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Pioneering Craft Education for Over 50 Years

Opportunities & Employment


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


If you have the time, expertise, and willingness to become a Touchstone volunteer, please complete the online volunteer application form, email or call (724) 329-1370. 

Complete the Online Volunteer Application Form

Touchstone Center for Crafts Board of Directors

Touchstone Center for Crafts, a 501 (c) 3 organization, seeks new members for its Board of Directors. With nearly 50 years of actively connecting individuals to immersive craft experiences and promoting the development of technical skills, good design, and innovative expression, Touchstone is taking significant and strategic steps in key areas to strengthen its governance, programming and capacity to realize its mission. Once you have completed this form indicating interest in serving on our board, we will be in touch to schedule a conversation.


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Summer 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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For information about Workshop Scholarships, visit our Scholarships page.

Teen Week: July 16-21, 2023

For information about Touchstone Teen Week, visit our Teen Week page.

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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