The Context

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located in the City of Vaughan, Ontario approximately a half hour north of Toronto, generates revenue from government, private philanthropic and corporate sources. The Collection and its companion Foundation are seeking an Associate Director, Partnerships to raise funds through corporate sponsorships, donations and events in order to advance McMichael’s vision as the home of the art of Canada.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Development & Donor Relations, the Associate Director, Partnerships will be responsible for all aspects of corporate sponsorships, donations and event fundraising, including prospect research/identification, cultivation, proposal writing, solicitations, and benefits fulfillment for all corporate and event supporters. The Associate Director, Partnerships also leads organizational collaboration to develop relationships with and secure funding from other organizations, like corporate foundations, and government program/project funders. The Associate Director will manage all sponsorship solicitation meetings, preparation of promotional materials and proposals and follow-up. 

This position is the lead on the annual Moonlight Gala fundraiser, including liaison with the event production company and facilitator of the Board committee in support of the Gala. The Associate Director, Partnerships will participate in the planning and execution of other high impact fundraising, stewardship and stakeholder events. They will also manage the corporate membership/donations program and oversee all acquisitions and renewal initiatives. 


The successful candidate will have 7+ years fundraising experience in the cultural and/or non-profit environment. A proven ability to work with prominent community leaders, senior executives and volunteers is required; experience with capital campaigns is an asset. This position must have effective communication skills, written and verbal, including proposal writing experience, with excellent organizational and time management skills. Outstanding relationship building, communication, and persuasion skills are required. Strong computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Raiser’s Edge, will be necessary. The job requires attention to detail with evening and weekend work, and travel to downtown meetings or events as schedules dictate.

Application Process

Those interested in applying for this opportunity are asked to submit their resume with a cover letter to by February 10, 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, 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

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