Museum Educator

  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Oct 04, 2023

Job Description

Are you passionate about culture, the arts, natural history, and science? Are you keen on how these elements aesthetically come together to tell the many stories of humanity? Join our team at ROM and consider a fulfilling career as a Museum Educator.


The Museum Educator delivers educational programming, both onsite and online, on various Museum topics. Using learner-centered pedagogical approaches, this role collaborates with a team of Museum Educators, Indigenous Knowledge Resource Teachers (IKRT), and Digital Learning staff to engage students, teachers, and adult learners. The incumbent may also provide training and guidance to School Programs staff and assist in managing the teaching collection.


  • Create and deliver engaging gallery and hands-on lab experiences for School Programs, covering diverse topics related to 21st Century competencies, Museum collections, Ontario curriculum guidelines, Indigenous worldviews, and special exhibitions. Customize programs to meet learner needs.
  • Develop engaging virtual learning experiences for School Programs using digital tools, emphasizing interdisciplinary and active learning. Adapt programs to align with learner needs, intended outcomes, and technological competence.
  • Collaboratively develop new programs, aligning with inquiry-based object learning and anti-racist education principles, in support of the Ontario Curriculum and departmental strategy. Adapt programs for delivery in French, online, or onsite.
  • Support the maintenance of teaching materials, collections, and departmental library. Assist in teacher professional development and coordination of co-op or internship placements.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop specialized museum pedagogical techniques for onsite and online learning. Pilot new programs and participate in pedagogical training sessions.
  • Contribute to promotional and learning resource materials for School Programs. Provide professional development and mentorship to co-op students and interns.


  • A 4-year degree in Education or a museum-related subject from an accredited post-secondary institution, or equivalent education and experience. Ontario Teaching Certificate or specialist teaching certificate is advantageous.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant teaching experience, including equity and anti-racist education knowledge. Proficiency in addressing sensitive topics such as residential schools, genocide, and racism would be a significant asset.
  • Experience in delivering online educational programs and using standard computer applications for communication and collaboration.
  • Knowledge of Ontario curriculum alignment and active learning approaches for children, youth, and adults. Commitment to continuous learning and pedagogical improvement.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, as well as conflict management abilities. Proven research and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in digital, audio, and visual technologies for educational purposes.
  • Fluency in French may be required.

Salary and Terms of Employment 

OPEN DATE: September 26, 2023
CLOSE DATE: October 10, 2023
STATUS: Part-time Permanent
SALARY/HOURLY RATE: $ 29.54 – 33.76
SCHEDULE: Up to 24 hours weekly
PROBATIONARY PERIOD:   420 hours or six (6) months
LOCATION (onsite/hybrid): Toronto, ON

Diversity Statement

At ROM, we consider equity, diversity, and inclusion foundational to our institutional success. We seek to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the city and province in which we are located and welcome all qualified and experienced candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, age, sex, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Accessibility Statement

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.

COVID Statement

Royal Ontario Museum recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. As such, an offer of employment shall be conditional on proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination with a vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The selected candidate will be required to participate in a Criminal Background Check.