As a year-round public agency, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection employs full-time and part-time staff. If you are interested in being a member of our dynamic group, please send your resume and area of interest to: hr at

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection provides accommodations for candidates with disabilities. Please advise individual accommodation required.

We are regularly hiring community-minded, art-loving, enthusiastic workers. Click the above link to see what current job opportunities are available.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The McMichael Volunteer Committee contributes significantly to the success of the gallery. The Volunteer Committee is an independent body that works with staff in a supportive role to achieve the mission and vision of the gallery, and encourage the public’s interest in the collection, the Art of Canada, and our unique cultural resources.

General and Docent Volunteers

For more information about general volunteer opportunities or to become a docent, download the Volunteer Committee Application (PDF) and email it to

Call for School Program Docents

Do you love art and interacting with like-minded people?

Consider joining our vibrant McMichael Canadian Art Collection Volunteer Docent program as a School Program Docent.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of School Program Docents to conduct educational programs and support studio activities for students from JK to grade 12. Delivery of these programs offers an exciting opportunity to view and share information on the Art of Canada, including artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists.

School group programs are highly interactive and include hands-on activities.

Previous teaching experience is an asset, but not required. Enthusiasm is required!

School Program Docents are expected to attend group training every third Monday and to provide five hours per week of availability during the school year.

Interested candidates should complete the attached volunteer application form and forward with your resume to our human resources department.

Interviews and training will be in September.

Questions?  Call 905-893-1121 x2224

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process.

McMichael Youth Team (MYT)

The MYT provides learning opportunities and supports Ontario Secondary School high school volunteer hours. MYT Members can apply to volunteer in the ArtVenture March Break and Summer Camps. For more information, please visit the McMichael Youth Team (MYT) page.

At the McMichael, we believe in:

Respect: Respecting one another and treating each other with courtesy and civility.

Collaboration: Encouraging collaboration and working together within and across departments.

Inclusion: Diversity of talents, skills and perspectives, and will listen actively and patiently.

Trust: Behaving with integrity, authenticity, honesty, transparency and clarity to build trust.

Celebration: Celebrating our achievements, sharing success, and showing appreciation.

Clear Roles: Setting realistic goals and clear objectives.

Positive Culture: Fostering a positive work environment.

Our beliefs direct our behaviours!