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General Manager

Website Manitobans For The Arts

Deadline: October 12, 2023

Manitoba’s vibrant arts and culture sector is a strength of our community, essential to our well-being and our economy, and is our province’s calling card. The sector is fuelled by innovation, creativity and problem-solving. Following a unique time for arts and culture, an opportunity has emerged to reimagine and reinvent Manitoba’s arts sector and to harness its capacity to stimulate the economic and social well-being of all Manitobans.

Through consultation with the community, Manitobans for the Arts has identified priorities for its current strategic plan that include:

  • Ensuring the arts community is strong, agile, resilient, equitable, and relevant.
  • Igniting Manitobans to connect meaningfully with art forms and arts experiences.
  • Encouraging increased investment in the arts sector.

Manitobans for the Arts seeks a part-time General Manager to propel these plans forward, working closely with the volunteer Board of Directors. This is a position for an independent leader who is comfortable developing and implementing projects and strategies, and collaborating with arts and culture leaders, private-sector partners, and government to ensure the sector comes out of the pandemic thriving – and remains innovative and relevant for all Manitobans.

The key responsibilities of the General Manager are:

1. Project Management

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement activities and events in the strategic plan
  • Develop and manage timelines, partnerships and resources required
  • Harness volunteer resources, including board members
  • Producing events and activities that engage the community
  • Provide accurate and timely reports on activity metrics, progress and forecasts

2. Stakeholder relations

  • Develop and operationalize member recruitment and retention strategies
  • Develop member communications and stewardship
  • Develop relationships with government and private-sector partners

3. Financial Oversight

  • Develop annual and project-specific budgets
  • With board, seeking external financial support for projects as required
  • Working with the bookkeeper to provide timely reporting

4. Operational Management

  • Managing the website, email communications and social media platforms
  • Ensuring good business practices for the organization, including but not limited to file management, preparing cheques and bank deposits, board meeting logistics and maintenance of archival materials.

Please apply if you have:

  •  Leadership skills and a vision for the position
  • An interest in emerging trends and issues for the arts and cultural sector
  • Work experience in the arts or other non-profit environment
  • Project management skills from envisioning to execution
  • Strong communication skills and can articulate the importance of the arts
  • External-relations experience and established networks
  •  Natural ability to build rapport with varied stakeholders
  • Industrious and creative problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work individually and independently
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Bilingualism an asset
  •  Priority will be given to candidates from equity-deserving communities

The position reports to the Board of Directors. We expect that this position is part-time and flexible, with a monthly commitment of hours and a total annual salary of $24,000. We’re open to discussions about how to best structure the position.

Submit a letter (expression of interest) and a curriculum vitae (resume) by email to the Board of Directors of Manitobans for the Arts at by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2023. We hope to have a candidate in place by the beginning of November.

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