Inclusive Leadership Project Assistant

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  • Titre de l'emploi : Inclusive Leadership Project Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Ontario Museum Association
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Toronto, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-08-01 à 2018-01-26 (26 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 17,00 $

The Ontario Museum Association (OMA) is a not-for-profit member organization with a mission to strengthen capacity among institutions and individuals active in Ontario’s museum sector, facilitate excellence and best practices, and improve the communication and collaboration of its membership. The association advocates for the important role of Ontario’s museums to society, working with all stakeholders, related sectors and industries, and other professional organizations. The OMA is based in Toronto, but has a mandate to serve museums and museum workers in all parts of Ontario.

The OMA is seeking an Inclusive Leadership Project Assistant to support the OMA in the delivery of two new projects supporting emerging museum leaders from diverse communities in accessing opportunities to introduce diverse and inclusive change in a museum setting, as well as generating ground-breaking research about diversity and inclusion in the Ontario museum workforce. The Inclusive Leadership Project Assistant will also support the development of a Toolkit that will support museums across the province in applying a diversity and inclusion lens in the assessment of their workforce, programming, collections and environment and introducing change to become more diverse and inclusive for communities underserved and unrepresented in the sector.

This position provides an exciting opportunity for the Inclusive Leadership Project Assistant to work in close collaboration with both the OMA and its project partners and gain exposure to all aspects of the OMA’s daily operations. This opportunity also provides access to training and resources that will support the successful candidate in introducing diverse and inclusive change within future museum settings and navigating new challenges with empathy and intersectional awareness. The Inclusive Leadership Project Assistant will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals in the heritage sector through interaction with members and project participants, committee members, and partner organizations.


• Provide administrative support for the project, including preparing materials for workshops, meetings and community consultations, communicating by telephone and email with project participants, preparing website updates with relevant information (ensuring content is up to date and complete), using social media to promote the project

• Assist the project staff in the planning, deployment and evaluation of the research survey

• Attend inclusive leadership workshop(s), which may include some travel, and provide technical support, as well as attending and providing support for province-wide webinars

• Photograph and document project events and activities to create a visual record

• Support and participate in meetings and consultations with project partners

• Support the administration of the mentorship program, including participating in in-person and virtual check-ins and presentations

• Assistant the Project Coordinator with other duties related to the administration of the project, as required


• Graduate from a post-secondary museum studies program or related field, with some knowledge and experience with non-profit and cultural organizations

• Demonstrated interest and awareness of diversity and inclusion work, especially in a museum or cultural setting

• Strong computer skills, proficiency with social media platforms and web editing software

• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

• Flexibility and ability to manage multiple and concurrent priorities

• Ability to work and perform effectively in a multi-tasking and team environment

• High level of professionalism and discretion to manage sensitive and confidential information correctly and effectively

• Strong oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail

• Experience with program/event planning and delivery would be an asset

• Experience with policy or report writing and/or developing video and text-based resources would be a definite asset

Application procedure:

To apply for this position, please send a personalized cover letter and resume by Thursday July 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm to Rhiannon Myers, Project Coordinator at Interviews will be held the week of July 24th, with an expected start date of Monday July 31st, 2017.

The OMA welcomes applications from people who identify with groups underrepresented in the museum community, including Indigenous, Francophone, LGBTTIQQ2SA, racialized communities, persons with disabilities, persons who are Deaf, Refugees, new Canadians, and/or persons living below the poverty threshold, who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in this position, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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