The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The gallery, exhibition, and programming space comprise 25,000 sq.ft., and are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley. Over 6,500 distinctively Canadian works of art comprise the permanent collection, and the gallery welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection also houses the Cape Dorset Archive of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, which forms an important visual record of Inuit life, including folklore, material culture, and personal accounts. The McMichael has housed the Archive since 1990, but it has been primarily accessible only through occasional exhibitions, loans, and on-site research.

As part of sharing the contents with the public the McMichael will be digitizing the archives to share on a dedicated web site. The McMichael will have two Photographic Operators working 4 days per week, using an Archiv360 machine to photograph and cataloguing the works on paper according to museological standards.

The position of Cape Dorset Archives Photographic Operator is partially funded under a McMichael digitization project.

Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years’ experience in registration/ collections management, with the completion of post-secondary Education in museum studies and/or collections management. Experience in photography, PhotoShop and other imaging software are assets, in addition to using collection databases, particularly The Museum System (TMS), are required. Preference will be given to applicants of aboriginal decent and those who possess a strong understanding of Aboriginal traditional knowledge.

Application Process:

Forward your resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by December 13, 2019 to hr@mcmichael.


We thank all applicants for their resume. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The McMichael supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process.

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.