Welcome New Staff

We are very pleased to share with you that we are welcoming two new employees to our team!

Studio Operations and Programming Coordinator
Pamela Juarez

We are very excited to welcome Pamela Juarez to the Craft Nova Scotia Team. 

Pam Juarez is a textile artist, educator, and youth worker committed to employing intersectional and anti-oppressive approaches in both her community work and art practice. Her goal is to foster an understanding that creative expression is as important at our kitchen table as it is on a gallery wall 

Pam has a BA from McGill University in Anthropology (2015), and graduated from NSCAD University with a BFA in Textiles and Fashion and a minor in Art History (2021). Her conviction in the potential for art to create safe spaces has led her to collaborate with youth from immigrant and 2SLGBTQ+ communities through the NSCAD Art Factory as an art instructor, and the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning as their Program Manager.  

Besides cultivating her work in weaving, print and fashion, Pam likes to spend hours taking care of her indoor jungle, and playing her character Feesh in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. 

Pamela brings a great deal of experience in creative programming, and working in a studio environment. We are really looking forward to working together with Pamela to inspire and nurture individuals and communities through craft. 

Pamela will join us on March 18th, 2022, working 4 days per week, and will be located onsite in our studios. 

Membership Engagement and Administrative Coordinator
Rebecca Groves

We are very pleased to welcome Rebecca Groves to the Craft Nova Scotia Team.
Rebecca Groves holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University and a diploma in Non-Profit Arts Management from Western University. Over the last 8 years, she has held a variety of arts administration roles with Craft Ontario, The Electric City Culture Council, and Artspace. Most recently, Rebecca served as the Associate Director of Artspace, an artist-run centre in Peterborough, ON. During her tenure with the centre, Rebecca managed a number of community events, fundraisers, and public programs. She is passionate about community building, arts advocacy, and the role artists play in creating a connected, vital society.

Rebecca brings with her a great deal of experience in Membership Engagement, organizational skills, programming and administrative experience, as well as experience supporting an online shop.
We are excited to have her join our Craft Nova Scotia team. Rebecca will plan a key role in developing and maintain relationships with members and craftspeople throughout the province.

Rebecca will join us on March 21st, 2022, working remotely for 3 days per week, transitioning to full time hours, and onsite in our Halifax office, as of April 19th, 2022