The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The McMichael permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of the art of Canada. The McMichael is also the gallery of record for works on paper from the Inuit community of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) and is the custodians for the Cape Dorset archive, a resource of nearly 100,000 artworks. View and browse over 4,000 digitized works from the archive through our online portal, Iningat Ilagiit (A Place for Family).

The gallery is currently seeking to fill the full-time permanent position of Manager, Exhibitions.

Reporting to the Head, Exhibitions and Publications, the Manager, Exhibitions leads the development and production of all McMichael exhibitions, working closely with curators, artists, designers, editors, translators and the McMichael installation team to execute an ambitious exhibition program. The Manager, Exhibitions participates in the McMichael’s touring program by working closely with venues presenting McMichael exhibitions. Diverse strategic initiatives, including artist residencies, McMichael’s participation at Art Toronto, also fall under the Manager, Exhibitions’ purview. The position is cross-functional within the organization, as the Manager, Exhibitions develops strong relationships across departments to effectively manage the communication of exhibition-related activities to other internal departments. Duties also include assisting in the development of funding applications, touring packages and award nominations for curatorial projects, and facilitating meetings.

The successful candidate will have a graduate or undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, Curatorial or Museum Studies, with five years’ experience in exhibition organization and coordination within a public gallery or museum. Knowledge of standard museum policies, practices and exhibition standards is required, as are strong computer skills, including familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign; knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) database is an asset. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and keen organization skills; a working knowledge of French or a second language is an asset. Ability to work supportively and collaboratively with others in a team atmosphere is necessary. This position is hybrid with on site and remote work.

Application Process:

Forward your resume along with a covering letter to Human Resources by September 25, 2022 to

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

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

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