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The Royal Ontario Museum Foundation

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The Royal Ontario Museum Foundation (ROM Governors) seeks an experienced, collaborative, and results-oriented President and Chief Executive Officer (President & CEO). ROM Governors serves as a critical partner and pivotal strategic resource to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM or the Museum), committed to supporting the long-term financial health of one of North America’s most prestigious and comprehensive cultural organizations and Canada’s largest cultural institution. The President & CEO will join ROM Governors at a transformative moment as it embarks on the most definitive capital campaign in its organizational history and the largest for a cultural institution in Canada.


Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Governors (the Foundation’s governing board) and working in close partnership with the ROM Director & CEO, the President & CEO of ROM Governors is responsible for raising, managing, and distributing funds raised in support of the Museum’s highest priorities and fostering long-term sustainable relationships of exceptional value to the institution and its donors. The President & CEO will play a critical role in leading the campaign strategy and overseeing a talented and dedicated development team to initiate, steward, and deepen prospective and current donors’ and funders’ commitments to the Museum. This person will work collaboratively with the ROM Director & CEO and ROM senior executive team to ensure the success of all philanthropic, sponsorship, and investment activities. As the senior staff person of the Foundation, the President & CEO will represent ROM Governors to various stakeholder communities and will personally cultivate and steward leadership donors, sponsors, and volunteers. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of results, converting vision to action, cultivating government, corporate, community, and philanthropic donor relationships, successfully pacing large and ambitious capital campaigns, collaborating with boards, and managing high-performing teams in a mission-based culture.


ROM Governors has retained Isaacson, Miller, an international executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, and resumes with letters of interest should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search.


The expected salary for this role is $380,000 – $420,000 CAD.


Sarah James, Rebecca Swartz, Hannah Moore, Harley Bartles

Isaacson, Miller


At ROM, we consider equity, diversity, and inclusivity foundational to our institutional success. We seek to foster a workplace that reflects the full breadth of the communities we serve and welcome applications from women, racialized persons/BIPOC, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, 2SLGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.


ROM acknowledges that this museum sits on the ancestral lands of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Anishinaabek Nation, which includes the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, since time immemorial to today.

Salary Range: 
$380,000 – $420,000 CAD

About This Job

  • The Royal Ontario Museum Foundation
  • Toronto, ON
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: $380,000 – $420,000 CAD
  • Posted: April 17, 2024