The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The  five floors of the McMichael 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, responsible for the effective functioning of building systems, both physical and automated.

The Building Operator performs preventive, demand, and corrective maintenance on mechanical operating equipment and building environmental 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.

The Building Operator is responsible for assisting in the development and recording of a maintenance program, as well as implementing HVAC maintenance, repairs, and operation of the Building Management System.  A thorough understanding of the relationship of building systems is required to achieve this goal.

As a member of the Facilities team, the Building Operator helps the team with building and grounds related work orders and tasks.


Qualified candidates will have 5+ 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. Ontario Building Environmental Systems Operator (BES) Class 1 certification and /or 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.

In support of the facilities team, the role requires 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 20, 2022 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,