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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter and résumé with all volunteer applications.
Lend your expertise!
These project-based volunteer positions provide opportunities for individuals with specific skill sets to make a meaningful contribution to a local, community-focused museum. We are looking for individuals to start immediately and are asking for a commitment of one to two days a week. These opportunities are perfect for emerging professionals looking to add significant projects to their portfolios!
Assist in the integration of MIA’s Access Policies into the core of the operations of the museum. This position 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 Accessibility volunteer position.
Digitization & Photography
Marketing & PR
Assist with the promotion of upcoming events, exhibitions, and programs at MIA. This position 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 volunteer position.
Summer Internships: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
MIA’s summer internship opportunities are perfect for students looking to gain practical experience in a museum setting. Each of these internships has a developed work plan which outlines projects you would be involved in from their initial development to their implementation in the museum. These positions run from May to August 2014, with a time commitment of five days a week. All shifts run from 10AM to 6PM and may include weekends and holidays. All MIA internships are unpaid and must be completed for course credit.
The deadline to apply for these internships is Sunday, March 16, 2014.
You will catalogue, photograph, and enter collections information into a CollectionSpace database. 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.
Outreach & Community Engagement
Assist the museum in meeting visitor expectations by getting valuable feedback on recently implemented programs and exhibitions in our space. This internship will involve completing visitor studies surveys and focus groups.
Learn more about the Visitor Studies 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.