Role

The primary role of this position is to work with the Material Resources Centre Coordinator and the volunteers who sew to find ways to upscale fabric which has been donated to the Centre.

The volunteer designer would be responsible for going through the donated fabric and deciding where it would serve MCC best. Some fabric is shipped overseas, some goes into blanket making and some goes towards craft and quilt sales (which includes piecing quilts).

 

Qualifications

Knowledge of fabric

Creativity – new ideas for saleable items

Being able to see potential in donated items

An eye for colour combinations

Some knowledge of quilts and quilting would be an asset

 

Time Commitment

This position would require someone who is available one or two mornings per week, preferably Tuesdays and Thursdays.

More time would be required before, during and after the sales which are held in May and November each year.

 

MCC Manitoba Material Resources Centre

The material Resources Centre holds two sales per year which raise money for MCC’s work overseas. One is a Quilt show and Craft sale at the end of May (three days), and one is a Craft and Bake sale at the end of November (one Saturday). Together these sales generate approximately $30,000.

 

The Material Resources Centre is a collection point for Manitobans to donate various supplies to MCC which can be sent to people in need. It is also a place where people come to learn about the work that MCC is doing around the world. In Addition, the Material Resources Centre recycles and generates income for MCC projects.

 

Application Deadline: November 24, 2014

Please contact Arthur Mann to apply, or for further information.

arthurmann@mcccanada.ca  or phone: 204- 261-6381

MCC Manitoba Material Resources Centre
134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Canada