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Program coordinator position description

About the Organization:

The North Carolina Glass Center is a non-profit, public access glass art facility and gallery. Dedicated to education, exploration, and collaboration in all forms of glass, our low-cost shared studios help emerging artists launch their careers. Our furnaces, torches, and kilns enable established glass artists to pursue new and ambitious challenges. Our gallery showcases the finest works from undiscovered to established glass artists in Western North Carolina. And our instructional program provides thousands of aspiring glass art students with high quality, affordable instruction. We believe in the transformative power of working in the glass arts, which we share through offering free glass classes to local Veterans and youth living in low income neighborhoods surrounding the River Arts District.

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator will provide administrative support to the Studio Director, Operations Director, and Executive Director in areas relating to research, planning, promotion, and marketing of North Carolina Glass Center’s programs and events. This is a 15-hour per week, $15 per hour, non-exempt, year-round position.


The Program Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support to NCGC’s programs and events, including but not limited to:

  • Provides administrative support for NCGC’s special events and programs, including their marketing and promotion through print, social media, newsletter, and other communication outlets.

  • Updates website and class booking system with program information.

  • Research, identify, and analyze new program opportunities in conjunction with Studio Director, Operations Director, and Executive Director.

  • Work with Studio Director and Technician on oversight of supplies and consumables needed for workshops.

  • Works with Studio Director on scheduling use of the shops for specialty workshops and events, ensuring there are no scheduling conflicts.

  • Communicates promptly and sensitively to the needs of artist instructors before, during, and after their classes.

  • Answer general questions about studio and classes.

  • Accepts other duties as assigned.


  • Highly organized and self-motivated.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good sense of humor and ability to work in a team-based environment.

  • Professionalism and a clean, well-groomed appearance.

  • Ability to engage visitors in a helpful and welcoming manner.

  • Knowledge of glass techniques and materials is preferred.

  • Two years of experience in marketing and promotion, including the use of social media and newsletters.

  • Previous experience managing education programs or artist studios is preferred.

  • A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in glass, art education, or fine arts preferred.

  • Ability to work 15 hours per week.

  • Must be able to work in both the heat and minimally heated space throughout the 8-hour or longer work day.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter outlining experience, resume, and three references to Stefanie Gerber, Executive Director, at by Friday, May 10. No phone calls please.

Working Conditions:

This position will be based in a hot studio environment and be subject to frequent interruption.  This position also requires a great deal of interaction with artists and the public, both in person and via other means of communication.  

NCGC is always searching for qualified glass instructors in all areas.

For more information on becoming an NCGC glass instructor, please send resumes to: or

 North Carolina Glass Center is Living Wage Certified 

The North Carolina Glass Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.