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Indigenous Special Project Coordinator

Contract Position
Deadline to apply: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4 PM CST

The Manitoba Arts Network connects, showcases, and promotes visual and performing artists with communities across Manitoba.

The Network:

Produces Manitoba’s annual arts conference, Manitoba Showcase
Arranges block-booked tours for performing artists
Organizes the Annual Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Art Show
Tours five visual art exhibitions
Offers a Concerts in Care program using professional musicians.
For more information on how we connect artists with communities, visit our website:


The Indigenous Special Project Coordinator is a contract position beginning August 2018 and ending in November 2018. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the coordinator will execute activities leading up to- and presented at- MB Showcase 2018, October 25 – 28 in Portage la Prairie. This project will:

a) Engage five rural and northern Manitoban Indigenous communities by conducting in-person meetings and the presentation of performances in Indigenous communities. The goal is to increase awareness of our annual conference and encourage Indigenous representatives from five communities to attend MB Showcase 2018 (made possible with travel support).

b) Coordinate the delivery of an Indigenous Performing Artist Development Program to artists that have never showcased before. Travel support will be provided to five Indigenous Artists/Groups to attend MB Showcase and work with a professional mentor.

c) Oversee the delivery of components that support inclusivity held at MB Showcase 2018, which may include, but not limited to: traditional welcome, land acknowledgments, seminars to support the understanding of our shared history and cultural protocols, group discussions/meetings to encourage collaboration, and the presentation of Indigenous performing artists.

d) Support/assist with logistics and cultural protocols involving the presentation of four Indigenous performing artists at MB Showcase 2018.

e) Develop cultural protocols and sensitivity guidelines that can be used by MAN and our member presenters when presenting Indigenous artists.

Experience: The Indigenous Special Project Coordinator will have two-five years of experience coordinating projects or events, existing relationships with Indigenous communities in Manitoba, and a background in performing arts or music is an asset. The selected candidate will have great written and spoken communication skills in English, and be comfortable using social media. Experience working in a not-for-profit environment is an asset. This person is collaborative, resourceful, organized, flexible, works well independently and with a team, and has a track record of meeting deadlines.

Employment Terms:

Compensation for this contract is $8,000. Travel is required and travel expenses will be reimbursed in addition to the contract amount. Attendance at MB Showcase 2018 (October 25-28 in Portage la Prairie) is mandatory.

The Manitoba Arts Network is located in Treaty 1 territory. We acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene peoples and is the birthplace of the Métis Nation. We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of the Inuit people who have a strong community here in Manitoba.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rose-Anne Harder, Executive Director

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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