Join our Team

Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization that lives to champion the local maker scene. Craft Lake City’s flagship event is the annual DIY Festival held each year in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibits, and other special events. If you are community-minded and interested in DIY culture, take a look at the opportunities below. You might be a great fit and just who we’re looking for!

Volunteer

Looking for a fun way to engage with the community? Interested in gaining professional and personal development? Consider joining our Craft Lake City Volunteer Team!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community while helping out an organization you love! We have offer both remote and in-person volunteer opportunities with options to help year-round as member of our Volunteer Ambassador Team. If you are a civic-minded individual with a passion for the arts, consider signing up today! To get the ball rolling, simply fill out an application using the link below. To learn more about volunteering with Craft Lake City, click here.

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Job Opportunities

  • Artisan & Programs Manager
    Craft Lake City is looking for an Artisan & Programs Manager. This position will lead key programming efforts, manage other CLC teamsters and support other key staff members with the daily operations of the organization. The applicant should have an interest in the local maker movement and familiarity with Craft Lake City’s programs and mission. Experience in nonprofit arts administration, arts administration programming and/or event management a plus.

    This is a full-time, contract position, with the ability to become an employee after passing a probationary period. The weekly time commitment is 40 hours, which begins immediately upon hiring. Weekly time commitments increase in June, July and August leading up to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 13, 14 & 15. 2021. The Artisan & Programming Manager is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long event hours in the summer heat are factors you should consider when applying for this position.



    Responsibilities
    The Artisan & Program Manager will lead in:
    -Craft Workshops: Curate and manage dozens of community-based craft workshops per year
    -Craft Lake City Academy: Work with the Executive Director to design and execute professional development courses and opportunities for local creatives
    -Outdoor Exhibitions: Collaborate with the CLC team to curate and coordinate outdoor exhibitions
    -Festivals and Markets: Annual DIY Festival and Holiday
    *Market Artisan Management,
    *Artisan Recruitment and Outreach
    *Application Management
    *Pre-Event Participant Communications
    *Event Preparation
    *Programming
    *On-site Event Management
    *Post-Event Wrap-Up
    -Marketing and PR: Work with PR & Social Media Coordinator to develop and track successful marketing strategies for CLC programs
    -Management: Manage Artisan & Program Coordinator, PR & Social Media Coordinator and a team of Workshop Assistants.
    -Team Collaboration: Support CLC team members as needed in various departments and roles

    Qualifications:
    -Positive attitude
    -Passionate about Utah’s creative community
    -Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    -Customer service experience
    -Public speaking skills
    -Management experience
    -Programming or event experience
    -Maturity and ability to professionally represent Craft Lake City
    -Comfortable building relationships with artisans, sponsors, partners and stakeholders
    -Ability to access email each day and respond in a timely manner
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Flexible and willing to adapt to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
    -Ability to bring your thoughts and ideas to the table in a constructive manner, and open to receiving constructive criticism on your own work
    -Comfortable with technology
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, social media, Wordpress and website management
    -Experience creating and maintaining a department budget

    Requirements:
    -Must attend required meetings and trainings
    -Must be able to commit to scheduled work hours
    -Must be a self-starter, someone who can take the lead and can be counted on to complete tasks
    -Must have your own laptop and cell phone
    -Must have your own car to transport supplies to off-site events
    -Must be comfortable lifting chairs, tables, and other supplies


    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator
    Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City's flagship event is the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival held each year in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibitions and other special events.

    Under the direction of Craft Lake City management, the Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for public relations, marketing and social media efforts on behalf of Craft Lake City.

    Craft Lake City’s Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator is enthusiastic about public speaking, interested in local DIY culture and the nonprofit arts sector, has a passion for crafting and local art, and a desire to create clear and creative messaging for diverse audiences and purposes. The Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator will become intimately familiar with Craft Lake City’s programming, and will continually innovate and improve upon our ability to create mission-driven communications that resonate with the media, our social media subscribers, newsletter audience and overall community. The Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator will develop and execute multiple projects simultaneously, requiring the ability to stay organized while managing competing priorities and being a collaborative team player. This is a full-time, contract position with increased hours during peak events and leading up to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.


    Responsibilities:
    -Works with senior-level Craft Lake City teamsters to conceptualize and implement short-term and long-term communication, marketing and outreach plans and strategies for Craft Lake City programs and events.
    -Identifies opportunities to promote Craft Lake City and its programs to new and target audiences.
    -Updates and enforces the Craft Lake City writing style guide for consistent messaging and branding.
    -Collects, manages and reports on data and statistics that measure the success of social media and public relations efforts. Identifies and effects changes required for improvement.
    -Cultivates relationships with local members of the media and serves as a spokesperson on behalf of Craft Lake City when appropriate. Provides direct responses, press releases, story pitches, images and special reports to reporters as needed.
    -Coordinates Craft Lake City’s monthly e-newsletter and periodic e-blasts, and develops strategies for increasing Craft Lake City’s newsletter subscriptions.
    -Updates and creates content for the Craft Lake City website.
    -Updates community calendars with information about Craft Lake City events and programs.
    -Oversees all social media strategies, including scheduling, cross-promotion campaigns, and influencer partnerships; establishes strategies for increasing social media engagement and following.
    -Participates in outreach initiatives in collaboration with the Craft Lake City team, which may include tabling at community events, networking online and in-person, media appearances and attending CLC programs.
    -Assists in the design and production of Craft Lake City’s printed and digital promotional materials (brochures, videos, flyers, social media assets, etc.) as needed, including using Photoshop and Illustrator templates..




    Qualifications:
    -Self-motivated, coachable, positive, willing to support and collaborate with Craft Lake City Teamsters and Volunteers
    -Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    -A passion for writing and creative storytelling
    -Ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
    -Experience in public relations, media relations and public speaking strongly preferred
    -Proficiency in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok with a personal interest in current social media trends, best practices and tactics
    -Experience using social media management tools
    -A keen eye for detail
    -Organized and efficient in ability to document, manage, monitor and track data
    -Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Indesign a plus
    -Experience with photography and video creation
    -Exceptional customer service skills when dealing with both colleagues and partners
    -Experience with workflow and information management tools such as Google Drive, Slack and Asana
    -Comfortable learning new technologies
    -Ability to respond positively to criticism, to self-reflect, and to change directions when necessary
    -Willingness to go above and beyond in order to accomplish department and/or team goals
    -Direct experience with marketing or public relations

    Requirements:
    -Ability to work extended hours before, during and after the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival from August 13-15, 2021
    -Ability to check email/communication platforms daily with flexibility to address any time-sensitive items
    -Ability to attend all required Craft Lake City team meetings
    -Ability to lift 20+ lbs
    -Must have your own laptop, cell phone and vehicle

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Ticketing & Finance Manager
    Craft Lake City is looking for a Ticketing Manager for our Ticketing and Finance Team. The Ticketing Manager will be responsible for team preparations & standards, managing the training of the cashier team, configure and test POS systems, and work on-site for the duration of the festival to ensure the department runs smoothly and successfully.

    This is a year-round, part-time, contract position with a weekly time commitment of 15-20 hours per week for Festival preparation, with hours increasing as the festival draws closer. Weekly time commitments will begin in May and lead up to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival on Friday. August 13, Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 2021 as well as the Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market in Ogden, Utah on Friday December 3 and Saturday, December 4, 2021.

    The Ticket and Finance Manager is required to be on-site for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position. 10-20 post-festival and Holiday Market hours per week will also be required for inventory reconciliation & other wrap up tasks.


    Responsibilities:
    -Build and maintain ticketing operations and reporting for all events for Craft Lake City.
    -Communicate regularly with CLC staff, ticketing staff, vendors, and other affiliated parties
    -Assist with event programming, ticket holds, ticket accounts and other ticket details
    -Manage patron facing customer service needs as it relates to ticketing
    -Communicate regularly and assist internal departments and external event personnel with any ticketing needs and concerns
    -Attend all relevant meetings, functions and discussions
    -Act as manager and liaison at events including but limited to Sales, Guest List, Operations, Cash Management, Reporting and Customer Service
    -Assist with monitoring of ticket sales and maintenance of ticketing system
    -Track and reconcile ticket stock inventory
    -Maintain accurate accounting records and archives, compliance
    -Receive and maintain ticket fulfillment and process invoices to completion
    -Monitor supplies and equipment, as well as, report and follow up on any ticketing repair issues
    -All duties as assigned by management
    -Work with CLC management and ticketing vendor to set-up events, place holds, process orders and release tickets in a timely fashion

    Qualifications:
    -2-3 years experience as a box office manager or representative, including management level work experience --Ability to lead a team under pressure; has strong stress management abilities -HONESTY—especially when it comes to handling cash and card transactions and/or any personal information --Professionally interact with Festival patrons and visitors -Excellent at listening, taking direction -Ability to adapt and be flexible when necessary to help other team members --Ability to think quickly and resolve problems that may arise with an outdoor event -Must be punctual -Impeccable customer service skills -Excellent communication abilities -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me” -Previous experience with Square POS (Point of Sale) platform/software is a bonus -Previous experience with Google Drive, Docs, & Sheets desired -Previous experience with large events desired

    Requirements:
    -Must have flexibility/willingness to work in-house at the Craft Lake City office 5-15 hours per week, with start date in April/May
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 13th, Saturday August 14th, and Sunday August 15th, 2021 and the Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market in Ogden, Utah on Friday December 3 and Saturday, December 4, 2021.
    -Must have flexibility/willingness to complete 10-20 post festival and holiday market hours
    -Must have own cell phone and laptop computer, with willingness to use for Craft Lake City tasks

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
  • DIY Festival Controller
    Craft Lake City is looking for a Festival Controller who has proven organizational and money management skills to assist with financial management at our Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Festival Controller position requires an individual who is extremely organized, patient and honest whilst managing necessary and sensitive data and money as well. You will support the Festival Finance Team to create a wonderful and supportive atmosphere for all departments, ensuring security and success of the DIY Festival.

    The Festival Controller will be responsible for working with the Finance Team during the Festival, managing cash flow and monitoring activity to ensure smooth Festival operations. The Festival Controller will also be responsible for keeping accurate records to facilitate post-Festival financial reconciliation. You’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple teams and provide guidance to accomplish orderly money management in all departments, onsite at the DIY Festival.

    This is a seasonal, contract position with a commitment to predetermined training dates and meetings. Festival Controllers are required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival weekend, so working long hours are factors you should consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Qualifications:
    -Has 2–4 years experience with bookkeeping and/or accounting
    -Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
    -Honesty and integrity when it comes to handling cash, card transactions and/or any personal information
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc. for inventory and sales reporting, etc.
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
    -Enthusiasm for collaborating or creating a project with complete execution, including refinement
    -Ability to be discreet and sensitive to the data and numbers that are associated with handling and managing finances and department information
    -Excellent communication abilities for onsite needs and coordination during the festival

    Requirements:
    -Must attend all predetermined trainings and meetings
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 13, Saturday August 14, and Sunday August 15, 2021
    -Must have your own laptop and cellphone

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
  • DIY Festival Kids' Area Coordinator
    Craft Lake City® is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City's flagship event is the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival® held in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibitions, and other special events.

    Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival Kids’ Area Coordinator is responsible for programming the Kids’ Area to ensure a fun, creative and educational experience for kids and families during the DIY Festival. This team member is passionate about youth arts education, and is creative, collaborative, friendly, leadership-driven and organized. The DIY Festival Kids’ Area Manager reports to the Executive Director.

    Responsibilities:
    -Create a plan for decor in the Kids’ Area and work with volunteers to make the decorations
    -Recruit, train and manage volunteers, in conjunction with the DIY Festival Volunteer Coordinator,-who will assist in the Kids’ Area
    -Collaborate with the DIY Festival Inventory Manager to determine what supplies and tools will be needed in the Kids’ Area
    -Create and execute a plan for managing the bounce house and other entertainment in Kids’ Area, including recruiting contractors/volunteers to ensure coverage of all Kid’s Area activities.
    -Manage all aspects of the Kids’ Area during the DIY Festival, including setup, breakdown, and assisting volunteers and staff as needed
    -Work with Kids’ Area Sponsor to ensure their promotion and participation goals are met

    Qualifications:
    -Previous management experience
    -Experience working with children of all ages, in art education, and/or family programming preferred
    -Event coordination and crowd management experience desired
    -Well-versed in creating and managing a budget
    -Superb customer service skills
    -Exceptional organizational and time management skills
    -Effective communicator with a collaborative work style
    -Adaptable and flexible in a nonprofit, event-driven environment
    -Ability to access email 2–3 times a day and respond in a timely manner
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs
    -Must be able to stand on their feet for upwards of 10 hours a day
    -Must be able to endure summer temperatures of 90 degrees and above

    Requirements:
    -Part-time, seasonal contract position
    -Ability to work in-house at the CLC offices 5-10 hours per week May/June
    -Must own laptop and cellphone, with willingness to use for Craft Lake City tasks
    -Reliable transportation with willingness to use for Craft Lake City tasks
    -Available to work increased hours in the summer, June-August, leading up to the DIY Festival
    -Committed to working the DIY Festival weekend, August 13-15, 2021, as well as additional hours for setup and breakdown
    -Must attend all required staff meetings and trainings
    -Must have your own laptop and cell phone

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
  • DIY Festival Production Assistants
    Craft Lake City is looking for DIY Festival Production Assistants who will work as a team to set up and tear down the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Production Assistant is expected to remain on-site for key dates in the production schedule and to be on-call for troubleshooting issues and supporting the Festival team throughout the Festival dates. The Production Assistant will also have a great chance to work with a supportive team of individuals who allow Craft Lake City to create a unique festival for our community and interact with wonderful Festival volunteers.

    This is a contract, festival-specific position with a commitment of working August 13-15, 2021, with additional preparation shifts in the 2-4 weeks prior to the festival. The DIY Festival Production Assistant is required to be onsite for the duration of the DIY Festival, so working long hours in potentially extreme heat are factors to consider and keep in mind when applying for this position.

    Qualifications:
    -Must have previous event production experience
    -Previous experience working in extreme temperatures and/or inclement weather
    -Exceptional organizational skills & self-discipline
    -Must enjoy physically demanding work in a team-centered environment
    -Desire to be involved in producing a creative experience for exhibitors and patrons alike
    -HONESTY—ability to accept responsibility when mistakes are made
    -Knows how to spell “team player” without an “I” or “me”
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible to the various tasks and situations of a not-for-profit world
    -Enthusiasm for collaborating or creating a project with complete execution, including refinement
    -Ability to perform under stress; stress management skills
    -Ability to manage crowds
    -Must be friendly and attentive
    -Must be able to lift and carry 25-50 lbs and do hands-on physical work
    -Must be able to stand on their feet for upwards of 12 hours a day
    -Must be able to walk 10 or more miles each day
    -Must be able to endure summer temperatures of 90 degrees and above

    Requirements:
    -Must attend all scheduled staff meetings
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival week, August 13-15, 2021
    -Flexibility/willingness to attend production preparation sessions in the 2-4 weeks prior to the festival, based on staff availability

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
  • DIY Festival Zone Manager
    Craft Lake City’s Festival Zone Managers serve as the primary point of contact for a large group of exhibitors at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Zone Managers are personable, adaptable, solution-oriented leaders with excellent customer service skills and an interest in supporting Utah’s DIY businesses.

    Responsibilities:
    -Serve as the primary point of contact and advocate for artisans at the DIY Festival in your assigned zone, offering excellent customer service to ensure a positive festival experience for all participants
    -Support artisans in your zone throughout the weekend, including answering questions, helping to troubleshoot issues, and escalating any special needs or concerns to management as necessary
    -Play a key role in the load-in and load-out logistics for artisans in your zone, including volunteer training and management
    -Create, organize, and distribute artisan lanyards and signage
    -Assist the Craft Lake City team with setting up and breaking down DIY Festival signage and equipment before, during, and after the DIY Festival
    -Assist in other areas of the DIY Festival as needed throughout the weekend

    Qualifications:
    -2 years of management or leadership experience
    -Festival, large event and/or crowd management experience preferred
    -Exceptional customer service, problem-solving and communication skills
    -Organized, collaborative and self-disciplined
    -Ability to adapt in an event-driven, nonprofit environment
    -Available to read and respond to email 2–3 times per day
    -Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs
    -Must be able to stand on their feet for upwards of 10 hours a day
    -Must be able to endure summer temperatures of 90 degrees and above

    Requirements:
    -Seasonal, contract position with the ability to work in-house at our offices 1-5 hours per week starting in July with hours increasing in August
    -Must attend all staff meetings and trainings
    -Must be able to commit to working the DIY Festival week August 8-15, 2021 and DIY Festival weekend, Friday August 13th, Saturday August 14th, and Sunday August 15th, 2021
    -Must have your own laptop and cellphone

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Community Workshop Assistant
    Craft Lake City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City's flagship event is the annual DIY Festival held each year in August. We also offer year-round programming that includes workshops, exhibitions and other special events.

    The Community Workshop Assistant will be responsible for the on-site coordination of both hands-on or virtual craft workshops in communities throughout Utah. Craft Lake City’s Community Workshop Assistant is interested in the local maker movement, is familiar with Craft Lake City’s programs and mission, and has a passion for arts education and event management. The Community Workshop Assistant will serve as a public ambassador for Craft Lake City, and will work to ensure a positive, professional and educational experience for workshop instructors, attendees and venue partners.

    Responsibilities:
    -Serving as a representative and ambassador of Craft Lake City at various community craft workshops during the year
    -Fostering positive relationships with workshop instructors and venue partners
    -Setting up and breaking down the workshop area in each venue in collaboration with venue contact and instructor
    -Assisting workshop instructor with supply load-in, set-up and load-out
    -Verifying workshop ticket holders upon arrival (in-person workshops)
    -Selling tickets to waitlist participants as necessary
    -Providing presentations to attendees about Craft Lake City and upcoming programs
    -Maintaining a clean and organized workshop area during the program
    -Supporting attendees and instructors during each workshop as needed
    -Posting to social media during and after the workshop
    -Coordinating attendee surveys at the end of each workshop
    -Returning workshop supplies to Craft Lake City headquarters
    -Providing photos from the workshop to Craft Lake City
    -Adding workshop responses to online form
    -Completing post-event workshop assistant online form
    -Assisting with post-event reporting as needed

    Qualifications:
    -Prior experience with event management
    -Prior experience or willingness to learn and master online meeting platforms (Google Meet, Zoom, etc.)
    -Experience in arts programming preferred
    -Exceptional organizational, stress management and customer service skills
    -Ability to adapt and be flexible and collaborative in an event-driven, nonprofit environment
    -Ability to access email each day and respond in a timely manner
    -Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.

    Requirements:
    -Must attend required meetings and production training
    -Must be able to commit to work the public hours of the workshops with additional setup and teardown specific to each program
    -Must have your own laptop and vehicle and willingness to use for workshop-related tasks
    -Must be comfortable troubleshooting technical issues, while simultaneously addressing attendees.
    -Must be comfortable lifting chairs, tables and other supplies

    Craft Lake City is an equal opportunity employer. Craft Lake City will not discriminate and will take measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, neurodiversity, religion and national origin. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

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