VQ 2023

Manager of Equity

WAG-Qaumajuq (Winnipeg Art Gallery)

Posted Mar 17, 2023 at 10:00 pm Closes Mar 31, 2023 at 10:00 pm

Job Location:
The Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq - 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB
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Job Title:           Manager of Equity

Reports to:        Head of Indigenous Ways & Equity 

Department:     Indigenous Ways & Equity 

Classification:  Out of Scope. Annual Salary $55,000 plus benefits.

Send resume to Manager of People & Culture at humanresources@wag.ca


The Manager of Equity provides comprehensive strategic oversight to the gallery as it relates to Equity. As part of the department of Indigenous Ways & Equity, they work to develop the workplan & implement and advance the Equity Assessment Report written by Equitable Solutions. They also work to implement and advance the gallery’s 5-year strategic plan, and priorities as directed by the Head of Indigenous Ways & Equity. They develop, recommend, and implement plans to raise the visibility of the Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq’s events, programming, and trust within the racialized communities in Winnipeg and Manitoba. They build highly fruitful collaborative relationships, keeping focus on institutional strategic goals.  They are passionate about equity, decolonization, and anti-racism, and are excited about how to implement these ideas and practices into colonial spaces.


       Implementing strategic direction and innovation in the areas of equity and wellbeing;

       Advising the Head of Indigenous Ways & Equity who is the department voice on the executive leadership team;

       Implementation of the organization’s Equity Action Plan

       Developing, overseeing & implementing an accessibility plan for the institution;

       Developing, overseeing & implementing the Safer Spaces plan for the institution;

       Establishment of an equity plan cycle with continuous evaluation and improvement, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and assessment;

       Development of strategic external partnerships with racialized communities, including program development and delivery;

       Review processes, policies and practices on a regular basis and implement bias-reduction strategies;

       Provide support and expertise in equitable decision-making processes;

       Establishment of a mandatory education cycle for all employees and leadership, such cycle to include:

       ongoing and progressive anti-racism, anti-oppression, and cultural competence education with respect to racialized and other marginalized groups;   

       ongoing education with respect to accessibility;

       Leading or co-leading the Anti Racism employee resource group (ERG)

       incorporating education recommended by the Head of Indigenous Ways and Equity into the education plan required for employees and leadership.

       Leading the Employee Resource Group (ERG) for Indigenous and racialized employees with the Head of Indigenous Initiatives, formally called the Anti-Colonial Social Club, Winnipeg Chapter.


Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or persons who have been racialized are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At WAG-Qaumajuq, we are committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace. If you are excited about this role, but your qualifications do not perfectly align with the job description, and/or you have experiential knowledge which would be an asset, we encourage you to apply and outline the applicable information in your cover letter. You may be the perfect candidate for this role or another within our organization.

       Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two to four years related experience.

       Lived experience as an Indigenous and/or racialized person on Turtle Island

       If Indigenous, belonging to and claimed by an Indigenous Nation

       Ongoing performance expectations relating to equity and anti-racism, including ongoing education, confrontation of personal biases, application of the anti-racism policy and equitable decision-making.

       Demonstrated work and life experience in developing and leading initiatives and project management

       Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, organizational, communication, media and grant writing, negotiation, and team-building skills


       Knowledge of art museums and museum theory

       Capacity to engage members of diverse communities and skilled in a variety of consultation techniques, protocols, and strategies.

      Comprehensive writing skills

       Budget management

       Change management




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