Curatorial Assistant

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

 Curatorial Assistant 

March 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ( is recruiting for a Curatorial Assistant to fill a 1-year renewable term. 

The Curatorial Assistant supports activities within the Curatorial Department. The Assistant position supports activities within the Curatorial Department, with focus on exhibition or collection-related research and administrative support of all department activities. 

The Assistant will support in the development of upcoming exhibition(s) and projects through research of art and artists in and outside of the permanent collection, providing administrative support of the department activities, including coordinating meetings, agendas and minutes, organizing and maintaining related records, and payment of invoices and expenses. The Assistant will responds to internal and external inquiries regarding research and use of images, from the permanent collection; assuring appropriate fees, communicating copyright implications, issuing agreements and supporting exhibition records in paper file system and within the collection management database (TMS). 

Ideal candidates are within two years of graduating from a Museum, Fine Arts/ Curatorial or cultural studies programs, and would qualify for continued placement under the Canadian Museum Association Young Canada Works grant. Experience working in administration in a public gallery setting is desired; and a knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) database is an asset. 

Working conditions are combination of remote and on-site attendance, following COVID safety protocols. 

Interested candidates should forward their resume with a covering letter to Human Resources at by February 21, 2021. 

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process. We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.