Community Outreach Workshop Facilitator – 2 contract positions
Deadline to apply: Thursday May 5, 2022 @ 5pm
Martha Street Studio is embarking on a pilot program of off-site entry-level printmaking workshops, delivered free of charge to community groups throughout the City of Winnipeg, with a focus on engaging under-served, equity-deserving communities.
Program description: The successful applicants will spend Phase 1 (approximately 2 months) being mentored in three printmaking processes, as well as material, tool and equipment preparation. During this phase, they will also be supported in setting up the administration of the printmaking workshops: applicants will be responsible for identifying community groups and arranging all aspects of the workshops with each community group. During Phase 2 (3-4 months) the successful applicants will be responsible for all aspects of delivering approximately 12 printmaking workshops including: organizing volunteers, preparing materials, transporting the equipment and materials, instruction at the workshop, and cleaning and restocking.
The successful applicants will be emerging visual artists, from BIPOC communities, with a demonstrated commitment to community building practices. An interest in drawing and design is an asset. Applicants do not need to have previous experience in printmaking as they will be mentored in the specific processes that will be delivered via the workshops. A vehicle and driver’s licence are not required.
The successful applicants will be expected to work as a team. They will have excellent verbal communication skills and a strong desire to learn and share what they have learned. They will have excellent organizational skills, be self-motivated and able to prioritize tasks. They will have strong time-management and scheduling skills. They will be able to build and maintain positive working relationships with studio staff and the community groups they choose to work with. They will have a flexible schedule.
– Phase 1 (2 months) – 15 hours a week, at Martha Street Studio, to a total of 135 hours
– Phase 2 (3-4 months) – 12.5 hours a week spent delivering workshops, to a total of 150 hours – this phase will likely require working some evenings and/or weekends
Remuneration: Contract pays $7837.50 (285 hours @ $27.50)
To apply, please send:
1) a one-page letter detailing the following:
– your commitment to and experience with community building practices
– your engagement with under-served and/or equity-deserving communities
– your experience with artmaking
– any other experience you have that you think will be an asset in this position
2) a resume detailing your work and/or volunteer experience
3) a CV detailing your art practice experience
4) names and contact information (phone and email) for 2 references along with explanation of relationship
Send all requested materials as pdfs in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Facilitator Contract in the subject line
Deadline to apply: Thursday May 5, 2022 @ 5pm
Start date: Tuesday May 31
End date: goal is for the program to be completed by December 31, 2022
Any questions should be directed to Sarah at email@example.com
Martha Street Studio (MSS) maintains a heritage of excellence in printmaking while advancing artists and innovation through technique, education and community engagement at its sustainable Martha Street Studio facility. We strive to lead by example by prioritizing accessibility throughout our studio and programming. Our printmaking facilities offer inclusive programs for a diverse range of persons working at all levels of printmaking expertise. We also prioritize low to no cost media driven programs for youth, creating an accessible environment by removing financial barriers, and providing a means of expression for artists and members of equity deserving communities across Winnipeg.
MSS receives core funding from all three levels of government, as well as generous support from The Winnipeg Foundation, the Graham C Lount Family Foundation, and the WH & SE Loewen Foundation.
Martha Street Studio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented, LGBTQ2, new immigrant, disability and Indigenous communities to apply. It is the Manitoba Printmakers Association’s policy to hire employees solely on the basis of the ability of the applicant to do the job. MPA will make every effort to provide additional adaptations and professional supports to accomplish tasks and responsibilities for successful candidates identifying those specific needed accommodations.
“Unparalleled, accessible facilities and education in the print arts”
MISSION AND MANDATE
The Manitoba Printmakers Association maintains the heritage of excellence in printmaking while advancing artists and innovation through technique, education and community engagement at its sustainable Martha Street Studio facility.
MPA encourages innovation in printmaking and education while maintaining a standard of excellence and our printmaking heritage.
MPA is an open and inclusive environment which engages actively with the community through education and outreach and welcomes new and long-term artists from many disciplines.
MPA is sensitive to diversity, individuality and its place in the community, which is realized in the way we treat our members, each other and our partners.
MPA supports artists, encourages their growth and well-being, and acts as a stable hub for excellence in printmaking practice, international networking and promotion of work.
MPA believes in the education and mentorship of artists, creating printmaking experiences for the community, and informing the public about our tradition and activities.
MPA is a fiscally responsible organization, committed to ensuring that its operations and diverse programming remain viable in the long-term.
|Hours, Location, Accessibility: Our hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, and Saturday* 12 – 5 pm.
*closed Saturdays of long weekends
Martha Street Studio is located at 11 Martha Street. A loading zone is located on the street at the front of the building. Martha Street Studio is an accessible space with a lift and two accessible gender-neutral washrooms located on the second floor.