Handmade Arcade (HA) seeks enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about supporting makers and creative entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh region to serve as members of Handmade Arcade’s Advisory Committee.

About Handmade Arcade’s Advisory Committee:

HA became a 501(c)(3) in 2017. The organization is managed by one full-time staff member, the Executive Director. Handmade Arcade’s small but active group of community volunteers on the Advisory Committee have been instrumental in sustaining the organization. Advisory Committee members help plan Handmade Arcade events and programs, volunteer at events, support marketing activities, and more depending on the needs of the organization and the expertise and interest of the Advisory Committee members.

Position Description: 

Handmade Arcade Advisory Committee Members: 

  • Serve for a term of three years with the option to opt-in for a second term
  • Attend at least 75% of committee meetings
  • Volunteer for at least one event annually
  • Take the lead on an initiative at least once annually 
  • Attend Handmade Arcade special events and programs 
  • Participate in the annual review of HA’s Executive Director
  • Participate in an annual self-assessment of HA’s Advisory Committee
  • Contribute to implementing HA’s strategic plan 

Qualifications: 

In order to maintain a well-rounded Advisory Committee, Handmade Arcade seeks members with expertise in any of the following areas: 

  • Event planning
  • Creative entrepreneurship or entrepreneur support
  • Volunteer management
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Fundraising
  • Youth development and education
  • Community engagement

Handmade Arcade is committed to maintaining an Advisory Committee that is reflective of our region’s diverse make-up of makers, customers, and collaborators. Candidates with disabilities, candidates who are BIPOC, and/or candidates who are members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are encouraged to attend Handmade Arcade’s upcoming Town Hall on May 20, 2024 at 6:30 PM at CoLab18 (100 South Commons, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) to meet the organization’s Executive Director and current members of the organization’s Advisory Committee and Board of Directors. The event will be livestreamed and recorded for those unable to attend in-person. 

Qualified candidates can email a resume and statement of interest to kelsey@handmadearacde.org. While HA is actively recruiting new Advisory Committee members to begin service in the summer of 2024, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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