Current Employment Opportunities

Work at the Heart of Toronto's Waterfront

Welcome to Harbourfront Centre's online resource for employment opportunities. Simply click on the title of each position listed below for further information. Specific application instructions can be found within each job posting.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


Employment Opportunity

Job Ref. # 14J029-ET

Number of vacancies: 10

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates, for a diverse public, events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain. Currently, we are looking for motivated and reliable individuals to work as Learn to Skate Instructors, at our scenic outdoor skating rink to provide skating lessons to children, youth and adults.


• Providing skating instruction to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities
• Monitor progress of participants and promoting safe practices while providing assistance and encouragement to skaters
• Design and execute lesson plans that meet participants’ needs and abilities
• Provide exceptional customer service to skaters and Harbourfront Centre visitors
• Observe and enforce the rules and regulations of The Natrel Rink
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level


• Solid skating skills and previous skating teaching experience (Certifications an asset)
• Experience in coaching/teaching
• Creativity and imagination in developing programme ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, outgoing, friendly, personable and enthusiastic
• Excellent organization skills to organize activities and multi-task
• Ability to motivate students
• Able to work outdoor with exposure to extreme winter temperatures, stand for long periods of time during class and physically carry/move equipment

Evenings and Weekends (Part-time Hours)

WAGE: $11.00 - $12.50 per hour (depending on level of experience)

Qualified applicants must apply by November 3, 2014
Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. No.#14J029-ET to: Eugene Chong
Harbourfront Centre Learning Office
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-5377

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply


JOB REF#. 14J097-ET

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 25 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by practitioners of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media.


The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking proposals for creative projects that provide meaningful engagement between youth in priority neighbourhoods and contemporary artists.
As an extension of our mandate The Power Plant has launched a new program (Power Youth) aimed at youth ages 13-18 in partnership with St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club of Weston Mount Dennis. The opportunity exists for a contemporary artist, for whom community engagement forms a central part of their practice, to conduct a 15 week studio art workshop for youth aligned with Power Youth program goals and St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club core values


• The opportunity is open to artists living and working in the Toronto area.
• The residency aims to connect teaching artists with high priority youth by engaging youth with contemporary art.
• Over the course of 15 weekly sessions, from January to May 2015, the Artist in residence will lead youth in studio art activities and collectively produce a contemporary art project inspired by youth interests. Programming is delivered at St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club Humber Club House at 121 Humber Blvd on Monday evenings from 6-8pm.
• The Artist in residence will provide opportunities for youth to explore issues impacting their lives, demonstrate new tools and strategies for creative self-expression, and encourage community collaboration.
• The Artist in residence will uphold the core values of The St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club and deliver programming that emphasizes inclusion and opportunity, respect and belonging, empowerment, collaboration, and speaking out.
• The Artist in residence will be supported by the Power Youth Program Coordinator in cooperation with The Power Plant.
• The Artist in residence will attend all sessions of Power Youth and maintain communication with the Power Youth Program Coordinator between sessions as needed
• The residency does not provide personal studio space.


• Produce a project plan with a curriculum framework that addresses concepts in contemporary art that is socially relevant, providing opportunities to reflect on issues and ideas impacting the lives of youth while supporting creative thinking, skill development and, when relevant, connecting to current exhibitions at TPP
• Submit weekly lesson plans outlining activities, goals, and material needs
• Deliver programming to youth ages 13-18 one evening per week for 3 hours, including preparation and clean-up time
• Participate in a field trip to The Power Plant
• Help youth mount a final exhibition of the finished project for friends and family


• The Artist in residence appointment for Winter/Spring 2015 has an honorarium of $5,000 total that will be allotted in three payments over the course of the program cycle.
• The Artist in residence is not responsible for project expenses, supplies and promotion and will submit material needs to the Power Youth Coordinator.
• Artists are encouraged to propose projects that do not exceed an estimated material budget of $1,500.


• Applicant is a Toronto area artist with a professional studio practice and experience teaching youth ages 13-18 from diverse backgrounds
• Proven experience collaborating and engaging with communities through artistic practice
• Strong oral and written communication
• Energetic, enthusiastic and outgoing personality


Please submit the following items by October 28, 2014 at 5pm. Incomplete packages will not be considered
• Contact information (name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
• Statement of interest
• Proposal: description of a possible project (maximum 2 pages), including material requirements and how the project will engage youth
• A summary of your teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words)
• 10-20 images (.jpg format) of your artwork or past workshops/website link
• Curriculum Vitae including education, teaching, and exhibition history
• The names of three references with contact information

The Power Plant appreciates the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Send submissions by email only in attachment (.doc or .pdf) to
*Please note Power Youth Artist in Residence in the subject line*
Elyse Rodgers, Power Youth Coordinator
Address: The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON
M5J 2G8
Number: (416)973-4949



Job Ref. #14F14-ET

Number of vacancies: 1

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities.

Currently an employment opportunity exists in our Integrated Communications department for a full-time Writer. Reporting to the Director of Integrated Communications, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of the Harbourfront Centre voice. Specifically it entails conceiving, developing, and producing, effective advertising campaigns, creating body copy, slogans and catch phrases utilizing all the integrated communication vehicles in delivering the message. Ensuring content accuracy, grammatical correctness and message cohesion in print, broadcast and digital media platforms is also of importance.

Major Responsibilities include:

• Collaborating with the Integrated Communications team in developing creative content, tone, voice and messaging for all integrated communications vehicles as outlined in the communications plan and strategy.
• Writing clear, persuasive and original copy, proof reading, editing copy for spelling and grammar for all of Harbourfront Centre’s marketing communication materials.
• Working with programme team Leads, Directors and other stakeholders to research and gather content and rewriting and adapting materials following their feedback
• Working with client briefs, to conceive, develop and produce effective advertising campaigns, creating body copy, slogans and catch phrases for all communication materials in both print and digital media platforms
• Analyzing metrics to understanding product, target audiences, demographics and competitors activities
• Conducting research as well as interviews face to face, by phone and/or by email and gathering photos and artist materials.
• Staying current with culture and trends specific to genres such as music, visual arts, theatre, dance, film, food and family programming.


The ideal candidate will have a post secondary education in marketing, communication or journalism with a minimum of 5 years direct working experience writing copy in the arts of related fields, of advertising/marketing agency. The incumbent must be a creative thinker with the ability to come up with unusual and clever concepts that are specific to the creative objectives outlined in briefs. He/she must possess outstanding oral and written skill that clearly communicate information and ideas and must have a strong eye for detail and accuracy. Excellent computer skills with thorough knowledge of website and new media marketing on both MAC and PC platforms are required. He/she must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills to deal tactfully and diplomatically with a wide variety of people. The successful candidate must also possess strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, executing several major projects simultaneously, and working under tight deadlines and pressure. He/she must be flexible and able to work some evenings and weekends as required. Experience in the not-for-profit culture sector would be considered an asset.

Qualified applicants must apply by October 21, 2014
Please send your resume Quoting Job Ref. # 14F14-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


Where you are:   Home / Get Involved / Employment Opportunities