MAWA is accepting applications for the role of Outreach Coordinator:
Outreach Coordinator (Maternity Leave Contract)
MAWA’s Cross-Cultural Craft Program
7 month contract position, approximately 5-15 hours per week
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) offers a unique program to connect with new Canadian and Indigenous women who are visual artists and/or craft artisans. The Cross-Cultural Craft Program offers free instruction in international craft practices to the general public. It involves four Saturday afternoon Crafternoons, a multi-workshop Craftstravaganza, a bi-weekly Cross-Cultural Beading Group and two longer, three-part workshops. At least one Crafternoon per year is held at Neechi Commons. All other workshops are held at MAWA.
Working with MAWA’s Executive Directors, the Outreach Coordinator will plan this series of craft workshops led by new Canadian and Indigenous women artists. The goal is to expand MAWA’s community, to provide employment to newcomer and Indigenous women artists and to share unique craft skills with the larger arts community. The Outreach Coordinator responsibilities will include meeting and establishing relationships with newcomer and Indigenous communities in Winnipeg, meeting with artists, hiring artists, arranging for translators if necessary, working with the artists to develop teaching tools (PowerPoint or handouts), promoting MAWA and the craft workshops within newcomer and Indigenous communities, procuring workshop supplies and coordinating workshops.
This position requires an outgoing personality, and excellent listening, communication and organizational skills. Contacts within the newcomer and/or Indigenous communities are a strong asset. Experience in program coordination is required. Knowledge of visual arts or craft based practices is preferred. Fluency in spoken English is preferred. The position will necessitate some travel within Winnipeg.
MAWA is an artist-run not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the intellectual and creative development of women in the visual arts by providing an ongoing forum for education and critical dialogue. Founded in 1985, MAWA currently has over 250 members. MAWA provides mentorships, workshops, lectures, artist talks, reading groups and informal networking opportunities to the visual arts community at large. Staff is comprised of two half-time Executive Directors, one Program and Administrative Coordinator and one part-time Administrative Assistant. MAWA is wheelchair accessible.
Deadline for Applications: June 10, 2016
Start Date: September 9, 2016 End date: March 14, 2017
Please apply by emailing a single pdf file containing a letter expressing why you are interested in the position, a list of 3 references and a resume to [email protected].
For further information contact Shawna Dempsey or Dana Kletke at (204) 949-9490.