Museum Educator

Museum Educator  

Learning Department 

Part-time 1 Year Contract 

Do you have a passion for culture, the arts, natural history, and science? Do you have a keen interest in how these elements aesthetically come together to tell the many stories of humanity? Then consider a career at ROM.  

ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) is looking for a dynamic and professional Museum Educator to support the School Engagement team in bringing the museum to life for students of all ages, abilities, and communities. The role will support the ROM 21st Century mission to help people understand the past, make sense of the present, and come together to shape a shared future, by creating engaging experiences for school-aged children, both in-person and through virtual learning.  

ROM School Engagement brings together global competencies, provincial curriculum, digital, and hands-on experiences to serve students from kindergarten to Grade 12. Within this one-year contract, you will have the opportunity to develop curriculum, deliver workshops and tours, and work closely with a remarkable group of professionals. 


  • Creates and delivers curriculum that prioritizes equity for all by utilizing anti-racist, anti-oppression and universal design pedagogical frameworks.  

  • Develops a cohesive inquiry-based curriculum that invites students to engage in experiential learning through interactive gallery and hands-on labs.  

  • Employs traditional teaching methods such as storytelling, symbolic representation and rhythm to support cultural understanding and anti-racist education, in support of the Ontario Curriculum and the departmental strategy. 

  • Using a variety of digital applications and technology equipment, creates and delivers engaging online distance learning and blended learning experiences for School Programs that span a wide variety of topics related to 21st century global competencies, Museum collections, Ontario curricula, Indigenous worldviews, and special exhibitions. 

  • Develops new programs collaboratively with other Museum Educators, Indigenous Museum Educators, and Digital Learning staff to ensure lesson plans build 21st century global competencies. 

Posted Date 2022-07-11
Closing Date 2022-08-11
Department None
Type Part-Time
Salary $29.56 per hour



  • Completion of a 4-year degree from an accredited post-secondary institution specializing in Education or a museum-related subject, OR an acceptable equivalent in education and experience. An Ontario Teaching Certificate or specialist teaching certificate would be an asset. 

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related work experience in teaching in formal and/or informal educational settings.  

  • Demonstrated experience in equity and anti-racist education, with a deep understanding of Canada’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the resulting implications and impacts on K-12 and teacher programs (including effective strategies for discussions around difficult topics such as racism, colonialism, residential schools, genocide, etc.).  

  • Demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary teaching strategies to deliver experiences across a full range of subjects including the arts, social studies, history, and science. 

  • Experience in the design of digital-first and blended learning experiences, and in the delivery of distance learning programs.  

  • Working knowledge of the unique opportunities of digital learning, and the skillset to implement and customize innovative online programming such as virtual visits.  

  • Proven ability to set up, operate, and troubleshoot computer software and hardware including communication and collaboration applications and digital equipment. 

  • Experience in the development and delivery of educational programs for children, youth, and adults in alignment with the Ontario curriculum and that foster global competencies including critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication, collaboration, and citizenship. 

How to Apply

HOURLY: $29.56 

UNION: OPSEU local 543 

JOB TYPE: 1 Year Contract Part-time  




At the ROM, we consider equity, diversity, and inclusivity to be foundational to our institutional success. We seek to foster a workplace that reflects [the full breadth of] the communities we serve and welcome applications from women, racialized persons/BIPOC, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, LGBTQ2S+, and people with disabilities.   


The ROM is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.  Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.   


The selected candidate will be required to participate in a Criminal Background Check conducted via Profile Investigation Inc.   



Royal Ontario Museum recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. As such, an offer of employment shall be conditional on proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization.    



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The ROM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.