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Manager of People & Culture


The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is currently seeking a Manager of People & Culture who is a strong communicator with exceptional soft skills. Responsibilities include coordinating and administrating all activities related to people at the WAG, promoting healthy relations within a union environment, and handling all matters with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. The Manager of People & Culture will report to the Director & CEO.


The WAG has grown into one of the country’s leading visual art museums with the addition of Qaumajuq, home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. The WAG is home to an impressive collection of over 27,000 artworks spanning centuries, cultures, and media. Our exhibitions feature a diverse array of art and content and are supported by a wide range of programs, events, and partnerships aimed at creating a place for us to meet and share. The WAG welcomes everyone to enjoy this space as a centre for learning and discovery, and to connect with each other through art.

The WAG is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the community in which we live, including, but not limited to, Indigenous Peoples, racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities and people from other equity-seeking groups. The WAG, in accordance with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.


  • Extended healthcare including dental
  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • After working an extra ½ hour per day from September to May, Mondays are off from June to August
  • Having a positive impact within the community


  • Collaborate with the leadership team to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Coordinate internal and external training and recruitment activities.
  • Direct and lead an effective orientation process to ensure successful onboarding and promote retention among our staff.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and resources to managers and employees with respect to career development, performance management, and employee relations.
  • Coordinate leadership training to help improve communication, conflict resolution, and employment engagement.
  • Facilitate various confidential meetings to achieve organizational objectives, with the purpose of identifying and recommending appropriate course of action (e.g. investigatory meetings, restorative justice, and conflict resolution).
  • Devise and communicate people and culture policies and procedures to staff.
  • Work cross functionally with the finance team on payroll (e.g., new employee documentation; benefits; Records of Employment, etc.).
  • Ensure compliance with the Collective Agreement and Manitoba Employment and Accessibility Standards.
  • Administer the security, café, IT, and custodial contracts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, a degree in a related discipline, or a combination of training and experience.
  • Minimum five years of experience in human resource management.
  • Excellent communication skills, including conflict management and employee relations.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism with respect to confidentiality and sensitive information.
  • Administrative experience working with payroll, benefits, and implementation of a collective agreement.


Please send your resume with a cover letter as a single pdf to with the position title in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you! Only candidates invited for interviews will be contacted. Thank you.

Closing Date: June 10, 2022

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ATTN: Manager of People & Culture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Fax: 204.788.4998

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WAG-Qaumajuq recognizes that land acknowledgements are part of an ongoing dialogue with Indigenous Nations, and we are grateful to live and work on these lands and waters. Institutionally, WAG-Qaumajuq is committed to acknowledging our colonial history and we are actively working to interrogate the Gallery’s colonial ways of being. Read about some of our ongoing projects to interrupt the institution.
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