Volunteer

Share your passion for craft by volunteering at the C2 Centre for Craft. Whether you prefer working behind the scenes or engaging directly with the public, C2 has a place for you.

Contact info@c2centreforcraft.ca to volunteer today.

 

Volunteer Opportunity

C2 Shop & Gallery

 

The C2 Centre for Craft is home to the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML) and the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC).  A major feature of the facility is the C2 Shop, a retail operation dedicated to showcasing local fine craft and merchandise related to MCML and MCC.  The gallery features 6-8 exhibitions of contemporary and traditional craft per year.

 

We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic and welcoming individuals to join the C2 Shop and Gallery team. 

 

Purpose of the Shop

  • To provide sales opportunties for Manitoba craft artists
  • To provide visitors a sales venue to purchase fine craft and items related to MCC and MCML
  • To provide revenue for MCC and MCML

 

Purpose of the Gallery

  • To highlight Manitoba’s rich craft heritage and vibrant contemporary craft culture
  • To engage visitors in the art of craft
  • To provide craft artists with a professional venue to exhibit and, where appropriate, sell their work

 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required

  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to represent the C2 Centre for Craft, MCC and MCML to the public
  • Experience in retail /customer service is an asset
  • Good computer and organizational skills
  • Passion for craft and its makers and a commitment to being an effective member of the C2 Shop team

 

Duties and Responsibilites

  • Being the first public face at the C2 Centre, providing information about exhibitions, craft artists, other features of the space, and information about the MCC and MCML
  • Interact with visitors to the C2 Shop & Gallery, providing information about the work and the artists, showing work to customers, and making sales
  • Handling cash and using the Square sales software (operated through an ipad)
  • Assisting with inventory and with re-stocking merchandise and packaging
  • Light cleaning and dusting
  • Following the guidelines and procedures for the C2 Shop
  • Working effectively with MCC and MCML staff
  • Other duties as assigned and as possible based on individual skill sets and time available
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of the C2 Shop and Gallery’s sensitive and private information to which you may have access

 

Time

  • Volunteers commit to a regular weekly or bi-weekly shift.
  • Shift hours are 12 – 4 pm, Wednesday to Saturday – Saturdays are our most urgent need
  • A 6-12 month commitment is preferred

 

 

Reporting

  • C2 volunteers report to the Director of MCC and the Curator of MCML.

 

For more information and to volunteer, please call or email:
Tammy Sutherland (MCC)                     Andrea Reichert (MCML)

204 615.3951                                      (204) 615-3951

tsutherland@c2centreforcraft.ca           areichert@c2centreforcraft.ca