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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
Number of Vacancies: up to 2 positions available.
Job Ref. #14J010A-ET

Situated on Toronto’s waterfront, Harbourfront Centre is renowned as Canada’s foremost facility for contemporary culture. Our year-round operation offers some 4000 internationally acclaimed events ranging from music, literary and theatrical festivals to children’s activities and craft shops. Currently, we are seeking motivated and reliable individuals to join our Marine Operations Department as Dock Attendants. This is an outdoor seasonal position for late summer 2014 (July to September).

• Dock and undock harbour charter and tour boats, large visiting yachts and perhaps some ships. Maintain cruise schedules, passenger report logs and records for safety and billing purposes.
• Help customers dock and undock their boats within two public marinas and on boardwalk portions of the site;
• Check-in and out all marina visitors. Assist with hotel like slip reservation bookings and concierge services;
• Collect and process deposits and fees. Ensure accurate completion of marina agreement paper work by ALL boat owners;
• Provide marina customers and site tourists with visitor information;
• Work with local marine safety, Police, Fire emergency support and Canada Border Service agencies.
• Develop knowledge of marine emergency and spill response procedures.
• Conduct early morning dock checks to establish the exact positions, status, security and safety of all boats;
• Assist with the cleaning and organizing of offices, washrooms, laundry and shower areas at marinas;
• Hose off the docks, collect garbage and recyclables, report maintenance concerns and maintain company equipment. Assist with the collection of floating debris such as weeds, plastic bags, cups etc... Keep the marina office area tidy and clean both in and out.
• Provide weather data and other important notices and information to boaters.
• Monitor and keep bulletin boards tidy and neat;
• Monitor and respond to calls on the VHF marine radiotelephone;
• Rent Toronto Music Garden park self guided audio tour devices;
• Assist customers with luggage, groceries and provide a range of customer support;
• Acquire an Industry Canada Marine VHF Radiotelephone licence. Course training and materials will be provided;
• Sell retail products including ice, pump-out tokens and ice cream;
• Promote and support a variety of activities including our Harbourfront Sailing and Power Boating operation, canoe/ kayak schools and clubs, Disabled Sailing, Blind Sailing Canada, Disabled Kayaking, Toronto Brigantine etc.
• Operate a pump out service centre for waste management. Pump out boats.
• Complete a variety of marina logs for communication and record keeping purposes.

• Familiarity with either sailing, power boating, marina operations or commercial marine activities. Strong preference will be given to candidates with previous customer service employment in a public marina, yacht club or a marine environment with similar services.
• Organized and neat with a highly professional work ethic and appearance;
• Energetic, dynamic, outgoing, personable and polite. Enjoys dealing with the public. Friendly positive personality.
• Highly customer service oriented, must exhibit exceptional pro-active customer service skills.
• Must be able to work without supervision.
• Comfortable working around the water. Must be able to swim.
• First aid / CPR and water safety an asset.
• Boat handling / driving experience an asset.
• Cash handling and credit/debit card processing experience an asset.
• Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions i.e. hot and cold or rainy.

DURATION: Approximately July 25 - September 1, 2014 inclusive. (Full time or part-time work may be available until mid-October).

HOURS: Rotating 8 hour shifts (start as early as 9:00 a.m. to as late as midnight) including weekends and holidays. Site runs seven days per week. Approximately 30 to 40 hours per week.

WAGE: $11.00 per hour plus vacation and statutory holiday pay.

INTERVIEWS: Will be conducted throughout mid to late July at 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. We regret interviews may not be granted to all applicants. You will be contacted if skills and experience are suitable.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday July 25, 2014
Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. No. 14J010A-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003

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Job Ref. #-14F12-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 Finance Department for a full time Financial Accounting Manager. Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Financial Officer, this position will manage and oversee the monthly accounting functions, quarterly forecasts, the annual budgeting processes and regular financial reporting and analysis.


• Manages transactional accounting functions, and monthly full cycle accounting, including variance analysis
• Manages monthly internal department, Board and project reporting on a timely basis
• Reviews and posts selected journal entries
• Manages year-end closing and financial audit and provides auditors with appropriate information
• Manages the development and implementation of financial policies, systems and procedures to ensure that controls are in place
• Manages bank accounts, merchant accounts, and oversees bank reconciliation
• Oversees the upkeep and maintenance of consolidated cash management and forecast model
• Assist on the preparation and development of a financial forecast planning model
• Manages the annual budget preparation and quarterly forecasting, prepares variance analyses and identifies issues requiring management attention
• Manages the preparation and filing of the annual T4A & T4NR returns
• Acts as primary administrator for the Navision accounting software system
• Supervises, mentors, and trains a staff of five: A/R, A/P, Financial Analyst, Treasury Analyst, Accounting Clerk
• Prepares ad-hoc reports and analyses as directed

The ideal candidate will have an accounting designation and a minimum of five years of accounting experience in a supervisory role. He/she must be accurate, detail-oriented and possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills. The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently with minimal direction. Computer literacy with advanced skills in spreadsheet applications, superb organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines is a must. Previous work experience with Microsoft Dynamics – Navision accounting system is a definite asset.

Qualified applicants must apply by July 25, 2014
Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. #14F12-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.

TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellowship-Job Ref#14J096

TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellowship
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Job Ref#.14J096-ET

Number of vacancies: 1

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.

Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellowship. This two year program (September 2014 through August 2016) supports The Power Plant’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative program, the TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging educator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery. This position will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to gain hands-on experience in visitor engagement, program development and assessment and community outreach, conducting research related to exhibitions as well as ongoing administrative tasks.

• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to learn about all of the diverse facets of the work of a Curator of Education in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of program development, including; research; development, implementation, assessment, community and artist relations, writing interpretive and promotional material for gallery didactics, website and program guide, audience development and visitor engagement.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will assist with youth related programming including Power Kids, Power Youth, and Student Events developing and implementing assessment strategies for these and other programs.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will research and develop public programs and liaise with artists, curators and other cultural producers in their implementation.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will provide administrative support across programs and learn to develop and manage budgets, staffing plans, grant applications and reports, and assist with preparing presentations, board reports and presenter contracts.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will prepare and provide guided gallery tours for a variety of audiences.

• Masters degree in art education, museum studies, contemporary art history
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of contemporary art required;
• Understanding of gallery education and public programs, program assessment, and visitor engagement theories and strategies.
• Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

$15.00 per hour, 35 hours a week

The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field of Art Education, Museum Studies, and Art History or related field within the past twenty four months. Applications must include the following:

• A letter of interest (addressed to The Power Plant) describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying
• Resume;
• The names of 3 references with contact information
• Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional settings
• Writing sample: the sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, gallery interpretive text or curriculum materials.

Deadline for Application: August 4, 2014

Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#.14J096-ET
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


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