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Permanent Employment Opportunities

The League does not currently have any employment opportunities at the Headquarters location.

Craftsmen's Fair Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

There will be temporary employment opportunities at the 2016 Annual Craftsmen's Fair. An online and printable application will be available soon. For more information, contact Kate Sussman, Operations Manager.

Volunteers are also needed at the Fair for full and half days to assist members in their booths, help artists who are teaching workshops and classes, hand out surveys and voting slips in CraftWear, Living With Craft and the Sculpture Garden, and more.

All volunteers receive a name badge for free admission on the day they volunteer and a pass to attend the Fair on another day for free or to give to a friend.

To join us as a volunteer for the 2016 Fair, please download, print and return to us this application.  Contact volunteers@nhcrafts.org with any questions.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in fine craft? Here's a way to get hands-on experience and have fun at the same time. Opportunities include:

Training is provided and on-going educational opportunities with League staff and craftsmen will occur throughout the year.

For general volunteer opportunities (NOT FAIR), click here for a printable volunteer registration form or register online.

Please email nhleague@nhcrafts.org or call 603-224-3375 for more information.

 

Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award

Nominations Due July 1st

One of the most prestigious honors presented by the League, the Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes the selfless efforts of a League volunteer.  Each year, Local Council Presidents and the League membership nominate volunteers who have given in extraordinary ways to support craftspeople and craft education.   The final selection is made by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. Click here for the nomination form. Please mail, email or fax it back to headquarters by July 1.  The recipient will be awarded at the Craftsmen's Awards Night, Thursday, August 8th at the Annual Craftsmen's Fair. 

History of the Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award

Jess Blackstone was a wood carver in the League for many, many years.  His birds are miniature sculptures that stand today as collector's items in the League’s Permanent Collection.  Jess's wife, Edie took the cause of the League of NH Craftsmen for her own.  She worked on staff, retired, and came back as a volunteer for a great number of years.  Edie worked to provide craft education and membership services.  Every year, she would be at the Fair serving the League in literally hundreds of ways.  We celebrate her selfless dedication with the Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award. 

One of the most important honors presented by the League, the Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes the selfless efforts of a League volunteer.  Each year, Local Council Presidents and the League membership nominate volunteers who have given in extraordinary ways to support craftspeople and craft education.   The final selection is made by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Recipients of the award are familiar names to most of us.  We are indeed grateful for their support and devotion to the League.  We are also grateful to the unnamed volunteers who faithfully serve the League.  The following is a list of Blackstone Recipients from past years: 

1979

Betty Miller

1998

Jeanne Holmes

1980

Bea Caldwell

1999

Gail Wilson

1981

Dot Strong

2000

Adele Sanborn

1982

Esther Newell

2001

Sheri Ensign

1983

Richard Johnson

2002

Parker Potter & Steve Zoldak

1984

Marjorie Barry

2003

Polly Allen

1985

Louisa and Robert Miner

2004

Ruth Burt

1986

Aurise Randall-Batchelder

2005

John M. Holton

1987

Kevin Plunkett

2006

Cynthia Hunt

1988

Jeanne Holmes

2007

Ingeborg Eddy

1989

Edith Grodin

2008

Andy Hampton

1990

Marjorie Dehls

2009

Donna Seydek Hiromura

1991

Kira Fournier & Maureen Mills

2010

E. Leslie Stone

1992

Robert J. Sylvia

2011

Peter L. Bloch

1993

Ginger Parsons

2012

Gay Zimmerman

1994

Deborah Grant

 2013

 Beverly Wolf

1995

Roger Roberge

 2014

 Carol & Norman Babineau

1996

Eleanor “Tin” Bacon

 2015

 Jack Dokus

1997

A. Susie Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Necklace by Kathleen Curtin

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