jueves, octubre 23, 2014

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is seeking a motivated individual for the new position of Managing Director

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is seeking a motivated individual for the new position of Managing Director, Centres for Earth & Space and Fossils & Evolution. The ROM’s eight Centres of Discovery act as accessible entry points to the encyclopaedic scope of the ROM. They make visible the research and collections activities taking place behind-the-scenes, build community and visitor affinity with a subject area, and ensure a dynamic and visitor-focussed experience.

The successful candidate is specifically charged with advancing the mandate of these two Centres, acting as a champion for the rich content associated with each Centre, and ensuring that 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, exhibitions and partnerships:
Work with ROM curators and programmes staff to conceive, develop and implement innovative public engagement experiences based on ROM research and collections; work on cross-departmental teams to co-ordinate 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 ROM Governors to develop and deliver the Centres’ philanthropic plans.
Networking and Capacity Building
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.


  • Graduate degree in in Earth Sciences (Geology, Mineralogy or Meteoritics), Palaeontology or related fields;
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in a museum, cultural or academic environment with at least four (4) years of 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 many internal teams, including:  curatorial, programming, education, operations, marketing and communications, web and social media, philanthropy (ROM Governors), and volunteer teams;
  • Knowledge of Earth Sciences methods and familiarity with peer-reviewed literature;
  • Experience in the transfer of science content for use by the general public;
  • Comfort and familiarity with technology, including experience with on-line mult-media and social media communication;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 
  • The ability to speak French would be an asset.

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