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).
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
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 204- 261-6381