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

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

    The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for public relations, marketing, and social media efforts on behalf of Craft Lake City.

    Craft Lake City’s Communications Coordinator is collaborative, interested in local DIY culture, passionate about the nonprofit arts sector, and has a passion for crafting clear and creative messaging for diverse audiences. The 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 community. The Communications Coordinator will develop and execute multiple projects simultaneously, requiring the ability to stay organized while managing competing priorities.

    Responsibilities:
    -Design short-term and long-term communication strategies that meet organizational goals
    -Identifying opportunities to promote Craft Lake City and its programs to new and target audiences
    -Updating, maintaining and enforcing the Craft Lake City style guide for consistent messaging and branding
    -Collecting and managing data and statistics that measure the success of communication efforts
    -Cultivating relationships with local members of the media and serving as a spokesperson on behalf of Craft Lake City when appropriate
    -Drafting and distributing press releases and media alerts
    -Overseeing social media and blog content on behalf of Craft Lake City
    -Coordinating Craft Lake City’s monthly e-newsletter
    -Updating and creating content for the Craft Lake City website
    -Assisting in the production of Craft Lake City’s printed and digital promotional materials (brochures, videos, flyers, etc.)
    -Coordinating the volunteer marketing team for outreach and visibility opportunities in the community

    Qualifications:
    -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 in ability 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 marketing or public relations would be a plus

    Requirements:
    -Ability to work 20+ hours per week, with the opportunity of increasing to full-time
    -Ability to work extended hours at the DIY Festival from August 9-11, 2019
    -Must have your own laptop and cell phone
  • Ticketing & Finance Assistant Manager
    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 is looking for an Assistant Manager for our Ticketing and Finance Team. As the Assistant Manager in this department, you will help in the recruitment, hiring and training of the cashier team, assist in creating department standard operating procedures and systems, and work on-site for the duration of the festival to ensure the department runs smoothly and successfully.

    This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 10-15 hours a week for Festival preparation, with a start date determined upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will begin in June and lead up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 9, 10 and 11. The Ticketing and Finance Assistant 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 hours will also be required.

    Qualifications:
    - 1+ years experience in a leadership/management position
    -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
    -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 attend/assist in 4-6 training sessions prior to the event during night and/or weekends
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 9, Saturday August 10, and Sunday August 11, 2019
    -Must be able to fulfill all pre & post festival hour commitments
    -Must have own laptop computer

    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.

    Job Closes: March 15, 2019
  • Kids' Area 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 in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibitions, and other special events.

    Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival Kids’ Area Manager is responsible for programming the Kids’ Area to ensure a fun, creative and educational experience for kids and families during the DIY Festival. This team member is passionate about youth arts education, and is creative, collaborative, friendly, leadership-driven and organized. The DIY Festival Kids’ Area Manager reports to the Executive Director and DIY Festival Project Coordinator.

    Responsibilities:
    -Identify the theme for the Kids’ Area at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival
    -Develop hands-on craft activities for kids and families that align with the theme
    -Create a plan for decor in the Kids’ Area and work with volunteers to make the decorations
    -Recruit, train and manage volunteers, in conjunction with the DIY Festival Volunteer Coordinator,-who will assist in the Kids’ Area
    -Collaborate with the DIY Festival Inventory Manager to determine what supplies and tools will be needed in the Kids’ Area
    -Make and execute a plan for managing the bounce house and other entertainment in the Kids’ Area
    -Manage all aspects of the Kids’ Area during the DIY Festival, including setup, breakdown, and assisting volunteers and staff as needed
    -Work with Kids’ Area Sponsor to ensure their promotion and participation goals are met

    Qualifications:
    -2 years of management experience
    -Experience working with children of all ages, in art education, and/or family programming preferred
    -Event coordination and crowd management experience desired
    -Well-versed in creating and managing a budget
    -Superb customer service skills
    -Exceptional organizational and time management skills
    -Effective communicator with a collaborative work style
    -Adaptable and flexible in a nonprofit, event-driven environment
    -Ability to access email 2–3 times a day and respond in a timely manner
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -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:
    -Part-time, seasonal contract position
    -Ability to work in-house at the CLC offices 5-10 hours per week through May/June
    -Available to work increased hours in the summer, June-August, leading up to the DIY Festival
    -Committed to working the DIY Festival weekend, August 9-11, 2019, as well as additional hours for setup and breakdown
    -Must attend all required staff meetings and trainings
    -Must have your own laptop 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 bases of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.

    Job Closes: March 15, 2019
  • 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 responsible for overseeing the planning, recruitment, training, and on-site staffing for the 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and community outreach events leading up to the Festival. The Volunteer Coordinator is organized, a natural leader, a clear communicator, and team player with an interest in supporting Utah’s creative community. This staff member will become familiar with all DIY Festival departments and create appropriate volunteer plans to ensure a successful Festival experience. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and DIY Festival Project Coordinator.

    Responsibilities
    -Recruiting individual and group volunteers
    -Designing and overseeing volunteer sign-up process
    Developing and providing in-depth volunteer training
    -Determining volunteer needs of each DIY Festival department and staffing appropriately
    -Creating and overseeing volunteer schedules
    -Determining and securing volunteer benefits
    -Overseeing volunteer program on-site at the DIY Festival
    -Assisting volunteers as needed
    -Creating and distributing a volunteer thank-you and survey after the DIY Festival .

    Qualifications:
    -Previous experience working as a volunteer
    -Past experience in volunteer management preferred
    -Familiarity with volunteer software preferred
    -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

    Requirements:
    -This is a part-time, seasonal contract position (January-October 2019) with the potential to become a year-round 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 from August 9-11, 2019
    -Must have your own laptop 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 bases of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.

    Job Closes: March 15, 2019
  • STEM Building 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.

    The STEM Building Coordinator will be responsible for producing an engaging, educational and positive experience for exhibitors and visitors in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Building at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.

    Craft Lake City’s STEM Building Coordinator thrives on the dynamic creativity and innovation of local DIY tinkerers, inventors, educators and STEM organizations in the community. This team member is driven by the inspiration that can “STEM” from outside of the traditional definition of craft. The STEM Building Coordinator will identify, recruit, and manage exciting new exciting exhibitors for the STEM Building at the DIY Festival to ensure a fresh and new experience for DIY Festival visitors. Additionally, the STEM Building Coordinator will develop and oversee workshops, activities and programs to encourage public engagement with science and technology at the DIY Festival.

    Responsibilities:
    -Planning, recruiting and managing STEM exhibitors for the DIY Festival
    -Curating and overseeing DIY Festival STEM workshops, Meet a Scientist opportunities, and other programming
    -Handling STEM applicant/exhibitor questions
    -Collaborating with Craft Lake City team to announce and notify selected STEM participants
    -Invoicing and payment procedures for STEM exhibitors
    -Assisting with STEM-related press releases or other related marketing items
    -Exhibitor placement in the STEM Building
    -Overseeing load-in and load-out procedures for STEM Building
    -Serve as the key point person for STEM exhibitors and activities throughout the DIY Festival weekend
    -Managing volunteers in the STEM Building
    -Creating and sending STEM participant survey and thank-you emails

    Qualifications:
    -2+ years of experience with event and program management
    -Prior experience in STEM outreach program management or STEM education preferred
    -Experience managing volunteers is preferred
    -Budgeting experience preferred
    -Strong skills in networking, outreach, and building meaningful partnerships
    -Adaptable and flexible in a nonprofit, event-driven environment
    -Excellent communication and writing skills
    -Comfortable with public speaking, including media appearances on radio and TV
    -Exceptional organizational skills and self-discipline
    -Ability to access email 2–3 times a day to check for questions or key information
    -Familiarity with Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet, etc.
    -Must be comfortable working outdoors in the summer months

    Requirements:
    -Part-time, seasonal contract position, begins immediately upon hiring
    -Ability to work in-house at our offices, 10–20 hours per week in spring and early summer, with hours increasing in the months leading up to the DIY Festival in August
    -Must be able to commit to week of festival prep and teardown from August 5-13, 2019
    -The STEM Building Manager is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival from August 9-11, 2019
    -Must attend most or all staff meetings and production training
    -Must have your own laptop and cell phone

    Job Closes: March 15, 2019
  • Production Coordinator
    Craft Lake City is looking for DIY Festival Production Coordinators who will work as a team to set up and tear down the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Production Coordinator is expected to remain on-site for key dates in the production schedule and to be on-call for troubleshooting issues and supporting the Festival team throughout the Festival dates. The Production Coordinator will also have a great chance to work with a supportive team of individuals that allow Craft Lake City to create a unique a festival for our community and interact with wonderful Festival volunteers.

    This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of up to 5 hours, in the weeks leading up to the festival. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival including working the Festival setup and teardown: August 5-13. The DIY Festival Production 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.

    Qualifications:
    -Must have previous event production experience
    -Previous experience working in extreme temperatures and/or inclement weather
    -Exceptional organizational skills & 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
    -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 through the maker movement
    -Patient listener
    -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

    Requirements:
    -Must attend all staff meetings
    -Must be able to commit to work (or be on call) during the public hours of the festival with an additional setup and teardown schedule
    -Ability to work in-house at our offices, 1-5 hours per week leading up to the Festival
    -Must have own laptop
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday, August 9, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019 including setup and teardown before and after the Festival.

    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.

    Job Closes: March 30, 2019
  • Community Events 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 Event 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

    Job Closes: March 15, 2019
  • 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 CLC 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 CLC headquarters
    -Providing photos from the workshop to CLC
    -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
    -Must be comfortable lifting chairs, tables, and other supplies

    Job Closes: March 15, 2019

Internships

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 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival! 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!