Toronto, ON

Deputy Director for Museum Operations & COO

m/Oppenheim Executive Search is assisting the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in the search for a new Deputy Director for Museum Operations & COO. Please click to view the full Position Description or to nominate/apply.

This experienced museum professional will manage much of the organization’s administrative infrastructure as the CEO’s designee, including advancing and directing day-to-day implementation of the ROM’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan. The aim of the Strategic Plan is to transform the way that ROM engages with diverse audiences and partners with a commitment to an increasingly trans-disciplinary, participatory and public facing approach. This visitor and partner-centered strategy presents artworks, objects and specimens in ways that reflect different viewpoints and interpretative perspectives.

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum and houses one of the world’s great permanent collections of art, cultural artifacts and natural history specimens. With exhibitions and collections that span the globe and cut across time, the ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. The museum welcomes approximately 1,350,000 visitors including 100,000 students annually, has a membership of over 32,000 households and an annual operating budget of about CA$65 million.

Intrinsic to the COO role is extensive experience and a track record of success managing museum operations and finances within the context of an internationally prominent museum, as well as extensive familiarity with best practice and innovative approaches in non-operating aspects of museum life, from curatorial and collections management, to exhibitions and programming. Candidates must hold an earned place of respect among other top museum professionals who will depend on the COO’s leadership and judgment.

We appreciate you sharing the position description with your network, and also any nominations you might have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Dennis Hanthorn at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.