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Peters Valley Artist Fellowship Opportunities

Peters Valley is pleased to announce four artist fellowships for the full 2017 workshop season for one individual in each of the following studios: Application Deadline is Feb. 15, 2017

  • Fine Metals
  • Photography
  • Woodworking
  • Special Topics (printmaking, painting, glass, etc).

This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced energetic artist with great people skills and strong working knowledge of a fine craft studio. Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a fully equipped studio and work with some of our nations most prominent artists in their fields.


  • Network and work alongside outstanding professional artists in your field
  • Hands-on experience managing a studio
  • On-campus lodging and meals when the dining hall is open (5 days per week)
  • Studio space and full access to all equipment
  • Opportunities to show and sell your work in the Peters Valley Gallery & weekly auctions
  • Join a supportive community of artists working in a variety of mediums that will be your professional network long after you leave
  • Participate in field trips and special events
  • Spend the summer living in a historic house in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where our campus is located.
  • $4,000 stipend  


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent studio experience. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Knowledge of studio operations & equipment
  • The ability to work independently as well as work well with others
  • Good communication skills and the ability to address issues diplomatically
  • Enthusiasm for your craft!


  • Manage all studio operations such as ordering workshop supplies, inventory and equipment maintenance.
  • Work with Education Director and visiting instructors to establish supply needs & studio budgets.
  • Oversee studio safety and implement safe practices.
  • Assist & accommodate visiting instructors and students
  • Oversee & mentor the studio assistants and help them with workshop prep and clean-up
  • Monitor some evening open studio hours
  • Be involved with workshop promotion and scheduling 
  • Assist with special events when needed
  • Act as a representative of Peters Valley

Workshops run 9am to 5pm Friday through Tuesday. Studios are open in the evenings for students to work, generally until about 10pm. Friday evenings visiting instructors present slides to the staff & students. Most instructors arrive on Thursday evenings, fellows are asked to welcome them upon their arrival and make sure they have studio access if requested.

Artist Fellows must be available during the entire workshop season (mid-May through mid-September). Ideally the candidate will be available from April 10- through December but must be available from May 4th-September 10th.

Artist Fellow Application

Please send your completed application by February 15, 2017

Online: via Dropbox (to Jennifer Apgar)

Be sure to label your documents & images with  your name.

Or by mail to:
Peters Valley School of Craft
Attention: Artist Fellow Program
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851

Peters Valley School of Craft provides equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.





















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Special Needs: Peters Valley is committed to being accessible to all of our students. However, the terrain at the Valley is natural and some of the historic buildings are only partially accessible. Paths and driveways are not paved. If you need special assistance, please indicate your needs with your workshop application. At least two weeks notice must be given when requesting special assistance so that we have time to accommodate your needs.