Job Opening with PEICC – 2017

TITLE: Executive Director

Employer: PEI Crafts Council

Location: Charlottetown, PEI

Terms of Employment: Permanent Part-Time, or one year Full-Time term for EI eligible candidates and then Part-Time permanent.

Salary: $22/hour for 20 hours/ week

Expected Start Date: March 1, 2017 or as soon as possible

How to apply:    By Email to

Deadline:     Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017

Job Description:


POSITION: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director’s (ED) primary responsibilities are to develop and manage the PEI Crafts Council’s programs and events, secure grants and project funding, prepare and monitor budgets, and be a champion for craft through programs aimed towards assisting the growth of craft businesses on PEI.

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Part-Time or one year Full-Time term for IE Eligible candidates and then Part-Time permanent.

Salary Range: Part-time $22.00 / hour for 20 hours / week.


Administration: Develop on-going liaison with PEI Crafts Council membership and administer the membership program, recruit new members and manage databases for membership; Meet monthly with the Board of Directors – preparing agendas and meeting documents; Work with the Board to develop and maintain an annual strategic plan and budget; Serve as the Crafts Council’s chief administrative representative to culture organizations, including Atlantic Craft Alliance and Canadian Crafts Federation; Oversee the management of all funds consistent with the organization’s bookkeeping system; Manage the PEICC office and Gallery space in Charlottetown.

Project / Program Management: Manage core programs and operations; Manage professional membership programs; Develop and implement the annual Craft Education program: Identify and implement approved new programs that serve the craft makers community; Develop and maintain an aggressive fundraising strategy – search for opportunities – seek corporate sponsorships, and write project proposals; Manage website, social media presence and newsletters;

Event Coordination: Act as Events Coordinator for the PEICC Christmas Fair, the PEI Buyers’ Market, PEI Collection at ACTS, Market on the Plaza and other events; Develop and curate an annual members exhibition in the PEICC gallery and a larger scale biennial exhibition in a suitable gallery in PEI;

Advocacy: Develop and maintain effective relationships within the community and with local government, to ensure that the crafts and crafts related activities are represented and positively received; Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web and social media presence to external relations, with the goal of building awareness of the PEI Crafts Council and Council events; Maintain a working knowledge of significant industry developments and trends.


A minimum of three (3) years of work experience relevant to the position, and including experience such as event management, and program/project management. 

A degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience;

Excellent written and verbal communications skills, a persuasive and passionate communicator and a track record in soliciting and securing funding, including fundraising and grant-writing;

Experience and expertise in marketing and public relations, including website maintenance and social media; experience in event planning and execution; ability to be entrepreneurial and adaptable; action-oriented and self-directed; energetic and creative with a positive attitude and strong passion for craft and culture;

Ability to travel locally and throughout the province to attend meetings, with occasional other travel in Canada.  Vehicle required for local travel.

The 2017 PEI Craft, Art, & Giftware Buyers`Market opens today!

The photo shows the gorgeous award for the Best New Product and Best Booth, created by Susana Rutherford of Firehorse Studio.

Craft in PEI Survey

The PEICC is conducting a research project with the assistance of InnovationPEI, to determine the impact of local craft production on the Island economy.  If you are a craft producer, large or small, we would like to hear from you.  Conplete the survey on-line at:

Thanks for participating !!!

PEICC AGM Tuesday May 17th, 2016

The Annual General Meeting for the PEI Crafts Council is scheduled for next week, Tuesday May 17th, 6:30-8:30 at the Carriage House, behind Beaconsfield Historic House at 3 Kent St, in Charlottetown. Registration will begin at 6:30pm. At 7pm we will start the AGM.

Summer Student Program 2016

Do you need a student this summer?  Are you a craft student looking for summer work?

Check out the PEICC Craft Education Program here.


Craft, Art and Giftware Buyers’ Market 2016

January 15th and 16th, 2016

The 16th Annual PEI Craft, Art and Giftware Buyers’ Market will be held at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in January.  Check out for more information and for registration forms.

Call 902-892-5152 or email to register.

51st PEI Crafts Council Christmas Fair

Half page Xmas Fair Ad

Studio Tour 2015

studio tourThe 2015 Studio Tour will be on the weekend of September 12-13.

Every year, we host a Studio Tour which takes place across Prince Edward Island. During a September weekend, several PEI Artisans open up their studios, shops, and galleries to welcome the public. Meeting the makers, seeing them work in their studios, and taking home a unique item is a wonderful experience.

For more information on participating studios please click here.

PEI Potters Studio 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Everyone is invited to attend an open house at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization. The event will be held on Saturday August 8 from 2 to 4 pm (rain date August 15) and will include studio tours, demonstrations and light refreshments.

For more information call Judy at 902-892-9064.

Christmas Craft Fair 2015 Applications Now Available!


PEI Craft Council’s 51st Annual Christmas Craft Fair 2015 applications are now available here on our Members Forms page. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2015.

As usual, we will be at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Queen Street. The fair hours will be Friday, Nov 13th, 11am – 9pm, Saturday, Nov 14th, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday, Nov 15th, 12noon – 5pm.

In celebration of the year of craft and of the season of giving, this year’s theme will be “Give Craft”.

To view images from our last Christmas Craft Fair please click here.