At Michaels, we’re here for our creative customers — those who make the world brighter and more meaningful. We strive to put our Makers at the centre of everything we do because they make us matter; they make us Michaels. It’s our goal to make each customer experience exceptional. Every. Single. Time.
Michaels is the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America. At Michaels, more than 50,000 full-time and part-time Team Members live by these values:
We put people first
We’re obsessed with our Makers.
We’re better together.
We do the right thing.
We’re always improving our craft.
We hold ourselves accountable.
We find fun in the everyday.
Whether you’re just embarking on your career path or starting a whole new chapter, our belief stays the same: don’t just work somewhere, work somewhere you love. We have job openings at retail stores across Canada and the US, at our Support Centre in Texas and at distribution centres across the US.
Michaels is an amazing place to work and grow! I began my career with Michaels almost 20 years ago, starting as a Framing Department Manager and crafting my career into a District Manager for the past 14 years. I have been fortunate to have so many incredible leaders and mentors that helped me achieve my career goals, and forge relationships with such truly talented individuals at Michaels. I feel blessed to be able to continue in those footsteps and help develop the next level of leaders for our organization and take us to the next level!
If anyone told me my high school job would turn into a prosperous career, I would have told them they were crazy! But here I am, 25 years later, doing what I love to do... lead and develop people to achieve amazing things! I grew up with Michaels, both professionally and personally. This place has seen me though graduations, breakups, marriage, the birth of my three little humans, and many more of life's ups and downs. Michaels is more than a job. It is a place to make connections. To make friendships. To make people happy. To make other's lives sparkle with glitter! Do things get hectic? Sure they do. But at the end of each day, I can say I've made a small difference in the lives of those I've helped, those I've developed, and those I've made smile!
In 2019, we launched Michaels Resource Groups (MRGs). These voluntary, Team Member-led groups raise awareness around diversity and inclusion, support Team Member engagement, development, and inclusion, support our Great Place to Work initiative and drive business growth.
The Team Members and the Executive Sponsors of our MRGs volunteer their time to connect and include others with similar interests, backgrounds and shared experiences. MRGs host internal events which raise awareness and provide Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) development for our Team Members, participate in focus groups to provide perspective for our business partners and also serve as Michaels ambassadors by participating in external D&I events in the community.
At Michaels, we’re dedicated to creating, making and having fun. Classes and groups at local stores and online projects give back to our Makers.
Being a part of Boys & Girls Clubs locally (and nationally at Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada) means we can contribute toward supporting and strengthening our communities.
Internally, we support an initiative for Michaels employees called Michaels Cares. No matter the job title, we’re here for one another when crisis arises. We’ve helped more than 3,200 Team Members with over $3 million in employee-funded grants.
We believe that internships cultivate a stronger business. Our interns are valuable contributors on challenging and immersive projects that directly impact our success. We offer paid 10-week internships at our Support Centre and in stores in a variety of disciplines and business areas. You can establish the building blocks of your career here! Hear from one of our recent interns and check back to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Meet Bria McKinney, Category Administrative Associate, Candles
Interned summer 2019; Michaels employee since August 2019
Michaels Team Members have one goal: to support our Makers. It was true when the first Michaels store opened in 1973, and it’s still true today.