resources, operate efficiently, and protect air and water quality.
  • Participate in community outreach opportunities.
  • Lead by example and assist Guests and Team Members in responsible practices.


  • 3+ years of glassblowing experience.
  • 2+ years experience as a glassblowing educator.
  • Working knowledge of hot shop equipment.
  • Proficient in using computers, knowledge of MS office a plus.
  • Ability to create excellent quality and wide variety of glass objects quickly to required standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; professional presentation and demeanor.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a Team.
  • Ability to work and speak in front of large groups of people.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally using the English language.
  • Knowledge of Seattle and surrounding area preferred.
  • Team player attitude.
  • Ability to react quickly and correctly in a fast paced environment.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population and varied point’s of views.
  • Excitement for learning and teaching.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Comfortable following company social distancing and PPE requirements (including wearing a mask for entire shift) with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Comfortable participating in wellness checks including Covid19 testing, and temperature checks during the pandemic.
  • This position primarily works in a mobile hot shop which includes high levels of heat and working closely around flames and furnaces.
  • This hot shop is outside and has some exposure to the elements of nature including cold, rain, heat, and wind.
  • This position requires the ability to continually bend, stoop, stand, sit, physically blow air out of the mouth, and lift up to 50lbs repeatedly.

Part Time, Hourly Position

Hourly Rate: $28.00 - 28.00 / hour

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability
  • 401k plan, we will match 50% of the first 6% you contribute, equivalent to 3% of your wages
  • Deferred compensation into 401(k) account at company Shareholder discretion. Eligible to begin participating after one year of service with an annual plan entry date of October 1st.
  • Paid Holidays (7 per year)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Vacation pay (3 weeks accrual after one year of service)
  • Tuition reimbursement of 50%, up to $2500 / year
  • New child family leave up to 4 weeks while on approved FLMA and enrolled in company sponsored medical plan
  • 35% discount for many purchases at our Retail and F&B Experiences (Discount not applied towards alcohol or admission ticket purchases)
  • 4 friends and family admission tickets per year.
  • Charitable Contributions / Matching Gift, up to $500 year
  • $50 / month towards orca card or parking

At Chihuly Garden and Glass, we believe in building a vibrant community by connecting people to art in meaningful ways. As an equal opportunity employer, we make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disability, military status, political ideology, genetic information, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law. All Team Members and potential Team Members who apply for an opening will be considered without regard to these factors. We carefully screen applicants based on qualifications such as their training, education, skills, aptitude, experience, and previous work record.

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