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Learn to Skate Head Instructor and Program Assistant-Job Ref#17J070

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 thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Learn to Skate Head Instructor and Program Assistant
Department: CEA Learn to Skate
Reporting to: Manager, Recreational Learning
Direct reports: Learn to Skate Instructors
Key Relationships: Administrative Coordinator, Education/Registrar, Camps/ Site Services Analyst & Administrator/ Rink Guards
Type of Employment: Seasonal

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Manager of Recreational Learning, the Learn to Skate Head Instructor & Program Assistant will assist in the organization and execution of Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate program. As the Head Instructor, the incumbent will be required to provide guidance to the Learn to Skate team in the planning and delivery of lessons while promoting a safe, supportive and positive learning environment for participants and peers. The Head Instructor may be required to provide skating instruction to individuals and groups and must demonstrate the ability to skate at the level required for instruction. The head instructor will possess the ability to evaluate participant’s ability and place them in the appropriate level.

As a Program Assistant the individual will provide support in the Learning Office in matters of communication to participants and instructors. Communication may include, but is not limited to providing participants with an update on the status of the lessons, following-up on customer feedback, organizing private lessons and scheduling shifts for staff. Administrative tasks included in the position will include staff and participant attendance during classes, incident reports, inventory of equipment, and distribution of promotional material to the public.

As a frontline representative of Harbourfront Centre, the individual will strive to provide highest level of service to participants and on-site visitors, while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of The Natrel Rink

Pay scale: $15-$17/hour

Schedule: Part-time – mid-October to mid-November/Full-time – November 21, 2017 – March 4, 2018
Work hours: Tuesday-Thursday – 1:00pm-9:00pm /Saturday – 8:30am-4:30pm / Sunday – 9:30am-4:30pm

DUTIES

Program Support
• Providing leadership to the Learn to Skate program by supporting instructors in the planning and delivery of lessons. Assigning duties and shifts to the instructors that are appropriate to the staff’s skill and experience.
Program Instruction
• Teach skating to children, youth and adults while monitoring the progress of the participants to ensure development. Promote safe practices while providing assistance, feedback and encouragement to all skaters in their care. Ensure participants are in the proper class based on their individual abilities and experience.
Program Development
• Design Learn to Skate classes and drills that meet the needs of the participants and ensure lessons are relevant and in line with the participants’ abilities. Make recommendations to the development of the programs offered by the Harbourfront Centre.

Administrative Duties
• Responsible for administrative duties, such as attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation, re-scheduling lessons, updating the information line, and participant communication (phone, email).

Other
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level.

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.
• All staff are required to provide their own appropriate clothing and equipment for use in the delivery of their program.

Key Performance Indicators

• Delivery of Learn to Skate programs in line with set program goals.
• Effective use of registration system to generate the relevant information (attendance lists etc.)
• Effective facilitation of communication between the Office and Learn to Skate Instructors
• Effective staff scheduling, including appropriate workloads, and last minute staffing changes.
• Effective communication to all staff and participants in regards to rink status, program needs, and scheduling.

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

• Strong skating skills with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of skating. Previous skating instruction experience is a must (certifications an asset)
• Experience coaching/teaching children and adults in a setting with a focus on Hockey, Ringette, and/or Figure Skating
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, outgoing, friendly, personable and enthusiastic
• Proficient in the use of various communication media including social media to communicate with program participants.
• Excellent organizational skills to organize activities and multi-task
• Ability to motivate students and staff in a positive and supportive manner

Desirable Criteria

• First Aid and CPR-C (certifications an asset)
• Creativity and imagination in developing program ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• National Coaching Certification Program Certificate


Please send your resume& cover letter quoting Job Ref. No.#17J070-ET to:
Rankin Middlebrook, Manager, Recreational Learning
E-mail: rmiddlebrook@harbourfrontcentre.com

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: November 10, 2017

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

Learn to Skate Instructors-Job Ref. # 17J029

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 thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Learn to Skate Instructor
Department: Cultural Engagement - Learn to Skate
Reporting to: Manager, Recreational Learning
Direct reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Administrative Coordinator, Education / Rink Guards
Type of Employment: Seasonal

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Manager of Recreational Learning and supervised by the Head Instructor, the Learn to Skate Instructor will provide skating instruction to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities in our Learn to Skate program. Each instructor will instruct and monitor the progress of the participants, while promoting safe practices both on and off the ice. Learn to Skate instructors will also assist in the design and execution of lessons that meet participants’ needs and abilities while providing assistance and encouragement to skaters in a friendly and supportive manner. In addition to their responsibilities on the ice, instructors may be required to complete administrative tasks such as, but not limited to: attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation and inventory, and distribution of promotional materials to the public.
As a frontline representative of Harbourfront Centre, Learn to Skate instructors will strive to provide highest level of service to participants and on-site visitors, while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of The Natrel Rink.

Pay scale: $14-16/hour


DUTIES

Program Instruction
• Teach skating to children, youth and adults while monitoring the progress of the participants to ensure development. Promote safe practices while providing assistance, feedback and encouragement to all skaters in their care. Ensure participants are in the proper class based on their individual abilities and experience.
• Write report cards for each participant outlining the progress that they have made during the session.
Program Adaptation
• Deliver Learn to Skate classes and drills that meet the needs of the participants and ensure lessons are relevant and in line with the participants’ abilities. Make recommendations to the development of the programs offered by the Harbourfront Centre.

Administration
• Assist in administrative duties, such as attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation, and participant communication (phone,email).

Other
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level.

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.
• All staff are required to provide their own appropriate clothing and equipment for use in the delivery of their program.

Key Performance Indicators

• Delivery of Learn to Skate programs in line with set program goals.
• Punctual and prepared for program delivery.
• Effective communication to all staff and participants in regards to rink status, program needs, and program progress.

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria
• Strong skating skills with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of skating. Previous skating instruction experience is a must (certifications an asset)
• Experience coaching/teaching children
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, outgoing, friendly, personable and enthusiastic
• Excellent organizational skills to organize activities and multi-task
• Ability to motivate students and staff in a positive and supportive manner

Desirable Criteria

• First Aid and CPR-C
• Creativity and imagination in developing program ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• National Coaching Certification Program Certificate

Please send your resume & cover letter quoting Job Ref. No.#17J029-ET to:
Rankin Middlebrook, Manager, Recreational Learning

E-mail: rmiddlebrook@harbourfrontcentre.com

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: November 3rd, 2017

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

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