PROFILE: The Royal Ontario Museum


The Royal Ontario Museum owes its existence to the efforts of many people. The founders, including Sir Byron Edmund Walker and Dr. Charles Trick Currelly, began with a vision for a provincial museum in Toronto. Over the years, the careful planning of numerous employees and volunteers has expanded that vision and today the ROM is a well-known international museum. Through Focus on Youth, students at the TCDSB have the rare opportunity to spend the summer working at the ROM!

Students working at the front desk selling tickets and directing people. (Lucas, Daniel & Nathan)

The ROM placement is unique to every other placement available in the Focus On Youth program. It offers students desk work experience and the opportunity to see what exactly it means to be professional. Students are given intern jobs where they work in customer service and paperwork fields of work. They are often at the desk and if not, working hard to ensure that the museum guests enjoy their visit. Though it may not seem like the most exciting job at first glance, many of our staff said they absolutely loved to energetic atmosphere and would love to work there again.

“10/10 I Absolutely love this job” –  Daniel Pineda-Lara


Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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  1. ?This program is everywhere, amazing!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Appreciation and Humility, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.” “There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. In that way lay defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*** ________________________________

  2. I absolutely loved my time spent at the ROM, it was definitely a different experience than working with children. I got the special opportunity to interact with people from many different parts of the world and I was very impressed with the amount of tourist that are present in this city. My time at the ROM was very well spent as I realized one very important thing. I am living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, from its people to its architecture and I have not really had the chance to explore at all. I am putting a change to that and becoming a tourist in my own city. Hopefully, I would learn one or more new things.

  3. The Royal Ontario Museum was an amazing placement for me in my opinion. Through working at the Royal Ontario Museum I was able to gain valuable job experiences related to the business and finance world. It also helped me to develop a positive customer service mindset as well as better communication skills.

  4. This was an amazing placement!!! It helped me to learn a lot of things, such as how to have a positive customer service mindset and the how to communicate effectively.

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