2024 Studio Artist Internships

Summer Internships

Touchstone’s Summer Internship Program is an intensive 10-25 week work-study program where emerging artists, graduate, and undergraduate students learn studio management and operations while refining their artistic skills and working with some of the country’s best artists. Two categories of summer interns are available based on skill level and equipment familiarity. Participants will have teaching opportunities as well as time for the exploration of ideas in an immersive and supportive craft community. Interns will be exposed to a network of regional and national instructors who will serve as role models for sustainable creative careers and given opportunities that will advance their artistic training while further developing their work and professional practices. Touchstone is committed to fostering the next generation of artists who will carry on the traditions of American craft forms. Interns receive a small weekly stipend, lodging, meals, and studio access.

  • Internship applications are accepted through SlideRoom
  • Internship applications must be RECEIVED by March 1, 2024.
  • There are no fees to apply for internships.
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REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICATIONS:

 

     1.  Complete Touchstone Internship Application: touchstonecrafts.slideroom.com

     2.  Letter of Intent

     3.  Three images of artwork

     4.  Three references

     5.  Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

 

Please feel free to reach out to Travis Winters via email or call (724)329-1370 with questions

 

Touchstone Seasonal Studio Supervisor

Touchstone provides the opportunity for a motivated, creative individual to serve as Touchstone’s Seasonal Studio Supervisor. A qualified candidate for the Seasonal Studio Supervisor position, should possess a strong working knowledge of Touchstone’s various studios and programming, as they oversee and help facilitate daily operations throughout all studios. The Studio Supervisor is tasked with supervising Touchstone’s studios and Internship Program, to ensure that workshop programming is executed in an efficient, enjoyable, and safe manner. Touchstones Seasonal Studio Supervisor works approximately 35-40 hours per week and may be asked to assist with non-studio duties in other areas of campus.

 

Position Dates: April 29 – October 11, 2024

 

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Arts Administration Internship

Touchstone’s Arts Administration Internship provides the opportunity for a motivated individual to explore and assist with the day-to-day operations of a dynamic educational arts organization. The intern will work approximately 30-40 hours weekly, receiving guidance and hands-on experience working within multiple areas, including programming, marketing, retail gallery, as well as general office and hospitality administration.


Internship Dates: May 6 – October 11, 2024, with some flexibility on arrival and departure dates.

 

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Studio Management Internship

A qualified candidate for a Studio Management Internship, should possess a strong working knowledge and understanding of the daily operations of their primary studio, as they oversee and help to carry out daily programming throughout campus. The main goal of the program is to ensure that each studio’s workshops and other special programming are executed in an efficient, enjoyable, and safe manner. Studio Management Interns work under the guidance of the Seasonal Studio Supervisor for approximately 30-40 hours a week. Studio Management Interns may be asked to assist with studios outside of their designated area as well as non-studio duties in other areas on campus. Positions are available in blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, and metals/jewelry.

 

Internship Dates: May 6- October 11, 2024, with some flexibility on arrival and departure dates.

 

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Touchstone Internship

The Touchstone Internship position is designed for someone who is looking to learn more about the daily operations of their primary studio and the inner workings of a crafts school, while working under the guidance of the Studio Management Interns. The goal of the program is to ensure that each studio’s workshops and other special programming are executed in an efficient, enjoyable, and safe manner. Touchstone Interns work approximately 20-30 hours per week and may be asked to assist with non-studio duties in other areas of campus. Interns may be assigned to one or more specific studios, but may have responsibilities in all operating studios.


Internship Dates: May 20-August 23, 2024, with some flexibility on arrival and departure dates.

 

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Touchstone Center for Crafts prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or association preference. Touchstone Center for Crafts also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities and programming.