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Director, Museums & Heritage Services, City of Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and fourth largest in North America.  Home to a diverse population of nearly three million people, it is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked among the world’s most livable cities.

As a leader with a passion for history and heritage, you will oversee the City’s historical museums and an extensive portfolio of heritage assets. Leading a team of curatorial, program and conservation professionals, you will manage the portfolio, actively promoting it with residents and visitors from across Canada and around the world.  Working strategically and collaboratively with key stakeholders, you will guide the development of Toronto’s 10 historical museums, including Fort York National Historic Site.  As well, you will direct the maintenance and restoration of heritage properties as well as oversee significant collections of historic objects and archaeological specimens and the City's collection of moveable fine art.

Experienced in managing and promoting heritage assets, you have strategic and operational planning credentials and are comfortable working with diverse stakeholders.  You are also adept at increasing attendance and maximizing revenue through operations, donors and government sources.  An experienced leader and motivator, you inspire high quality customer service and high performance among your team. 

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage in the City's hiring process i.e. application, assessment, placement.

For consideration, please submit your resume and related information online at:  To explore this opportunity further, please contact Sarah Adams by email:  

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

Odgers Berndtson on behalf of the City of Toronto

Sarah Adams
200 Bay Street
Suite 3150, Royal Bank Plaza South Tower
Toronto, ON M5J 2J3