Vettoretto Curator of North American Archaeology

Date Posted
July 11, 2023
Opportunity with
Royal Ontario Museum
Application Deadline
January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
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Position Summary

The Vettoretto Curator of North American Archaeology (Curator) will lead a collaborative approach to stewarding ROM’s North American, and especially Ontario, archaeology collection, creating exhibitions and presenting programs with Indigenous communities and for broad audiences, as well as undertaking research aligned with museum priorities. Leading the repatriation of Indigenous ancestral belongings through deep engagement with relevant communities, in close partnership with the Hatch Curator of Indigenous Art and Culture, along with the Indigenous Interpretive Planner and Indigenous Museum Educator, the position reports to the Co-Chief Curator, Art and Culture and will be a key voice in rethinking colonial patterns of practice and centering Indigenous perspectives. An accomplished researcher, the Curator of North American Archaeology will propose and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and interpret ROM’s North American archaeology collection in collaboration with communities through inclusive, transdisciplinary thinking, digital practices, and innovation. The Curator of North American Archaeology develops and cares for ROM’s Archaeological collection with a focus on North American cultural materials representing over 13,000 years of human history. The collection includes human remains, and continuing the appropriate return to communities is a top priority of the curatorship. The position will also collaborate with ROM’s Learning Department and Indigenous Museum Educators to develop Indigenous-centered educational and outreach programming, including supporting the Ontario curriculum in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies. The Curator of North American Archaeology will explore questions relevant to Canadian archaeology and throughout the contemporary world and will model inclusive interpretation of collections by a community of voices and viewpoints, acknowledging ROM as a forum rather than a sole authority.

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