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
    - Identify opportunities to promote Craft Lake City and its programs to new and target audiences
    - Update, maintain and enforce the Craft Lake City style guide for consistent messaging and branding
    - Collect and manage data and statistics that measure the success of communication efforts
    - Cultivate relationships with local members of the media and serving as a spokesperson on behalf of Craft Lake City when appropriate
    - Draft and distribute press releases and media alerts
    - Oversee social media and blog content on behalf of Craft Lake City
    - Coordinate Craft Lake City’s monthly e-newsletter
    - Update and create content for the Craft Lake City website
    - Assist in the production of Craft Lake City’s printed and digital promotional materials (brochures, videos, flyers, etc.)
    - Coordinate 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
  • Project 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 Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the planning, progression and successful execution of the 2019 DIY Festival. The Project Coordinator is incredibly organized, a natural leader, a clear communicator, and team player with an interest in supporting Utah’s creative community.

    Responsibilities:
    - Manage a timeline and project plan for the 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival
    - Understand the larger mission and key project milestones of the DIY Festival, and then break down the event into smaller tasks to be completed by specific departments
    - Clearly communicate deadlines and duties to each Festival department, and hold those departments accountable for their deliverables
    - Attend weekly department meetings
    - Frequently meet and collaborate with Craft Lake City staff members to achieve project goals
    - Train new staff as needed
    - Work on-site before, during and after the DIY Festival to ensure that the event runs smoothly
    - Assist with post-Festival wrap-up projects as needed


    Qualifications:
    - Exceptional project management skills
    - Excellent ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
    - Strong written and verbal communication skills
    - Efficient in ability to document, manage, monitor and track data
    - Leadership and/or management experience preferred
    - Experience with tools such as Google Drive, Asana or Airtable a plus
    - Direct experience with project management or nonprofit administration a plus

    Requirements:
    - Seasonal contract position (January-October 2019) with the potential to become year round position for the right candidate.
    - Approximately 30-40 hours a week with increased hours in July and August
    - Must be available to work extended hours at the DIY Festival from August 9-11, 2019.

  • Sponsorship 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.

    Craft Lake City’s Sponsorship Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Craft Lake City executive director in soliciting, securing, and managing sponsorships and partnerships for the 2019 Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. This role is ideal for an individual who is friendly, detail-oriented, interested in local DIY culture, and passionate about supporting a small nonprofit arts organization through sales efforts and data-driven projects.

    Responsibilities:
    - Support Craft Lake City management in outreach to potential sponsors for the 2019 DIY Festival
    - Follow up with potential sponsors via email and phone calls on behalf of the Executive Director
    - Track all sponsorship information in Craft Lake City’s database, including solicitation efforts, communications, outcomes and deliverables
    - Assist Craft Lake City staff in drafting sponsorship agreements
    - Review marketing materials to ensure that sponsors are recognized appropriately
    - Serve as a Craft Lake City team member and sponsorship contact on-site at the 2019 DIY Festival
    - Assist Craft Lake City with sponsorship-related wrap-up reports and projects after the DIY Festival

    Qualifications:
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    - 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
    - Experience with tools such as Google Drive, Asana or Airtable a plus
    - Direct experience with sales or nonprofit development a plus

    Requirements:
    - Seasonal, part-time position
    - Requires approximately 10-20 hours per week from January-June
    -Increased hours in July and August
    - Must be available to work extended hours at the DIY Festival from August 9-11, 2019.

  • Ticketing & Finance Assistant Manager
    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.

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!