Gallery Assistant (March Break)

  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Feb 23, 2024

Job Description

Join the dynamic team at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) as we embark on an exciting seasonal journey to bring our Hands-on Galleries and engaging activity stations to life during peak periods. We are seeking two highly motivated individuals to enhance the visitor experience at the ROM during March Break (March 9 -17, 2024).

Candidates must possess a valid vulnerable sector check or have requested one previously.


  • Facilitating engaging children's activities at various programmed gallery stations, fostering learning and enjoyment.
  • Modelling positive behaviour as an exemplary ambassador of the ROM, embodying professionalism, enthusiasm, and strong customer service.
  • Exhibiting a friendly and courteous demeanour toward parents and children at all times, enhancing their museum visit.
  • Ensuring the safety and preservation of specimens and objects while diligently enforcing gallery rules.
  • Collaborating in gallery operations, supply replenishment, program setup, and adherence to meticulous cleaning procedures.
  • Assisting in material preparation and subsequent cleanup activities, ensuring the seamless flow of interactive experiences.
  • Coordinating material preparation to guarantee the smooth execution of activities.
  • Contributing to cleanup activities and maintaining the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the spaces.
  • Assisting with crowd control and managing visitor line-ups to ensure a positive and organized experience.
  • Flexibility to perform additional related duties as required, contributing to the overall success of the ROM's mission.


  • A minimum of one (1) year of prior experience working with children and families in an educational or museum environment. Collaborating effectively with team members is essential to ensure a seamless visitor experience.
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants with previous work experience at ROM.
  • Secondary education in a Museum-related field, such as Art, Archaeology, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, or History, can provide valuable context and expertise for engaging with our exhibits and collections.
  • Must be available to work weekend shifts to accommodate the diverse needs of our visitors during standard museum hours (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM).
  • Availability to attend mandatory training is crucial to ensure alignment with our standards and practices.
  • Possession of a valid vulnerable sector check or a strong commitment to obtaining one before the position's start date is required to uphold the safety and security of all museum guests.
  • French language and/or other language(s) spoken, first Aid certifications, and educational background in museum-related fields are considered additional assets.

Salary and Terms of Employment 

START DATE: March 9, 2023
CONTRACT END DATE: March 17, 2024
OPEN DATE: January 29, 2024
CLOSE DATE: February 5, 2024
STATUS: Part-time Contract
LOCATION (onsite/hybrid): Onsite Only

Application Instructions:

To ensure we receive a comprehensive understanding of your qualifications and alignment with our requirements, please follow these application guidelines:

  1. Cover Letter: Alongside your resume, kindly include a cover letter. In your cover letter, address the following key points:
  2. Previous ROM Experience: Please indicate if you have prior experience working at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
  3. Availability: Provide an approximate overview of your availability to work during the specified holiday periods mentioned in the job ad.
  4. Mandatory Training and Vulnerable Sector Check: Confirm your availability to attend the mandatory training scheduled for late February or Early March (exact date to be determined). Additionally, assure us of your commitment to obtaining a Vulnerable Sector Check as soon as possible.
  5. Optional Information: Feel free to include any relevant information pertaining to languages spoken, First Aid certifications, and/or educational background in museum-related fields. While these are optional, they can further enhance your candidacy.

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.