Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

League of NH Craftsmen Hooksett Fine Craft Gallery seeking an Assistant Manager

The Hooksett Fine Craft Gallery, located in the I-93 Northbound Rest Area in Hooksett, NH is seeking a motivated and creative individual with retail experience to serve as Assistant Manager.  Candidates must be detail oriented, possess strong communication skills, a flair for retail merchandising, the ability to work independently, and a love of handcrafted items.  Providing an excellent customer experience and showcasing the incredible work of our juried members is crucial.  The Hooksett Gallery serves as an introduction to the League for many visitors to New Hampshire, so the Assistant Manager should feel comfortable promoting the League, its events, network of Fine Craft Galleries and its craftsmen to Gallery guests year-round.  Knowledge of business social media is a bonus!  Position is scheduled for 24 hours per week Monday through Thursday, with flexibility needed to cover other days when necessary.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Serious inquiries only please – contact Hooksett Gallery Manager Denise Kirk (dkirk@nhcrafts.org) or call 603-224-3375 x113

The Hooksett Gallery Assistant Manager will assist the Manager with all aspects of running the Gallery, to include:

    • Manage the retail store and meet monthly sales goals
    • Supervise sales personnel: hire, train, and coordinate schedules
    • Develop strong working relationships with craftsmen
    • Communicate with craftsmen to stock the gallery
    • Restock, price merchandise, and establish a schedule of stock rotation
    • Input all incoming and outgoing inventory into inventory management system
    • Transport stock from HQ in Concord to the Hooksett Gallery
    • Merchandise and oversee the gallery displays to optimize sales
    • Monitor budget in conjunction with the Gallery Manager
    • Manage daily deposits
    • Complete year-end inventory, and settle inventories with Craftsmen
    • Maintain a clean and professional gallery
    • Order supplies for the gallery
    • Other tasks as assigned

Volunteer for the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair!

The annual Craftsmen’s Fair at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH, is our biggest event of the year attracting more than 24,000 visitors, and we need dozens and dozens of volunteers to help it run smoothly and efficiently.

You may choose the Volunteer Opportunities and time slots that most interest you. There are event volunteer jobs to assist with children’s activities, help with demonstrations, hand out surveys, assist in the Membership/Information Tent, and provide breaks for the craftspeople in their booths.

Volunteers receive Free Admission on the day they volunteer, a one-day Guest Pass to use another day or pass on to a friend, and a Free Fair T-shirt when they volunteer a full day or full day equivalent. Best of all, volunteers return home at the end of the day knowing that their efforts contributed to the success of the League’s premiere event.

We will begin to solicit volunteers for the 2021 Fair in May of 2021.  We are delaying the application due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope our volunteers stay safe, and we look forward to holding our events in 2021.

Still have questions? Give us a call at (603) 224-3375.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

You are helping to support the League and build the future for fine craft when you volunteer. Plus, you’ll meet new friends, get hands-on experience, be exposed to beautiful craft, and have fun at the same time. Volunteer art jobs include:

      • Information/Reception Desk (2–8 hours per month)
        Work at the League headquarters greeting visitors, answering telephone inquiries and describing the current Gallery exhibition.
      • Behind-the-Scenes or Research Volunteer (2–8 hours per month)
        Assist us with archival, curatorial or library projects and administrative tasks.
      • Event Volunteer (1/2 to full day, depending on the event)
        Assist during the day and evening of a League event. Details will vary depending on the event.
      • Committee Volunteer (time commitment varies)
        Supporting and juried members are encouraged to contact League Headquarters directly to determine available positions.

Training is provided and on-going educational opportunities with League staff and craftsmen will occur throughout the year.

Please email nhleague@nhcrafts.org or call (603) 224-3375 for more information.