Gallery & Program Coordinator

Centre for Biodiversity (Schad Gallery)
1-year Contract, Full-time position

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) currently requires a well-motivated individual to provide strong leadership in this science-related gallery.  The Schad Gallery of Biodiversity introduces Museum visitors to the environmental interdependence of plants, animals, and man.  This gallery is based on the ROM’s extensive collections and research.

• Oversee daily gallery operational needs, such as: monitoring spending; monitoring gallery maintenance; preparing reports; ensuring a high customer service standard; supervision of staff; scheduling work; and administrative duties.
• Implement Programs using the Earth Rangers Studio.  Liaise with Earth Rangers staff in the ongoing development and implementation of live shows. Liaise with other external groups and government agencies. Follow established procedural guidelines to coordinate programs. Liaise with Museum staff to facilitate program delivery. Develop the potential for cooperative programs with external partners. Promote the programs. Build opportunities to enhance attendance and revenue generated by programs.
• Develop approved programs.  Appraise the Museum's resources and prospective clients' interests to identify, select and establish interpretative themes and program formats.  Research topical issues.
• Work with a wide variety of museum professionals to assist in the investigation and development of innovative programming and operational plans.
• Monitor objects and artifacts for signs of deterioration and/or damage, contact appropriate museum staff for advice or course of action.  Maintain the equipment and support materials for the gallery.
• Liaise with Hands-On Galleries Coordinator to ensure appropriate supervisory coverage.
• Perform other duties as required.

Posted Date 2013-05-10
Closing Date 2013-05-20
Department None
Type Full-Time Temporary
Salary $54,338.00 per annum


• Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a science related discipline.
• At least three (3) years experience in program development and administration in an interactive learning environment or museum setting with demonstrated strength of team leadership, organizational skills, problem solving skills, experience in promoting programs and training of staff.
• Previous experience selecting, training, coordinating, evaluating, and mentoring volunteers.
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
• Proven research, planning and organization skills.
• Computer literacy including proficiency with the most current word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications; competency to current industry standards. Familiarity with Abode Creative Suite would be an asset.
• Flexible work hours - requiring availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
• French language skills would be considered an asset.

How to Apply

START DATE: July 22, 2013
SALARY:  $54,338.00 per annum
APPLY IN WRITING TO: Linda Knox, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 2C6; Fax  #416-586-5827; email: – please quote Competition #2013-038 – Gallery & Program Coord. in the subject line.
PRIOR TO 5:00 PM ON: May 20, 2013

The ROM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We wish to 'Thank' everyone who applies, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.