Martha Street Studio Seeks Executive Director

Martha Street Studio, 2018.

Deadline to apply, January 20th, 2020.

Application Deadline: January 20th, 2020
To apply, submit CV and cover letter to


Martha Street Studio (Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc.) is a not-for-profit charitable organization and Manitoba’s only printmaking artist-run centre, studio and gallery. It is currently in its 31st year of incorporation, and its 19th year at 11 Martha Street. 

It has 2,000 square feet of studio space and a custom printing area. Another 2,000 square feet houses additional studio space, the gallery, project spaces, archives, promotions area, The Print Shop, digital suite and administrative offices.

Martha Street Studio (MSS) supports innovation in national and international print-based art. To do this, MSS works with other unique organizations towards a common goal of enriching the lives of Manitobans through the production and dissemination of the art of printmaking.

MSS is artist driven and inclusive of diverse skill levels, it supports hobbyists, professional artists and everyone in between. MSS programming and facility are fully wheelchair accessible and ASL services are available upon request. There are options for low income artists through volunteerism. MSS is a member of the Manitoba Artist Run Centres Coalition. 

The Executive Director is part of a dynamic team and takes overall responsibility for all aspects of management and direction of Martha Street Studio’s gallery, services and programs, and for the implementation of organizational strategic planning and development initiatives. These initiatives include policy and procedure development and implementation; human resources and financial management; project design and development; capital projects, as well as marketing and fundraising. 

The Executive Director takes direct responsibility for:

  • All public sector grants (municipal, provincial, federal) including identification, application, and reporting;
  • all private sector donations and grants from foundations and corporations including identification, application, and reporting;
  • all earned revenues – from courses, workshops, consignment sales, Studio Editions, digital services, and studio rentals.  

The Executive Director will support Martha Street Studio’s aims and objectives to focus and strengthen Vision, Mission and Mandate, through ongoing strategic planning, which include:

  • organizational resilience (ensuring long-term viability)
  • outreach, connections and parameters (building community connections)
  • processes and protocols (guiding production and programming decisions)


Knowledge of:
– the printmaking arts and a commitment to artist-run culture;
– CARFAC as a national standard of recommended minimum rates for artists. 

Experience with:
– grant writing and working with funding agencies;
– artist-run organizations, project implementation and events creation:
– working with other organizations towards a common goal;
– working on or with a Board of Directors;
– fundraising for operations, projects and capital needs; 
– leadership;
– and, gallery presentation of solo and group exhibitions.

Skills in:
– written, verbal and interpersonal communication;
– advanced financial management, accounting, and budgeting; 
– advanced planning, problem-solving, decision-making and organization;
– capacity to be self-directed, to lead and to work co-operatively with others;
– and in developing and maintain positive relationships with artists, arts organizations and community, businesses and government leaders.


  • A salary of $38,000 per year (for 33hrs weekly) paid in bi-weekly installments, with 3 weeks of vacation.   
  • A single health benefits package provided through Manulife Insurance.


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”
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. 
January 2, 2020