Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
Approx. 10-12 hours per week through March 31, 2023
Exact work hours per week will be variable
$17.50 / hour
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, it is 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 an exciting research project. In partnership with the Ross House Museum, MCML is embarking on a project to research project, to locate, research, present and celebrate pre-1900 Manitoba Indigenous beadwork, embroidery and quillwork from museums across Manitoba. The public celebrations will take place through exhibits, programming, direct interaction with Indigenous community members and artists, and social media posts.
The successful candidate may also be responsible for visitor services and C2 shop staffing in the absence of the Curator and other staff.
The successful candidate may have a degree in Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Governance, Art, Art History, History, Museum Studies, or related field.
We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic, creative, and interested in art/craft/history. The successful candidate may be a craftsperson or artist, specializing in Indigenous craft or art.
– Excellent research skills, prior knowledge of museum collections an asset
– Digital photography skills
– Excellent computer skills
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Comfortable working with a variety of individuals from museum professionals, artists, Elders and the general public
– Ability to work independently
– Good attention to detail
– Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
– An interest in or knowledge of Indigenous beadwork, embroidery or quillwork an asset
– Existing connections with Indigenous communities in Manitoba an asset
– Experience in museum or archives setting an asset
– A candidate with a Driver’s License is strongly preferred
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 May 4, 2022.
– 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, candidates who identify as Black, a Person of Colour, Indigenous, Métis or Inuit peoples, or those in the LGBTQ2 community.
Physical demands of the job include sitting at 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).