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Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

DETOUR: Wharton Furnace Road is closed Between Fayette Springs Road and Touchstone. follow the detour – from Rt. 40, Take Rt. 381/Elliottsville Road, in 2.4 miles turn right onto workman road, 2 miles to Touchstone


2022 Seasonal Employment

Kitchen Steward/Light Prep Cook

Part Time*/Seasonal: 6/14/22 – 8/31/22

25-30 hours per week; Mon-Thurs 7am-2pm.

Touchstone Center for Crafts is looking for a Kitchen Steward/Light Prep Cook to join our team for the 2022 workshop season. This is the perfect opportunity for the right person to be a part of a dynamic, creative environment both in the kitchen and throughout our campus. The Kitchen Steward reports directly to the Culinary Manager and assists with preparation, setup, and serving of meals as necessary. The Kitchen Steward is responsible for representing the highest standard of excellence in kitchen cleanliness and organization, ensuring the kitchen & dining room areas are clean, well maintained, organized, and stocked at all times. Requirements: positive attitude, interest in being part of a team, ability to prioritize and work efficiently with limited supervision. Preferred: commercial kitchen experience, interest in the arts. Housing and studio access will be considered.


Please send a cover letter, resume/bio, and two references to with the subject ‘Kitchen Steward’.


For information about Workshop Scholarships, visit our Scholarships page.

Summer Internships and Residencies

Artist Internships


Touchstone’s Summer Internship Program is an intensive 10-25 week work-study program (May – September) 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. Touchstone is committed to fostering the next generation of artists who will carry on the traditions of American craft forms.

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Artist Residencies


The Artist Residency Program provides the time, creative space, and support for emerging and midcareer artists to explore new ideas and bodies of work in any media that we are able to accommodate. The beautiful and unique 150-acre campus of Touchstone offers the perfect environment for makers seeking to change the artistic direction of their art, or reinforce their current body of work.

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Hosting over 100 workshops, symposiums, and special events per season, and over 150 woodland acres to manage, Touchstone is always looking for an extra hand (or ten) to help out.

If you have the time, expertise, and willingness to become a Touchstone volunteer, please fill out the highlighted application form below and submit with your resume or CV. Volunteer activities usually revolve around cleaning, landscaping, and construction, but we are always willing to learn what your volunteering interests are and try and match them with our needs.

For questions about volunteering and/or work-study, please call 724-329-1370.

Touchstone Volunteer/Work-Study Application Form:

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.

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

Touchstone Center for Crafts · 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd. · Farmington · PA 15437

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