Join our Team

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 opportunities below. You might be a great fit and just who we’re looking for!

Job Opportunities

  • Production Team Assistant
    Craft Lake City is looking for DIY Festival Production Assistants who will work as a team to set up and tear down the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Production Assistant is expected to remain on-site for key dates in the production schedule and to be on-call for troubleshooting issues and supporting the Festival team throughout the Festival dates. The Production Assistant will also have a great chance to work with a supportive team of individuals that allow Craft Lake City to create a unique festival for our community and interact with wonderful Festival volunteers.

    This is a contract, festival-specific position with a commitment of working August 5-13, 2019. The DIY Festival Production Assistant is required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in potentially extreme heat are factors to consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Qualifications:
    -Must have previous event production experience
    -Previous experience working in extreme temperatures and/or inclement weather
    -Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
    -Desire to be involved in producing a creative experience for exhibitors and patrons alike
    -HONESTY—ability to accept responsibility when mistakes are made
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -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 perform under stress; stress management skills
    -Ability to manage crowds
    -Must be friendly and attentive
    -Must be able to lift and carry 25-50 lbs and do hands-on physical work
    -Must be able to stand on their feet for upwards of 12 hours a day
    -Must be able to walk 10 or more miles each day
    -Must be able to endure summer temperatures of 90 degrees and above

    Requirements:
    -Must attend all scheduled staff meetings
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday, August 9, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019 including setup and teardown before and after the Festival.

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin or sex.
  • Bounce House Attendant
    Craft Lake City is looking for a Kids’ Area Bounce House Attendant, who is an enthusiastic individual and has the ability to kindly enforce the “un-fun” rules for the bounce house in order to create a safe environment for the many children that attend the festival. The Bounce House Attendant will have the opportunity to work with volunteers, staff, families and visitors of the DIY Festival to help create the wonderful, fun, and safe atmosphere.

    This is a festival weekend contract position for August 9th, 10th, and 11th. The Kids’ Area Bounce House Attendant is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat with loud noise are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Training will be provided.

    Qualifications:
    -Has worked with children before, not a requirement but A PLUS!
    -Organized and personable
    -Desire to be involved in making the 11th Annual DIY Festival the best one yet!
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a live event
    -Ability to listen and work with and take direction from the Kids’ Area Manager
    -Ability to manage crowds
    -Must be friendly and attentive
    -Must have good communication skills
    -Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs
    -Must be able to stand on their feet for upwards of 10 hours a day
    -Must be able to endure summer temperatures of 90 degrees and above

    Requirements:
    -Must attend any required training or staff meetings
    -Passionate about providing incredible customer service
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday, August 9, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday August 11, 2019

    Craft Lake City is an "equal opportunity employer." Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.
  • Community Events Assistant
    The Community Events Assistant will be responsible for the support and/or on-site coordination of outreach events in communities throughout Utah. Craft Lake City’s Community Event Assistant is interested in the local maker movement, is familiar with Craft Lake City’s programs and mission, and has a passion for sales and event management. The Community Event Assistant will serve as a public ambassador for Craft Lake City, and will work to ensure a positive experience for community event attendees and partners.

    Responsibilities
    -Serving as a representative and ambassador of Craft Lake City at various community outreach events during the year
    -Setting up and breaking down Craft Lake City’s table or booth in each venue
    -Interacting with the public to promote Craft Lake City programs
    -Selling Craft Lake City merchandise and tickets to meet internal sales goals
    -Coordinating craft activities for the public at certain community events
    -Managing volunteers as necessary
    -Maintaining a clean and organized area during the event
    -Sending images and info to CLC’s social media manager during the event
    -Returning all event supplies to CLC headquarters
    -Providing photos from the outreach event to CLC
    -Assisting with post-event reporting as needed

    Qualifications:
    -Prior experience with event coordination
    -Experience in sales and/or arts programming preferred
    -Exceptional organizational and customer service skills
    -Ability to access email each day and respond in a timely manner
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible in an event-driven, nonprofit environment
    -An interest in creating meaningful relationships between Craft Lake City and the community
    -Ability to perform under stress; stress management skills

    Requirements:
    -This is a seasonal, part-time position with hours that fluctuate depending on CLC’s schedule of special events.
    -Must attend required meetings and production training
    -Must be able to commit to work the public hours of the events with additional setup and teardown specific to each program
    -Must have your own laptop and vehicle
    -Must be comfortable lifting chairs, tables, and other supplies

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin or sex.
  • Web Developer
    Craft Lake City is looking for a Programmer that has an interest in learning and managing updates to our custom-built digital festival application.

    This is a contract, part-time position with a weekly time commitment of 2-5 hours per week with increased hours during the Fall and Spring.

    Qualifications:
    -Exceptional communication skills
    -Knowledge in front and back end development in PHP/HTML/CSS/JS
    -Experience in MySQL database management system
    -Knowledge of wordpress
    -Knowledge of APIs with JavaScript and JSON

    Requirements:
    -Must have access to email daily
    -Must be able to commit to working 2-5 hours per week
    -A love Utah’s nonprofit creative community

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin or sex.

Internships

    We are not offering any internships at this time.

Volunteer

We’re always looking for passionate volunteers who understand Craft Lake City’s mission and are eager to share their love for the organization and DIY culture with the community.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival!

Read about the 2019 DIY Festival Volunteer Job Descriptions 

Apply today to be part of the DIY Festival team.

If you are interested in working with Craft Lake City on a regular basis, consider joining our volunteer Marketing Team! Our Marketing Team helps represent Craft Lake City at community events such as the Downtown Farmers Market, Arts Day on the Hill and the Pierpont Gallery Stroll, just to name a few. Marketing Team members play a critical role by helping to educate the public about Craft Lake City and its programs. Team members attend regular Marketing Team meetings and trainings and participate in events throughout the year. Duties may include assisting with table/booth setup, staffing the booth to represent Craft Lake City and educate others, and working with the public to create make-and-take crafts.

Don’t feel you have the time to be a part of the Craft Lake City Marketing Team? Craft Lake City is always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of things throughout the year, and you can still assist with some of our outreach events by being paired up with a Marketing Team volunteer.

Call us at 801.906.8521 or email volunteer[at]craftlakecity.com to learn more!