The Context 

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. Over 6,500 works of art representing the Art of Canada comprise the permanent collection, and the gallery welcomes on average more than 115,000 visitors annually.

The Gallery, exhibition, and programming space are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley.

The Opportunity 

The McMichael is seeking a full time Assistant Registrar covering a leave from early December 2019 through to December 2020.

The Assistant Registrar oversees permanent collection handling and storage, technical maintenance of the collection database, and assists with documentation and record creation and management within the Registration department. The Assistant Registrar assists with the administration of exhibitions and loans, including insurance, and is responsible for incoming and outgoing shipping coordination.

The successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years experience with museum registration procedures, art handling, packing and shipping experience, working knowledge of collection databases, particularly The Museum System (TMS), experience with Crystal Reports, and excellent organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Training and experience in the use of PhotoShop and other imaging software is an asset. 

Application process 

Those interested in applying to this opportunity are asked to submit their resume with a cover letter to by October 25, 2019.

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.

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.