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

*** CALL FOR PROPOSALS *** POWER YOUTH ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE FALL 2019

*** CALL FOR PROPOSALS ***

POWER YOUTH ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
FALL 2019

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery 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 28 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by living artists 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 within at Harbourfront Centre.

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, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s (TPP) Power Youth program delivers contemporary art programming for youth ages 12 to17 at four off-site locations in Toronto:
• Boys and Girls Clubs (B&GC) of Weston-Mount Dennis (1 clubhouse);
• Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs (2 clubhouses); and,
• Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence Heights (1 clubhouse).

TPP seeks proposals from working artists, experienced with community engagement, for creative and meaningful projects inspired by contemporary art for youth in priority neighbourhoods.

We are currently seeking to fill four Artist-in-Residence positions for the Fall 2019 Power Youth term, comprising 14 weeks from mid-September to late December 2019.

TPP staff will conduct the first round of interviews. Youth participants will conduct the second round of interviews – including a short hands-on activity – so they may select their Artist-in-Residence.

Reporting to the Power Youth Coordinator, Artists-in-Residence will:
• Design a curriculum for the term, approximately 14-weeks based on their artistic practice. Practicing artists in any medium are encouraged to apply, including: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Video/New Media, Spoken Word, Dance, Music, Theatre, and more.
• Facilitate one weekly session at an off-site location, providing group leadership, individualized mentorship, brainstorming and ideation of projects, instruction in uses of materials and techniques. (One week is a visit to TPP with the youth, in lieu of a regular program session.)
• Assist youth in planning and executing a project to be exhibited and/or performed at the annual Power Youth Spring Exhibition / Showcase. (AIRs are expected to attend the exhibition reception.)
• Work primarily independently to deliver programs with on-site support from the Power Youth Teaching Assistant and/or Power Youth Coordinator.
• Maintain weekly communication with the Power Youth Coordinator to discuss program curriculum and material/equipment needs.
• Optional: Attend a curatorial tour of TPP’s current exhibitions at the beginning of the season.

NOTE: This AIR opportunity does not provide personal studio space.

For more information about Power Youth:
• Website: http://thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Power-Youth.aspx
• Instagram: @poweryouthto
• Twitter: @poweryouthto

Ideal Candidates:
• Working artists with a strong body of work.
• Experienced with community engaged art practices.
• Minimum of two years of professional experience in afterschool programs for youth and/or as a teaching artist in classrooms.
• Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to use independent judgment
• Ability to resolve conflicts among youth, and work collaboratively with youth participants and staff (TPP & BGC).
• The ability to receive feedback and implement changes to the program plan.
• Knowledge or experience in contemporary art and/or arts education.

Compensation:
Successful candidates will receive a total fee of $4,650 for the entire term. (This fee is calculated based on CARFAC minimum fee schedule.)

To apply:
Email jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com with the following materials – saved in ONE MS Word or PDF file, and with subject “Power Youth AIR Fall 2019” – by Friday, 19 July 2019 at 5 pm:

• Letter of Interest
• Rιsumι or CV focused on your work with youth
• A sample proposal (1 page maximum) rooted in your personal artistic practice.
• 10 images of your work and/or past workshops (or provide URL to audio and/or video)
• Biography (100 word maximum, to be used for promotion if selected as AIR)
• Headshot (to be used for promotion if selected as AIR)


Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Cultural Events Assistant Trainee-Job Ref#19FC08

Job Ref#19FC08
Number of vacancies: 1

As this position is based on a grant, the candidate must identify as from a First Nation, Mιtis or Inuit background. Must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.

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, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over 4000 events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

Position Title: Cultural Events Assistant Trainee
Department: Cultural Engagement
Reporting to: Director, Cultural Engagement
Direct reports: N/A
Type of Employment: Contract- May 15, 2019 – March 31, 2020

Currently an employment opportunity exists in our Cultural Engagement Department for a full time Cultural Events Assistant Trainee on a contract basis. This position reports to the Director, Cultural Engagement and is responsible in assisting Festival team with administrative tasks including Artist Services support.

Major Responsibilities Include:
• Works directly with the Artist Services Lead and the Cultural Engagement team. Will assist the Artist Services Coordinator with all the operational logistics for the festivals including transportation arrangements, accommodation arrangements and hospitality requirements for the festivals.
• Supports the Associate Producer in drawing up contracts for artists and gathering information from artists such as bios, payment information and other materials for marketing purposes.
• Provides administrative support such as contract execution, financial reconciliations and volunteer requests.
• Attends meetings for events with production staff. Takes minutes and action items as required.
• Consolidates and distributes interdepartmental documents (marketing materials, production schedules and more).
• Assists with the management of projects on site including festival set up and strike when needed.
• Generates thank you letters for the artists, partners and consulates involved in the festival and assists with post-project evaluations.
• Works with the Director, Cultural Engagement with specific research initiatives.
• Other duties as required.

Qualifications:
• Completion of post-secondary degree in arts, event management or related field.
• Previous administrative experience in an office setting.
• Previous event experience.
• Availability to work weekends and evenings including ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
• Excellent communication skills, including phone calls.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Strong computer skills in Word, Excel and database management.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)
E-mail: mking@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Development Assistant Trainee


HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
Development Assistant Trainee
Contract Position
Number of vacancies: 1

As this position is based on a grant, the candidate must identify as from a First Nation, Mιtis or Inuit background.
Must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.

Reporting to the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships, the Development Assistant Trainee will work with the Development (Corporate Partnerships) team to aid in the servicing of Harbourfront Centre corporate partners. Working closely with Harbourfront Centre staff and external sponsorship representatives, this position will assist with the servicing of client and partner needs leading up to and during events and campaigns including but not limited to: helping with sponsor fulfillment by servicing corporate partners, helping with donor fulfillment, corporate and foundational grant applications, community giving and reporting on development partner activities. This position will require some evening and weekend work as well as within an office environment during regular business hours.

Major Responsibilities Include:
Represent Harbourfront Centre as an ambassador of the Development Department;
Act as one of the main contacts for sponsors and partners during festivals and events ;
Work during major events and festivals to ensure that all partners are satisfied, troubleshooting any problems that may arise and communicating their concerns and needs with internal staff.
Assist with on-site activation support and sponsor servicing with internal and external stakeholders from pre-event set-up through to post-event teardown and reporting, troubleshooting any problems that may arise;
Support Development Department events and initiatives; including revenue generation;
Assist in community giving campaigns and support community-based fundraising at events;
Assist with Corporate Partnerships team administration, including: preparation of detailed event outlines and reports, coordinating logistics, sourcing supplies, call briefing notes and call reports, managing internal photo database and updating the Development Team on the status of each program and activation’s success;
Assist in the documentation and reporting processes of partners activities at Harbourfront Centre Support funder cultivation and solicitation through preparation of: Prospect and donor profiles, Sponsorship and corporate philanthropy proposals; Grant applications;
Work with other departments such as Marketing, Production, Site Services and Community Engagement to deliver exceptional partnership experiences on-site and in-office;
Work with Development Officers to support the delivery of exceptional client servicing of Harbourfront Centre corporate partners and donors receive excellent servicing and philanthropic opportunities are maximized
Assist the Development Department with additional prospect research, reporting, tracking and data entry as required.

Qualifications:
Work experience in the not-for-profit environment, preferably in arts and culture;
Experience in a public facing customer service experience is a requirement ;
Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills are required to respond to difficult situations and requests with tact and diplomacy
The successful candidate must have strong research and organizational skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to organize/complete multiple tasks within tight deadlines
Must be computer literate with experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Database software experience is an asset.
Ability to work outdoors and during live events is a necessity
A high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and a passion and interest in the arts is essential
Able to work a fluctuating schedule, including evenings, weekends and weekdays
Must be comfortable and capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 20lbs)
Strong command of the English language with additional language skills an asset
An educational background/interest in arts and culture, marketing, communications, or other related field is a strong asset

Supervision and Mentorship:
The Development Assistant Trainee will be supervised by the Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships. The Development Officer, in conjunction with the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships will continually monitor and communicate with the successful candidate providing constructive feedback for professional development. In the first month, the Development Assistant will shadow the supervisor to integrate them into the position. Goals and objectives will be agreed upon and a mutually beneficial mentorship plan will be developed. As the contract progresses, the incumbent will accumulate more responsibility within a team environment. Problem solving, time management, customer service and volunteer management skills will be harnessed and developed while receiving consistent mentorship from the team. Specific skills related to researching methods and report writing will be developed through coaching within the office work environment. Regular check-ins and ongoing scenario and site training will ensure the Development Assistant Trainee has new and improved confidence, skills and experience.

Period of Employment: May 15, 2019 – March 27, 2020


Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)
E-mail: mmclean@harbourfrontcentre.com
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Development Support Officer-Job Ref#19F17

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, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Development Support Officer
Department: Development
Reporting to: Senior Development Officer, Philanthropy
Type of Employment: Full Time

Summary of Function:
The Development Support Officer is responsible for the maintenance of the Tessitura fundraising database, all applications of donor data, and day to day administration for the development department (ordering supplies, maintaining development storage room, preparing special event packages, etc.). Major duties will include establishing and monitoring database procedures to ensure data integrity, gift processing, generating thank you letters & donation tax receipts, running financial reports, data extraction, prospect research and prospect management. The Development Support Officer will also play an integral in reviewing, formalizing and streamlining operational processes for the development department.

DUTIES

Database Maintenance & Staff Training:
• Maintain donor information and data integrity in Tessitura database by setting department standards and training team members on data entry and coding procedures
• Create and maintain documentation of departmental practices and share with team to develop Intermediate to Advanced levels of Tessitura expertise in each member of staff
• Build and maintain Campaign structure in Tessitura for new Fiscal Year (including monthly and payroll pledges)
• Provide support to Development Department as needed
• Dedicated Tessitura “power user”

Development Administration
• In collaboration with Senior Development Officer, Philanthropy review current development department operations, processes, shared drive conventions, & continuously identify improvements
• Implement revised best in class stakeholder stewardship initiatives
• Perform all day to day administrative functions for the development department including – ordering supplies, preparing special event & mailing packages, & maintaining development storage areas

Financial Administration
• Run gift and financial reports for the Development Department
• Assists Chief Development Officer with preparation of financial reports for the CEO and CFO on a bi-weekly basis
• Track departmental expense s and prepare cheque requisitions

Proposals, Pledges and Gift Processing
• Liaise with Finance department and Development team to process and record gifts and pledges in Tessitura, including mail, phone and online donations. Ensure appropriate evidence is provided for entering pledges. File Posting reports
• Generate receipts and thank you letters, obtain necessary signatures, and mail letters/receipts. File copies
• Liaise with Development Officers to prepare customized thank you letters as needed
• Responsible for counting and depositing cash collected through donation boxes

Prospect Management
• Oversee and recommend procedures for prospect management
• Conduct and record prospect research in the database in conjunction with team members
• Design and maintain prospect and moves management reports. Assist colleagues to generate reports on as needed basis.
• Research and prepare donor profiles for corporate, individual and foundation prospects upon request

Data Extraction
• Create queries, managing suppressions, and overseeing list extractions (for renewal and stewardship mailings, invitation lists, donor walls, special projects, etc.)
• Apply weekly “kill files” during mail campaigns

Other
• Other duties as assigned
• Occasionally assist philanthropy team with event preparation

Workplace Health and Safety
• All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
• Intermediate knowledge of data management in the not-for-profit environment
• University degree or college diploma
• Three to five years of experience in database management and/or development administration
• Excellent computer skills with extensive experience using Excel and relational databases
• Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects
• Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to set and meet priorities and deadlines
• Broad understanding of fundraising processes including prospect management
• Numerate with strong financial skills
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to collaborate in a team environment
• Ability to respect and handle confidential constituent and financial information
• Knowledge of privacy issues and CRA guidelines

Working Conditions
• Flexible hours for occasional evenings or weekend events

Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• A cover letter

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: July 31st, 2019

To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #19F17-ET to:

EMAIL: atalpur@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.


Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee-Job Ref#19FC07


ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title: Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee
Department: Education
Reporting to: Manager, School Visits
Key Relationships: Manager, Recreational Learning, Education Officers, PT Educators, Registrar, School Visits
Type of Employment: Contract
Period of Employment: ASAP-March 31, 2020

As this position is based on a grant the candidate must identify as from a First Nation, Mιtis or Inuit background.
Must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Manager, School Visits, this position will work collaboratively with the full and part time Education team to review Indigenous content throughout our Education programs. The daily expectations for this position will be to support all administrative and programming tasks of the School Visits team, including program registration, materials preparation and program delivery. As the candidate becomes more familiar with our routines and programs, a critical lens to program renewal within existing School Visits programs will be required. In addition, the development of a new, Indigenous Arts program that fits within the overall programming framework of School Visits will be proposed. This position will also work with the Recreational Learning team to support program development for an Indigenous Arts-focused camp program for implementation in Summer 2019 and/or March Break 2020.

DUTIES
Planning & Execution
• Supports the daily delivery of School Visits program, including shadowing, training and if comfortable, teaching of programs.
• Work with the School Visits team on an Indigenous Arts program (visual or performing arts as determined by comfort level and prior knowledge of successful candidate)
• Work with the Recreational Learning team to develop an Indigenous Arts camp program for implementation in Summer 2019 and/or March Break 2020
• Assist other team members as required

Content Development
• Develop training resources, including the delivery of professional development training sessions focused on Indigenous Arts practices and/or teaching Indigenous content for all Education staff members

Customer Service
• Provide exceptional customer service to all visiting school groups, teachers, students, campers and/or camp families;
• Support the Registrar, School Visits in processing of School Visits registrations .

Communications
• Maintain a weekly Indigenous news email to internal staff members, highlighting current events, activities and topics in the media;
• Liaise with departments and outside groups to support implementation and renewal of Education programs with Indigenous content

Workplace Health and Safety
• All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
• Post-secondary education focusing on Education and/or the Arts, or relevant work experience in an Education setting.
• 2-years’ experience in a comparable role in an arts related not-profit organization.
• Strong oral and written communication skills for all applications
• Superior organizational, time and project management skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work in a team environment

Efforts
• Job involves freedom of movement- standing, sitting, walking
• Job involves occasionally lifting boxes
• Job may require prolonged periods of time at a desk with the regular efforts of an office environment

Working Conditions
• Works with deadlines and varying schedules.
• Working conditions are a normal office environment with the usual risks and discomforts, no special safety precautions required
• Working conditions may include overtime, and could require weekend work. Work schedule will be adjusted accordingly.


Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)
E-mail: twalker@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.



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