Glass Studio Technician
This is an opportunity for a glass maker or skilled non-glass tradesperson to join a friendly team of highly skilled and experienced makers and designers. On a day-to-day basis, you will be helping to manufacture bespoke glass designs for very high-end commercial projects, primarily within the residential, hospitality and super yacht sectors in the UK and abroad.
If you are relocating, assistance can be provided.
We can arrange a skilled worker visa if required.
WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm but must be able to work flexible hours – time off in lieu or paid overtime is available.
QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE: University degree related to glass making/processing and preferably to postgraduate level – or equivalent experience at a commercial glass studio/works involved in any of the following:
- Sandblasting / Etching
- Kiln forming
- Brilliant Cutting
THE COMPANY: Our culture and values require:
- A consistent close attention to detail
- Flexible and positive work ethic
- An ability to work effectively in a close team
- An ability to perform detailed and repetitive tasks
- The standard of all our work meets the high expectations of our customers
Daedalian Glass Studios are situated in a rural setting three miles from the busy market town of Poulton-le-Fylde Lancashire, 30 minutes from Lancaster 2.5 hours from London via the West Coast Line and good local bus services. We are approximately 1.5 hours from Manchester, Liverpool, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.
If you are relocating, there is a good supply of reasonably priced apartments and houses available for rent or purchase in the area.
Studio Technician – No Glass Experience
An excellent opportunity available for a Studio Technician to join the team – with the chance to develop and grow within a highly skilled and dedicated team, delivering unique and exciting, and often challenging projects in the UK and abroad, working directly with our Glass Studio Technicians.
Possible collection and delivery of items using the company vehicles will be required if you are a Full Driving Licence Holder and over 25.
Key responsibilities for the Studio Assistant role:-
- Assist in the studio in all areas of production as directed by the Studio Manager.
- Accepting deliveries and checking them against purchase orders for quantity and quality
- Maintenance of equipment and tools.
- Working with power tools.
- Have a keen interest in making things.
- Training will be provided for advancement to a Glass Studio technician position.
THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for the Studio Technician role will have good communication skills with both colleagues and suppliers. They will be keen to learn new things, they will be self-motivated and driven to be a proactive member of the team in ensuring delivery of their responsibilities. Displaying a professional work ethic at all times, being calm and focused.
Key experience/skills required for the Studio Assistant role:-
- Ideally, an understanding of manufacturing/ construction and an interest in glass/ design/ Art.
- Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal
- Able to work alone and know when to refer back to management for advice
- Competent working with hands
- Good attention to detail
- Excellent time keeping skills
- Basic IT skills; Microsoft Outlook
*Support and training will be provided.
Job Type: Full-time
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Overtime Available
Work Location: In person
Freelance Studio Technician
As Daedalian continues to grow and win new contracts, we occasionally need to employ experienced and talented freelance artists with a keen eye for detail to work alongside our in-house team for short periods (1 week – 3 months). We are able to organise short-term lodgings for these staff member within the local area and their salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.
We are looking for freelance artists who are skilled in the following techniques: Bevelling; Bonding; Casting; Etching; Fusing; Gilding; Intricate Cutting; Kiln Forming / Slumping; Mould Making; Laminating; Painting; Polishing; Sandblasting; Silvering.
Daedalian Glass Studios founder, Davia Walmsley is a strong believer in contributing towards the community of skilled European artisans by providing internships to students / recent graduates wishing to gain experience. All interns are paid a fair wage – we do not exploit those seeking entry to the industry – and we are happy to organise accommodation as necessary.
Previous interns have traveled from as far away as Germany and the Czech Republic to gain experience and some have returned for multiple years during breaks from formal education. Part of the reason for this is that while interns work under the guidance of experienced glass artists, they are allowed to work on real projects and perform meaningful tasks.
To enquire about an opportunity, please email your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to discuss further, telephone +44 (0)1253 702531.