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CraftBoston Spring 2016 Volunteer Opportunities

CraftBoston is made possible through the generous effort of more than 50 volunteers. We are seeking volunteers to help with duties from Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1 for show set-up, visitor engagement during public hours, and take-down. Opportunities include greeting guests, selling admission tickets at registration, and booth sitting. Volunteering is a great way to support the Society of Arts and Crafts -- we appreciate and rely on your time and talents!

Volunteers can choose their work times and assignments. All training is done on-site. 

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

For more information contact:
Luiza deCamargo, Assistant Curator

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 todayís 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 internís 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
100 Pier 4 Boulevard, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-266-1810
Fax: 617-266-5654

Top Image: Amy Gillespie, Wood and Fiber Mixed Media Sculpture