The Opportunity

The gallery is currently recruiting for on-call staff in its Technical Services department. As part of the Technical Services team, you will be on call for installations periods and to support smooth and timely Exhibition turnovers.  On-call staff must be reliable to work during contracted installation times, which may include weekends and evenings.

Under supervision of the Head Preparator, On-call Preparator(s) assist in the preparation and installation of museum exhibitions and displays. Preparators participate in the safe movement of artworks into, out of and within the gallery spaces and support the preparation of gallery spaces during turnovers, which may include the building of temporary walls and casework, wall prep, painting, framing, hanging and installing 2D and 3D artworks and audio-visual elements as well as packing and unpacking artworks.

The incumbent must have at least 3 years of art handling and installation experience, ideally in a museum-standard environment. Painting, wall building and preparation, carpentry skills and audio video expertise are all assets.  On-call Preparators must respect deadlines and scheduling demands, have a high level of attention to detail and experience working with artworks in a public environment, as well as knowledge of museum-standard practices and methods of display.

A clear Vulnerable Person Background Screening check is required. WHIMS, Emergency First Aid and/or Health & Safety training are assets.

Application process

Those interested in applying to this opportunity are asked to submit their resume with a cover letter to hr at by September 30, 2018.

We thank all candidates for their applications; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview process and those chosen for placement.

The Context

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection stands alone as the only public fine art gallery in the nation that focuses on Canadian art and the Indigenous art of our country, both historical and contemporary. The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art. 

McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON., L0J 1C0

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an Agency of the Government of Ontario under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.