Manager, Learning

Manager, Learning
Exempt, Full-time

One of the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures, the ROM is transforming the way in which it works with the public, connects with the community, and addresses the needs of an ever-changing world. Building on its internationally respected collections, exhibitions and research, the ROM seeks to foster a lifelong interest in nature and culture within its audience, providing opportunities to experience and learn in new, participative ways that connect visitors to their world and to each other.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Engagement, this position is responsible for ensuring the continued quality and smooth functioning of the School Visits program, the Outreach program, and Hands-On Galleries. The Manager, Learning develops the strategy and operational plan for each of these areas and is responsible for meeting revenue targets for School Visits. The Manager, Learning also ensures that the Hands-On galleries operate within their budgets and meet the Museum’s programming standards.  Please note that the position description may be reviewed following the appointment of the Deputy Director, Engagement.

• Manage the daily operations.  Hire, train, supervise and evaluate all direct reports (full and part-time). Ensure compliance with ROM policies and practices (incl. child protection protocols).
• Develop budgets and maintain financial controls for all reporting areas. Work with internal stakeholders to ensure revenue and attendance targets are met.
• Overall management of teaching and Hands-On gallery collections, and oversees maintenance and improvements to Hands-On Galleries and Learning Labs.
• Work closely with departmental managers to ensure department activities are efficiently coordinated. Liaise with external departments to ensure programs are properly supported.
• Develop School Visits offerings in keeping with provincial curriculum, working with stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education and Ontario School Boards. Ensure quality of delivery of education programs and appeal of programs to teachers, students and the general public.
• Work with stakeholder departments to successfully promote School Visits and Hands-On galleries.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Posted Date 2013-06-24
Closing Date 2013-07-26
Department Learning
Type Full-Time
Salary $73,137. - $86,044 per annum


• University degree in a museum-related subject plus an Ontario Teaching Certificate OR an acceptable equivalent in education and experience. A graduate degree in Education or a Museum-related subject and/or completion of the Ontario Principal’s Qualification would be definite assets.
• A minimum of five (5) years teaching experience plus two (2) years supervisory experience.  Museum education training and experience would be an asset.
• Must be prepared to work the hours necessary to perform the duties (incl. evening & weekend hours).
• Proven organizational, leadership, conflict management, and training skills.• Demonstrated ability in revenue generation, development and control of budgets and financial reporting.
• Proven skills in effective promotion of educational programming.
• Effective oral communication and public relations skills with a strong client service orientation.
• Initiative, sound judgment and problem solving skills.
• Computer Literacy with Word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications.
• French language skills would be a definite asset.



How to Apply


 APPLY IN WRITING TO: Linda Knox, Human Resources Coordinator
 Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 2C6  fax #(416) 586-5827 or email:  Please quote competition # 2013-053 – Manager, Learning in the subject line.