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CraftBoston Holiday 2015 Volunteer Opportunities

CraftBoston Holiday volunteer sign up is now available! We are seeking volunteers to help with duties during the run of the show (December 11-13, 2015). Opportunities include: greeting guests, selling admission tickets, booth sitting, selling raffle tickets, and helping with set up and tear down. Please note that volunteers can select times that fit their own schedule and all training is done on-site. All volunteers receive a weekend pass to CraftBoston Holiday 2015.

Click Here to download a description of the various volunteer duties.

Sign Up Now to volunteer for CraftBoston Holiday using our new online form!
Please complete the online form by November 5, 2015.

Host Program
Host a CraftBoston Artist in your home! Help an artist defray the cost of traveling and staying in Boston by offering up your spare bedroom or other accomodations in your home. Please contact if you would like to make your space available to a CraftBoston artist. Ideally, hosts will live near public transportation or a short distance from Downtown. Sign up to host a CraftBoston Artist here.

We welcome your interest in SAC, and are pleased to provide a exciting and enjoyable experience for volunteers.

CraftBoston Volunteer Contact:
Darrah Bowden, Program Associate
CraftBoston Volunteer Coordinator
617-266-1810 ext. 14

Craftboston Event Planning/Arts Administration Internships

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis for fall and spring internships.

Established in 1897, SAC is the oldest non-profit crafts organization in the United States. Craftboston is a large programmatic component of The Society of Arts and Crafts. The Craftboston Internship Program was developed in 2001 to provide internships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to learn about and contribute to the exciting field of contemporary crafts. The internship has a shared focus between event planning, artist relations and arts administration, allowing the intern to gain valuable experience in preparation for entry into today’s competitive job market.

Craftboston Spring & Holiday are the premiere New England exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. The Spring show features 200 artists, while the Holiday show features 90 artists, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.

Interns work directly with the Programs Associate on a variety of tasks such as: processing artist documents, assembling artist and media materials, coordinating the Craftboston preview party, planning and organizing the Craftboston volunteer schedule, communicating with Craftboston exhibitors via phone and email, and daily administrative duties. Interns are integral to successful show preparations and an important presence during the event. It is essential that interns are available during Craftboston. Please check under the Craftboston Spring and/or Holiday tabs for show dates.

Participants in the Craftboston Internship Program work one to two days a week, for the duration of the fall semester, spring semester or full academic year. College credit can be earned through the intern’s college or university. At this time the internship is unpaid.

Qualifications include:
• An interest in contemporary arts and crafts
• An enthusiastic and reliable nature
• Interest in being involved in the administrative side of a non profit arts organization
• Interest in event planning
• Ability to engage with artists and show attendees
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and design applications preferred

Feel free to contact Lindsay Mis with questions regarding the Craftboston internship. We welcome your interest in the Society, and are pleased to provide a stimulating and educational program for qualified applicants.

Craftboston Internship Contact:
Lindsay Mis, CraftBoston Director
The Society of Arts and Crafts
175 Newbury St., Boston, MA, 02116
Phone: 617-266-1810 ext. 12
Fax: 617-266-5654

Top Image: Ellen Wieske, Souvenier Plate and Wire