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Volunteer Opportunites:

General SAC Volunteer Brochure and Sign-up Form (PDF)

Please download the volunteer brochure to learn about specific volunteer opportunities. Opportunities range from research projects to docent positions, event support, customer service and exhibition installation. SAC is looking for volunteers interested helping out for special events and projects as well as those interested in committing to a regular schedule. Volunteering at SAC is a great way to assist an organization dedicated to supporting artists. During your volunteer experience you will meet like minded folks, have a hands-on, meaningful work experience with the nation's oldest non-profit craft organization, make a difference in the lives of contemporary crafts artists, and help SAC better expand essential programming.


Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@societyofcrafts.org
The Society of Arts and Crafts
175 Newbury St., Boston, MA, 02116
Fax: 617-266-5654


SAC Internship Opportunites:

Craftboston Event Planning/Arts Administration Internship:

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 Alyce Delbridge 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:
Alyce Delbridge, Programs Associate
show@craftboston.org
The Society of Arts and Crafts
175 Newbury St., Boston, MA, 02116
Phone: 617-266-1810 ext. 17
Fax: 617-266-5654





Marketing/Arts Administration Internship:

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Society of Arts and Crafts, established in 1897, is the oldest non-profit crafts organization in the United States. The Marketing Internship Program was developed in 2011 to provide internships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to learn about and contribute to the exciting field of contemporary crafts, while simultaneously gaining valuable experience in preparation for entry into todayís competitive job market.

Interns work directly with the Marketing & Programs Director developing our social media strategy and designing online content to promote exhibitions, events and educational programs. A good candidate must genuinely enjoy interacting with people online and can maintain a steady flow of engaging and informative content to our fans, while brainstorming ways to build our audience. Participants in the Marketing 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.

Marketing intern responsibilities will include:
• Regular updates to maintain our Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Pintrest and YouTube accounts
• Research and development of new sponsorship opportunities
• Growing our online presence by researching free online marketing opportunities
• Maintaining a good rapport with the public and our media relations

Qualified candidates will have a strong background in social media and online marketing. Additional 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
• Ability to actively engage with gallery visitors while remaining attentive to the project at hand
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office & design applications preferred, Photoshop experience is a plus

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

Marketing Internship Contact:
Sarah Cunningham, Marketing & Programs Director
marketing@societyofcrafts.org
The Society of Arts and Crafts
175 Newbury St., Boston, MA, 02116
Phone: 617-266-1810 ext. 12
Fax: 617-266-5654





Exhibition Gallery Internship:

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Society of Arts and Crafts, established in 1897, is the oldest non-profit crafts organization in the United States. The Exhibition Gallery Internship Program was developed in 1974 to provide internships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to learn about and contribute to the exciting field of contemporary crafts, while simultaneously gaining valuable experience in preparation for entry into today’s competitive job market.

Participants in the Exhibition Gallery Internship Program work one to two days a week for the duration of the school semester or summer term. College credit can be earned through the intern’s college or university. The intern would work for a total of 6-12 hours per week. 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 physical aspects of installing exhibitions
• Ability to engage with gallery visitors
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Design applications preferred

Interns will assist in the many aspects involved in executing an exhibition. These include, but are not limited to: brainstorming exhibition ideas, compiling artists’ information, installing shows (painting, lighting, designing wall labels, creating artists resume book, being available during opening receptions), developing press materials (images and text), safely packing and shipping art objects. Various other projects will develop over the course of the internship. The intern will work directly with the Exhibition Manager on most projects, thus gaining hands-on experience as well as guidance and advice.


Exhibition Gallery Contact:
Fabio Fernandez, Exhibition Director
exhibitiongallery@societyofcrafts.org
The Society of Arts and Crafts
175 Newbury St., Boston, MA, 02116
Phone: 617-266-1810 ext. 13
Fax: 617-266-5654


Please feel free to contact Fabio with questions regarding the Exhibition gallery internship. We welcome your interest in the Society, and are pleased to provide a stimulating and educational program for qualified applicants.



Top Image: Nicholas Kekic, Blown Glass Vases