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.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ( is recruiting for an Art Preparator/Installation Intern for the summer term from May 6 – August 23, 2024.

The main objective of the Preparator/Installation Intern will be to develop skills and training in standard museum practices and techniques for the areas of art handling, exhibition preparation and installation.  Working under the supervision of the McMichael’s professional art technicians, the Intern will assist with the installation of temporary exhibitions, and the preparation of artworks for display, travel, and storage.  In addition, the Intern will learn basic collection management practices.

The successful candidate will have a passion for art in all media, and an interest in and knowledge of art handling, collection care, methodologies for exhibition and display.  Other requirements include good communication and listening skills, a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, manual dexterity and the ability to work in a team environment, with flexibility and the ability to switch between assigned tasks.  Familiarity with collection management databases and training or experience in the safe operation of power tools and equipment are assets.  The successful candidate will be required to provide a police check upon obtaining the position.

Experience: prior experience in art handling and installation in a professional, public museum or gallery is an asset.

Rate of pay: $19 /hour.

This position is dependent on Young Canada Works funding and applicants must be in full time studies before and after the work term.

Interested candidates should forward their resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by April 1, 2024, at and through the Young Canada Works website.

Interviews will take place on site of McMichael Canadian Art Collection in April 2024. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process.

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