Managing Director - ROM Contemporary Culture

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s world museum.  The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder.  The ROM invites everyone to explore and enjoy extraordinary experiences of science and civilization.

ROM Contemporary Culture (RCC), formerly Institute for Contemporary Culture, is an innovative centre that provides insights and inspiration to help our community make sense of the contemporary world and connect with one another.

RCC links the past to the present by creating new, inclusive content and interactive experiences related to the ROM’s collections and contemporary issues.  Imaginative, experimental, diverse, and eclectic in its approach, RCC explores and integrates new ideas and new technology to raise provocative questions and encourage the sharing of diverse stories about the natural world, living cultures and the creative mind.  See to learn more.


As Managing Director of ROM Contemporary Culture, you are an effective leader, recognized for visionary thinking and innovation.

Admired for you ability to forge and leverage strong relationships with curatorial, programming, educational, operational and philanthropic teams, you will be accountable for positioning the Centre and the ROM as world leaders.  Internally, you’ll serve as originator and coordinator of the inspiring and thought provoking projects for which the Centre is known.  Externally, you will be the face of the Centre, the chief proponent of its vision and the driving force behind its strategic partnerships. 

Posted Date 2013-07-09
Closing Date 2013-07-30
Department None
Type Full-Time Permanent
Salary $88,976 - $104,678


You have a graduate degree or equivalent experience, preferably within the cultural, creative or social science area.  Your candidacy is further enhanced by a minimum of six years experience in a museum, academic or creative industry environment with at least four years in a progressively managerial capacity.  Your demonstrated success of bringing multi-dimensional ideas to life is outstanding and you are comfortable communicating your vision and deploying a range of traditional and non-traditional means to build community, audiences and philanthropic support.  Experience working with boards, advisors, sponsors and donors will be important to your success in this role.

How to Apply


Applicants should submit a resume by 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2013  to:  Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6:  Fax: 416-586-5827.  Attention: Mara Gunner, Human Resources Coordinator. Email to:  Please include Competition #2013-056 on the subject line. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.