CraftBoston Show Manager

The Craft Boston Show Manager oversees planning and preparations for the SA+C biennial CraftBoston shows under the direct supervision of the SA+C Deputy Director which involves the following responsibilities:


  • Create, manage and oversee the Craft Boston operating budget.
  • Collaborate with the Craft Boston Steering Committee to plan and execute previews and special events.
  • Maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Interview, hire, and manage interns to fill Craft Boston Assistants positions.
  • Track deposits and booth payments.

Venue Logistics

  • Negotiate contracts with venues, vendors, decorators, security personnel, cleaning services, caterers, shippers, hotels, etc.
  • Secure documents required by venue/city/state regulations, including insurance, permits, waivers, etc.
  • Design floor plan that complies with safety, fire, and accessibility regulations and ensures a positive guest experience while accommodating exhibitor booth size/price constraints.


  • Oversee the development and facilitation of a marketing budget and strategy in collaboration with Marketing + Communications team.
  • Design and supervise the design of CraftBoston-related marketing materials, such as postcards, show programs, paper tickets, posters, banners, ads, etc.
  • Maintain the online artist directory.
  • Work with Marketing and Development staff to compile up-to-date and targeted mailing lists for print and digital communications.

Exhibitor Management/Client Relationships

  • Select and invite jurors to score artist applications annually.
  • Work with third-party jurying service to set up online application.
  • Keep artists notified of application status.
  • Research and select artists for Director’s Invitation.
  • Serve as the primary contact for over 250 exhibitors yearly.
  • Disseminate forms and logistical information to exhibitors in a timely manner.
  • Prepare on-site show materials for exhibitors
  • Prepare on-site show materials for staff operations.

Show Management - Supervise all on-site show operations to ensure a successful show.

  • Coordinate on-site exhibitor load-in.
  • Coordinate Host Program, matching artists with volunteer hosts.
  • Hire contracted show staff and supervise volunteer coordination.
  • Supervise and delegate tasks to all staff, interns, and volunteers at show site.
  • Train volunteers.
  • Work with vendors to ensure floor plan is accurately executed.
  • Coordinate with vendors to meet AV needs.

Special Programming

  • Manage educational programming including an artist mentor program, lecture series, tours, school/non-profit booths, and awards program.
  • Implement opening-night fundraising events.
  • Recruit and establish relationships with potential collaborators including artists, like-minded institutions, guilds, non-profits, etc.

This position reports to: SA+C Deputy Director

Send cover letter, cv with applicable experiences, 3 references, and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by August 25, 2019. 

This is a full-time position with benefits. 

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