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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!

Programs Administrator

Reports to Artisans & Programs Manager

Craft Lake City is looking for a Programs Administrator to join our office team. This position will support the Craft Lake City Artisan & Programs Manager, Executive Director and other key staff members with the daily operations of the organization and its programs.The main focuses of the Programs Administrator include but are not limited to managing year-round craft workshops, supporting artisans for LetterWest, the DIY Festival and Holiday Market, and curating outdoor exhibitions.The applicant 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. 

This is a full-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 40 hours, which begins immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in several months in the year leading up various Craft Lake City events including LetterWest, the DIY Festival and Holiday Market. The Programs Administrator is required to be on-site for the duration of LetterWest, the DIY Festival and Holiday Market, so working long hours in extreme heat (DIY Fest) and cold (Holiday Market, LetterWest) are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

Responsibilities

Craft Workshops:

  • Curate dozens of community-based craft workshops per year 
  • Recruit, hire, train and pay artisan instructors
  • Recruit, train, manage, schedule and pay a team of workshop assistants
  • Periodically attend craft workshops as a sub or for staff training
  • Manage supplies for workshops from ordering to packaging to distribution
  • Monitor ticket sales and promotion
  • Generate reports identifying outcomes of each workshop

Events:

DIY Festival & Holiday Market:

  • Support Artisan and Programs Manager with artisan outreach and coordination from applications to festival set up
  • Serve as a public representative of Craft Lake City at virtual and in-person events 
  • Coordinate DIY Stations
  • Train, support and manage zone managers at events
  • Attend the DIY Festival (Aug 9-11, 2024) and Holiday Market (December 6-7, 2024) as a Craft Lake City team member, assisting as needed with set up, on-site coordination and breakdown

LetterWest:

  • Support event workshops from set up to tear down
  • Assist in workshop planning, supply management from ordering to packing to distribution
  • Attend LetterWest (March 14-15, 2025) as a Craft Lake City team member, assisting as needed with set up, on-site coordination and breakdown

Outdoor Exhibitions:

  • Support the Artisans and Programs manager in curating and executing outdoor exhibitions, Celebration of the Hand and Local Voices. 
  • Collaborate with artists, sponsors, partners and representatives from local organizations
  • Oversee the production and installation process as needed
  • Support in coordinating exhibition virtual discussions including booking guest speakers, preparing slideshows and promoting to the community

Other Responsibilities:

  • Support Craft Lake City management and staff with a variety of daily tasks, including data entry, correspondence, and office and file organization
  • Serve as a public representative of Craft Lake City at select events, both virtual and in-person, assisting with event set up and breakdown as needed
  • Support Craft Lake City team with artisan outreach as directed, including conducting research, attending events and contacting potential participants for programs and events
  • Running tech for Zoom sessions / virtual programming 
  • Support Craft Lake City Teamsters in other departments on a case-by-case basis as needed

Qualifications

  • Must be highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Positive attitude and excited to support the local creative community
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead projects from ideation to implementation to completion
  • Ability to manage a team of workshop assistants and event zone managers
  • Customer service experience
  • Good presentation, marketing and networking skills
  • Good research, analysis, organizational and reporting skills
  • Ability to accurately document and maintain pertinent information
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate across a variety of audiences
  • Maturity and ability to professionally represent Craft Lake City
  • Desire to help with tasks ranging from data entry to in-person event support
  • Comfortable building and maintaining relationships with artisans on the phone, via email, on social media and in-person
  • 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 thoughts and ideas to the table in a constructive manner, and open to receiving constructive criticism
  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Comfortable with technology
  • 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, 40 hours per week (some nights and weekends depending on the year)
  • Must be a self-starter, someone who can take the lead when needed and can be counted on to complete tasks from beginning to end
  • Must have your own laptop and cell phone
  • Must have your own car to transport supplies to off-site events
  • Must be comfortable lifting chairs, tables, and other supplies up to 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.

Click HERE to Apply now!

Outreach 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 Outreach Assistant will be responsible for the support and/or on-site coordination of outreach events in communities throughout Utah. Craft Lake City’s Outreach Assistant is interested in the local maker movement, is familiar with Craft Lake City’s programs and mission, and has a passion for merchandising, sales and event management. The Outreach 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. This person must be comfortable working in office on administrative work, along with working on site at community events.

This position will also assist in a supportive role to the Volunteer Coordinator and Craft Lake City Volunteer Department. The Outreach Assistant will be responsible for overseeing the check-in, training, and coordination of volunteers on-site during the annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, along with supporting our Brand Ambassador Program and volunteer efforts throughout the year. The Outreach Assistant 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 departments and assist in appropriate training and management to ensure successful event experience. Additionally, the Outreach Assistant will support other departments during Craft Lake City events, providing breaks, added support, and quality customer service to artisans, exhibitors, performers, and attendees. 

The Outreach Assistant reports to the Volunteer Coordinator. 

Responsibilities

-Serving as a representative and ambassador of Craft Lake City at various community outreach events during the year (such as farmers markets, Craft Lake City workshops, local street fairs, etc.)

-Cultivating leads for the organization (sponsors, donors, potential exhibitors, newsletter subscribers, etc.) while representing Craft Lake City at events

-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

-Recruiting, training and managing Brand Ambassadors as necessary to assist with Craft Lake City outreach events

-Maintaining a clean and organized area during the event

-Sending images and info to CLC’s PR & Social Media coordinator during the event

-Returning all event supplies to CLC headquarters

-Assisting with post-event reporting as needed

-Assisting the Artisan & Programs department with additional miscellaneous clerical event prep tasks as needed (such as Zone Manager prep, craft workshop kit assembly, etc.)

-Assisting the Volunteer Coordinator with managing volunteers during events
-Providing breaks for the Volunteer Coordinator and other staff members during events

-Assisting with decor install and maintenance of Volunteer Lounge including restocking snack, drinks, maps, handbills, and other materials needed by volunteers during events

-Posting on social media about Craft Lake City’s participation in partner events 

Qualifications:

This position requires a flexible schedule in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate special events

with partners in the community

-Develop and oversee events and event partnerships to further increase Craft Lake City’s physical presence

in the community

-The job requires someone with the physical ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds as necessary

-Customer service experience

-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

-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 

-Organizational skills and attention to detail

-Maturity and ability to professionally represent Craft Lake City

-Desire to help with tasks ranging from data entry to in-person event support

-Comfortable building relationships with volunteers on the phone, via email, on social media and in-person

-Ability to access email each day and respond in a timely manner

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

-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 working DIY Festival hours 

-Must be able to work long hours (10+) in outdoor summer temperatures

-Must be able to commit to scheduled work hours, attend volunteer trainings, approximately 5-10 hours per week with increased hours during summer event season  

-Must be a self-starter, someone who can take the lead when needed and can be counted on to complete tasks from beginning to end.

-Must have your own laptop and cell phone

-Must have your own car to transport supplies to off-site events

-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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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!

Click HERE to Apply now!

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.

Click HERE to Apply now!

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!

Festival Zone Manager

Craft Lake City’s Festival Zone Managers serve as the primary point of contact for a large group of exhibitors at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Zone Managers are personable, adaptable, solution-oriented leaders with excellent customer service skills and an interest in supporting Utah’s DIY businesses. 

Responsibilities:

-Serve as the primary point of contact and advocate for artisans at the DIY Fest in your assigned zone, offering excellent customer service to ensure a positive festival experience for all participants

-Support artisans in your zone throughout the weekend, including 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 artisans in your zone, including volunteer training and management

-Create, organize, and distribute artisan lanyards and signage

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

-Assist in other areas of the DIY Fest as needed throughout the weekend

Qualifications:

-2 years of management or leadership experience 

-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:

-Seasonal, contract position with the ability to work in-house at our offices 1-5 hours per week starting in July with hours increasing in August

-Must attend all staff meetings and trainings

-Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival week August 5th-12th 2024 and DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 9th, Saturday August 10th, and Sunday August 11th, 2023

-Must have your own laptop and cellphone 

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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Events Beverage Coordinator

Craft Lake City is looking for an event Beverage Coordinator for our upcoming Brewstillery event on June 15th! Please, no phone calls.

Overview:

The Event Beverage Coordinator will oversee the organization and distribution of beer and spirits for all vendor participants at the Brewstillery event, and DIY Festival in August.

Responsibilities:

-Oversee drop-off of product for all brewers & distillers at the event day-prior and day-of 

-Organize & maintain inventory on site during the event 

-Facilitate the proper completion of onsite paperwork for each brewery & distillery

-Oversee check-out of alcohol for the duration of the event for all vendors

-Manage small team of volunteers onsite 

-Assist in monitoring the participants for DABS violations, addressing those violations with the participant(s) and escalating to senior staff as needed

-Transfer data from individual brewery/distillery paper forms to SLUG’s master alcohol inventory digital spreadsheet

-Complete post-event inventory 

-Assist event team in inventory pick ups

-Assist event team in return of unused product to the DABS

Qualifications:

-Must have previous event experience

-Must be 21 years of age or older

-Exceptional organizational skills and self-discipline

-Desire to be involved in producing a fun and safe experience for exhibitors and patrons alike

-Honesty and ability to accept responsibility when mistakes are made

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

-Enthusiasm for collaborating or creating a project with complete execution, including refinement

-Ability to perform under stress; stress management skills 

-Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs

-Food and Beverage experience preferred

Requirements:

-Must attend all staff planning meetings and trainings 

-Must be able to commit to work Friday June 16 and Saturday June 15, 2024.

-Ability to work in-house at our offices, 5-8 hours per week for the 2 weeks leading to the event

-Ability to complete 10-20 hours post-event hours 

-Must have own laptop, with willingness to use for Brewstillery-related tasks 

-Must have own cell phone, with willingness to use for Brewstillery-related tasks  

-Must have reliable transportation, with willingness to use for Brewstillery-related tasks
 

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Event Cashier

Craft Lake City is looking for cashiers who are wonderfully enthusiastic and can provide great customer service at our 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons. Cashiers will assist with the handling of transactions at entry gates and other areas throughout the market and champion the genuine, thoughtful sale of Craft Lake City offerings. Cashiers are responsible for providing exceptional guest service and helpful information to patrons and visitors of the DIY Festival. As a cashier, you’ll also have a chance to work with a supportive team of individuals that allow Craft Lake City to create a unique Festival for our community. 

This is a seasonal contract position for the DIY Festival held Friday August 9th, Saturday August 10th, and Sunday August 11th at the Utah state fairpark. Cashiers are required to be on site for extended hours during the festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider when applying for this position.

Training will be provided.

Qualifications:

-Basic math skills

-Great under pressure and has stress management abilities

-Knows how to provide spectacular customer service

-Has 1+ years experience with retail, sales and cash handling

-Previous experience with Square POS is a bonus

-Previous experience with large events would be preferred 

-Honesty and integrity when it comes to handling cash and card transactions and/or any personal information

-Ability to professionally interact with festival patrons and staff 

-Ability to passionately communicated & sale Craft Lake City product offerings

-Great at communication and problem-solving skills

-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

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

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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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.

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