Job Opportunity: MCC Communications Assistant



Communications Assistant


Term: June 16-August 17, 2021

Hours:  30 hrs/week for 9 weeks (some Saturday shifts and evenings required)

Hourly wage: $13.90

Deadline to apply:  May 31, 2021


The Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) is about craft: its makers and materials. We’re a member-centered, non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary craft in Manitoba.  Located in the C2 Centre for Craft in Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange District, MCC presents exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, sales, and events related to contemporary craft.  We also have a shop (physical and online) featuring work by over 50 Manitoba-based craft artists.


You are communications-focused,  with a passion for craft, art, and/or culture. You are keen to use your skills and training to tell the world about this province’s amazing craftspeople and the work they do. You are a creative and effective written communicator who is collaborative and self-motivated. You’re experienced with social media (Instagram and Facebook, in particular) and website development (WordPress.) You’re ambitious and excited to gain valuable, hands-on communications experience within a thriving arts organization. One-on-one training and mentoring through job shadowing will help you grow your skills and get the support you need.


Responsibilities will include:

-creating social media, newsletter, and web content to promote contemporary craft and craftspeople in Manitoba

-creating social media, newsletter, and web content to promote MCC events and initiatives

-creating virtual exhibitions of MCC’s extensive archive of catalogues and images

-engaging shop and gallery visitors

-assisting with exhibition de-installation and gallery prep

-assisting at C2 Centre for Craft and MCC events, online or in-person (as restrictions allow)  -administrative and onsite support of fundraising events and shop initiatives

-administrative duties including answering phone calls and email, updating databases, processing invoices, preparing correspondence and providing support to the Director and other staff

-light housekeeping and janitorial duties

-other duties as assigned

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 years old and legally eligible to work in Canada.

-MCC welcomes applications from underrepresented communities. If you wish to self-identify (eg. BIPOC, Person living with a disability, etc.) please do so in your cover letter.


How to apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].  Please put Communications Assistant in the subject line.

The application closing date is May 31, 2021


To learn more about the Manitoba Craft Council and upcoming events please visit our website


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