Apply now for the Indigenous Arts Leaders Fellowship - Deadline August 31, 2021

The Winnipeg Arts Council and Manitoba Theatre for Young People are seeking applicants for the Indigenous Arts Leaders Fellowship for 2021-22. First Nations, Métis, or Inuit people interested in receiving a paid Fellowship as part of a Winnipeg cultural organization between October 2021 and June 2022 are invited to apply. The Fellowship provides emerging Indigenous arts administrators with a specialized opportunity in the community of contemporary arts creation and presentation in Winnipeg.

The Indigenous Arts Leadership Fellow will support administration, fund development and governance functions of Manitoba Theatre for Young People, including providing administrative support to the Native Youth Theatre educational program.  Throughout the Fellowship they will have opportunities for hands on learning and professional development in arts administration and management. The Fellow will actively participate in planning and encouraged to contribute insights, knowledge and experience.

Applicants for this position must commit to the term from October 2021 to June 2022. The position is based on five days (35 hours) per week. It is typically Monday to Friday but in some instances requires flexibility that includes evening and weekend hours.


This program is open to Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis) residing in Winnipeg who can demonstrate a commitment to building a career in the arts. Previous arts experience is an asset and mid-career artists looking to transition into arts administration are encouraged to apply.

Skills that will support being successful in this role:

  • Friendly demeanor and good client service skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, use of internet search engines, and comfort in learning new software applications as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good time management; the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to problem solve and acquire new skills as required
  • A minimum of one-year experience working in an office and/or with the general public is expected.

To Apply

The Winnipeg Arts Council and MTYP recognize that each individual’s path is distinct and that experience, particularly in the arts, comes in a variety of forms. Applicants are encouraged to expand on their qualifications and experience stated within their CV or résumé by using the application form and including information about their own artistic or professional practice, work history, education, and peer recognition.

Download and complete the application form below and attach your CV or résumé and submit
by Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to or mail to

Indigenous Arts Leaders Fellowship
Winnipeg Arts Council
103-110 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K7

Job Desciption & Application Form 

Download the full job description (PDF)
Download the application form (fillable PDF)

For more information 

Please contact Dominic Lloyd, Program & Arts Development Manager
tel (204) 943-7668

The Winnipeg Arts Council and Manitoba Theatre for Yong People are committed to employment equity and believe workplace diversity leads to greater success. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.