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EDI Planning Coordinator

Website Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library

Deadline: August 20, 2022

Job details

EDI Planning Coordinator

Approx. 14 hours per week September – December 2022

Exact work hours per week will be variable

$18.00 / 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 a variety of EDI planning tasks. Earlier in 2022 MCML approved a new Strategic Plan. The selected employee will develop a more detailed plan for the next 2-3 years, setting MCML on the right path towards more equity, diversity and inclusion, and to ensure that we have realistic and achievable goals for the next three years and beyond. The work undertaken in this term will include a review of past and current MCML activities, EDI research, planning, target setting and program development with an EDI lens.

The successful candidate may also be responsible for visitor services and C2 shop staffing in the absence of the Curator and other staff.

Educational Qualifications

The successful candidate may have a degree in Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Governance, Art, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field.  Candidates in other fields of study or with equivalent work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Personal Qualities

We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic, creative, and interested in art/craft/history, and in ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are in the forefront of public activities and internal structures of organizations in the arts community.

Desired skillset

  • Experience with EDI issues and with assisting organizations to develop more inclusive working and visitor environments
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working with a variety of individuals including museum professionals, artists and the general public
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Existing connections in the community with organizations or individuals who work in EDI
  • Experience in a museum or art community is an asset

How to apply

  • Send a résumé, cover letter and two references to Andrea Reichert, Curator, at mcml@c2centreforcraft.ca, or 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1T2, by August 20, 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.

All individuals are encouraged to apply, however we especially welcome applicants from the BIPOC, disability and LGBTQ2+ communities who have lived personal experience with barriers to arts access. 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 persons with disabilities, candidates who identify as Black, a Person of Colour, Indigenous, Métis or Inuit peoples, or those in the LGBTQ2+ community.

To apply for this job email your details to areichert@c2centreforcraft.ca.

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