Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

exterior of historic brewery building with blue sky in background

The American Craft Council is building a dynamic and collaborative work environment that values people and their professional development, offering medical and dental plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, generous paid time off, and a 401(k) with match.

ACC is a national nonprofit working to keep the craft community connected, inspired, and supported. We share stories and amplify voices through American Craft magazine and other online content, create marketplace events that support artists and connect people to craft, celebrate craft’s legacy through longstanding awards and a unique research library, and provide a wide range of innovative programming. Learn more about our work.

ACC is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We value diversity, inclusiveness, and equity and welcome candidates from all walks of life. Read more about ACC’s commitment in inclusion and equity.

Jobs ( 3 )

Title: Assistant Librarian
Classification: Grant funded, three days per week for 10 months with the possibility for extension
Reports to: Librarian

Position summary:
The American Craft Council is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated assistant librarian to provide staff support for the ACC Library. Working as a partner with the librarian, you will elevate and enhance ACC’s unique and diverse collections and support original research in the field of contemporary craft.

The primary responsibilities of the assistant librarian will be to support the many activities of the librarian, including reference assistance for patrons, cataloging of print collections, archival processing and description, and ingest and description of digital assets into the digital collection. Specific duty assignments may be determined by the specific skills that the candidate has to offer.

Compensation: $20/hour

The deadline to apply for this position is December 31, 2021. A full job description with responsibilities and qualifications can be found here:

View full job description

How to apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject heading of “Assistant Librarian.”

 


 

Title: Executive Director
Classification: Full-time

Position summary:
The executive director will serve as ACC’s chief executive, providing a strategic and collaborative vision that strengthens ACC and ensures the engagement of the field, inclusion of diverse voices, and fulfillment of ACC’s mission. A passionate champion of craft who will serve as an ambassador and spokesperson, the executive director will heighten ACC’s national and international visibility and influence while cultivating positive relationships and support for the organization. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of operations, finances, publications, membership, and programs. They will take the lead in developing a business model for the next phase of the organization’s growth, operationalize strategic priorities, and create effective work plans. Reporting to the ACC Board of Trustees, the executive director will leverage the organization’s professional and volunteer resources to effectively achieve organizational goals, enhance capacity, build philanthropic support, broaden membership, and ensure financial sustainability. The executive director will oversee a staff of 22 full-time professionals who are primarily based in the Minneapolis area. Direct reports currently include the editor of American Craft magazine, a publisher and membership director, director of marketing and communications, director of development, marketplace director, director of finance and administration, and a librarian.

Salary range:
ACC offers competitive compensation, expected to be in the range of $150,000 and $200,000. Benefits, include healthcare, vision, and dental insurance; paid time off; short-and long-term disability insurance; and a retirement plan.

View full job description

How to apply:
To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment.

 


 

Title: Assistant Digital Editor, American Craft
Classification: Full-time
Reports to: Editor in Chief

Position summary:
The assistant digital editor of American Craft plays an important role in the creation and production of this 80-year-old quarterly publication. Working closely with the editorial team in a highly collaborative environment, the assistant digital editor will coordinate and edit digital content; manage image collection and documentation for print and digital; actively research contemporary craft, artists, and events; and support multiple editorial and administrative projects. Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and demonstrating a commitment to diversity, this position is for someone who loves creative storytelling, has strong editing and organizational skills, is deadline oriented and eager to research and track contemporary craft artists and trends, and can help track and support complex editorial projects.

Salary range: $40,000–$45,000 plus complete benefits package

The deadline to apply for this position is November 8, 2021. A full job description with responsibilities and qualifications can be found here:

View full job description

How to apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject heading of “Assistant Digital Editor.”

 


 

Internships ( 1 )

Title: Archive Intern, ACC Library & Archives
Classification: Part- or full-time, temporary
Reports to: Librarian

Position summary:
The American Craft Council Library & Archives is currently seeking a resourceful, enthusiastic, and dedicated intern to work on a grant-funded special collections project under the supervision of the ACC librarian. Working in our library's special collections, you will elevate the work of early-career craft artists and increase the discoverability of materials in our collection that document the stories of notable artists from marginalized communities.

The primary responsibility of the intern will be to organize, describe, and prepare for housing the artist file materials for nine craft artists that have a significant relationship with ACC and the field of craft. Additionally, the intern will organize and process added materials for Year of American Craft, a national project headed up by ACC from 1990 to 1993, culminating in an exhibition at the White House by invitation of First Lady Hilary Clinton.

Compensation: $17/hour

This opportunity will remain open until filled. A full internship description with responsibilities and qualifications can be found here:

View full job description

How to apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject heading of “Archive Intern.”