Current Employment Opportunities

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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.

Chief Development Officer-Job Ref. # 16F13

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Chief Development Officer
Development
Full Time, Permanent Position

Job Ref. # 16F13-ET

Loved by Torontonians and visitors alike, Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto's waterfront.

For more than 40 years, diversity has been central to Harbourfront Centre’s mission, celebrating the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world. With offerings ranging from music festivals to artists-in-residence, to day camps to sailing lessons, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Harbourfront Centre, year round.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) leads the philanthropic revenue generation strategy for Harbourfront Centre (HFC), securing major gifts, sponsorships, government grants, special events, planned gifts and annual gifts to support its mission. The CDO devises annual and long-term strategies to achieve and grow fundraising goals.

Reporting to the CEO, the CDO is a member of the HFC Senior Management team, and supervises a team of six (6) full-time staff, as well as contract and seasonal employees. Direct reports include Director, Corporate Partnerships, Director, Philanthropy (future position), Senior Grants Officer, Development Officer, Philanthropy, and Development Officer, Donor Services.
Primary responsibilities include:

Revenue Generation

• Develops annual business plan, including prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and tactics in concert with the HFC Strategic Plan
• Develops corresponding revenue and expense budget
• Identifies revenue generation opportunities through ongoing review of current assets, programs and future initiatives in association with staff, CEO and Programming Directors
• Carries portfolio of 75–100 top prospects and donors with an initial emphasis on individuals and foundations
• Oversees individual and foundation prospect management, and facilitates monthly prospect and donor review meetings with the CEO
• Coordinates solicitation activities and involves solicitors as appropriate, including CDO, CEO, staff, board and volunteers
• Facilitates targeted portfolio of CEO, including organization of meetings, call briefing notes, proposals, etc. and tracks all activity in Tessitura
• Oversees government grant applications in association with CEO and Programming and Production Directors
• Oversees applications to corporate foundations and private family foundations
• Oversees preparation of individual and foundation proposals
• Develops customized financial and prospect/donor reports from Tessitura database in association with IT team
• Prepares monthly financial reports / updates for the CFO, CEO and Board of Directors
• Develops a robust annual giving and planned giving program
• Devises cultivation strategies, including face-to-face meetings and events
• Meets performance metrics for number of calls, solicitations and stewardship activities on monthly basis
• Monitors performance against budget and provides revenue and expense forecasts to CEO and CFO

Stewardship

• Oversees development of gift agreements and sponsorship contracts in association with CFO, and ensures they adhere to HFC’s Donor & Sponsor Naming Policy and Donor & Sponsor Recognition Policy
• Oversees creation of expanded donor recognition society and associated benefits
• Stewards individual and foundation donors and ensures benefits are administered
• Oversees approval process of marketing materials that integrate sponsor or donor naming and recognition benefits in association with the design and marketing departments
• Nurtures relationships with major donors through regular communication and face-to-face meetings and events
• Ensures all donor activity is tracked in Tessitura database in association with the Donor Services Officer and IT team
• Develops an in-depth knowledge of the Harbourfront Centre brand, programs, events and audiences
• Attends external receptions, conferences, seminars and other events at Harbourfront Centre and within the community as a representative of the company

Skills and Experience

• Highly experienced fundraising professional with a minimum of 15 years fundraising experience and 7–10 years in a senior role including managing staff
• University degree or equivalent work experience
• Proven experience securing six- and seven-figure major gifts and corporate partnerships
• Proven experience leading and motivating a volunteer fund development committee
• Extensive experience negotiating naming opportunities and directing complex sponsor servicing arrangements
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Polished and professional demeanor and ability to interact with prospects, donors, staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds
• Demonstrated use of tact and diplomacy, and ability to work in a cross-functional team setting
• Creativity in devising innovative and tailored sponsorship proposals and funding strategies
• In-depth knowledge of current business and marketing trends and sponsorship trends
• Excellent computer skills including extensive experience using Excel, PowerPoint and relational databases. Experience using Tessitura is a definite asset
• CFRE designation preferred

Qualified applicants must apply by: June 13th, 2016

Please send your resume Quoting Job Ref. # 16F13-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

Creative Production Assistant-Job Ref#16FC08

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
Creative Production Assistant
Integrated Communications
Contract
Job Ref. # 16FC08-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 Creative Production Assistant on a contract basis. Reporting to the Head of Integrated Media this position is responsible for producing creative for a number of different cultural and educational programmes including the organization’s summer festivals and mainly for the Planet IndigenUS Festival. The individual will design (print and digital) and work on graphic design and video production projects for local events and artist through Harbourfront Centre communication vehicles such as news media, billboard ads, digital displays, website, social media tools and more. This opportunity will benefit an individual who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. It’s fantastic opportunity to develop design and other creative production skills and build a portfolio in this field.

Major Responsibilities Include:

• Designing with an efficient print/digital work flow in mind while ensuring a consistent brand experience across multiple platforms. This needs to be done by working closely with multidisciplinary teams and within Harbourfront Centre design standards and creative aesthetics.

• Updating and maintaining a number of site-wide public information decals and wayfinding items. This requires an understanding of environmental and out of home design focusing on how best to produce and install designed items for our patrons.

• Working on video projects: concepts development, shooting, editing and publishing

• Updating and maintaining a number of Harbourfront Centre social media platforms and maintaining online marketing campaigns.

• Learning Harbourfront Centre internal processes, policies and guidelines

• Helping organize, categorize and archive Harbourfront Centre creative content

• Handling day-to-day administrative assignments and projects


Qualifications:
• Knowledge of web design and development tools and concepts
• Knowledge of photography and video equipment
• Knowledge of video editing software
• Experience using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Familiarity with graphic design: typography, layout and colour
• Familiarity with Social Media websites including Facebook and Twitter

Period of Employment: Contract Position till March 31st, 2017 with possibility of extension

Eligibility: As funding for this position has been provided to training Aboriginal arts professional, all interested candidates must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment &Training.

Subject to Government Funding

Deadline: May 25th, 2016
Please send your resume and cover letter Quoting Job Ref. No. 16FC08-ETto:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

Director, Corporate Partnerships-Job Ref. # 16F12

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Director, Corporate Partnerships
Development
Full Time, Permanent Position

Job Ref. # 16F12-ET

Loved by Torontonians and visitors alike, Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto's waterfront.

For more than 40 years, diversity has been central to Harbourfront Centre’s mission, celebrating the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world. With offerings ranging from music festivals to artists-in-residence, to day camps to sailing lessons, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Harbourfront Centre, year round.

The Director, Corporate Partnerships leads the corporate giving strategy for Harbourfront Centre (HFC), securing sponsorship and philanthropic revenues to support its mission. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Director, Corporate Partnerships is responsible for driving a key revenue stream.

The Director, Corporate Partnerships is responsible for supervising the Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships as well as seasonal staff, and works closely with the CDO, CEO and Board Members to maintain a robust portfolio of new and returning corporate supporters.

Primary responsibilities include:

Revenue Generation

• Develops the annual business plan for corporate giving, including prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and tactics, and a corresponding revenue and expense budget
• Identifies sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities through ongoing review of assets, programs and future initiatives in association with CDO, CEO and Programming Directors
• Carries a portfolio of 75–100 top corporate donors and prospects
• Prepares monthly financial reports / updates for the CDO, CFO, CEO and Board of Directors
• Oversees prospect management for the corporate portfolio and facilitates monthly prospect review meetings with the CDO and CEO
• Conducts annual review of pricing benchmarks and associated recognition
• Oversees preparation of sponsorship and philanthropic proposals
• Devises cultivation strategies, including face-to-face meetings and events
• Coordinates the solicitation process and involves additional solicitors as appropriate, including CDO, CEO, staff, board and volunteers
• Meets performance metrics for number of calls, solicitations and stewardship activities on monthly basis
• Monitors performance against budget and provides revenue and expense forecasts to CEO and CFO
• Liaises with and mentors community partners with regards to sponsorship to uphold Harbourfront Centre policies, avoid category clashes with Harbourfront Centre sponsors and build capacity of the community organizations

Stewardship

• Drafts gift agreements and sponsorship contracts in association with CFO and COO, and ensures they adhere to HFC’s Donor & Sponsor Naming Policy and Donor & Sponsor Recognition Policy
• Stewards corporate relationships by ensuring benefits are administered and contractual obligations are met
• Oversees approval process of marketing materials that integrate sponsor or donor naming and recognition benefits in association with the design and marketing departments
• Nurtures relationships with major partners through regular communication and face-to-face meetings
• Communicates sponsor/partner deliverables across the organization to fulfill the gift agreements and sponsorship contracts
• Oversees sponsorship servicing activities, including appropriate recognition on HFC marketing materials, onsite activations, creation of stewardship reports and thank-you letters
• Hires and trains seasonal staff to provide on-site activation support during sponsor events and festivals
• Ensures all donor activity is tracked in Tessitura database, in association with the Donor Services Officer and IT team
• Develops an in-depth knowledge of the Harbourfront Centre brand, programs, events and audiences
• Attends external receptions, conferences, seminars and other events at Harbourfront Centre and within the community as a representative of the company

Skills and Experience

• Minimum 10 years fundraising experience, with 5 years in a senior Corporate Giving role and 2–3 years’ experience managing staff
• University degree or equivalent work experience
• Proven experience creating and closing mutually beneficial, six- and seven-figure corporate partnerships
• Proven experience negotiating naming opportunities and directing sponsor servicing
• Proven experience leading and motivating volunteer solicitors
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Polished and professional demeanor and ability to interact with prospects, donors, staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds
• Demonstrated use of tact and diplomacy and ability to work in a cross functional team setting
• Creativity in devising innovative and tailored sponsorship proposals and funding strategies
• In-depth knowledge of current business, marketing and sponsorship trends
• Excellent computer skills, including extensive experience using Excel, PowerPoint and relational databases. Experience using Tessitura is a definite asset
• CFRE designation preferred

Qualified applicants must apply by: June 13th, 2016
Please send your resume Quoting Job Ref. # 16F12-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

Junior Sail Instructor (Seasonal) Job Ref. # 16J097

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
Junior Sail Instructor
(Seasonal)
Job Ref. # 16J097-ET
Number of vacancies: 9

Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Power Boating is a well established Sail & Power Club with a large membership base, conveniently located downtown in Toronto on the Harbourfront, just south of the Rogers Centre and CN Tower. Our clubhouse boasts access to over 90 sail and power crafts. HCSP has seen over 20 years of successful sailing instruction, with close to 1000 junior sailors coming through our programs each season. Currently we are seeking qualified sailing instructors to help deliver our 2016 junior sail program.

Following Position Exists:

• OPTI & Keelboat Instructors (Keelboat and Opti programs aged 6-15 yrs)
• CANSail 1&2 Instructors (Dinghy Programs aged 9-15 yrs)

We are looking for responsible, experienced and motivated instructors, as within your role you will be required to interchange with the various Junior Sail programs that we offer. We look for applications from people who can demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and the ability to relate to young people. We offer comprehensive centre training to give you the skills and confidence to do your job’s other core activities.


REQUIREMENTS:
• A minimum or equivalent of CANSail 1 + 2 instructor in Canada or Governing body equivalent (RYA, AYF, etc) and power boat experience are required
• Available to work from June 27 to August 26, 2016
• Hold a valid Toronto Harbour Licence and Pleasure Craft Operators Card ( we can assist with this )
• Current Fist Aid & CPR Certification
• At least 16 years old as of July 2, 2015
• Police check and vulnerable sector screening
• Strong sail programming, leadership and organizational skills
• Enjoy working with children and previous experience working in a camp setting with children in an asset
• Experience with on land, sailing themed games and activities
• Keelboat, racing and regatta experience are assets


APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 10TH, 2016


Please send your resume Quoting Job Ref. No. 16J097-ET to:
Alastair Carlow- Head of Sailing & Emma Wright-HCSP General Manager
E-mail: sailcamp@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

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