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Office Coordinator

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Type: Full-time, exempt

Hours: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, some weekend or evening hours with travel to ACC shows

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.

ACC is looking for a talented self-starter to coordinate office management duties, provide support to the executive director and work across all parts of the organization coordinating projects and supporting operations. The successful candidate will be detailed-oriented, proactive, and excited to handle multiple tasks within the organization to help achieve our mission of championing craft.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a small office environment, be a creative problem solver, and able to work on a cohesive and supportive team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management experience, and a demonstrated ability to write clearly are required.


  • Responsible for daily management of office: answering phones, processing incoming and outgoing mail, maintaining office equipment, ordering supplies, and minor accounting support
  • Provide support to the executive director, including travel support, scheduling, and administrative support
  • Assist with the management of trustee relations:
  • Coordinate and staff/ board meetings and events
  • Maintain accurate and up to date trustee directories, biographies, term statuses, etc.
  • Staff board committees as needed
  • Draft minutes for board and committee meetings
  • Provide general support to other departments (marketing, development, shows) as needed
  • Manage projects that support ongoing programs and assist with special events, mailings, and other tasks


  • The ideal candidate is an organized self-starter with an ability to juggle multiple projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • The candidate must be extremely knowledgeable of and proficient in working with the Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or another CRM preferred. Basic proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is helpful.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters may be required.
  • Knowledge of or interest in the art or craft field is desired.
  • Three to five years of experience is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line Office Coordinator.

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.



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Volunteer Opportunities

As a program of the American Craft Council, the library maintains a comprehensive collection of print and visual materials on American craft with an emphasis on the period since 1940. Containing more than 15,000 books and exhibition catalogs, 700 bound volumes of leading periodicals, a substantial collection of artist files, and an accompanying database, the library is also the repository of the Council archives, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts/American Craft Museum (1956-1990). While focused on modern craft, the collection also supports research in the related fields of design and applied and decorative arts. The library collection is non-circulating and open to the public Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

The American Craft Council Library is seeking bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated unpaid volunteers to assist the librarian with day-to-day tasks and special projects focused on library organization and enhancing access to library information for users worldwide. 

Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Processing new materials

• Photocopying, scanning and filing

• Data entry

• Shelving/re-shelving library materials

• Assisting with shelf-reading and inventory

• Book mending

• Communicating regularly with librarian as to concerns, issues, and progress on current tasks

• Special projects as assigned

Volunteer opportunities will be available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There are no weekend or evening opportunities for this position.  


• Must be age 16 or older

• Basic computer skills and/or good handwriting helpful

• Flexible to changing situations

• Reliable and responsible

• Able to accept supervision and work independently as well as in a group environment

• Interest in craft and craft history

• Detail-oriented and capable of performing repetitive tasks 

• Good organizational skills

Benefits of volunteering: 
Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a unique, scholarly environment at one of the largest repositories for information on craft in the United States and the chance to interact with a passionate staff of creative individuals – as well as members of the craft community – while supporting the work of a national arts nonprofit and learning about American Craft magazine and the history of contemporary craft through the library and archives.

Contact librarian Jessica Shaykett for more information.