Through educational school offerings of the highest quality, the McMichael’s Creative Learning & Programs department strives to engage and inspire students to bring their own perspective to the art objects they encounter, gain an awareness of cultural, social, environmental, and political contexts accompanying their creation and reflect on their relevance in the present time.

The McMichael’s school programming is expressly designed to encourage development of attitudes, values and skills that nurture well-being, enhance quality of life, and promote an inclusive and enjoyable community engagement.

The McMichael’s Creative Learning & Programs department is currently looking for bilingual on-call educators to offer a McMichael school programs including virtual and in person tours, studios and art-in action programs as well as in-school Art2Go programs.

McMichael for Schools Programs

All McMichael educational programs are based on the Gallery’s permanent and special exhibitions and the grounds surrounding the gallery. This year, the McMichael features a remarkable lineup of exhibitions focusing on diversity and inclusion within Canadian society. The exhibition program offers students the opportunity for constructive conversations about social and political barriers experienced in Canada by marginalized groups and communities in the past and present. In a time of serious reconsideration of Canada as a progressive and inclusive country, the McMichael offers students a unique learning experience that inspires reflection, insight and action.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Creative Learning the successful candidates for bilingual on-call educator position will be expected to deliver educational and group programs including in person gallery and outdoors tours as well as Art-in Action programs and in school programs called Art2Go.  In addition, the successful candidate will lead virtual programs including virtual tour and studios on a variety of digital communication platforms for educational and adult groups.


Rate of pay for this Casual Part Time position is $18.00/hour with 4% vacation pay on each cheque. Once Educators have worked 500 hours, their rate increases to $19.00 per hour. There is a 4-day training program (20 hours) that is paid at minimum wage.

Bilingual On-Call Educator Responsibilities Include:


  • Lead student tours, studios, and outdoor programs between September 1st and June 30th on the McMichael premises, virtually, and off-site as required on an on-call basis.
  • Lead adult tours and studios for corporate and other Gallery functions on rotation as required, on-site and virtually.
  • Lead on-site or virtual tours, studios, and outdoor programs on an on-call basis during the summer session: July 1st to August 30th.


  • Attend and participate in regular virtual and on-site department/gallery and trainings meetings, staff and curatorial talks and feedback sessions
  • Assist with student arrivals, orientation, and departures and moderation of virtual programs when needed
  • Liaise for/represent MCAC on and off-site at various functions.


  • Share duty for on-site supervision of all students as requested
  • Assume gallery and rotating lunch time supervision duties for on-site educational programs


  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • BA or enrolment in BA program in art history, studio art, education or another relevant discipline, with excellent public presentation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian art history, including a good working knowledge of Indigenous art and understanding of Indigenous culture, as well knowledge of visual arts and teaching pedagogy.
  • Fluency in the French language
  • Basic knowledge and comfort working on digital conferencing platforms, including Zoom and Google Meet, as well as an access to a reliable internet.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, both spoken and written, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks.
  • Strong team player with a pleasant, professional manner
  • Knowledge of the McMichael history and collections and working with diverse or special needs audience are assets.
  • Provide Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check
  • Adherence to COVID-19 safety regulations, including mandatory proof of mandatory.

Working Conditions:

  • Involves contact with the public in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
  • Involves continuous walking and speaking to large groups while visitors are at the gallery or for outreach programs.
  • Time spent delivering programs indoors and outdoors.
  • Time spent delivering programs virtually via a suitable workstation either remotely or on-site


  • A successful candidate will be available remotely and on site, as per Health & Safety regulations, excluding emergency or health related absences during the primary commitment period of September 1st to June 30th
  • The McMichael requires that you provide availability of at least three weekdays per week. The minimum availability guidelines will evolve as business needs change.
  • Touring opportunities may include weekends as well as holiday periods. While majority of tours will be scheduled the Friday prior to the groups’ arrival, some last moment calls may be available closer to the program’s start.
  • There will be a 3-hour minimum for all in person programs, and 2 hours minimum for virtual programs. For remote programs, this time will include program delivery, pre- and post- communication with moderating teacher and the set-up of digital presentation and computer station.

Application Process: Interested candidates should quote the job title and submit their cover letter and resume via email to

We thank all candidates for their applications; only those who are 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