Membership Director and Publisher

American Craft Council

The American Craft Council is building a dynamic and collaborative work environment that values people and their professional development, offering medical and dental plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, generous paid time off, and a 401(k) with match.

ACC is a national nonprofit working to keep the craft community connected, inspired, and supported. We share stories and amplify voices through American Craft magazine and other online content, create marketplace events that support artists and connect people to craft, celebrate craft’s legacy through longstanding awards and a unique research library, and provide a wide range of innovative programming. Learn more about our work.

ACC is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We value diversity, inclusiveness, and equity and welcome candidates from all walks of life. Read more about ACC’s commitment in inclusion and equity.

Position Details

Membership Director and Publisher
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Title: Membership Director and Publisher

Classification: Full-time

Reports to: Executive Director

Reports: Advertising Manager; Member and Customer Service Coordinator

Position summary:

The membership director and publisher is an exciting, new, hands-on entrepreneurial role responsible for the overall success and growth of the American Craft Council’s 14,000+ membership program, of which a primary benefit is an annual subscription to American Craft magazine. Related to growing an active membership for the ACC is the development of a financially successful and expanding print and digital American Craft content business. As a collaborative and dynamic leader at ACC, the membership director and publisher will foster an engaged community of members and readers with innovative and data-informed acquisition, renewal, and engagement strategies.

This is a hands-on position that also serves as the production and business manager for American Craft. The person in this role will secure new advertising and sponsorship revenue in print and online media and oversee the successful production and distribution of American Craft. They will seek out partnerships with craft organizations, publications, cultural leaders, and influencers to grow a diverse and vibrant community of craft supporters and enthusiasts.

The membership director and publisher should have 5+ years of experience successfully running and growing membership and/or subscription programs and be well-versed in the publishing business or have demonstrated success in marketing and growing earned revenue. They should also have a proven track record of building audiences through innovative online and in-person engagement.

A successful candidate will be a results-driven doer who brings effective management, marketing, and leadership passions and skills to build a successful media business in the ACC. Entrepreneurial and resourceful, they will always be seeking ways to be more effective and impactful. They will see constrained resources as exciting challenges, rather than limitations.

This job will require in-person work at ACC offices located in the Historic Grain Belt Building in Northeast Minneapolis. Currently, ACC is offering employees the ability to work hybrid schedules from both home and the office. ACC is monitoring and complying with all current COVID-19 recommendations by the CDC and state of Minnesota. This position requires travel.

ACC will begin reviewing applications August 23, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Full job description, responsibilities, and qualifications can be found here:

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Salary range: $65,000–$80,000 plus complete benefits package.

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