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

  • Executive Assistant
    Craft Lake City® is looking for an Executive Assistant to support our Executive Director. The Craft Lake City Executive Assistant is passionate about elevating Utah’s creative community. This self-motivated individual excels at managing details, preparing financial documents, creating spreadsheets, reports, letters, invoices and other supportive documents. Individual should desire to join a committed team to achieve Craft Lake City’s nonprofit mission.

    Responsibilities:
    -Assist Executive Director
    -Basic bookkeeping
    -Perform a variety of administrative support (screening phone calls & emails, sending thank-you cards, filing/organizing documents, taking notes, assisting with payroll, etc.)
    -Sponsorship outreach on behalf of the Executive Director
    -Proposal creation
    -Calendar management
    -Run errands for the organization as needed
    -Organization data research
    -Prepare documents for review and presentation by, boards of directors, committees, and Executive Director
    -Attend Craft Lake City quarterly board meetings as needed

    Qualifications:
    -Exceptional organizational skills and self-discipline
    -Ability to access email 2–3 times a day and respond in a timely manner.
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, 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
    -Ability to perform under stress

    Requirements:
    -Must be able to work in-office 10-20 hrs per week, with flexibility to complete tasks outside of typical office hours, when needed
    -Must have own laptop
    -Must have reliable transportation and a willingness to use for work-related tasks

    This is a year-round, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment 10–20 hours per week, which begins immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in July and August leading up to the 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 6, 7 and 8.

    Training will be provided.

    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.
  • Social Media Coordinator
    Craft Lake City’s Social Media Coordinator is collaborative, interested in local DIY culture, passionate about the nonprofit arts sector, and has a gift for creating clear and creative messaging for diverse audiences. The Social Media Coordinator will become intimately familiar with Craft Lake City’s programming, and will continually innovate and improve upon our ability to create mission-driven communications that resonate with the community. The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for social media efforts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on behalf of Craft Lake City-- they will also create blog content and oversee the organizations’ e-newsletter.

    Responsibilities:
    - Overseeing social media and blog content on behalf of Craft Lake City
    - Manage a social media schedule and pre-plan content
    - Update and create content for the Craft Lake City Blog
    - Represent the organization via online networking groups and forums to help spread the word about our events and mission
    -Attend Craft Lake City events to create “live” content & compile content for postings
    - Focus on finding ways to increase our organic reach on all platforms
    - Create social media content as needed
    - Coordinating Craft Lake City’s monthly e-newsletter
    - Stay current with social media best practices, algorithms, etc.

    Qualifications:
    - Experienced in building followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
    - Content creation skills: graphic design, photography, videography, and/or video editing
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    - A passion for writing and creative storytelling
    - Ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
    - A keen eye for detail
    - Organized and efficient inability to document, manage, monitor and track data
    - Exceptional customer service skills when dealing with both colleagues and partners
    - Experience with workflow and information management tools such as Google Drive, Asana or Airtable a plus
    - Ability to respond positively to criticism, to self-reflect, and to change directions when necessary
    - Willingness to go above and beyond in order to make things happen
    - Direct experience with or education in marketing or public relations would be a preferred

    Requirements:
    -Ability to work 10-20 hours per week (including weekends)
    - Split this time working in-office and remotely, at home or from events, as needed.
    - Ability to work extended hours at the DIY Festival from August 7-9, 2020
    - Must have your own laptop and a smartphone that can access the latest social media apps.

    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.
  • Festival Food Coordinator
    Craft Lake City® is looking for a Festival Beverage & Food Coordinator to oversee all food exhibitors and beverage logistics at the 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Craft Lake City Festival Beverage & Food Coordinator is passionate about elevating craft and commercial foodies in our local creative community. This individual excels at managing details, looks forward to building positive relationships with makers of diverse backgrounds and personalities, and has a desire to join a committed team to achieve Craft Lake City’s nonprofit mission.

    Responsibilities:
    - Serve as the primary contact for craft and commercial food exhibitors before, during and after the 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
    -Application outreach to recruit participation of new local food vendors.
    -Oversee contracts and invoicing process for selected DIY Festival food vendors.
    -Draft and send information to participating foodies leading up to the DIY Festival.
    -Ensure that all agreements with the venue and beverage partners are met by participating foodies.
    -Collaborate with Craft Lake City team to identify festival food load-in timeline and logistics.
    -Work with Craft Lake City staff to create and implement a beverage management plan for 20,000 attendees.
    -Assist in ordering beverage inventory items for Craft Lake City on-site DIY Fest beverage sales
    At the DIY Festival, manage on-site beverage trailers staffed by Craft Lake City cashiers.
    Assisting with food vendor related press releases or other related marketing items.
    Draft and send post-event survey to festival food participants.
    Collaborate with Craft Lake City team members across departments.

    Qualifications:
    Excellent customer service skills
    Has experience with inventory management
    Experience in event coordination, background working with food vendors is A PLUS!
    Exceptional organizational skills and self-discipline
    Ability to access email 2–3 times a day and respond in a timely manner.
    Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, 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
    Ability to perform under stress

    Requirements:
    Must attend all staff meetings and production training
    Must be able to commit to work the public hours of the festival with additional setup and teardown specific to Festival Beverage & Food Coordinator position
    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

    This is a year-round, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment 10–20 hours per week, which begins immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 10, 11 and 12. The Festival Beverage & 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.

    Training will be provided.

    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.
  • Community Workshop Assistant
    Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. 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, exhibitions and other special events.

    The Community Workshop Assistant will be responsible for the on-site coordination of hands-on craft workshops in communities throughout Utah. Craft Lake City’s Community Workshop Assistant is interested in the local maker movement, is familiar with Craft Lake City’s programs and mission, and has a passion for arts education and event management. The Community Workshop Assistant will serve as a public ambassador for Craft Lake City, and will work to ensure a positive, professional and educational experience for workshop instructors, attendees and venue partners.

    Responsibilities:
    -Serving as a representative and ambassador of Craft Lake City at various community craft workshops during the year
    -Fostering positive relationships with workshop instructors and venue partners
    -Setting up and breaking down the workshop area in each venue in collaboration with venue contact and instructor
    -Assisting workshop instructor with supply load-in, set-up and load-out
    -Verifying workshop ticket holders upon arrival
    -Selling tickets to waitlist participants as necessary
    -Providing presentations to attendees about Craft Lake City and upcoming programs
    -Maintaining a clean and organized workshop area during the program
    -Supporting attendees and instructors during each workshop as needed
    -Posting to social media during and after the workshop
    -Coordinating attendee surveys at the end of each workshop
    -Returning workshop supplies to Craft Lake City headquarters
    -Providing photos from the workshop to Craft Lake City
    -Adding workshop responses to online form
    -Completing post-event workshop assistant online form
    -Assisting with post-event reporting as needed

    Qualifications:
    -Prior experience with event management
    -Experience in arts programming preferred
    -Exceptional organizational, stress management and customer service skills
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible and collaborative in an event-driven, nonprofit environment
    -Ability to access email each day and respond in a timely manner
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.

    Requirements:
    -Must attend required meetings and production training
    -Must be able to commit to work the public hours of the workshops with additional setup and teardown specific to each program
    -Must have your own laptop and vehicle and willingness to use for workshop-related tasks
    -Must be comfortable lifting chairs, tables and other supplies
  • Event Production Assistant
    Craft Lake City is looking for Production Assistants who will work as a team to set up and tear down the Craft Lake City First Annual Holiday Market in Ogden. The Production Assistant is expected to remain on-site for key dates in the production schedule and to be on site for troubleshooting issues and supporting the team throughout the event.

    This is a part-time, contract position with a commitment of working December 6th, 7th and 8th, 2019, with the addition of preparation hours TBA and based on staff availability.

    Qualifications:
    -Must have previous event production experience, or experience in a position of similar skill set
    -Exceptional organizational skills and 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 and manage large 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

    Requirements:
    -Must attend all scheduled staff meetings
    -Must be able to commit to working the weekend of the event, December 6th-8th

    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

  • Artisan & Programs Intern
    Craft Lake City is looking for a new volunteer intern to join our office team. This volunteer intern will support the Craft Lake City Artisan & Programs Manager and other key staff members with the daily operations of the organization. The intern should have an interest in the local maker movement, familiarity with Craft Lake City’s programs and mission, and a desire to gain experience in nonprofit arts administration and event support.

    Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. 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, exhibitions, and other special events.

    Intern Title: Artisan & Programs Intern
    Department: Programming
    Reports to: Artisan & Programs Manager
    Commitment: One year, 10 hours/week

    Year-Round Responsibilities
    -Support Craft Lake City management and staff with a variety of daily tasks, including data entry, correspondence, report drafting and event preparation.
    -Update online community calendars with upcoming CLC events each month.
    -Scan artisan paperwork and file into appropriate online folders.
    -Prepare post-event reports for venue partners, grants and sponsors.
    -Digitize survey responses from community events and workshops.
    -Assist with counting, organizing, and preparing supplies for CLC events.
    -Draft thank-you notes and other correspondence.
    -Serve as a public representative of Craft Lake City at select events, assisting with setting up and breaking down as needed.
    -Assist with creating event-related graphics for social media use.

    DIY Festival Responsibilities
    -Support Artisan & Program Manager with outreach and application follow-up.
    -Provide assistance for related trainings and programs, including support for RSVPs, nametags, meeting materials, checklists, inventory, etc.
    -Update exhibitor profiles on the website with cancellations and replacements.
    -Attend the DIY Festival as a Craft Lake City volunteer team member (Aug 4-11 2020), assisting as needed.

    Qualifications:
    -Positive and excited to support the local creative community
    -Organizational skills and attention to detail
    -Customer service experience
    -Maturity and ability to professionally represent Craft Lake City
    -Desire to help with tasks ranging from data entry to in-person event support
    -Ability to access email each day and respond in a timely manner
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Flexible and willing to adapt 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, and open to receiving constructive criticism on your own work
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, social media, or website management a plus

    Requirements:
    -Must attend required meetings and trainings
    -Must be able to commit to scheduled work hours, approximately 10 hours per week
    -Must have your own laptop
    -Must be comfortable lifting chairs, tables, and other supplies

    Craft Lake City fosters a highly creative, collaborative and professional team. This is a volunteer internship position.

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!