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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. 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!

Volunteer

Looking for a fun way to engage with the community? Interested in gaining professional and personal development? Consider joining our Craft Lake City Volunteer Team!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community while helping out an organization you love! We have offer both remote and in-person volunteer opportunities with options to help year-round as member of our Volunteer Ambassador Team. If you are a civic-minded individual with a passion for the arts, consider signing up today! To get the ball rolling, simply fill out an application using the link below. To learn more about volunteering with Craft Lake City, click here.

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Job Opportunities

  • Community Inclusion Coordinator
    Craft Lake City is looking for a Community Inclusion Coordinator. This position will lead Craft Lake City’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by implementing the organization’s Community Inclusion Program and by building and advising on internal and external programs. The Community Inclusion Coordinator will grow our societal engagement through impactful interactions, outreach and programming. The applicant should have an interest in the local maker movement and familiarity with Craft Lake City’s programs and mission. Experience in nonprofit arts administration, diversity, equity and inclusion programming and/or community engagement/outreach required.

    This is a full-time, contract position, with the ability to become an employee after passing a probationary period. The weekly time commitment is 40 hours, which begins immediately upon hire. Weekly time commitments increase in May, June, July and August leading up to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival (August 2022 and in October, November leading up to the Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market. The Community Inclusion Coordinator is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival and Holiday Market so working long event hours in the summer heat and outdoors during winter are factors you should consider when applying for this position.


    Responsibilities:

    -Coordinate Craft Lake City’s Community Inclusion Program
    -Manage Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program
    -Coordinate Application Assistance Events
    -Coordinate Application Fee Assistance Program
    -Manage Sponsored Families Program
    -Oversee the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of Craft Lake City
    -Build and manage relationships with Community Partners
    -Chair Diversity and Inclusion Committee and manage D&I Strategic Plan
    -Collaborate with the Craft Lake City team to coordinate outdoor exhibition installations and discussions (Local Voices, Celebration of the Hand)
    -Work with Executive Director, Artisan and Program Manager and Graphic Designer on design assets
    -Collaborate with Web Developer, Artisan & Program Manager and Executive Director to update the website as needed.
    -Additional duties as assigned

    Qualifications:
    -Positive attitude
    -Passionate about Utah’s creative community
    -Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    -Customer service experience
    -Public speaking skills
    -Management experience
    -Programming or event experience
    -Maturity and ability to professionally represent Craft Lake City
    -Comfortable building relationships with artisans, sponsors, partners and stakeholders
    -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
    -Comfortable with technology
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -Experience creating and maintaining a department budget
    -Experience in nonprofit arts administration, diversity, equity and inclusion programming and/or community engagement/outreach

    Requirements:
    -Must attend required meetings and trainings
    -Must be able to commit to scheduled work hours
    -Must be a self-starter, someone who can take the lead and can be counted on to complete 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
  • 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.

    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

    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.

    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 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.

  • Volunteer 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 Craft Lake City 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 Volunteer Coordinator is a year-round position, responsible for overseeing the planning, recruitment, training, and on-site staffing for the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, 3rd Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market and community outreach events leading up to both. The Volunteer Coordinator is organized, a natural leader, a clear communicator, outgoing and team player with an interest in supporting Utah’s creative community. This staff member will become familiar with all DIY Festival and Holiday Market departments and create appropriate volunteer plans to ensure a successful Festival and Holiday Market experience. Additionally, the Volunteer Coordinator will work with the Community Events Assistant to recruit, train and manage a year-round volunteer team of brand ambassadors that represent the organization at community events. Reports to the Executive Director.

    Responsibilities
    -Recruiting individual and group volunteers for Annual DIY Festival, Annual Holiday Market and working with CLC’s Community Events Assistant to coordinate the organization’s year-round brand ambassador team
    -Designing and overseeing volunteer sign-up process
    -Developing and providing in-depth volunteer training
    -Determining volunteer needs of each DIY Festival/Holiday Market department & Brand Ambassador Team and staffing appropriately
    -Creating and overseeing volunteer schedules
    -Determining and securing volunteer benefits
    -Overseeing volunteer program on-site at the DIY Festival, Holiday Market and community events
    -Assisting volunteers as needed
    -Creating and distributing a volunteer thank-you and survey after the DIY Festival, Holiday Market and other events where volunteers are staffed.

    Qualifications:
    -Previous experience working as a volunteer
    -Past experience in volunteer management preferred
    -Familiarity with volunteer software preferred
    -Leadership experience
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -Available to access email 2-3 times daily
    -Exceptional customer service skills
    -Effective communicator in person and in writing
    -Organized with excellent time management abilities
    -Adaptable and flexible in a nonprofit, event-driven environment
    -Outgoing and collaborative personality
    -Stress management skills
    -Ability to lift 20-30 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
    -Ability to approach organizations and individuals about volunteer opportunities
    -Outgoing personality

    Requirements:
    -This is a part-time, year-round position with the potential to become a full-time position for the right candidate.
    -Must attend all staff meetings
    -Ability to work in-house at our offices, 15-20 hours per week through June
    -Available to work increased hours, 30-40 per week, in July and August
    -Ability to work extended hours at the DIY Festival in August 2022 and Holiday Market Dec. 3 & 4.
    -Must have your own laptop, transportation and cell phone

    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.
  • Marketing & Communications 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 Craft Lake City DIY Festival held each year in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibitions and other special events.

    Under the direction of Craft Lake City management, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator will be responsible for public relations, marketing and social media efforts on behalf of Craft Lake City.

    Craft Lake City’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator is enthusiastic and interested in local DIY culture and the nonprofit arts sector, has a passion for crafting and local art. The right candidate will have a desire to create clear and creative messaging for diverse audiences and purposes through writing, marketing and social media. The Marketing & Communications 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 media, our social media subscribers, newsletter audience, website and overall community. This position will develop and execute multiple projects simultaneously, requiring the ability to stay organized while managing competing priorities and being a collaborative team player. This is a 30-hour per week contract position with increased hours during peak events and leading up to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.


    Responsibilities:
    -Works with senior-level Craft Lake City teamsters to conceptualize and implement short-term and long-term communication, marketing and outreach plans and strategies for Craft Lake City programs and events.
    -Identifies opportunities to promote Craft Lake City and its programs to new and target audiences.
    -Updates and enforces the Craft Lake City writing style guide for consistent messaging and branding.
    -Collects, manages and reports on data and statistics that measure the success of social media and public relations efforts. Identifies and effects changes required for improvement.
    -Cultivates relationships with local members of the media and serves as a spokesperson on behalf of Craft Lake City when appropriate. Provides direct responses, press releases, story pitches, images and special reports to reporters as needed.
    -Coordinates Craft Lake City’s monthly e-newsletter and periodic e-blasts, and develops strategies for increasing Craft Lake City’s newsletter subscriptions.
    Updates and creates content for the Craft Lake City website.
    -Updates community calendars with information about Craft Lake City events and programs.
    -Oversees all social media strategies, including scheduling, cross-promotion campaigns, and influencer partnerships; establishes strategies for increasing social media engagement and following.
    -Participates in outreach initiatives in collaboration with the Craft Lake City team, which may include tabling at community events, networking online and in-person, media appearances and attending CLC programs.
    -Assists in the design and production of Craft Lake City’s printed and digital promotional materials (brochures, videos, flyers, social media assets, etc.) as needed, including using Photoshop and Illustrator templates..

    Qualifications:
    -Self-motivated, coachable, positive, willing to support and collaborate with Craft Lake City Teamsters and Volunteers
    -Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    -A passion for writing and creative storytelling
    -Ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
    -Experience in public relations, media relations and public speaking strongly preferred
    -Proficiency in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok with a personal interest in current social media trends, best practices and tactics
    -Experience using social media management tools
    -A keen eye for detail
    -Organized and efficient in ability to document, manage, monitor and track data
    -Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Indesign a plus
    -Experience with photography and video creation
    -Exceptional customer service skills when dealing with both colleagues and partners
    -Experience with workflow and information management tools such as Google Drive, Slack and Asana
    -Comfortable learning new technologies
    -Ability to respond positively to criticism, to self-reflect, and to change directions when necessary
    -Willingness to go above and beyond in order to accomplish department and/or team goals
    -Direct experience with marketing or public relations

    Requirements:
    -Ability to work extended hours before, during and after the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival in August 2022.
    -Ability to check email/communication platforms daily with flexibility to address any time-sensitive items
    -Ability to attend all required Craft Lake City team meetings
    -Ability to lift 20+ lbs
    -Must have your own laptop, cell phone and vehicle

    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.
  • 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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