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The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The Gallery, exhibition, programming and event spaces 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 works of art representing the Art of Canada comprise the permanent collection, and the gallery welcomes on average more than 115,000 visitors annually. As a public institution, the McMichael is committed to delivering exceptional visitor experience throughout our campus grounds and facilities.
ArtVenture Camp Director
4-month term: May 13 – August 30, 2024
Canadian Museum Association Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Grant
The ArtVenture Camp Director oversees the daily operations of ArtVenture Summer Camp, clearly communicating with staff, colleagues, parents and campers. 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.
Lead Camp Assistant
July 2, 2024 – August 30, 2024
Canada Summer Jobs Grant: 280 hours
The Lead Camp Assistant will assist with the administrative functions in the preparation and delivery of the children and youth Summer Art camp programs at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
- Assist in arranging the pre-camp training
- Assist with the administration and delivery of the children and youth Art camp programs.
- Perform related administrative tasks involving data entry creation of class lists, staff handbooks, reports, evaluations of staff and programs.
- Assist with scheduling and booking of spaces as well as set up and take down of spaces.
- Help oversee day to day operation of the summer Art program.
Students enrolled in Education studies; Early Childhood Education; Special Education; Art background would benefit from this position. Students are exposed to an Art Museum environment and in contact with the education of art to students of all learning abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills, superior organization skills, attention to detail and proficiency in MS Work and Excel is required. Passion and experience working and educating children and day camp experience preferred.
ArtVenture Camp Assistants (5 positions)
July 2 – August 30, 2024
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. Work will be on site at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
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: minimum 4 week terms
(Camp Studio Instructors are non-grant positions and candidates need not fulfill granting criteria)
ArtVenture Camp Instructors will work minimum 4-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 have completed a post graduate degree or the third or fourth year of a bachelor degree, and will demonstrate strong 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. Experience leading art programs in person and/or virtually.
Interested candidates should quote the job title and submit their resume via email to email@example.com by February 18, 2024 for Summer Camp Director and Lead Camp Assistant and by March 10, 2024 for Art Instructors and Camp Assistants.
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.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON., L0J 1C0