Digital Content Creator – MCML Term Position

Job Title: Digital Content Creator

Duration: 36 weeks

Start & End Dates:  late August 2021 through late April 2022 (exact dates TBD)

$17 per hour for 14 hours per week (to be worked Wed – Sat)

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 a project to enhance the digital content available about the MCML collection. Work will include photography of collections items, development of behind-the-scenes collections tours, and establishing gallery video tour procedures.  MCML is a supportive workplace that values its employees, and provides a quality work and learning experience to all employees.

Tasks might also include some visitor services and shop staffing in the absence of the Curator and other staff.

 Important Tasks Include:

Research, Planning & Scheduling, Photography (still & film), Digital Content Management and Website Skills.

 Educational Qualifications

Post Secondary graduate in Museum Studies, Archival Studies, History / Art History, School of Art, or Creative Communications or related field.

 Personality Traits

We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic, creative, reliable, and interested in art/craft/history.

Desired skillset

– Excellent interpersonal skills

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to manage information

– Digital photography skills

– Skills with developing video or written content

– Demonstrated time management skills

– Excellent computer skills and experience with databases an asset

– Experience in museum or archives setting an asset

– Comfortable working with the general public an asset

– Ability to work independently

How to apply

– Send a résumé, cover letter and two references to Andrea Reichert, Curator, at [email protected], or 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba,

R3B 1T2, by August 3, 2021.

– 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 actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

– First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples

– members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin

– persons with disabilities

– persons who identify as women

– persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions

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).