Project Technician (part-time to November 2013)

The Project Technician will provide project oriented technical support as it pertains to the
upcoming Forbidden City exhibition, assisting the Curator preparing materials, documents
and updating the project database.  In addition, the incumbent will be expected to attend
meetings, translate (English-Chinese-Japanese) and organize the Curator’s guidebook, and
receive delegations from China.

• Prepare contextual information and materials for designers;
• Organize material for the Forbidden City’s exhibit guidebook.  Under the guidance of the Curator in charge, may be asked to prepare the initial translation into Chinese and Japanes for exhibit text and guidebook;
• Maintain and update location records on the project database;
• Represent the ROM and receive delegations from China;
• Attend internal project meetings on behalf of the Cuator;
• Other duties as assigned.

Posted Date 2013-07-18
Closing Date 2013-07-26
Department None
Type Part-Time Temporary
Salary $23.70 per hour



  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Art or a related field such as Archaeology, History or Museum Studies OR an acceptable equivalent in education and experience:
  • Minimum of two year’s (2) experience working (including volunteering) with museum artifacts including storage and handling:
  • Requires a superior knowledge of English, Chinese and Japanese. Proven ability communicate effectively in both written and oral Chinese, Japanese and English.  Strong ability to translate, write and proofread curatorial texts;
  • Demonstrated word processing and database knowledge especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Knowledge of digital imaging (use of Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw) is required;
  • Demonstrated research, organizational and interpersonal skills.

 START DATE: As soon as possible             

How to Apply

PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING TO:  Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, 
M5S 2C6. Attention: Mara Gunner, Human Resources Coordinator
Fax #416-586-5827; or  Please include Competition #2013-
059 - Project Technican, on the subject line.