ArtVenture Summer Camp

Job Postings 

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection provides Summer ArtVenture camp for children ages five to fifteen. Children learn the basics of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage and more. Our programs help to stimulate creativity and build art making skills, in an environment that is safe, fun and fulfilling. Art activities are complemented by gallery tours, stories, games, and exploring the natural beauty of our 40 hectares of conservation land.

The ArtVenture program at The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is currently recruiting for the following positions. These positions have been applied for funding through the Young Canada Works (YCW) in Heritage Organization, and the Ontario Summer Experience Program (SEP). Candidates must being registered in full time studies before and after the work term to qualify. All positions are dependent on receiving funding from the granting body specified.

Interested candidates should quote the job title and submit their resume via email to by March 15, 2019. 

We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process. 

ArtVenture Camp Director

4 month term: May 6 to August 23, 2019

Canadian Museum Association Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations grant

The Summer Camp Director will work for a 4-month term from May 6 – August 23, 2019.

The main objectives of the ArtVenture Camp Director is to oversee the daily operations of ArtVenture Summer Camp, clearly communicating with staff, colleagues, parents and campers. Fluency in English is required. Administration and all camp activities will take place at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg.

The successful candidate is a full-time student, completing a graduate degree in Education, Museum Studies, Visual Arts and/or Art History, and will demonstrate an Art background, a passion for working with children, excellent oral and written communication skills, superior organization skills, attention to detail and proficiency in MS Word and Excel.

ArtVenture Camp Assistants (5 positions)

July 2 – August 23, 2019 Ontario Summer Experience Program (SEP) Grant

The Art Camp Assistants support the Camp Instructors with delivery of art programs through preparing materials, assisting in small groups, helping to ensure the students understand the activities, and providing additional support to campers with special needs. Art Camp Assistants receive two days of pre-camp training and additional regular training as they work alongside experienced, professional Art Studio Instructors in delivering the programs.

The successful candidates will be students wishing to pursue studies in Child education, Art Instruction and teaching. Experience working in summer camps or with children / youth in a teaching requirement is required.

ArtVenture Studio Instructors:

July 2, 2019- August 23, 2019

(Camp Studio Instructors are non-grant position and candidates need not fulfill the granting criteria)

ArtVenture Camp Instructors will work minimum 6-week terms. The main objectives of the Summer ArtVenture Camp Instructor is to develop and deliver creative art studio, and outdoor nature activities for children enrolled in summer camp. Programs must strongly relate to themes outlined in the McMichael ArtVenture Children’s brochure and should include meaningful connections to the McMichael’s collection and grounds. Fluency in English is required. Administration and all camp activities will take place at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg.

Successful candidates will currently be students, completing a post graduate degree or the third or fourth year of a bachelor degree, and will demonstrate srtong visual arts background and experience and a good working knowledge of Canadian Art, including Inuit and First Nations, a passion and experience working and educating children and experience in managing teams through leadership training, art camp involvement and other related skills.

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.