Executive Director, Martha Street Studio

Martha Street Studio Seeks Full-time Executive Director

Application Deadline: September 29, 2023
To apply: submit CV and cover letter to director@printmakers.mb.ca

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 35th year of incorporation, and its 22nd year at 11 Martha Street.

Martha Street Studio (MSS) is unique within the artist-run centre community, owning the building at 11 Martha Street since 2018. The studio is split across 2 floors; the basement comprises 2,000 square feet of studio space for courses and rentals, including a custom printing area, and facilities for etching, lithography, letterpress and screen-printing. The top floor footprint is also 2,000 square feet, housing additional studio space, the gallery, project spaces, archives, promotions area, The Print Shop, digital suite and administrative offices.

MSS supports innovation in national and international print-based art by collaborating 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 facilities are fully wheelchair accessible and ASL services are available upon request. We offer options for low-income artists to pay for studio rentals and courses through volunteer credits. MSS is a member of the Manitoba Artist Run Centres Coalition (MARCC).


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

Martha Street Studio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented, LGBTQ2S+, 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.

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Martha Street Studio / Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc.
11 Martha Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2
+1 204 779 6253