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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.

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: operational and project-based grant writing, policy and procedure development and implementation; human resources and financial management (for 7 part-time staff and contract employees); project design and development; building and facilities maintenance and management, capital projects, as well as marketing and fundraising; fulfilling the organization’s mission and mandate.

The Executive Director takes direct responsibility for:

• All public sector grants (municipal, provincial, federal) including identification of existing and new opportunities, 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.

• Management and supervision of 7 part-time staff, and ongoing stakeholder engagement including; artists, members, board of directors and funders (existing and new).

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 includes:

• 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.

- Gallery presentation of solo and group exhibitions for emerging and established artists.

Experience with:

- grant writing and working with funding agencies and foundations;

- artist-run organizations, project implementation and events creation:

- working with other organizations towards a common goal;

- working for a Board of Directors;

- fundraising for operations, projects and capital needs;

- leadership skills encompassing staff management, development, organizational sustainability and growth.

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 maintaining positive relationships with artists, arts organizations and community, businesses and government leaders.


• Salary range: $38,000 - $42,000 per year.

33-35 hrs weekly, paid in bi-weekly installments, including 3 weeks of vacation.

• Health benefits package.

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