Aboriginal Outreach & Learning Coordinator

Full-time 2-year contract position

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Slaight Family Foundation, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is currently seeking a well-motivated individual to lead the development and implementation of school visit and community outreach programs to advance awareness, understanding and appreciation for Aboriginal culture and heritage in both historical and contemporary contexts.  

The Coordinator will review and update existing ROM Learning classes and study collections related to First Peoples. Along with the VP, Program; a ROM Anthropologist; and the Manager, Learning or suitable designates, the Coordinator will source and select advisors from aboriginal and museum communities. He/She will ensure that ROM instructional staff are trained and prepared to deliver a wide range of programs including multi-day visits, single day field trips for schools, community outreach programs and symposia.

Working with a ROM anthropologist the Coordinator will have supervised access to the Ethnology collection for program development.

The incumbent is required to work independently in a fast-paced environment. He/She will be expected to implement, evaluate and report on program efficacy for all stakeholders. The Coordinator will manage her budget and museum resources to affect program excellence in a timely and cost effective manner.  Perform other duties as required.

Posted Date 2013-02-22
Closing Date 2013-03-01
Department None
Type Temporary
Salary $51,384.00 - 58,724.00 per annum (provisionally rated)


• A Bachelor degree in Native Studies, History, or Anthropology; or Aboriginal related credentials.
• A minimum of three (3) years experience in program development and administration in an interactive learning environment for students aged 3 to 17.
• Recent work experience as a curator and/or educator in a museum setting.
• Experience researching, developing, and promoting programs, and training staff.
• Leadership experience with community groups or councils as a member of a board of trustees, a participant on an advisory committee, or as a consultant on Aboriginal affairs.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proven research, planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
• Computer literacy including proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access).
• Aboriginal ancestry will be considered a definite asset.
• French language skills will be considered an asset.

How to Apply


APPLY IN WRITING TO: Linda Knox, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 2C6; Fax  #416-586-5827; email: humanresources@rom.on.ca – please quote Competition #2013-018 – Aboriginal Outreach & Learning Coord. in the subject line.

PRIOR TO 5:00 PM ON: March 1, 2013

The ROM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We wish to 'Thank' everyone who applied, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.