Chief Digital Officer - Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is one of the most renowned cultural
institutions in North America. The ROM showcases art, culture and nature from
around the world and across the ages. In 2016/17, the ROM welcomed more than
1.35 million visitors from Canada and around the world. This represents the
highest attendance of any single museum in Canada and ranks 9th in North
As a contemporary Museum, the ROM continues to evolve, redefine/reimagine
itself and embrace innovation. The ROM is focused on deepening its connection
with visitors; animating the museum experience; opening its doors wider to
communities and being a catalyst for new ideas. The Museum is committed to
introducing innovative ways to employ the newest technologies to create a
physical and digital institution for the 21st century. The Chief Digital
Officer will create an immersive, interactive and engaging visitor experience.
In an increasingly digital world, where everything from marketing to visitor
engagement and customer service is becoming digitally infused, the Chief
Digital Officer (CDO) is more important than ever in helping to integrate
digital thinking into the Museum's strategies and mission driven activities.
The CDO understands how to use technology to connect with the contemporary
audience and contribute to the quality of the experience onsite and online.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, Operations & CFO, and working closely with
the CEO, the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is responsible for the Museum's
digital and technology strategies, and drives the innovative use of
technologies to provide immersive and transformative digital experiences and
educational interpretive material for the Museum's exhibitions, collections and
other activities. The CDO will transform systems and the use of systems, by
developing and then implementing strategy. The CDO will be a driving force
integrating digital thinking into all of the museum's activities and fostering
a culture of innovation and creativity.
We are seeking a transformational and strategic leader with at least ten years
of management experience in a world class organization, some of it, ideally, in
a museum or related setting. You are seasoned in strategic technology planning,
execution and policy development. You are a subject matter expert in digital
strategy, technologies and products across multiple platforms, and an
evangelist for the power of digital. You are a strong communicator with the
ability to interact with Boards, partners, sponsors, volunteers and government,
and entrepreneurial in pursuit of resources to support your vision.
To explore this exciting opportunity further, please respond to this email and
I will send you more information.
The Royal Ontario Museum is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with
the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request,
accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Royal Ontario
Museum throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to
applicants with disabilities.
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