Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization that lives to champion the local maker scene. Craft Lake City’s flagship event is the annual DIY Festival held each year in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibits, and other special events. If you are community-minded and interested in DIY culture take a look at the job opportunities below. You might be a great fit and just who we’re looking for!

Positions are contract and flexible as to the when/where/how. Join our team of dreamers by sending your résumé and relevant materials in a combined PDF to opportunities [at] craftlakecity.com with the subject line “MAKE ME YOUR (POSITION TITLE)!”

If while combing the job opportunities below and you don’t find what your looking for send us your interest, what you’re looking for or hoping to work on with us, and your résumé to opportunities [at] craftlakecity.com.

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Year Round Opportunities

WordPress Front-End Developer

The WordPress & Front-End Developer will help Craft Lake City create the website of its dreams. Let’s keep things casual at first, with the potential for things to get more serious if it feels right.

Responsibilities:

  • Work hand-in-hand with the Craft Lake City team to re-imagine the craftlakecity.com web site, implementing new navigation and content
  • Implement a new WordPress theme
  • Use your expertise to find the perfect match between our WordPress theme and the plugins/customizations that will complete it
  • Help us keep the home fires burning with periodic updates to the web site

Qualifications:

  • WordPress pro! (or aspiring pro)
  • All the basics: Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic; reliable, punctual, honest, friendly; life-long lover of learning; can bend without breaking; sees the big picture but cares about the little things
  • Community-minded and interested in making cool stuff, digital and otherwise

Requirements:

  • Portfolio of your best work
  • Can at least pronounce html, css and javascript
  • Hands-on experience with Adobe Creative Suite would make us pleased as punch
  • Ability to spend 10+ hours per week making our web site dreams a reality

Please email your cover letter, résumé and a combined PDF file of your relevant work to opportunities [at] craftlakecity.com.

2017 Festival Positions

 

Artisan & Programs Coordinator

Reports to Festival Operations Director

Craft Lake City is looking for an Artisan & Programs Coordinator, who is not intimidated being part of a small but mighty crew, to help create Craft Lake City’s Annual DIY Festival. This person is passionate in engaging with our local artisan and maker community, and has a vision for seeking means of incorporating live programming on the plaza with our community of creative enthusiasts and creators. The Artisan & Programs Coordinator has the opportunity to get to know and work with our festival plaza exhibitors, and cultivate live programming opportunities in collaboration with creative companies and individuals. You’ll also have a great chance to work with a supportive team of individuals that allow Craft Lake City to create a unique a festival for our community

This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 20–30 hours, which begin immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 11–13, 2017. The Artisan & Programming Coordinator is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Engaging the local creative community in planning live programming at the DIY Festival, handling applicant/exhibitor questions, assisting with exhibitor related press releases or other related marketing items, invoicing and payment procedures, exhibitor placement, and collaboration with Zone Managers, who assist with exhibitor management on the plaza.

Training will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • Has at least 2 years experience with management, and if you have experience in exhibitor/artist management that is A PLUS!
  • Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
  • Desire to be involved in producing a creative experience for exhibitors and patrons alike
  • Ability to access email 2–3 times a day to check for questions or key information
  • Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
  • Super good at Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet, etc.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating or creating a project with complete execution
  • If you have experience invoicing, that is another PLUS!
  • Solid writing and communication skills with the ability to proofread
  • An interest in expanding the inclusion of our community through the maker movement

Requirements:

  • Must attend most or all staff meetings and production training
  • Must be able to commit to week of festival prep and teardown from August 9–14, 2017
  • Ability to work in-house at our offices, 20–30 hours per week, with hours increasing during the  summer months leading up to the DIY Festival.
  • Must have your own laptop

Festival Food Coordinator

Reports to Festival Operations Director

Craft Lake City is looking for a Festival Food Coordinator who can beautifully coordinate the logistics of our local commercial food areas at the 9th Annual DIY Festival. This person is passionate in engaging with our local food vendors, and will enjoy curating the delightful sustenance that many attendees will enjoy throughout their festival experience. The Festival Food Coordinator has the opportunity to work with our local food businesses, and be integrated with a small but mighty team that is keen on getting the work done to produce an event-filled festival for tens of thousands of visitors during the course of three day.

This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 10–20 hours, which begin immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 11–13, 2017. The Festival Food Coordinator is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Creating and sending information packets for commercial food vendors, assisting with food vendor related press releases or other related marketing items, invoicing and contract procedures, vendor placement, and collaboration with Zone Managers, who assist with vendor management on the plaza.

Training will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • Has at least 2 years experience with management, and if you have experience in event or food coordination that is A PLUS!
  • Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
  • Desire to be involved in producing a creative experience for vendors and patrons alike
  • Ability to access email 2–3 times a day to check for questions or key information
  • Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
  • Super good at Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet, etc.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
  • Ability to bring your thoughts and ideas to the table in a constructive manner
  • If you have experience invoicing, that is another PLUS!
  • Solid writing and communication skills with the ability to proofread
  • An interest in creating meaningful relationships between Craft Lake City and those we work with

Requirements:

  • Must attend most or all staff meetings and  production training
  • Must be able to commit to week of festival prep and teardown from August 9–14, 2017
  • Ability to work in-house at our offices, 10–20 hours per week, with hours increasing during the  summer months leading up to the DIY Festival.
  • Must have your own laptop

Merch Booth Coordinator

Reports to Festival Operations Director

Craft Lake City is looking for a Merchandise Coordinator, who has both proven salesmanship ability and know-how to merchandise a small space creatively, to produce and manage a one-of-a-kind booth space at our 2017 DIY Festival. The Merchandise Coordinator has a can-do attitude as well as the ability to adapt, grow, achieve and present ideas in preparation for the Festival. You’ll have the opportunity to curate the selection and method of displaying the “booth-tique” space, be in the midst of the Festival with other artisans, mingle and speak with DIY Festival attendees and interact with wonderful Festival volunteers. You’ll also have a great chance to work with a supportive team of individuals that allow Craft Lake City to create a unique a festival for our community

The Merchandise Coordinator will be responsible for not only managing the booth at the DIY Festival, but for also creating the concept, designing and building the booth displays, itemizing current merchandise, managing sales and inventory, and much more, along with an opportunity to create or assist in the design and fruition of a 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival merchandise item. The Merchandise Coordinator is responsible for managing payments in multiple forms, from cash to card, and has a strong personal integrity and work ethic. Training and internal office support will be provided, but we love self-starters who are organized, proactive and have proven ability of meeting deadlines and goals.

This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 10-15 hours, which will be determined upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 11–13, 2017. The Merchandise Coordinator is required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

Qualifications:

  • Has 2–4 years experience with retail, and if you have experience in merchandising or retail management that is A PLUS!
  • Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
  • HONESTY—especially when it comes to handling cash and card transactions
  • Desire to create a unique temporary “booth-tique” as the Craft Lake City Merch Booth
  • Ability to access email 2–3 times a day to check for questions or key information
  • Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
  • Super good at Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet, etc. for inventory and sales reporting, etc.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating or creating a project with complete execution, including refinement
  • Ability to bring together a cohesive aesthetic that is suitable for the Craft Lake City image
  • An interest in expanding the inclusion of our community through the maker movement
  • Excellent communication abilities for onsite needs and coordination during the Festival, i.e., cash pickups, inventory needs from Inventory Coordinator, etc.

Requirements:

  • Must attend most or all staff meetings and production training
  • Must be able to commit to week of festival prep and teardown from August 9–14, 2017
  • Ability to work in-house at our offices, 10–15 hours per week, with hours increasing during the  summer months leading up to the DIY Festival.
  • Ability to lift 25+ lbs.
  • Must have your own laptop

STEM Building Coordinator

Reports to Festival Operations Director

The STEM Building Coordinator thrives on the changing dynamic and creativity of STEM-based creators who can be small, self-taught DIY tinkerers to inventors and educators in the field. Your enthused with the endlessness of creativity that can “STEM” from outside of the traditional realm of art, and embrace the exhibitors who will have the opportunity to exhibit in Craft Lake City’s STEM Building. As the STEM Building Coordinator, you will also have the opportunity to ideate projects with your fellow team for STEM Building visitors who’d like to create and take their own DIY activity with them.

This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 10–20 hours, which begin immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 11–13, 2017. The Artisan & Programming Coordinator is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so long hours and extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting with planning and managing live STEM programming for the DIY Festival, handling applicant/exhibitor questions, assisting with exhibitor related press releases or other related marketing items, invoicing and payment procedures, exhibitor placement, and collaboration with Zone Managers, who assist with exhibitor management on the plaza.

Training will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • Has at least 2 years experience with management, and if you have any prior experience in exhibitor/artist management that is A PLUS!
  • Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
  • Desire to be involved in producing a creative experience for exhibitors and patrons alike
  • Ability to access email 2–3 times a day to check for questions or key information
  • Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
  • Super good at Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet, etc.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating or creating a project with complete execution
  • If you have experience invoicing, that is another PLUS!
  • Solid writing and communication skills with the ability to proofread
  • An interest in STEM education or a background in STEM

Requirements:

  • Must attend most or all staff meetings and production training
  • Must be able to commit to week of festival prep and teardown from August 9–14, 2017
  • Ability to work in-house at our offices, 10–20 hours per week, with hours increasing during the  summer months leading up to the DIY Festival.
  • Must have your own laptop

Volunteer Coordinator

Reports to Festival Operations Director

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who enjoys creating opportunities for community involvement, and finding those who would be wonderful additions to the Craft Lake City volunteer group. The Volunteer Coordinator will work with the festival team to create resourceful and informative training sessions and videos for all DIY Festival Volunteers.

The Volunteer Coordinator will become familiar with all festival staff and volunteer positions, and will appropriately staff programs of the festival with the necessary amount of volunteers.

This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 15–25 hours, which begin immediately upon hire. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 11–13, 2017. The Volunteer Coordinator is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Handling volunteer questions, training volunteers, assisting all departments with their volunteer needs, actively seeking volunteers in all capacities and abilities for the festival, planning volunteer timelines and arranging placement of volunteers on the plaza.

Training will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • Has experience being a volunteer with multiple organizations, and if you have experience in assisting with volunteer coordination that is A PLUS!
  • Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
  • Desire to be involved in producing a positive experience for volunteers and community members
  • Ability to access email 2–3 times a day to check for questions or key information
  • Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
  • Super good at Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet, etc.
  • Knowledge of volunteer organizational software/programs would be another PLUS!
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
  • Have logistical experience with scheduling organization
  • Ability to display kind behavior in face-to-face, email or phone communications
  • Enthusiasm for creating projects with a solid execution plan—we love people who plan!
  • Confidence to lead and collaborate with peers and volunteers
  • Solid writing and communication skills with the ability to proofread
  • Be inclusive by creating an uplifting volunteer community

Requirements:

  • Must attend most or all staff meetings and production training
  • Must be able to commit to week of festival prep and teardown from August 9–14, 2017
  • Ability to work in-house at our offices, 15–25 hours per week, with hours increasing during the  summer months leading up to the DIY Festival.
  • Have your own laptop