The Volunteer program at The Art Gallery of Mississauga provides exposure to the inner workings of a public art gallery institution, promoting an awareness of curatorial and gallery careers through professional experiences not typically available through an academic setting. The goal of this initiative is to create a multi-layered learning experience for the volunteer, through a more hands-on approach.


Interested candidates should have an interest in visual culture, art and design – and wanting to learn the inner workings of a gallery institution. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting up installations, assisting with data entry, working with artists, cataloguing of artworks, working with the permanent collection.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga has a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with diverse populations. As an equity employer, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, and people with disabilities.



Docent Programme

AGM docents are trained volunteer educators interested in leading groups of visitors through the current exhibition, offering insights into special programmes. Docents lead visitors of all ages on tours designed to expand the viewers experience with an appreciation for art.




Ambassador Programme

The AGM places Ambassadors in the gallery on the weekends and they encourage guests to learn about the exhibitions, the gallery and the city of Mississauga as a whole. The Ambassador is also responsible for collaboratively supervising the galleries to answer questions and ensure preservation of the art. In addition, the ambassador will open conversation with viewers about membership benefits at the AGM.




Course Credit with University or College Co-op Education Program

The experience is fast paced and requires thinking on your feet! It is an opportunity to learn about our mission, gain practical and theoretical training, while contemplating the role of a public gallery and the function of art. You will work closely with the Curatorial and Programming staff in the planning of exhibitions, writing or editing of texts and publications, database and inventory management, as well as working with the AGM’s permanent collection.Internship projects are based on current gallery needs. The Internship will allow the student to relate critical theory to professional practice. AGM Internship are for Course Credit with a University, or with a Co-Op Education Program.


Volunteer Application Form

Please fill out the online form (be sure to hit ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page), and email your resume in Word or PDF format to agm.connect@mississauga.ca with the subject: Volunteer Application | Your Name | Type of Volunteer Programme

Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.



Deadline for applications: SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017, 5 PM


The Art Gallery of Mississauga is seeking the services of a videographer to document the Border Crossings project over a period of 2-3 months, with a start date of August 28, 2017.


The selection of the videographer will not be based solely on the cost of the production, but on the quality and fit of the proposed services, as well as the experience of the applicant in visual documentation of community and art engagement programs. Videographer must have reliable transportation and own audio and video equipment.


View FULL RFP POSTING and find out more about the Border Crossings project!


The applicant should include in the RFP: a weblink to a portfolio of recent projects, proposed cost, and references from similar projects completed in the past. Complete proposals should be submitted to agm.connect@mississauga.ca by Sunday, August 20, 5 PM.




The AGM welcomes an active interest from individuals with broad cross-cultural perspectives and seeks out opportunities to engage migrant, indigenous communities and visible minority groups to create synergies through art and culture.


The Gallery is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks out and welcomes cultural diversity. We are interested in hearing from exceptional people. Our recruitment and selection process is comprehensive and rigorous to ensure that all applicants receive fair, equitable and objective treatment.


Send your resumes and project proposals to agm.connect@mississauga.ca with the subject line Project Proposal for future consideration.