CAREERS AT MCMICHAEL

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 hr at mcmichael.com by April 18, 2017. Applicants must be in full time studies pre and post work terms to qualify. 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.

The McMichael is recruiting for the following summer positions:

Research Assistant

16 weeks:  May 15 – September 1, 2017

Canadian Museum Association Young Canada Worrks in Heritage Organizations grant

The scope of the intern’s work will first consist of research of artworks in the permanent collection of the gallery. The interpretive material which is the end goal of the overarching project is to provide support to professional curatorial team in the dissemination of information about Canadian art and artists to students, art professionals and the public.

The ideal candidate will be a student with two+ years’ university education in Art History or a specialty in Museum Studies; will be a strong team player, and be able to work independently when required. Familiarity with MS Word, Office and Excel are preferred.

Art Preparator / Installation Intern

16 weeks:  May 15 – September 1, 2017

Canadian Museum Association Young Canada Worrks in Heritage Organizations grant

Working alongside and under the direct supervision of trained and experienced museum professionals, the intern will gain first-hand experience and skills as well as an understanding of standard museum practices, processes and procedures in the areas of collection care and management, art handling techniques, and exhibition preparation and installation.

The successful candidate will have completed or be enrolled in Collections Management or Applied Museum Studies.  A familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and a basic understanding of collections databases is required.

Grounds Keepers (3 positions)

7 weeks:  starting on any of May 29, June 26, July 17, 2017

Ontario Summer Experience Program (SEP) Grant

The Ground Keepers are responsible for  general grounds maintenance, grass cutting, flower/shrub bed maintenance, grounds clean-up, ensuring trails are clear and destination grounds are free of tree debris, particularly post ice-storm.  Position will include movement of equipment and supplies throughout the building, including set-up and tear-down of function equipment and furniture.

Experience working with lawn tools and machinery, and/or working in lawn care. Energetic, flexible with good customer service skills in a public institution. Position will require lifting items up to 20kg and bending to support maintenance duties.  First Aid training an asset.

Office Administration

7 weeks: July 10-August 25, 2017

Ontario Summer Experience Program (SEP) Grant

The Office Administrative Support supports various office tasks in a Museum environment, from Marketing, to Finance, Sales bookings and Human Resources. Tasks include data entry, records file management, setting up meetins, sending standard emails, marketing research and transcribing data.  This position is perfect for someone looking to improve their office skills and be exposed to different areas with the art museum industry.

Strong organization skills, computer skills in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, written communication skills and ability to multi task are require.

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 candidates must meet the YCW criteria to qualify, including being registered in full time studies before and after the work term.

Interested candidates should quote the job title and submit their resume via email to   

hr at mcmichael.com by April 18, 2017.

Summer Camp Director  

4 month term:   May 1-September 1, 2017

Canadian Museum Association Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations grant

The Summer Camp Director will work for a 4-month term from May 1 – September 1, 2017.

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 3 – August 25, 2017  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.

Youth Leadership Instructor

July 3 – 14  AND July 24 – August 4, 2017.  

Canadian Museum Association Young Canada Worrks in Heritage Organizations grant

The objective of the Youth Leadership Instructor is to create a safe and welcoming environment for campers, of all abilities, to explore art and culture.  Leading by example, the instructor will teach youth the qualities every great leader should possess. The course curriculum for teaching Leadership skills is to be designed and delivered by the Youth Leadership Instructor. To boost confidence and promote self-empowerment, the Instructor will listen to and work with youth to identify their personal strengths and skill-sets.     

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 Studio Instructors: minimum 6 week terms

(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.

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