John Pomp Studios – Gaffer (Philadelphia, PA)

John Pomp Studios is a design studio and artisan manufacturer focused on hand crafting unique sculptural pieces of furniture and lighting. We are on a national search for experienced gaffers to help lead our glassblowing department. The gaffer will be joining a creative crew of over 50 talented makers, artists, and craftspeople creating one of a kind custom pieces for
exclusive clientele out of our new 65,000 sqft Philadelphia studio. If you are interested in being a gaffer in a rapidly growing company and working in a state of the art glassblowing facility, send your resume, portfolio, and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line “Job: Glassblower-Gaffer”. This is the opportunity for a career-driven position in an established organization. We offer a full array of benefits including Health, paid time off, 401K, weekend studio access, and relocation package. Pay will commensurate with experience and skill.

Job Responsibilities:
• Work with Director of Manufacturing/Operations and Glass Department Head to lead a team of glassworkers to produce a wide array of different glass products, blown and hot cast
• Collaborate with Owner and Creative Director, John Pomp and the product development team to develop new products and processes adding to a growing collection of new and innovative works
• Maintain utmost level of precision and quality through completion of each piece, while consistently adhering to the studio’s established processes, as well as continuously improving production efficiencies
• Train and develop glass team member’s skill sets while ensuring tasks are completed in a timely and precise manner
• Oversee an organized and clean studio environment, ensuring that team members are taking care of equipment, tools, and facilities

Job Qualifications:
• At least 10 years glassblowing experience in a professional production environment required
• Experience leading and managing a team
• Passionate glassblower with a high personal drive to meet and maintain company standards of craft
• A mature team player who excels in a collaborative environment
• Self-motivated, energetic, and production minded
• Meticulous attention to fine-detailed work
• Creative problem solver
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, physical shop environment
• Excellent communication skill