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Glassblower - Hale Farm & Village

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Western Reserve Historical Society

Peninsula, OH 44264
Professional/Technical Services
Immediate Start
Annual Salary


The Glassblower of Hale Farm and Village is responsible to the Education and Public Program Manager of Hale Farm and Village.


Full Time/Non-Exempt


  • Provide in-depth interpretations on the craft, its products and services in the community, region and world, the technology, processes, skills, organization and working environment of the craft; the lives and times of those who pursued the craft to a variety of audiences in the glassworks factory at Hale Farm and Village.

  • Expand proficiency in the skill of 19th century glassblowing and use the information to expand the interpretation and demonstration to the visitor.

  • Research available information on the craft and practitioners of the craft. Work with other HFV departments including Education & Public Programming and Crafts & Trades in developing new/varied interpretive programs.

  • Produce the Hale Farm Glass line; work with the Education & Public Program Manager and Director to meet the specifications for wholesale, retail sale or for use in programs at Hale Farm & Village.

  • Follow the safety and security procedures established for the site, the tools, materials and equipment.

  • Perform general maintenance and repairs on all glassworks equipment, both fixed and portable, used at Hale Farm & Village.

  • Purchase supplies and materials and/or schedule and coordinate the ordering of necessary supplies/materials for glass programming and production at Hale Farm & Village.

  • Teach workshops with skill levels from beginner to advanced.

  • Undertake other specific duties as assigned.


Must have the physical strength and agility to select, produce, and process all materials and use equipment and tools needed for the demonstration/production of glass products.


BA in related field of study preferred. Previous experience in a production glass house. Previous public speaking experience. This position requires skill in the appropriate craft and the capability to study and present a historically accurate picture of the craft. Since the incumbent represents Hale Farm and Village to the public, an ability to be articulate, accurate, enthusiastic and sensitive to the needs of the public is a must. Knowledge of chemistry, electronics and construction skills is desirable.


Must be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold.

Reference: 568881595