The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The McMichael permanent collection consists of over 6,400 works of art by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other historical and contemporary artists who have made or are making a contribution to Canada’s artistic heritage. The gallery welcomes on average more than 110,000 regional, national and international visitors annually.

The Gallery is recruiting for an Event COORDINATOR Intern, to support a variety of events throughout the summer of 2020. This position will support the placement for students looking to complete their degrees in Events and/or Fundraising, providing experience working in a cultural agency. This is an unpaid work experience to meet school credits.

The Event Coordinator Intern will help coordinate events at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Group of Seven. Events will include several weekend celebrations such as National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada Day celebrations, and an En Plein Air Art Competition Weekend. The Intern will help to support the signature fundraising event, the Moonlight Gala, taking place on June 6, 2020. This is our largest event for 600 guests with live entertainment, gourmet food and silent and live auctions. Other events will include exhibition openings with receptions and other activities, plus special formal dinners for key stakeholders in the art world. The Intern will get experience in pre-event activities such as researching themes and ideas, coordinating logistics such as food, AV, floorplans, signage, décor, etc. and will play an integral role on the execution on the day of events with set-up and tear-down.

Placement will take place on site at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, within the period of May to August – hours and intern start/end term is flexible based on the school program hours required; some weekend work will be required. Candidates must have excellent organization and customer service skills, with an administrative proficiency in MS Word and Excel, necessary to the job. An interest in art and/or Indigenous relations would benefit this position. French or Italian bilingualism are assets.

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying for the position, forward your resume by March 23rd, 2020 to Human Resources at

We thank all candidates for their applications; 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 Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.