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

  • DIY Festival Cashier
    Craft Lake City is looking for cashiers who are wonderfully enthusiastic and can provide great customer service at our 2018 DIY Festival. You will assist with the handling of transactions at ticket booths, VIP, and more at the Festival. Cashiers are responsible for providing great customer 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 on Friday August 10, Saturday August 11, and Sunday August 12, 2018. Cashiers are required to be on site for the duration of the DIY Festival’s operating hours, 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 and cash handling
    -Previous experience with a POS (Point of Sale) platform/software is a BONUS!
    -Previous experience with large events would be PHENOMENAL!
    -HONESTY—especially when it comes to handling cash and card transactions and/or any personal information
    -Professionally interact with Festival patrons and visitors
    -Super good 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”

    Requirements:
    -Must attend 2-4 staff meetings/training sessions prior to the Festival, as scheduled
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 10, Saturday August 11, and Sunday August 12, 2018

    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.
  • DIY Festival Cash Runner
    Craft Lake City is looking for Festival Cash Runners, whose middle name is “Responsible & trustworthy,” to assist with handling all immediate finance needs during the festival for all Craft Lake City areas. Festival Cash Runners will be assisting the Festival Controller with tracking financial management, flow, and need at our Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Festival Cash Runner position requires basic math skills and the ability to be timely, organized, and attentive, while managing necessary and sensitive data and money. As a staff member of Craft Lake City, you will also have an opportunity to work with a supportive team of individuals that allow Craft Lake City to create a unique festival for our community. As a Festival Cash Runner, you will have the opportunity to work with multiple teams and provide essential support onsite at the DIY Festival.

    This is a summer seasonal contract position with a commitment to predetermined training dates and meetings, and starting date will be determined upon hiring. Commitments may increase around July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 10,11 and 12. The Festival Cash Runners are required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival weekend, so working long hours are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Training will be provided.

    Qualifications:
    -Has 2–4 years experience with retail, and if you have experience in merchandising or retail management that is A PLUS!
    -Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
    -HONESTY—especially when it comes to handling cash and card transactions
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.for inventory and sales reporting, 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 represent in a manner that is suitable for the Craft Lake City image
    -Ability to be discreet and sensitive to the data and numbers that are associated with handling and managing finances and department information
    -Excellent communication abilities for onsite needs and coordination during the Festival, i.e., cash pickups, inventory needs from Inventory Coordinator, etc.

    Requirements:
    -Must attend all required trainings and meeting in preparation for the Festival weekend
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 10, Saturday August 11, and Sunday August 12, 2018
    -Ability to lift and carry 25+ 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.
  • DIY Festival Zone Manager
    Craft Lake City is looking for Festival Zone Managers who are not intimidated by crowds and varying personality types for the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Festival Zone Manager is passionate in engaging with our local artisan and maker community as well as interacting with the attendees, who delight in experiencing the DIY Festival each year or for the first time. The Festival Zone Manager will have the opportunity to cultivate relationships onsite with exhibitors at the DIY Festival, and Zone Managers will assist with artisan questions, issues and load-in/out during the festival. Zone Managers 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.

    This is a summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 1-5 hours, which may begin immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 10, 11 and 12. The Festival Zone Manager is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Training will be provided.

    Qualifications:
    -Has at least 2 years experience with management, and if you have experience in a festival environment that is A PLUS!
    -Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
    -Exceptional customer service skills
    -Desire to be involved in producing a creative experience for exhibitors and patrons alike
    -Ability to access email 2–3 times a day to check for questions or key information
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Proficient with at Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
    -An ability to handle and work with power tools
    -Ability to manage and work within a budget
    -Must be friendly and attentive
    -Must have good communication skills
    -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
    -Ability to perform under stress; stress management skills
    -Ability to manage crowds
    Ability to problem solve

    Requirements:
    -Must attend most or all staff meetings and production training
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 10, Saturday August 11, and Sunday August 12, 2018
    -Ability to work in-house at our offices, 1-5 hours per week, with hours increasing during the summer months leading up to the DIY Festival
    -Must have your own laptop

    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.
  • DIY Festival Controller
    Craft Lake City is looking for a Festival Controller who has proven organizational and money management skills to assist with financial management at our Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Festival Controller position requires an individual who is extremely organized, patient and honest whilst managing necessary and sensitive data and money as well. You will support the Festival Finance Team to create a wonderful and supportive atmosphere for all departments, ensuring security and success of the DIY Festival.

    The Festival Controller will be responsible for working with the Finance Team during the Festival, managing cash flow and monitoring activity to ensure smooth Festival operations. The Festival Controller will also be responsible for keeping accurate records to facilitate post-Festival financial reconciliation. You’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple teams and provide guidance to accomplish orderly money management in all departments, onsite at the DIY Festival. Training and internal office support will be provided, but we love self-starters who are organized, proactive and have proven ability of meeting deadlines and goals.

    This is a spring/summer seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 5 hours for Festival preparation, and starting date will be determined upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 10, 11 and 12.The Festival Controller is required to be onsite 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.

    Qualifications:
    -Has 2–4 years experience with bookkeeping or accounting
    -Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
    -HONESTY—especially when it comes to handling cash and card transactions
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, -Sheets, etc. for inventory and sales reporting, 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 represent in a manner that is suitable for the Craft Lake City image
    -Ability to be discreet and sensitive to the data and numbers that are associated with handling and managing finances and department information
    -Excellent communication abilities for onsite needs and coordination during the Festival, i.e., cash pickups, inventory needs from Inventory Coordinator, etc.

    Requirements:
    -Must attend most or all staff meetings and production training
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 10, Saturday August 11, and Sunday August 12, 2018
    -Ability to work in-house at our offices, 5–10 hours per week, with hours increasing during the summer months leading up to the DIY Festival.
    -Must have your own laptop
    -Ability to lift 25+ 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.
  • DIY Festival Bounce House Manager (Kids' Area)
    Craft Lake City is looking for a Kids’ Area Bounce House Manager, who is an enthusiastic individual and has the ability to kindly enforce the “un-fun” rules for the bounce house in order to create a safe environment for the children. The Bounce House Manager will have the opportunity to work with volunteers, staff, and families and visitors of the DIY Festival to help create the wonderful atmosphere of the DIY Festival year after year.

    This is a festival weekend contract position from August 10-12. The Kids’ Area Bounce House Manager is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat with loud noise are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Training will be provided.

    Qualifications:
    -Has worked with children before, not a requirement but A PLUS!
    -Organized and personable
    -Desire to be involved in making the 10th Annual DIY Festival the best one yet!
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a live event, like the DIY Festival!
    -Ability to listen and work with and take direction from the Kids’ Area Manager
    -Ability to manage crowds
    -Must be friendly and attentive
    -Must have good communication skills
    -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:
    -Must attend any required training or staff meetings, if applicable
    -Passionate about providing incredible customer service
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11 and Sunday August 12, 2018

    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.
  • DIY Festival Production Manager
    Craft Lake City is looking for a DIY Festival Production Manager who has proven leaderships and management skills, plus the ability to work with the Craft Lake City DIY Festival production team to set up and tear down the Festival. The Production Manager 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. You’ll 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, which will be determined upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 10-12. The DIY Festival Production Manager is required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Qualifications:
    -Must have previous event production experience
    -Previous experience with rental companies
    -Experience managing a team in an event production situation is a PLUS
    -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 and take ownership for rectifying them
    -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
    -Excellent communication abilities for onsite needs and coordination during the Festival
    -Ability to perform under stress; stress management skills
    -Ability to manage crowds
    -Must be friendly and attentive
    -Patient listener
    -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 10 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
    -Must have your own laptop
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018

    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.
  • DIY Festival 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. You’ll 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, which will be determined upon hiring. Weekly time commitments will increase in June, July and August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 10-12. The DIY Festival Production Coordinator is required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Qualifications:
    -Must have previous event production experience
    -Previous experience working in extreme temperatures 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 10 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
    -Must have your own laptop
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018

    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.
  • Development 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, exhibits, and other special events.

    The Development Coordinator will be responsible for identifying and securing funding for Craft Lake City’s many programs through grant writing, sponsorship asks and fundraising.

    Craft Lake City’s Development Coordinator is community-minded, interested in local DIY culture, familiar with Craft Lake City’s nonprofit mission and programs and, above all, has a passion for writing. The Development Coordinator will become intimately familiar with Craft Lake City’s programming and continually innovate and improve upon our ability to craft a narrative that resonates with funders. The Development Coordinator will develop and track multiple funding projects simultaneously, requiring the ability to stay organized while managing competing priorities.

    Responsibilities:
    - Working with the Executive Director to create and execute a development plan to support Craft Lake City’s mission and goals.
    - Identifying grant opportunities, writing grants, managing grant reporting, and tracking grant performance and fulfillment
    - Cultivating relationships with sponsors for the annual DIY Festival and other Craft Lake City events. Soliciting sponsorships, meeting with potential donors, coordinating sponsorship recognition and benefits, and managing follow-up and reporting
    - Developing an individual giving plan, including working with Craft Lake City staff to create, launch, and oversee a membership program
    - Collecting and managing data and statistics that support Craft Lake City’s funding requests
    - Developing creative new ways to deliver value to partners in exchange for financial support
    - Identifying new sources of funding via creative outreach
    - Tracking funding and related commitments over time
    - Clarifying messaging for Craft Lake City programs
    - Generating content for Craft Lake City’s annual report
    - Overseeing Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival Sponsored Families program

    Qualifications:
    - Exceptional customer service skills when dealing with both colleagues and partners
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    - A passion for writing and narrative 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
    - Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
    - 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 fundraising, grant writing, or sales would be a plus
    - Experience with DIY culture or working in a nonprofit arts environment a plus
    - Experience coordinating events and managing volunteers a plus

    Requirements:
    - Ability to work 20+ hours per week, with the opportunity of increasing to full-time
  • DIY Festival Stage Manager
    Craft Lake City is looking for a DIY Festival Stage Manager who will help ensure smooth operation of the Main Stage during the DIY Festival, coordinating with the sound engineers, MCs, performers, and our Entertainment Coordinator, as well as managing the physical space. You’ll also get the chance to work with a supportive team of individuals and volunteers that allow Craft Lake City to create a unique a festival for our community.

    This is a seasonal, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of up to 5 hours, which will be determined upon hiring. Weekly time commitments may increase in August leading up to the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 10-12. The DIY Festival Stage Manager is required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in extreme heat are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Qualifications:
    -Must have previous stage management experience
    -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.
    -An interest in expanding the inclusion of our community through the maker movement
    -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 15-50 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:
    -Must attend all staff meetings
    -Must be available to work minimal hours leading up to the festival
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018

    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

  • Social Media Intern
    Requirements:
    10 hours a week with at least 4 hours in office, the rest may be done remotely.
    An eagerness to learn more about the online marketing and social media.
    Team player.
    Passionate about local art and building the creative community.
    Thorough knowledge of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest.
    Experience working in social media preferred.
    Knowledge of photoshop a plus.

    Responsibilities:
    Social media posting.
    Assist in writing social media editorial calendars.
    Oversee social media promotions.
    Compile hashtag lists to use for blog posts, workshops, and other promotion.
    Watch and attend social media related webinars.
    Assist in taking and editing photos for social media.
    Assist in editing social media posts.
    Contribute to social media content (i.e. ideas for posts and campaigns).
    Become familiar with our social media platforms and branding.
    Attend community workshops and events.
    Assist in DIY festival prep.

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!