IT Technician - Crafting Technology with Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library

Opportunity ID: 3038

Organization Details
Organization Name: C2 Centre for Craft
Address: 1-329 Cumberland Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1T9
Organizational Description: C2 Centre for Craft is a project of the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML).

The C2 Centre for Craft is dedicated to presenting the best of contemporary and traditional craft in Manitoba. Located in an historic building in Winnipeg's Exchange District, C2 features an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum collection, and more. C2 is a shared initiative of the Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library and the Manitoba Craft Council.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library (MCML) is looking for a crafty IT Technician who wants to give back to their community. We understand that IT and system administration is not just a job, but instead a craft and like any other craft, professional system administration takes years to master. You have put in hours working with many different types of systems, routers, networks and servers.

Have you honed your skills and take tremendous satisfaction building, troubleshooting and writing that perfect script? Do you want to use your knowledge to make a difference in the cultural community of Manitoba? Do you want to help and innovate at the intersection of people, craft, design and technology, but you are not sure where to begin?

We are looking for a volunteer to build and maintain updated and efficient MCML computer systems and networks, as well as help training our users to make appropriate and safe usage of all the Museum and Library IT infrastructures.


- Review the equipment monthly to ensure no problems are occurring, schedule upgrades and provide maintenance without deterring others from completing their work.

- Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems (repair or replace parts, debugging etc.) that arise between the monthly reviews.

- Check computer hardware (HDD, mouses, keyboards etc.) to ensure functionality.

- Manage and help develop MCML computers and local networks in ways that optimize performance.

- Ensure security and privacy of networks and computer systems.

- Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and computer equipment.

- Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (routers, printers etc.).
Skills Required: Requirements:

- Proven experience in IT or relevant position.

- Great diagnostic and problem-solving skills

- Excellent communication ability

- Great organizational and time-management skills.

- In depth understanding of computer systems and networks.

- Able to commit to at least 6 months of monthly updates and trouble shooting.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Volunteering with Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library is a great way to:

- Learn more about traditional craft and Manitoba history.

-Give back to the community.

- Build your skills related to non-profit, arts, culture, and IT work.

- Build your resume toward a future career in the IT fields.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
- At least one monthly shift (3 - 4 Hours) - Commitment of at least 6 months.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Feb 1, 2019
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