Royal Ontario Museum
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 Makerspace Coordinator.
The Makerspace Coordinator is integral to ROM Learning’s innovation initiatives by overseeing the ROM Makerspace. Working with the Senior Manager of School Engagement, the Coordinator will manage and supervise all aspects of Makerspace, from inventory management to program development. The role involves a blend of operational, supervisory, and strategic responsibilities, aimed at creating an enriching Makerspace experience for diverse audiences. As the lead, the Coordinator will foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the Makerspace aligns with ROM’s educational and engagement objectives.
- Oversee daily operations, including inventory management, equipment maintenance, and spending tracking and forecasting.
- Lead the Makerspace Technician staff team; work in conjunction with the School Engagement administration team to set schedules, conduct regular team check-ins, and establish goals and timelines.
- Collaborate with the School Engagement and Learning teams to develop, plan, and activate Makerspace programs tailored for school audiences during weekdays and the general public on weekends.
- Establish relationships with internal teams like the Gallery Engagement Team and external stakeholders to align Makerspace activities with broader ROM objectives.
- Assist in the planning and implementing specialized and technical programs such as Hack the ROM, working closely with other team members.
- Create and manage timelines and deliverables to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Makerspace.
- A completed three-year college program in Museum Studies, History, Science, New Media, Design, Visual Arts, or a related field is required.
- Alternatively, significant hands-on experience in designing and delivering maker workshops may be considered an equivalent qualification.
- Minimum of three (3) years in developing and/or delivering educational content.
- At least one (1) year of hands-on experience with digital fabrication equipment and maker tools (e.g., 3D printers, laser cutters).
- Minimum of two (2) years in program coordination, involving budgeting, timeline setting, staff supervision, and evaluation.
- Familiarity with Ontario’s school curriculum and assessment policies is a vital asset.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities, including creative storytelling through various media forms like video, text, and graphics.
- Proven experience in installing, operating, and maintaining digital fabrication, audio-visual equipment, and artmaking tools in an educational setting.
- Working proficiency in audio-visual and design software, including but not limited to CAD programs, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and Final Cut Pro. A working knowledge of coding and web development is highly advantageous.
- Demonstrable experience engaging with students and educators in a diverse, inclusive learning environment. Experience should include facilitating maker activities emphasizing design thinking, collaborative learning, and problem-based learning.
- Exceptional attention to detail, coupled with excellent planning and organizational skills.
- The ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines under pressure is essential.
- A good understanding of copyright, intellectual property issues, information design standards, and information management policies. Familiarity with general museum practices is a plus.
- Strong ability to foster and maintain effective relationships with museum staff at all levels and with external stakeholders, including collaborators, developers, artists, and the general public.
Salary and Terms of Employment
START DATE: ASAP
OPEN DATE: September 11, 2023
CLOSE DATE: September 22, 2023
STATUS: Part-time Contract
EMPLOYEE GROUP: OPSEU Local 543
SALARY/HOURLY RATE: $ 29.54
SCHEDULE: Up to 24 hours weekly
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 420 hours or six (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.
To apply for this job please visit royalontariomuseum.applytojob.com.