Passionate about culture, arts, natural history, and science? Intrigued by the power of storytelling to convey the richness of human experiences? If so, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) invites you to embark on a rewarding career as an Interpretive Planner (IP).
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is actively working towards strengthening the relationship between Indigenous peoples and museums. In line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Canadian Museums Association's Moved to Action report, ROM is dedicated to hiring individuals of Indigenous heritage for crucial positions. ROM seeks to fill three critical roles: Curator of North American Archeology, Curator of Indigenous Art & Cultures, and an Interpretive Planner in the Exhibitions Development department.
In addition to working on exhibitions and galleries of a diverse subject matter, the Interpretive Planner will collaborate with these curatorial roles, as well as the recently appointed Manager of Indigenous Learning and Programs to support Indigenous ways of being and knowing in a range of museum activities; these may include establishing protocols for care of Indigenous collections and cultural belongings, developing exhibition and gallery content, and enhancing ROM's engagement with and service to Indigenous communities.
At ROM, we believe in creating holistic and visitor-centred experiences that blend learning, social connection, and engagement. As an Interpretive Planner, you will play a vital role in ROM exhibition and gallery planning teams. You'll serve as the lead advocate for visitor engagement by crafting captivating narratives and ensuring meaningful connections with objects, and cultural belongings from across ROM’s art, nature, and culture collections. Interpretive Planners also work with objects, cultural belongings, and exhibitions from other institutions that ROM borrows for display.
Salary and Terms of Employment
START DATE: ASAP
OPEN DATE: July 5, 2023
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
EMPLOYEE GROUP: OPSEU Full-time Local 543
SALARY: $66,022 - $75,453 per annum
SCHEDULE: up to 35 hours per week
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 6 months
LOCATION (onsite/hybrid): Toronto, ON
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.
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.
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.