C2 volunteers support the Centre and partner organization’s missions to bring craft to life in imaginative, inspired, and lively ways. Some have an extensive background in craft while others are newly curious to the field.
Many volunteers are interested in developing specialized skills and gaining experience as part of a professional path; others are drawn to the opportunity to inspire others through the experience of craft.
Volunteers have the opportunity to explore a field they’re interested in while gaining practical galleries and museum skills. Volunteering is also a great way to get involved with the community and meet new people.
Not at all. If you hope to volunteer in supporting exhibitions, workshops, tours or working with visitors, it can be helpful to be familiar with relevant terminology and history. However, there are many volunteer opportunities where prior knowledge isn’t required. The most important qualities we look for in volunteer applicants is a positive attitude and the willingness to be a team player.
While we work hard to place each and every applicant, it’s not always possible to find an assignment that is a fit for both the applicant and staff. We encourage volunteers to be flexible in contributing where they are needed at C2.
We ask for a commitment of at least six months and the availability to work at least one shift per month. Shifts are primarily weekday afternoons and on weekends but vary based on volunteer position.
C2 Centre for Craft is deeply invested in supporting and developing a vibrant, diverse, talented workforce. As an employer, we promote and instill our mission and values in every member of our team. We strive to create a welcoming, illuminating and participatory workplace to encourage creativity and active engagement with craft and our visitor community.
C2 Centre for Craft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, colour, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by provincial or federal law.