Photo of the youth cabinet next to a T. rex!

Every year our educators see over 140,000 students, and our Outreach and Discovery Program connects us to many other cultural institutions and schools.  Our informal education programs are fun to develop, and even more fun to implement as we inspire and provide students with a sense of wonder. Often linked to the Ontario Curriculum, our staff draws on current, innovative and relevant information, including our permanent galleries as well as our collections and research. We would be delighted for volunteers to help share our amazing, one of a kind collections with the learning community.

Youth Cabinet Member

Deadline: November 30, 2016 5 pm EST

Time Commitment
January 2016 - June 2017, with possible succession plan and/or extensions for longer terms to build continuity and a long-term working relationship with the ROM. ROM YC members are expected to attend weekly meetings that are approximately two hours in length but will not exceed four hours. Additional tasks/meetings may be taken on by members, when working towards projects/large events, at their convenience.

About the ROM Youth Cabinet
The ROM Youth Cabinet is a multicultural youth cabinet, comprised of 8-10 members with representation from Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and across diverse Indigenous cultures and abilities. The Youth Cabinet uses Indigenous framework with a for-youth-by-youth philosophy to provide youth members with the tools they need to build leadership skills, explore their community, and tell their stories.

Engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth communities through sociological/cultural mapping process that gathers individual and national Indigenous youth perspectives and experiences.

Candidate Qualifications 

  • Youth ages 16-20
  • Motivated and passionate about working as a team
  • Interested in cultural/world arts
  •  A drive for creating change and helping community

The Role of Youth Cabinet Members
Youth Cabinet’s role will be to develop projects/events that empowers the Youth Cabinet members and youth that visit/may visit the ROM. The Youth Cabinet’s role will be to also make recommendations to the ROM Learning Department through the Indigenous Outreach & Learning Coordinator. In addition, the Youth Cabinet may be invited for input or request to share their input with other ROM Departments.

Benefits to Applying

  • A rewarding and fulfilling experience, opportunities for intellectual and personal enrichment,  and community involvement
  • Access to ROM events, galleries and behind the scenes FREE of charge
  • Education/employment letter of support
  • Food and two tokens each meeting
  • Volunteer hours, if needed

Apply Now!

For more information, please contact:
Justin Chiblow | Kiowa Wind Memorial Indigenous Youth Intern
416-586-8000 ext.5209 | jchiblow@rom.on.ca