Crafted Vancouver Is Looking for Volunteers

Crafted Vancouver is a registered, not-for-profit, independent organization showcasing a curated programme of events under the Crafted Vancouver umbrella. We organize an annual 25-day festival celebrating multiple craft disciplines in a fresh festival format.

Launched in 2018, the festival features exceptional contemporary and traditional craftsmanship and craft-based work from a selection of local, national and international makers, the unknown and the celebrated.

The festival brings together people who make, feature or sell fine craft and craft appreciators who want to experience and learn about craft in smaller settings and intimate encounters.

Our programme is organized into Crafted Vancouver Signature Events and Independent Events that are hosted by our Event Partners and include: demonstrations, exhibitions, film viewings, guided walks and studio tours, workshops, talks & presentations, dining and tasting opportunities, showcasing of outstanding galleries, shops or buildings and a behind-the-scenes look at famous brands.

Our goal is to provide volunteers with a valuable learning experience by engaging with our Event Partners and festival audience. By joining our enthusiastic team, you’re getting in on the ground floor as we work to create a leading craft festival for Vancouver, and our national and international guests.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a number of volunteer opportunities for people seeking to engage with our Event Partners (those who make, feature or sell fine craft) and our festival audience.

Available Pre-Festival Positions Include:

  • Festival Managers for our Signature Events
    • Crafted Interiors
    • Meet the Makers
    • Spotlight on Mexico
    • Crafted in the City
    • Crafted in the Valley
    • International Workshop and Talk Series
    • REEL Crafted Film Festival
  • Independent Events Liaison
  • Programme Guidebook distribution
  • Signage Delivery
  • And more!

Available positions during festival: May 6-30, 2019

  • Festival Photographers
  • Various Signature Events positions (e.g. Refreshment table
    Workshop assistant, Guest registration)
  • Festival Opening Receptions (various duties)
  • Crafted Vancouver representative at Signature and Independent Events
  • Construction/strike (must be able to lift 50lbs and be comfortable operating power tools)
  • And more!

Important 2019 Dates:

February
  • Please note: Pre-Festival positions require availability starting in February to pre-plan with the Crafted Vancouver team and coordinate logistics between craftspeople, venues and our volunteer team.
  • Signature Event Manager’s meetings approx. every 3 weeks (Feb – April)
Mid-March – April
  • Programme Guidebook distribution
  • Signage Delivery
April:
  • Volunteer Orientation & Welcome meeting
  • Volunteer Orientation to Crafted Interiors – Event Partner studio visits
  • April 10 – Crafted Vancouver Event Partner & Volunteer Mixer at The Loft at Earls Yaletown
May:
  • May 9 – Festival Opening Party at VanDusen Botanical Garden

Join Us

Ready to join our Volunteer Team? Please fill out the following form.

If a particular position is of interest, or if you’d like to volunteer but aren’t sure which position is right for you, please contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact

Stephanie Marron | Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]