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We are Builders. We are Dreamers. We are Craft Lake City.

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. We’re currently hiring for year-round roles (part-time & full-time) as well as seasonal contract positions. 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!

Year-Round Positions

Work with us year-round to implement programming.  From full-time to a few hours a week, we have something that might meet your level of availability. Time commitment varies by role, so read on to see if you would be a good fit for one of our positions!

Brand Ambassador

Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans and inventors while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City’s flagship event is the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival held each year in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibitions and other special events.

Brand Ambassadors allow Craft Lake City to share our wonderful programs that we offer with the community, as a non-profit. A Brand Ambassador will be representing our organization through Craft Lake City’s booth outreach program. You will get to engage with the community directly and tell them about all the amazing work that we do! This is a great way to be more involved with Craft Lake City and help us further our mission to elevate Utah’s local craft culture.

Click HERE for Brand Ambassador Program Information!

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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 both hands-on or virtual 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 (in-person workshops)
-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
-Prior experience or willingness to learn and master online meeting platforms (Google Meet, Zoom, etc.)
-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 troubleshooting technical issues, while simultaneously addressing attendees.
-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. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

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STEM Program Assistant

Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans and inventors while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City’s flagship event is the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival held each year in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibitions and other special events.

This is a seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of up to 10 hours, with weekly time commitments increasing in July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Assistant will be responsible for implementing STEM goals and building community relationships as a Craft Lake City representative at STEM events

Responsibilities:

 -Serving as a representative and ambassador of Craft Lake City at various community outreach events during the year (such as rocket launches, Craft Lake City STEM Labs events, STEM fairs, etc.)

-Assisting the STEM coordinator with additional miscellaneous clerical event preparation, marketing, and post-event tasks as needed (such as reviewing event plans, documentation and SOPs, press releases, and social media/misc. promotional content)

-Sending images and info to CLC’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator during events

-Assist in the curation and coordination of the Google Fiber STEM Building at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival

-Cultivating partnership leads for the organization (reaching out to potential sponsors, donors, exhibitors, newsletter subscribers, etc.)

-Assist in coordinating STEM programming inside of the STEM Building, included but not limited to community workshops, partner demonstrations and the Craft Lake City STEM craft(s)

-Implement STEM programming, including hands-on activities at community events

-Setting up and breaking down Craft Lake City’s table or booth
– Interacting with the public to promote Craft Lake City programs

Qualifications:

-Prior experience with event coordination

-Experience in applied STEM or STEAM fields, information design, or education and outreach 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 

-Demonstrated experience working with science and education organizations and others in the STEM education field

-Keeps abreast of developments, research, and new technology in the STEM field

-Organized and efficient in ability to document, manage, monitor and track data

-Experience with workflow and information management tools such as Google Drive, Asana, Slack or Airtable a plus

 

Requirements:

-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

-Ability to work 10-15 hours per week, with the flexibility of an increase of hours during peak times; Daily check-in required during peak seasons

-Ability to work extended hours at the DIY Festival annually during the second weekend in August

-Ability to check email/communication platforms daily with flexibility to address any time-sensitive items

-Ability to lift 20+ lbs

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. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

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Kid Row Coordinator

Craft Lake City’s Kid Row Coordinator  coordinates Craft Lake City’s year-round youth artisan entrepreneur program in conjunction with after local school programs and onsite at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.  The Kid Row Coordinator is a personable, adaptable, solution-oriented leader with excellent customer service skills and a passion for helping young artists create while learning entrepreneur skills.

Year round responsibilities:

– Serve as the primary point of contact with schools participating in Craft Lake City South artisan entrepreneur program

-Attend relevant school functions to promote and plan Craft Lake City after school workshops associated with the program

-Represent Craft Lake City in school classroom setting while workshops transpire

-Onsite coordination of workshop 

-Source/bring snacks for each school visit (as needed)

-Support teaching instructor as needed

-set up and cleanup of before and after workshop as needed 

-document workshops for organization grant reporting

-Support recruitment for Kid Row Applications 

-Work with youth artisans to decide on their unique areas of focus for inventory/merch prep for Kid Row 

-Work with the artisan and programs department to host Kid Row sales training sessions for 

-Source materials for inventory preparations specific to the youth artisans’ areas of interest

DIY Fest responsibilities:

-Serve as the primary point of contact and advocate for youth artisan exhibitors at the DIY Festival in the Kid Row zone, offering excellent customer service to ensure a positive festival experience for all participants

-Support youth artisans in Kid Row on Saturday August 12, 2023, including coordinating load-in, answering questions, helping to troubleshoot issues, and escalating any special needs or concerns to management as necessary

-Play a key role in the load-in and load-out logistics for youth artisans and their parents and/guardians in Kid Row, including volunteer training and coordination

-Create, organize, and distribute youth artisan lanyards and signage

-Assist the Craft Lake City team with setting up and breaking down Kid Row signage and equipment before, during, and after the DIY Festival

Qualifications:

-2 years of management or leadership experience 

-Experience working with children and their parents/guardians

-Festival, large event and/or crowd management experience preferred

-Exceptional customer service, problem-solving and communication skills

-Organized, collaborative and self-disciplined

-Ability to adapt in an event-driven, nonprofit environment

-Available to read and respond to email 2–3 times per day 

-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:

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. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

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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. Individuals should desire to join a committed team to achieve Craft Lake City’s nonprofit mission. 

 

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 Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and October and November leading up to the Annual Holiday Market. 

 

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 

-Google Drive management

-Run errands for the organization as needed

-Organization data research 

-Manage organization’s inventory

-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 and cell phone

-Must have reliable transportation and a willingness to use for work-related tasks  

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 basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

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Seasonal Positions

Join our paid team on a temporary basis and help us produce our exceptional Annual events like the DIY Festival and Holiday Market. It is a great way to earn some extra funds while contributing to something greater in your community!

DIY Fest Entertainment Coordinator

This is a seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of up to 10 hours, with weekly time commitments increasing in July and August leading up to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The DIY Festival Entertainment Coordinator 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and recruit the talent lineup for the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
  • On-site managing entertainment logistics for the three-day festival
  • Ensure that the scheduled lineup is confirmed for event including last minute cancellations and additions 
  • Ensure performers are checked in and checked out on time
  • Ensure the entertainment schedule for all stages and performing areas is timely and accurate and listed correctly across all digital and print platforms 
  • Manage two Stage Managers that oversee two independent stages during the Craft Lake City DIY Fest 
  • Ensure the performers arrive onsite and are prepared to  load on and off stage
  • Handle the contracts and tax forms of the bands before the event 
  • Pay out the talent according to the set budget after the event is over
  • Support the CLC Team in marketing and recruiting the “Call for Performers” January 2023- April 2023.
  • Work with the CLC Team to notify accepted and rejected DIY Fest  performers 
  • Work with the CLC Team to market the finalized line up by coordinating playlist, band bios and other tasks. 

Qualifications:

  • Must have previous event experience
  • Previous experience working in extreme temperatures and/or inclement weather 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and self-discipline
  • Desire to be involved in producing a creative experience for exhibitors and patrons alike
  • Ability to accept responsibility when mistakes are made and work with the team toward a solution 
  • 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
  • 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 by recruiting and booking LGBTA and BIPOCQT performers 
  • Ability to perform under stress; stress management skills 
  • Ability to manage crowds
  • Must be friendly and attentive
  • Must have impeccable customer service skills
  • 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 endure summer temperatures of 90 degrees and above 
  • Must be willing to help bands and performers load in

Requirements:

  • Must attend all staff meetings with advance notice, leading up to the DIY Festival 
  • Must be able to commit to work during the public hours of the festival with an additional setup and teardown schedule
  • Must have own laptop
  • Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend 

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.

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Volunteer With Us

Support the Craft Lake City team in your spare time as a volunteer. Volunteers are the backbone of Craft Lake City. Find out ways to volunteer your time by clicking the links below.