Executive Director, Martha Street Studio

Martha Street Studio Seeks Full-time Executive Director

Extended Deadline: October 16, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
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 23rd year at 11 Martha Street.

Martha Street Studio (MSS) is unique within the artist-run centre community, owning our building at 11 Martha Street mortgage-free 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 screen printing area, and facilities for etching, lithography, letterpress and relief printing. The top floor is also 2,000 square feet, housing our gallery, project space, archives, promotions area, The Print Shop, screen printing studio, 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 Position

The Executive Director is part of an engaged co-planning team yet takes overall responsibility for all aspects of the management of Martha Street Studio’s gallery, services and programs. This extends to strategic planning and development initiatives to fulfill the organization’s vision, mission and mandate. More specifically this includes:

  • operational and project-based grant writing and fundraising;
  • policy and procedure development, recommendation and implementation;
  • human resources and financial management (for 7 part-time staff and contract employees);
  • building and facilities maintenance, management and capital projects; and
  • marketing/sales.

Position Requirements


  • artist-run gallery/studio culture;
  • gallery presentation of solo and group exhibitions for emerging and established artists, including CARFAC standards and rates;
  • the printmaking arts;
  • fundamentals of proposal writing; and
  • fundamentals of budgeting and accounting.


  • team building, collaborative ideation, planning, and problem solving, leading an inclusive workplace culture, and timely communication;
  • equity and diversity inclusion and upholding related codes of conduct;
  • written, verbal and interpersonal communication;
  • detail-oriented financial management, accounting, and budgeting;
  • advanced co-operative planning, problem-solving, decision-making;
  • self-direction, initiative and timeliness; and
  • communicating externally about the organization, programs and sales.


  • grant writing and working with funding agencies and/or foundations;
  • project implementation and co-creation of events with staff/Board:
  • working with other organizations towards a common goal;
  • working for a Board of Directors;
  • fundraising in the arts for operations, projects and capital needs;
  • art sales and online sales;
  • leadership skills encompassing staff management, development, internal communications and team building;
  • human resource management and practices;
  • financial management of a not-for-profit; and
  • organizational sustainability and growth.


  • Salary $43,000 per year.
  • 28 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.


‚ÄúUnparalleled, accessible facilities and education in the print arts‚ÄĚ

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