Want a free ticket to Craftcation?
Join the Crew!

Event Staff and Crew Members are the people behind the scenes who make sure that every Attendee has a memorable and positive experience. SO much goes into putting on a conference of our size and Crew Members are the people who execute much of the hard work.

We are currently seeking reliable, part-time Crew Members to work at Craftcation Conference 2023 (April 19-23). While this is NOT a paid position, in exchange for your time, you will receive COMPLIMENTARY registration to attend the conference! Reliable and dedicated individuals who are willing to share their time and expertise in exchange for registration are welcome to apply!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION?

  • Access to over 200+ craft, sewing, business and wellness workshops
  • After hours parties, hangouts and special events
  • Our highly coveted gift bag filled with FREE goodies from our sponsors
  • An invitation to join our exclusive online community for Craftcation Alumni, Attendees and Presenters

WHAT IS REQUIRED AS A CREW MEMBER?

Crew Member requirements vary by department and are outlined in the section below.

CREW MEMBER departments and shifts: (Click the department to expand)

SHIFT REQUIREMENTS: 3 SHIFTS IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE REGISTRATION
DATE & LOCATION: April 17, 18, 19 (9am – 6pm) at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

Pre-Con Crew Members work all (3) shifts listed above. You MUST be able to lift 35lbs, climb in and out of our U-Haul to unload supplies, potentially be on your feet for long periods of time and move around the hotel quickly. After completion of your (3) Crew Member shifts, you are able to enjoy the remaining 3 ½ days of the conference!

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

SHIFT REQUIREMENTS: 2 SHIFTS IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE REGISTRATION
DATE & LOCATION: April 19-23 at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

Craft Workshop Crew Members work (2) shifts between April 19th & April 23rd. These assignments take place at our conference venue – the Ventura Beach Marriott. You MUST be able to lift 20lbs and move supplies around the hotel.

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 4/23 only)

SHIFT REQUIREMENTS: 2 SHIFTS IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE REGISTRATION
DATE & LOCATION: April 19 (9am – 6pm) & April 20 (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.

SHIFT REQUIREMENTS: 2 SHIFTS IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE REGISTRATION
DATE & LOCATION: April 19 – 23 at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

A/V and Tech Support Crew Members work (2) shifts between April 19th & April 23rd. 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 4/23 only)

SHIFT REQUIREMENTS: 4 PARTIAL SHIFTS REQUIRED IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE REGISTRATION
DATES & LOCATION: April 19 (4:30pm – 7:30pm), April 20 (5:30pm – 8:30pm), April 21 (6pm – 9:30pm) and April 22 (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/events

SHIFT REQUIREMENTS: 2 SHIFTS IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE REGISTRATION
DATES & LOCATION: April 19-23 at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA

Pop-Up Shop Crew Members work (2) shifts between April 19th & April 23rd.

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 4/23 only)

THE FINE PRINT

Crew Members assignments for Craftcation 2023 will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. We will work hard to accommodate your department and shift requests, however, you may be asked to assist in an area that differs from your requests.

To qualify for a free ticket, you must work the required amount of shifts as explained in the departments outlined on the page above. This is non-negotiable.

CREW MEMBER POSITIONS TO DO NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATIONS. We suggest sharing lodging with a friend (or three) to keep those costs down. Once your position is confirmed, we will send you an invitation to join our Craftcation Alumni Community where we encourage you to meet other attendees and share travel and lodging expenses (attendees are always looking for roommates and carpool buddies!) as well as our Attendee News Page where we suggest additional local lodging options. Please Note: Discounted rooms at the Marriott are not yet available but will be shared with registered attendees (including confirmed Crew members) as soon as they are available.

CRAFTCATION 2023 CREW MEMBER APPLICATION

Please fill out the form below in its entirety. Select your preferred shifts as well as preferred departments. Keep in mind, this DOES NOT guarantee your placement in these shifts or departments. We will work hard to accommodate your requests, however, you may wind up assigned to an area that differs from your preferences as positions fill up and needs arise. Please come ready to be flexible.

You must press the SUBMIT button at the bottom of this form for your answers to be submitted successfully. Once you press submit, a confirmation screen will appear in place of the form, which will confirm that your application has been submitted successfully. (Note: You may have to scroll up to see the confirmation.) If there are any issues with your form submission, or if you do not see a confirmation page, please email katiemac@dearhandmadelife.com.

A member of our team will review your application and be in touch with next steps. Scheduling will be conducted after the final workshop schedule is released in December 2022/January 2023. 

Thank you so much for helping us make this an amazing experience! Let’s make this the best Craftcation ever!

*By submitting the application below, you are agreeing to the terms outlined on this page.