Public Programs

Volunteer shows a Hadrosaur to interested onlookers.

Our adult programs such as blockbuster exhibit lectures, symposia, adult learning workshops and seminars are just some of the exciting, engaging and surprising events we have to offer. Some of our main attractions include Friday Night Live and ROM Out and About.  A great deal of volunteer support is required to successfully run these programs, from administrative tasks to visitor surveys to posting advertisements. We would love your help!

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities other than those listed below, please send an e-mail to info@rom.on.ca.

 

Seeking Gallery Volunteers for March Break!

ROM Festival Programs seeks enthusiastic, responsible, dedicated volunteers who love to work with people as part of a team. This volunteer position (March 12-20, 2016) is ideal for high school and postsecondary students, and anyone interested in museums, history, science, culture, family programming, and events.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Be a part of fun and exciting events!
  • Develop skills in working with the public
  • Learn about science and culture
  • Improve your public speaking skills
  • Gain experience in festival programming
  • Network with peers and ROM staff
  • Work with exciting external partners
  • Earn high school volunteer hours
  • Assist visitors in finding their way through the ROM’s incredible galleries
  • Prepare materials for activities
  • Help manage the flow of visitors through activities and gallery spaces
  • Engage with visitors in interactive gallery spaces and special activities
  • Help with cleanup at the end of each day

This March Break, enter a magical realm where discovery reigns – right here in Toronto! Help convey the spirit of adventure, exploration, and imagination with dynamic hands-on fun for kids and families at the Royal Ontario Museum's Enchanted March Break. Learn more about March Break gallery activities by clicking here.

The ROM Festival Programs team is seeking volunteers for both daytime (10:30AM–4:30PM) and evening (4:30–8:30PM) shifts, March 12–20, 2016. There will also be a mandatory orientation and training day on Sunday, March 6, 12:00–3:00PM. Only those who attend orientation will be considered for a volunteer position. Please meet at the President’s Choice School Entrance on the south side of the Museum between 11:45AM & 12:00PM.

 

HOW TO APPLY

You can apply to join the ROM Festival Programs team as a volunteer in just a few steps:

  1. Complete and submit the application form.
  2. Have two references complete and submit the reference form. Friends, parents, and other family members are not suitable references. Teachers, coaches, and previous employers are examples of appropriate references.
  3. Attend orientation and training day at the ROM on Sunday, March 6, 12:00–3:00PM.

All required forms are available here: Volunteer Application Forms

Application forms and references are due at 5:00PM on Thursday, March 3, 2016, and will be accepted by email to festivals@rom.on.ca (preferred; either printed and scanned, or completed electronically) or by mail to: Royal Ontario Museum, Attn: Festival Programs (PECS), 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6.

Please note that a complete application and a positive review at orientation are required to obtain a volunteer position. If you are not accepted as a volunteer for this event, your application will be kept on file and you will be notified of future opportunities.

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