The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The building — including exhibition, programming, office and mechanical spaces – comprises  85,000 sq.ft., and is surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outbuildings, 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 the full-time permanent position Building Operator / Facilities Support, responsible for the effective functioning of building systems, both physical and automated, while also supporting the Facilities maintenance with preventative maintenance checks and minor repairs, helping with set up of special events, meetings, and/or programs and with grounds related duties.

The Building Operator / Facilities Support role performs preventive, demand, and corrective maintenance on mechanical operating equipment and building environmental management systems throughout the Gallery. The role troubleshoots building-related problems including, but not limited to HVAC, mechanical, electrical, architectural, plumbing, life safety, elevator, and hot water boiler systems and their respective auxiliary equipment.

As a member of the Facilities team, this role supports the department with building and grounds related work orders and tasks.


Qualified candidates will have 3 years of hands-on experience in building environment and computerized building automation systems, HVAC, and mechanical and electrical systems in a comparable position in a comparable sized facility. A post-secondary diploma with certification in a related field (HVAC/BMS) is required. The role requires communication and service skills within all levels of the organization and with external trades. Computer literacy, including word processing and spreadsheet documentation and organizational applications is required.

The Facilities support tasks require good knowledge in the use and safe operation of building and grounds maintenance equipment, including small tools and snow removal equipment for which a driver’s licence is required. Training and certification in First Aid, CPR & AED, Health & Safety and WHMIS (2015)

The position will require the incumbent to be on call, with occasional work on weekends and evenings, and function support.

Application Process:

Forward your resume with cover letter to Human Resources by September 30, 2023 to

We thank all applicants for their resume. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The McMichael supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON, L0J 1C0,