With over 20 years of experience in the cultural sector, Julian has worked as a historic interpreter, naturalist, teacher, program leader and senior manager.
Educated at Queen’s University (B.Sc.) and at OISE – the University of Toronto (B.Ed.), Julian has spent his entire career honing his skills in historic centres, cultural centres, and major museums. His most current previous position was that of Assistant Vice President, Education and Programs at the Royal Ontario Museum.
As a teacher, Julian is familiar with Ontario curriculum mandates and has implemented innovative plans for school groups from elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. He is an expert programmer and is experienced developing offerings and activities for audiences of all ages. Julian has extensive experience with both free and fee-based programs and has worked with scientists, authors, celebrities, cultural agencies, school boards, community centres, and private sector supporters to produce high-level, professional programs.
Additionally, Julian is a strong supporter of utilizing newly evolving technology for educational purposes, and while at the ROM, was a leader in the development of the Digital Gallery, a ground-breaking Interactive learning environment.
Julian was among the most dependable and responsive individuals, he understood the need for new strategies, and was able to manage through changing times. Julian possesses a suite of knowledge and experience in cultural and educational programming unique to the Canadian experience. I recommend him with confidence to any organization.
William Thorsell, Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum (2000 – 2010)