Join MIA in bringing Inuit art and people together
Volunteers help MIA by generously giving their passion, energy, and expertise. Although volunteer positions may not always be available, applications are always accepted. Once your application has been submitted, applicants with the required skills, interests, and availability will be contacted for an interview as volunteer positions become available. Interested candidates should possess an appreciation of art, a willingness to learn, a basic understanding of computers, and an interest in interacting with visitors at one of Toronto’s newest museums.
Front Desk Assistant
Help staff the front desk. You will meet and greet visitors, process small sales, and help to orient people to the museum during their visit.
You may also have the opportunity to assist with other tasks in the Museum.
In Summer 2013, the MIA will be the first museum in Canada to curate an exhibition devoted to board games, video games, and mobile app games! The Art of Play
will feature interactive gameplay with an Arctic focus, exhibiting games by both Inuit and non-Inuit developers.
The exhibition will look at the questions of authorship, representation, and whether games are art at all. A core component of this exhibition will be providing visitors the opportunity to actually play the games featured in The Art of Play.
Do you have a passion for making art? Volunteer in the museum’s M. and G. Thiel Educational Centre and assist with arts and crafts activities on weekends.
Assist with our School Visits program by giving guided tours of the museum.
For more information on volunteering at MIA, please contact the Volunteer Recruitment Officer at email@example.com. Please include a cover letter and résumé with all volunteer applications.
We also have a number of internship positions available. Interns are expected to work 35 hours per week for a period of 2-3 months. Some internships can be completed part-time. All MIA internships are unpaid.
You will catalogue, photograph, and enter collections information into a database created using Microsoft Access. This internship involves the care and preservation of a collection composed of a variety of materials, from very robust stone to sensitive materials such as ivory, ossified whalebone, paper, and textiles.
Learn more about the Collections Management internship position.
Digitization & Photography
Education & Public Programming
Marketing & PR
Assist with the promotion of upcoming events, exhibitions, and programs at MIA. This internship will involve establishing relationships with the media by hosting media previews, calling local media outlets to obtain personal contact information, following up on media advisories to ensure attendance, and creating a list of submission deadlines for various publications in which MIA could be featured.
Learn more about the Marketing & PR internship position.
Visitor Experience Accessibility
Assist in the integration of MIA’s Access Policies into the core of the operations of the museum. This internship will revolve around completing an accessibility assessment of MIA, as well as assisting our staff with updating policies to satisfy the requirements laid out in pertinent legislation.
Learn more about the Visitor Experience Accessibility internship position.
Assist in the integration of MIA’s Access Policies into the core of the operations of the museum. This internship will revolve around completing an accessibility assessment of MIA’s website and social media platforms, as well as assisting our staff with updating policies to satisfy the requirements laid out in pertinent legislation.
Learn more about the Web Accessibility internship position.
For more information on completing an internship at MIA, please contact Alysa Procida at aprocida@miamuseum. Please include a cover letter and résumé with all internship applications.