Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities



The American Craft Council is building a dynamic and collaborative work environment that values people and their professional development. It offers: 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. Take this opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to convening the craft community and its supporters and providing new opportunities for artists and makers. 

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.

Jobs ( 4 )

Title: Senior Director, Programs and Public Engagement
Classification: Full-time
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Craft Council seeks an experienced and dynamic leader to develop, execute, and evaluate a strategic and ambitious array of national and local programs, initiatives, and partnerships. Together, these efforts will attract a diverse and growing audience, provide meaningful opportunities for artists, and position ACC as a catalyst in the craft field – while exploring the many roles that craft plays in contemporary American life. This role is a key creative and strategic partner to the executive director.

The ACC is at an exciting and transformative moment as it looks to the present and future of craft. The senior director, programs and public engagement will be a dynamic representative for the Council – active and visible in the public realm and professional craft field. They are jointly responsible for expanding craft programming into new markets, creating new ways to support artists, and developing successful collaborations and sound working relationships with a diverse range of partners including craft and cultural organizations, schools, colleges, businesses, community-based organizations, and artists. 

The senior director, programs and public engagement will lead organizational audience research, develop a psychographic approach to craft audiences, and drive new strategies for audience development and engagement across the organization. Diversity and inclusion are priorities for the organization, and candidates should have demonstrable experience working with a range of constituents and cultural practices, respectfully building partnerships, and sustaining and nurturing those relationships over time. 

This position oversees a board committee and the ACC Awards committee. They will establish excellent working relationships with the board of trustees, participate in donor cultivation as needed, and will be an active partner to the executive director and director of development in identifying new sources of grants and earned and individual support for programs. 

The ACC takes a collaborative and nimble approach to working. The senior director, programs and public engagement will be a flexible and experienced manager with a desire to mentor and support their team of four direct reports. 

The ideal candidate will have seven or more years of experience developing innovative cultural programs and public engagement strategies that successfully transform and expand an organization’s reach and impact. Executive- or senior-level management experience preferred. They will be conversant in craft and have knowledge of current trends and practices in cultural participation and engagement.

The following skills, qualities, and experience are also a priority: 

  • Organized, self-motivated planner who is experienced leading ideas into working programs
  • Track record of leadership, managing staff, and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to articulate strategy and provide ongoing direction to implement that strategy
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to deploy tact and diplomacy in pursuit of results
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings and travel as needed
  • Appreciates and pursues a high level of excellence in all aspects of work
  • Understanding of fundraising and grant-making processes
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in a related field 

How to apply: Please email résumé to [email protected]



Title: Show Operations Assistant
Classification: Part-time, 15 hours per week (more during show weeks)
Reports to: Show Operations Manager
Location: Brooklyn, New York

The American Craft Council is seeking a part-time show operations assistant to provide support in planning and managing the American Craft Shows and other events.

The show operations assistant is a key point of contact for show exhibitors and provides customer service for applications and registrations. Good communication, attention to detail, and data entry skills are critical for planning these events and scheduling travel arrangements for staff.

Bring your talent for organizing trade shows or events and a desire to join a fun and dynamic team. Project management and interpersonal skills will be key to your success as you work with the show team and other staff during an exciting time at ACC.


  • Minimum two years of experience organizing trade shows or events
  • Strong organizational, customer service, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable taking ownership of projects and generating new ones
  • Possess an upbeat attitude and ability to articulate thoughts and ideas with the team
  • Ability to multitask in a team-oriented environment while paying close attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and comfortable with learning online systems for ticketing and registration
  • Skilled in data entry and possesses a basic knowledge of accounts receivable and box office
  • Ability to deal with demands and questions in collegial but firm manner
  • Experience working with artists a plus
  • Ability to travel to shows and work occasional weekends 

How to apply: Please email résumé to [email protected]



Job title: Marketing Coordinator
Classification: Full-time
Reports to: Marketing Director
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Craft Council is seeking a marketing coordinator to collaborate across departments to create communications supporting ACC’s brand and mission, ensuring organizational communications are strategic, compelling, and consistent. This position also contributes to growing ACC’s marketing partnerships.

Bring your talent for being organized, proactive, and results-oriented, along with a desire to join a fun and dynamic team. You are collaborative, a problem solver, and able to gather, absorb, and disseminate information from a variety of sources. Verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to engage with internal and external partners, will be keys to your success during an exciting time at the American Craft Council.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus three or more years of marketing communications and/or partnership management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication, editing, and visual design skills required
  • Experience with InDesign preferred
  • Experience with using social media as part of an integrated communication strategy
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and establish, manage, and maintain good relationships with diverse internal and external constituents
  • Excellent computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office and marketing automation solutions
  • Salesforce and Pardot experience preferred
  • Availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel to ACC shows and events
  • Knowledge of the craft community or willingness to learn

How to apply: Please email résumé to [email protected]



Job title: Development Associate
Classification: Full-time
Reports to: Development Director
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Craft Council is seeking a development associate to support the fundraising and membership program at the ACC and play a key role in donor retention by providing exceptional member and donor customer service.

This position administers correspondence with donors, maintains the donor databases, provides statistical reports on developmental activities, and manages the department’s processes and procedures. The development associate also plans and executes key donor cultivation and stewardship events.

Your previous experience with nonprofit fundraising, customer service, database management, and event planning will contribute to your success with this fun and dynamic team during an exciting time at the American Craft Council.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Two to four years of relevant fund development and/or customer service experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Experience working with Salesforce
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Travel to local and national ACC shows required

How to apply: Please email résumé to [email protected]



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