Volunteer Opportunity: C2 Shop & Gallery


Volunteer Position

  • Bi-weekly
  • Wednesdays, 12 – 4 pm
  • 6 – 12 month commitment is preferred


TheC2 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



  • 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

[email protected]           [email protected]