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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!

Partnership & Generosity Coordinator

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.

 

Craft Lake City’s Partnership & Generosity Coordinator will be responsible for soliciting, securing, and managing partnerships , fundraisers, and individual donations for the organization. The Partnership & Generosity Coordinator is a member of Craft Lake City’s Development team, and the goals of the Development team are to establish and build relationships with any and all future and potential donors, sponsors, and community organizations, develop new streams of funding, and fulfill commitments to supporters, thereby supporting the mission of the organization and expanding Craft Lake City’s  impact  on local community through events and educational programming.

 

The Partnership & Generosity Coordinator will be an asset in paving the way for new and any relevant opportunities to assist in the growth of the organization through the expansion and application of the organization’s mission statement.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivating relationships with sponsors for the annual DIY Festival, Holiday Market, LetterWest and other Craft Lake City events
  • Developing creative new ways to deliver value to partners in exchange for financial and in kind support
  • Identifying new sources of funding via creative outreach
  • Secure sponsors who align with Craft Lake City’s mission and values
  • Track all Sponsorship information in Craft Lake City’s database, including solicitation efforts, communications, outcomes and deliverables
  • Create and execute Partnership agreements 
  • Review marketing materials to ensure that partners  are recognized appropriately 
  • Serve as a Craft Lake City team member and Partnership contact on-site at the Annual DIY Festival & Holiday Market
  • Assist Craft Lake City with Sponsorship -related wrap-up reports and projects after events
  • Sending donor acknowledgements and thank you cards
  • Create and run membership events with the support of the Development Coordinator
  • Create and run fundraising events, i.e., GivingTuesday, Annual Giving Campaign.
  • Compile and present yearly reports based on membership surveys, member numbers, programming & event success, etc., to be presented to Craft Lake City’s Board and other affiliated organization committees and partners.
  • Assist the Development Director with data collection for use in grants and/or proposals.

 

Qualifications:

  • Confident in written and verbal communication skills
  • Outgoing personality 
  • Assertive in pitching partnership opportunities and asking for money 
  • Exceptional customer service abilities
  • Organized and efficient in ability to document, manage, monitor and track data
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • A keen eye for detail
  • 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
  • Experience with tools such as Excel, Google Drive, Asana or Airtable a plus
  • Direct experience with sales, fundraising, or nonprofit development a plus
  • Experience with managing large Sponsorships a plus
  • Interested in building and maintaining long term relationships with potential sponsors, donors and funders 

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to work 20+ hours per week, with the opportunity of increasing to full-time 
  • Increased hours in July and August
  • Must be available to work extended hours at the Annual DIY Festival the second weekend of August.
  • Must be available to work extended hours at the Annual Holiday Market in Ogden the first weekend in December

 

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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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.

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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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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!

Ticketing and Gates Manager

Craft Lake City is looking for a Ticketing & Gates Manager for our Ticketing & Gates Team. The Ticketing & Gates Manager will be responsible for team preparations & standards, managing the training of the cashier team, configuring and testing POS systems, and working on-site for the duration of our festivals to ensure the department runs smoothly and successfully. 

This is a year-round, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 15-20 hours per week for Festival preparation, with hours increasing as the festival draws closer. Weekly time commitments will begin in May and lead up to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival the second week of August, as well as the Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market in Ogden, Utah the first weekend of December.

The Ticket and Finance Manager is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position. 10-20 post-festival and Holiday Market hours per week will also be required for inventory reconciliation & other wrap up tasks. 

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain ticketing operations and reporting for all events for Craft Lake City
  • Communicate regularly with CLC staff, ticketing staff, vendors, and other affiliated parties 
  • Assist with event programming, ticket holds, ticket accounts and other ticket details
  • Manage patron facing customer service needs as it relates to ticketing
  • Communicate regularly and assist internal departments and external event personnel with any ticketing needs and concerns
  • Attend all relevant meetings, functions and discussions
  • Act as manager and liaison at events including but limited to Sales, Guest List, Operations, Cash Management, Reporting and Customer Service
  • Assist with monitoring of ticket sales and maintenance of ticketing system
  • Track and reconcile ticket stock inventory
  • Maintain accurate accounting records and archives, compliance
  • Receive and maintain ticket fulfillment and process invoices to completion
  • Monitor supplies and equipment, as well as, report and follow up on any ticketing repair issues
  • All duties as assigned by management
  • Work with CLC management and ticketing vendor to set-up events, place holds, process orders and release tickets in a timely fashion

Qualifications:

-2-3 years experience as a box office manager or representative, including management level work experience

-Ability to lead a team under pressure;  has strong stress management abilities                                          

-HONESTY—especially when it comes to handling cash and card transactions and/or any personal information

-Professionally interact with Festival patrons and visitors                                                                                                     

-Excellent at listening, taking direction                                                                                                                                

-Ability to adapt and be flexible when necessary to help other team members                                                                   

-Ability to think quickly and resolve problems that may arise with an outdoor event                                                         

-Must be punctual                                                                                                                                                            

-Impeccable customer service skills                                                                                                                                   

-Excellent communication abilities                                                                                                                                         

-Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”                                                                                                     

-Previous experience with Square POS (Point of Sale) platform/software is a bonus                                                         

-Previous experience with Google Drive, Docs, & Sheets desired

-Previous experience with large events desired

Requirements:

-Must have flexibility/willingness to work in-house at the Craft Lake City office 5-15 hours per week, with start date in April/May 

-Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday. August 9, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 2024 as well as the Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market in Ogden, Utah on Friday December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2024.

-Must have flexibility/willingness to complete 10-20 post festival and holiday market hours 

-Must have own cell phone and laptop computer, with willingness to use for Craft Lake City 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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