Managing Director - Culture Centres

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is seeking a motivated individual to be responsible for the long-term development and coordination of programs, communications, projects, exhibitions and partnerships that support the mission and goals of these three Centres.  The Centres act as accessible entry points to the encyclopaedic scope of the ROM, making visible the research and collections activities taking place behind-the-scenes, building community, and ensuring a dynamic and visitor-focused experience.

The successful candidate is specifically charged with advancing the mandate of the Centres, acting as a champion of the rich content associated with each Centre and ensuring the ROM’s public engagement is aligned with the Museum’s research and collections strengths while continuing to focus on the community’s needs and interests.  This position reports directly to the Deputy Director, Engagement and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing/Implementing Centre programs, projects, exhibits and partnerships: Work with ROM curators to conceive, develop, and implement innovative public engagement experiences based on ROM research and collections; work on cross-departmental teams to coordinate and deliver projects; contribute to museum-wide planning and advancement efforts; liaise with senior management and ROM Governors; monitor and report on Centre outcomes.
  • Planning Centre programs, projects, exhibitions and partnerships:  Work with ROM leadership to develop strategic plans for implementation of Centre objectives and collaborate with the ROM Governors to develop and deliver the Centre philanthropic plans.
  • Networking/Capacity Building: Act as the ROM point of contact for the Centres for the general public, external partners, and internal stakeholders; develop external relationships and strategic partnerships; conceive and manage specific projects of mutual benefit with external partners; establish and work with external advisory committees; attend and contribute to conferences and meetings.


Posted Date 2014-07-08
Closing Date 2014-08-17
Department ROM Ancient Cultures
Type Full-Time Permanent
Salary $91, 664 - $105, 725 per annum


  • A Graduate Degree in archaeology, anthropology, or historical arts/art history is required.
  • A minimum of six (6) years experience in a museum, cultural or academic environment with at least four (4) years progressively responsible management experience.
  • Strong strategic planning skills.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing large complex programs, projects, exhibitions and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with staff and volunteers across internal teams including:  curatorial, programming, education, operations, marketing and communications, web and social media, and philanthropy (ROM Governors).
  • Comfort and familiarity with technology, including experience with online multi-media and social media communication.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.  The ability to speak French would be an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants for the position should submit resumes by August 17, 2014 to:  Linda Knox, Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 2C6; (preferred) email - please quote Competition #2014-057 Managing Director – Culture Centres in the subject line; or Fax #(416) 586-5827.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.