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Assistant Editor

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Category: Editorial
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: Full-time, Monday - Friday, some weekend or evening hours with limited travel
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary: DOQ

Located in Minneapolis, the American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. ACC is a community that believes in the value of things made by hand, the people who create them, and the meaning that creativity brings to everyday life. ACC champions craft through American Craft – a bimonthly magazine, national juried shows, a specialized research library, achievement awards, and educational workshops and seminars.

American Craft, a national-award-winning bimonthly magazine, is looking for an ultra-organized, über-efficient journalist to join its small but mighty team.

Primary Duties

  • Writes for front-of-book and midbook departments
  • Assigns and edits other departments
  • Collects photos, caption information, and credits for stories; writes captions
  • Manages writers’ contracts and the comp mailing list
  • Assembles entries for magazine competitions
  • Identifies and collaborates on ideas for issue themes and stories
  • Helps proof each issue of the magazine
  • Writes and edits for our website and app
  • Manages relationships with digital magazine services

Qualifications

  • Two to four years’ experience in journalism, ideally with a magazine
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Top-notch collaboration skills
  • Solid writing and editing skills
  • An interest in the arts and in fine craft in particular
  • Experience with and interest in digital publications and innovation

Please send cover letter, resume, and three brief writing samples to [email protected]. Please include “assistant editor” in the subject line.

Education Coordinator

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Category: Education and interpretation
Job Type: Full-time exempt
Hours: Full-time, Monday - Friday, with some event-based weekend or evening hours and travel
Closing Date: Open until filled, review of applications will begin February 24
Salary: DOQ

Located in Minneapolis, the American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. ACC is a community that believes in the value of things made by hand, the people who create them, and the meaning that creativity brings to everyday life. ACC champions craft through American Craft – a bimonthly magazine, national juried shows, a specialized research library, achievement awards, and educational workshops and seminars.

The American Craft Council seeks a creative, organized, and highly motivated education coordinator to assist the director of education with the planning and implementation of its programing. The programs of ACC address the needs and interests of the contemporary studio craft, decorative arts, and design fields. Supporting the director of education, the education coordinator will administer public programs, assist with the development and implementation of new initiatives, develop educational content, and provide outreach and support to the ACC’s audience and constituents. Position requires travel for implementation of ACC programing at shows, conferences, and exhibitions.

Primary Duties

  • Assist in the design, management, and implementation of educational public programing across a number of platforms in collaboration with education staff
  • Work with internal and external partners to develop and manage programming
  • Manage relationships and workflow for implementation of education initiatives
  • Research, write, and present on contemporary craft topics in print, web, and professional conferences
  • Organize and maintain records for ACC awards programs
  • Assist ACC librarian in collaborative programs as needed
  • Support initiatives and directives of the director of education as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years or more professional experience in a similar capacity in an arts organization
  • Experience with high-profile, multi-year educational projects and programming development and implementation
  • Outstanding project planning and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with a small professional staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Familiarity with A/V equipment needed for educational presentations
  • Experience creating content for web – including blogs, social media, etc.
  • Able to work independently, to work some evenings and weekends as needed, and willing to travel to represent ACC at shows and events
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about craft, design, and contemporary art

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, three professional references, a writing sample, and salary requirements via email in PDF format to [email protected] using the subject line: Education Coordinator position.

Membership Manager

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Category: Fundraising and fund development, program management
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: Full-time, Monday - Friday, some weekend or evening hours with limited travel
Closing Date: Open until filled, review of applications to start February 24
Salary: DOQ

Located in Minneapolis, the American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. ACC is a community that believes in the value of things made by hand, the people who create them, and the meaning that creativity brings to everyday life. ACC champions craft through American Craft – a bimonthly magazine, national juried shows, a specialized research library, achievement awards, and educational workshops and seminars.

Over the next year, ACC will be redesigning its membership program to better meet the needs of our 25,000 members and to attract new members. The membership manager is responsible for the current membership program and will play a key role in the redesign process as we look for opportunities to provide exceptional value, responsiveness, and support to our members.

The ideal membership manager candidate is a proactive and innovative person who excels at customer service and sales, is motivated to improve the membership program, and demonstrates the capability to prioritize and follow through effectively. Attention to detail, flexibility, and the abilities to think creatively and work successfully with a small team are essential. This position reports to director of development, and will work with other key ACC staff, board members, and committees to establish and implement strategies to achieve our short- and long-term membership goals.

Primary Duties

  • Establish, maintain, and enhance positive relationships with ACC members
  • Work with internal and external partners to develop and implement membership acquisition and renewal campaigns for ACC, including acquisition efforts at ACC shows
  • Manage the production and fulfillment of benefits for ACC members and recommend and develop new member programs and services
  • Create communication schedule and messaging for membership renewals, solicitations, stewardship, and other promotional efforts
  • Coordinate membership communications both in-house and through outside vendors
  • Research, share, and implement new ideas for packaging and promoting membership
  • Update and maintain member records with a high degree of data integrity and coordinate activities in affiliated databases (i.e. membership, artist, donor, etc.) as needed
  • Guide and support the transition between an outside vendor database and an internal database
  • Provide support to the development department, the board of trustees, and the development and membership committee as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of experience in membership, fundraising, or related experience required – nonprofit arts experience is a plus
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and goal-focused; demonstrated success in working independently and as part of a team
  • Strategic and creative problem solving skills; able to gather, absorb, and synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • Excellent computer skills and experience working with member and/or donor databases required
  • Exceptional organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with diverse internal and external constituents including staff, members, donors, volunteers, vendors, and artists
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends, willing to travel to represent ACC at shows and events
  • Knowledge of the craft community and/or willingness to learn

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements via email to Elissa Chaffee at [email protected] with the subject line: Membership Manager position.

The American Craft Council 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, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.