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Touchstone Center for Crafts

The application for the Touchstone internship position is now closed.

A Touchstone intern should possess the following qualifications

  • Interest in learning about facilitating educational programming
  • Basic knowledge of studio materials, tools, and equipment and a desire to learn more
  • The ability to work independently, take direction and work well with others
  • Must be self-motivated, responsible, flexible, and reliable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Value inclusivity and committed to continue learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to move heavy items as needed

The student awarded the Touchstone Internship will receive the following benefits

  • Gain experience working within a studio/crafts school environment
  • Working and living on Touchstone’s beautiful 150 acre wooded campus in the Laurel Highlands
  • Build your professional connections by networking with instructors and peers
  • An opportunity to develop professionally and artistically
  • Ability to sit in on Touchstone’s workshop programming
  • Shared housing and Studio access (materials not provided)
  • Meals during scheduled workshops
  • Exhibition, sales, and professional development opportunities
  • Free Touchstone workshop in the same or following year
  • $200 weekly stipend (May 22-August 18)

The duties of a Touchstone Intern are

  • Touchstone Interns work approximately 25 hours per week
  • Work with other interns to monitor evening studio hours and change over studios before and after workshops
  • Assist Studio Management Interns as well as workshop instructors and their assistants as needed
  • Work with the Marketing Director to provide social media content and other promotional content
  • Assist with facilitation of campus auctions
  • Facilitate Youth Programming and Date Night Workshops
    • Touchstone Interns are required to teach 1 Date Night Workshop. Interns will be compensated for any Date Nights taught after this.
  • Ensure a safe working environment in the studios by following and enforcing all safety policies
  • Act as a representative of Touchstone; answer general studio questions for students, instructors, and visitors
  • Lead studio and campus tours for visitors and groups, and perform studio demonstrations as needed
  • Assist with other duties as needed (kitchen, grounds, gallery, events, admin)