Welcome Craftcation Crew Members!

Thank you for volunteering your time to help us make Craftcation Conference happen! With your help, we are able to make sure that every Attendee has a memorable and positive experience. 

CREW MEMBER departments and MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION:

Click your department for a list of roles and responsibilities as well as the contact information for your manager.

DATE & LOCATION: April 4 – 6 at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
Unloading our U-Haul and transferring boxes and supplies inside the hotel
– Unpacking and organizing supplies in their respective classrooms
– Assembling and installing decorations
– Assembling gift bags for attendees
– Helping to set up and merchandise the Pop-Up Shop

DEPARTMENT MANAGER: Nicole Spauldingspaulding@dearhandmadelife.com

SHIFTS & LOCATION: Between April 4 – 10 at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
– Unpacking and organizing supplies in their respective classrooms
– Setting up craft classes with supplies before each workshop
– Checking attendees into workshops
– Cleaning up/setting up for next class
– Potentially assisting the teacher and students during the workshop.
– Tearing down and packing up supplies, loading U-Haul (Sunday 4/10 only)

DEPARTMENT MANAGER: Nik Vandeventernik@dearhandmadelife.com

DATES & LOCATION: April 6 (9am – 6pm) & April 7 (8am – 5pm) at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

Attendee Check-In Crew Members work both shifts listed above. These assignments take place at our conference venue – the Ventura Beach Marriott.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
– Checking in attendees upon their arrival
– Distributing lanyards and gift bags
– Assisting attendees with any questions they may have
– Closing check-in table at the end of the day
– You may be asked to assist in a different department after check-in closes if the need arises. Please come prepared to be flexible.

DEPARTMENT MANAGER: Katie Mackatiemac@dearhandmadelife.com

SHIFTS & LOCATION: Between April 5 – 10 at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

A/V and Tech Support Crew Members work (2) shifts between April 5th & April 10th. IT experience is required!

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
– Prepping business workshop classrooms
– Setting up and running digital presentations
– Distributing handouts to attendees and helping presenters with any technical issues that may occur during workshops
– Closing the conference, packing supplies and equipment, loading the U-Haul (Sunday 4/10 only)

DEPARTMENT MANAGER: Sunday White – sundayrwhite@gmail.com

SHIFTS & LOCATION: April 6 (4:30pm – 7:30pm), April 7 (5:30pm – 8:30pm), April 8 (6pm – 9:30pm) and April 9 (6pm – 9:30pm) in Ventura, CA

Events and Decor Crew Members work all (4) shifts listed above. These assignments are partial shifts and take place at our conference venue – the Ventura Beach Marriott. This department allows for members to participate in workshops during the day and work their shifts at night!

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
– Assist with the setting up and tearing down of special events
– Making sure event areas are cleaned up and ready for the next day’s workshops/event

DEPARTMENT MANAGER: Nicole Spaulding – spaulding@dearhandmadelife.com

SHIFTS & LOCATION:  Pop-Up Shop Crew Members work (2) shifts between April 4th-6th & April 10th.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
– Installing decorations in the pop-up shop
Setting up or tearing down merchandise and prepping for sale
– Assisting attendees looking throughout the shop and processing sales
– Taking down merchandise and decor, packaging and shipping merch back to presenters, attendees, etc. (Sunday 4/10 only)

DEPARTMENT MANAGER: Jamie Leigh Griffiths – griffiths.jamie.leigh@gmail.com

ATTENDEE NEWS PAGE

As some of you have come on board very recently, and even if you have been around for a while, we wanted to make sure you have access to all Attendee news and announcements. Head over to the Attendee News Page – it is CHOCK FULL of information including how to register for workshops, travel to Ventura, recommendations for lodging and so much more.

CHECKING IN FOR YOUR SHIFT

By now you have received your final schedule from Katie Mac*.  Please review the hours of your shift as it might be different times each day and please arrive on time. Your Department Manager will reach out to you prior to the conference to tell you where to go at the beginning of your shift to check-in.

*If you have questions about your schedule, please email katiemac@dearhandmadelife.com ASAP.

ATTIRE

Being a Craftcation Crew member is a full day’s work. Please dress comfortably in shoes that allow you to possibly be on your feet for a while, walk a LOT across classrooms and floors, etc. If you have any medical issues that need to be taken into account, please let your department manager know BEFORE the conference so that you can be placed in a space that fits your needs.

LUNCH BREAK

All crew members will be allotted one hour for lunch. Lunch times will vary by department – check with your manager for information. During your lunch break, we ask that you stay close to the hotel to ensure that you are not late for the second round of workshops that begin after the conference lunch break. You should check in with your department manager 30 minutes before the after lunch sessions begin. Your manager will send you more information on this as we get closer to the conference.

If you need some help with where/how to get lunch, HERE is an email that was sent to all attendees with information on meals during the conference. NOTE: Boxed lunch orders mentioned in the email are now closed.

Lastly, remember that your shifts are work days in exchange for you getting the rest of the conference for free. It is best not to try to schedule breaks or lunches with other people on these days as we will need your flexibility.