Youth Cabinet Member

Deadline: October 20, 2017 at 5:00PM EST
Group interview, if selected: October 27, 2017 at 6:00PM
Application: www.bit.ly/ROMYC17

Time Commitment
November 2017 to April 2018 on Friday evenings from 6:00-8:30PM, with possible succession plan and/or extensions for longer terms to build continuity and a long-term working relationship with the ROM. ROM YC members are expected to attend weekly meetings that are approximately 2-3 hours in length but will not exceed four hours. Additional tasks/meetings may be taken on by members, when working towards projects/large events, at their convenience.

About the ROM Youth Cabinet
The ROM Youth Cabinet is a multicultural youth cabinet comprised of 8-10 members with representation from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. The Youth Cabinet uses an Indigenous framework and a for-youth-by-youth philosophy to provide youth members with the tools they need to build leadership skills, explore their community, and tell their stories.

The Youth Cabinet engages Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to gather a range of perspectives and experiences.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Youth ages 16-20
  • Motivated and passionate about working as a team
  • Interested in arts, science, and culture
  • A drive for creating change and helping community

The Role of Youth Cabinet Members
The Youth Cabinet’s role will be to develop projects/events that empower its members and other youth that visit/may visit the ROM. The Youth Cabinet’s role will be to also make recommendations to the ROM Learning Department. In addition, the Youth Cabinet may be invited to share their input with other ROM departments.

Benefits to Joining

  • A rewarding and fulfilling experience, opportunities for intellectual and personal enrichment, and community involvement.
  • Access to selected ROM events, galleries, and behind the scenes FREE of charge.
  • Education/employment letter of support.
  • Food and two tokens each meeting.
  • Volunteer hours, if needed.

Application: www.bit.ly/ROMYC17

*Please note a letter of interest outlining your desire to learn more about Indigenous cultures from an Indigenous framework along with a short bio is required when submitting. After your application has been completed, please send other documents to romyouthcabinet@rom.on.ca with your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, and ATTN LESLIE MCCUE in the email subject line.

For more information, please contact:
Leslie McCue | Indigenous Advisory Circle Member / ROM YC Facilitator
416-586-8000 ext.5209 | romyouthcabinet@rom.on.ca