Call for Volunteer Docents

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

Consider joining our vibrant McMichael Canadian Art Collection Volunteer Docent program as a Gallery Tour Docent.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is seeking qualified, enthusiastic, sociable individuals to join our dedicated team of docents – volunteers who share an interest in introducing others to the Art of Canada*, its culture and history. Volunteering as a docent is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our country and share your love of learning with visitors.

What does a Docent do?

Our teaching philosophy emphasizes an interactive approach, encouraging an exchange between the Docent and gallery guests. Tours provide exciting opportunities to view a variety of special exhibitions at the McMichael, as well as the permanent collection which includes artworks by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries and Indigenous artists.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s Gallery Tour Docents

Gallery Tour Docents are responsible for giving permanent collection and special exhibition tours to adult and special interest groups.

If you are interested in applying to be a part of our Docent program, complete the online volunteer application form and forward to the Human Resources department with your resume or via e-mail at

Questions? Call 905-893-1121 x2224.

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 Tourism, Culture and Sport.