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27.05.16

Summer Student Employment at the MCC

Programme and Gallery Assistant

Term: June 22 to August 23, 2016 (9 weeks)
Hours: 40 hrs/week
Hourly wage: $13.00
Deadline to apply: June 8, 2016

The Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) is a member-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Contemporary Craft in Manitoba since its inception in 1978.

The MCC is seeking an arts-focused, post-secondary student to fill the position of Gallery and Programme Assistant. Students in the fields of Fine Arts/Crafts, Visual Arts, Curatorial/Museum Studies, Arts Education/Management, and Graphic Design and Communications are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be judged on their ability to communicate effectively, think creatively, act responsibly and demonstrate professionalism. The Gallery and Programme Assistant position is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience within a thriving arts organization. The successful candidate will receive training and mentoring through job shadowing and one-on-one contact with the Director.

Responsibilities will include:
-exhibition and event planning and coordination
-member services including renewals, outreach to new members, and assisting members with developing online portfolios
-communications including the production of an enewsletter and content development for social media and website
-administrative duties including answering phone calls and email, updating databases, processing invoices, preparing correspondence and providing support to the Director and other staff.
-MCC is anticipating a move into a new facility in fall 2016. The summer employee’s role will therefore include tasks related to the move including sorting, archiving, and packing as well as assisting with the planning of new programme initiatives enabled by the new space.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 years old and legally eligible to work in Canada.
Applicants must be registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to submissions@manitobacraft.ca. The application closing date is June 8, 2016.

Funding for this position was made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs programme.

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24.05.16

Employment Opportunity at the MCC

Administrative and Programme Assistant, Manitoba Craft Council
Hours: 16 hours weekly
Wage: $16/hour
Deadline to apply: June 8, 2016

Context
The Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) is a member-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary craft in Manitoba for over 35 years. The ideal candidate for this position will have proven administrative/organizational skills and a sophisticated understanding of contemporary craft. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively, think creatively, and demonstrate professionalism. They “play well with others,” enjoy the behind the scenes tasks that keep an organization running smoothly and efficiently, and are knowledgeable public ambassadors for craft and its makers.

This position is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a thriving arts organization during a period of exciting growth and change.  Together with a part-time Director, the Administrative and Programme Assistant will work towards MCC’s mandate of promoting, supporting and advocating for contemporary craft in Manitoba in a new facility in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, the Administrative and Programme Assistant will be responsible for:
-implementing and promoting MCC’s programming activities including:               exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, etc.
-day to day operational and office management tasks including financial tracking
-providing administrative support to the Director and MCC Board
-responding to phone, email and in person inquiries with professionalism, care and encouragement
-welcoming and assisting facility visitors
-production of the bi-weekly e-news, updating website and overseeing social media
-membership services
-supporting fundraising initiatives
-volunteer coordination
-other duties as assigned

Qualifications
-good organizational and office management skills
-excellent oral and written communication skills
-self-directed and collaborative
-proficiency with Excel, Word, WordPress, and Quickbooks in a MAC environment
-able to work to deadlines and multi-task during busy periods
-able to work varying hours including some evenings and weekends
-an understanding of the role of contemporary craft and visual arts in the community

How to apply:
Please submit your resume with cover letter and the names and contact information for two references to: submissions@manitobacraft.ca by June 8, 2016.

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09.05.16

An exciting time to join the MCC

Right now is an exciting time to become a member of the Manitoba Craft Council.

We are moving to a new space and looking forward to having a gallery, a retail space, a workshop space and more. You can read about it here.

Just some of the benefits of membership are:

– Showing work in For the Love of Craft, our annual member’s exhibiton

– Apply for the annual juried exhibition (great exposure and yes, we pay artist fees)

– Apply for a professional development bursary (up to $750)

– Receive our bi-weekly enews, keeping you informed about the latest craft events and opportunities

– Subscription to Studio magazine

– Artist talks and workshops

– Studio visit, mentorship, collaboration and sales opportunities

– Online gallery at manitobacraft.ca

– The  support of a dynamic and creative craft community

and there are more….

Your membership is important to us!

The funds generated by membership are extremely important, enabling the MCC to carry on its vital public programming and be a voice for contemporary craft in this province and beyond.  Funders look at membership numbers as a sign of community support for the work we do.  Your membership speaks of your love for contemporary craft and its makers – it says that you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is and buy into MCC’s vision: a thriving and dynamic craft scene in Manitoba. And it helps fund exciting programming.

Become a member now.

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