Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
Digital Media Assistant (1 position)
12 weeks: Early June through late August (exact dates to be determined)
$13.50 per hour for a 35 hour week. Saturday Shift required.
All work will take place at 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 1T2
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library is a dynamic small museum with a focus on craft. MCML is located in the C2 Centre for Craft, a facility shared with the Manitoba Craft Council. As such is it an exciting venue for those interested in craft and art, as it features both historic and contemporary work. The MCML collection is one of the oldest in Manitoba, having been established in the early 1930s. It now houses over 11,000 hand crafted items, craft related archival holdings, and craft tools. Through our collections, MCML interprets the rich craft history of Manitoba.
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library seeks a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work on the creation of digital content in the form of blog posts, an on-line photograph gallery, short historical videos, and materials for promotional use. MCML is a supportive workplace that values its employees, and provides a quality work and learning experience to student employees.
The student will also be responsible for visitor services and shop staffing in the absence of the Curator and other staff. The student will perform light janitorial and maintenance in the gallery.
Post Secondary student in Museum Studies, Archival Studies, History / Art History, School of Art or Creative Communications or related field. Priority will be given to senior students (4th year undergraduate or higher preferred).
We are seeking a student who is enthusiastic, creative, reliable, and interested in art/craft/history.
– Digital photography and/or video skills
– Excellent computer skills and experience with websites
– Experience in museum or archives setting an asset
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Comfortable working with the general public
– Ability to work independently
– Good attention to detail
– Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
How to apply
– Send a résumé, cover letter and two references to Andrea Reichert, Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1T2, by May 14, 2020.
– Additional information can be obtained by calling (204) 615-3951.
The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library is an equal opportunity employer and follows a Human Rights Policy which addresses our hiring practises. MCML recognizes the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in their cover letter, résumé or application if they are members of the Government of Canada job equity groups, such as women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities or Indigenous, Métis or Inuit peoples.
Physical demands of the job include sitting as a desk for long periods, using a computer, camera and other digital devises, and being able to access the collections in storage (may include using a ladder, lifting items up to 20lbs, and moving items safely off the shelves).
The C2 Centre for Craft is wheelchair accessible.
This project is funded through Young Canada Works. Candidates must verify that they meet all the requirements before they are offered an interview:
– be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
– be legally entitled to work in Canada.
– be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
– have finished the school term at the start of employment.
– be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory.
-be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
-not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW.