Creative Arts Workshop seeks an energetic, organized individual capable of volunteering 20 hours a week from October 1 through January 25 to assist the coordinator and the work group planning the 47th Annual Celebration of American Crafts.
The Celebration is an exhibit, sale, event, and fundraiser curated by CAW, the largest non-profit community visual arts school in Connecticut. Located in the heart of the Audubon Arts district, the Workshop offers 300 courses to 2,000 students annually and gallery exhibits by local and national artists. Proceeds from the Celebration support CAW’s ongoing commitment to providing affordable, relevant, and high-quality arts instruction in the community.
While the sale itself is only November 26-December 24, the Intern is vital for coordination and organization before, during, and after Celebration. We are looking for someone who can provide assistance to the Celebration coordinator, CAW staff, and the Celebration work group with inventory oversight and systems input, problem-solving, and volunteer coordination and training. During the sale the intern will to coordinate the volunteer sales force, communicate as needed with artists, and direct the events, special sales assistants, and other volunteers. After the sale, the Intern will continue to oversee the break-down, supervise and coordinate the packing and shipping of all unsold merchandise not being picked up by the artists, and coordinate with staff on the reconciliation of the opening and closing inventories of the merchandise.
- Attention to detail
- Able to motivate volunteers
- Scheduling and coordination of volunteers
- Problem solving
- Ability to work independently
- Self starter
- Able to prioritize multiple tasks
- Able to keep many balls in the air without dropping any
- Able to work through email and phone contact without face to face direction
- Good with people
- Two free courses at Creative Arts Workshop
- Discounted parking
Contact Jan Dadonna (Jan@CAWmail.org) with brief cover letter and resume to apply. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.