Society of Arts and Crafts

100 Pier 4 Blvd.Ste. 200
Boston, MA 02210
societyofcrafts.org
director@societyofcrafts.org

Date Posted:
October 30, 2018

Region:
Central Massachusetts

Category:
Retail/Sales/Waitstaff

Type:
Volunteer

CraftBoston Holiday Volunteer Sign-Up

Description:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at CraftBoston Holiday. We appreciate your support!

The show will be held in the weekend of December 12 - December 16, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA 02115.

Volunteers can choose their work times and assignments. All training is done on-site. Volunteers will need to arrive 15 minutes early to their assigned shift.

The priority deadline to sign up to volunteer for CraftBoston is November 25, 2018. You will be contacted with your volunteer assignment in early December. After November 25, we welcome volunteer sign-ups right up until the show date, but we cannot guarantee placement in a preferred volunteer shift.

Qualifications:
Set-Up/Take-Down
This is a great opportunity to interact with artists and show staff and one of our most needed positions! Answer questions, escort artists to and from their assigned booth, and provide help as they install/uninstall their works. There is often a lot of walking during set-up and take-down. This could Include heavy lifting (15 lbs): strength needed, and comfortable, non-slip shoes a must!
Registration/Ticket Sales
See the inner workings of CraftBoston. Help support the livelihood of exhibiting artists by selling CraftBoston tickets at the registration counter. Requirements: must be courteous and patient, and comfortable handling payments and using a touch screen device such as an iPhone.
Fundraiser Party Assistance
Give us a hand with our preview party, Makers in the Round. Volunteer will help with will call names, keeping party food areas tidy, and collecting jackets. This may also include selling CraftBoston party tickets at the registration counter. Requirements: must be courteous and patient, and comfortable handling payments and using a touch screen device such as an iPhone. Volunteers must also make guests feel welcome by greeting them at the door.
Greeter
Enthusiastically welcome all show attendees at the main entrance, check for tickets, hand out show programs, answer questions, provide directions, and generate excitement about the show!
Booth Sitter
Provide a much-needed rest for an artist! Meet the artists and help them by briefly staffing their booth during meal breaks. Booth sitting is a great way to learn more about the artists and their work.
Shifts are between 2.5-5 hours each. Please indicate how many TOTAL shifts you would like to be assigned. Volunteers are needed from Wednesday, December 12 through Sunday, December 16, 2018.
How To Apply:


Vicky Rodriguez - CraftBoston Manager 
craftboston@societyofcrafts.org
Apply by:
November 25, 2018
About this Organization:

Established in 1897, the dual mission of The Society is to encourage the creation, collection and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft.  The Society's vision is to be a contemporary craft organization on par with other major cultural institutions in the Boston area, to provide critical support to a thriving community of artists and allied professionals and serve as the premier destination for artists, collectors and general craft enthusiasts. 


The Society provides services for the regional, national and international craft community. Programs include: presenting four exhibitions per year; supporting craft artists through the sale of their work in The Society's retail and exhibition galleries and at CraftBoston; granting the The Society's Artists Awards; presenting the Medal for Excellence in Craft Award; administering the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship; sponsoring lectures, tours, and an artist mentor program; and providing intern and volunteer opportunities. The Society’s programs and services directly benefit over 50,000 individuals each year.