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

Bilingual Part Time Educator-Job Ref#17J068

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: Bilingual Part Time Educator
Department: School Visits
Reporting to: Manager – School Visits
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Manager – School Visits, Education Officer – Visual Arts, Education Officer – Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations, Educators
Type of Employment: Contract (0-5 days/week; September-June)

Summary of Function:
Working under the direction of the Manager – School Visits, Part Time Educators are responsible for the daily execution of our School Visits programs. Part Time Educators set up, deliver and clean-up for their scheduled workshop. They act as ambassadors for Harbourfront Centre and expose students to our site as well as the discipline-specific program requested by the visiting teacher. In addition, Part Time Educators participate in ongoing review of existing programs and collaborate with the Education Officers and Manager – School Visits on new program development.

The ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience teaching students in an inquiry-based, arts-focused institution. Mastery of classroom management as well as portfolio-specific skills are required. Candidate must be fluent in French (written and oral) and able to respond to the needs of a variety of FSL, French Immersion or Francophone school groups as required.

DUTIES
Teaching

• Teach a variety of urban studies, visual arts and/or performing arts workshops to a diverse range of students daily, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult learners;
• Prepare, monitor and reset all classroom spaces;
• Monitor progress of students, provide assistance and encouragement, and pace workshop to meet students’ needs;
• Provide support for co-op students and volunteers if required;
• Execute all programs to the highest standard of teaching excellence, ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;

Programming
• Work closely with the School Visits Team to develop new program ideas;
• Collaborate with Education Officers on program renewal, keeping optimal student outcomes in mind.

Administration
• Ensure inventories of materials are kept up to date and in good order, communicating to the Education Officers should materials be running low;
• Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Human Resources
• Support interns, co-op students and/or volunteers if required.

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.

Key Performance Indicators
• Successful delivery of all School Visits programs as evaluated through student feedback, visiting educator reviews and teaching observations.

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria
• A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or sufficient relevant experience leading workshops with children;
• Fluency in French;
• Ability to work with students from all grade levels;
• Enthusiastic, energetic and able to motivate students
• Organized and able to remain calm when faced with competing priorities (time, resources, etc.);
• For Visual Arts Educators, familiarity with a variety of mediums including clay, printmaking, drawing and painting is required;
• For Performing Arts Educators, familiarity with a variety of dance styles (Hip Hop, Urban Dance, Latin Dance) OR drama techniques (spoken word, storytelling or improv) OR music education is required;
• For Urban Studies Educators, familiarity with Toronto, its history and a willingness to stay on top of current events as related to our programs is required;
• Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check and/or Vulnerable Sector

Desirable Criteria
• Willingness to teach at locations other than Harbourfront Centre as a part of our new In-School initiative

Efforts
• Standing for prolonged periods of time while teaching;
• Frequent communication with students, teachers, parent/guardians and the public;

Working Conditions
• Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor and offsite Urban Studies programs;
• Some exposure to rigorous physical activity during Dance programs.

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: September 01, 2017

To apply: E-mail your cover letter (in English and French) and resume (English only)
Quoting Job Ref. #17J068-ET to:
TIM WALKER
MANAGER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
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.

EDUCATION OFFICER, Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations-Job Ref#17F16

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: EDUCATION OFFICER, Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations
Department: Education
Reporting to: Manager - School Visits
Direct reports: Waterfront Explorations Coordinator ,Waterfront Explorations Educators

Key Relationships: Education Officer – Visual Arts, Part Time Educators, Registrar – School Visits
Type of Employment: Full Time (Ten month, September-June)

Summary of Function:
Working under the direction of the Manager - School Visits, the Education Officer is responsible for teaching the diverse student population attending our School Visits programs. The Education Officer will lead all initiatives in the Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations portfolios, including daily program execution, development of new programs, evaluation of existing programs, staff training and supply management. In addition, the Education Officer will teach Visual Arts and/or Performing Arts programs as required and will collaborate with the Education Officer – Visual Arts on program development and review. This position is also responsible for all aspects of our seasonal Waterfront Explorations program, including educator recruitment, training, scheduling, supply maintenance, participant registration and evaluation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of child and adolescent development. They possess a wealth of classroom management strategies and are willing and able to adapt their teaching style to suit the needs of the diverse communities in the Greater Toronto Area who attend School Visits programs. This position requires creativity and imagination in the planning and delivery of programs. As a resource to new and returning educators, the successful candidate should be well versed in current pedagogical trends in general and the inquiry-based learning model in particular. The ideal candidate will face each day with a positive attitude and understand that each group of students will require a unique approach to ensure optimal student outcomes. A commitment to life-long learning and an ability to remain on task when faced with competing priorities will be key tools for success.


DUTIES
Teaching
• Teach a variety of urban studies, visual art and performing arts workshops to a diverse range of students daily, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult learners;
• Prepare, monitor and reset all classroom spaces;
• Provide training and support for new and returning educators, co-op students, and volunteers;
• Execute all programs to the highest standard of teaching excellence, ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;

Programming
• Work closely with the School Visits team to research and develop new program ideas.
• Review and evaluate existing programs while responding to current pedagogical trends and Ministry of Education initiatives;
• Coordinate all program documentation and teaching manipulatives for Urban Studies and Waterfront Exploration programs;
• Develop responsive programming as related to the temporary exhibitions and performances offered at Harbourfront Centre as required;
• Develop Pre and Post Visit Packages for all new School Visits programs.

Administration
• Work with the School Visits team to ensure venue maximization through daily and weekly schedule meetings;
• Liaise with site services, planning, production and security to ensure optimal student safety while onsite;
• Support Manager – School Visits in the recruitment of new Part Time Educators and the seasonal Waterfront Explorations team;
• Assist with content development for all School Visits marketing initiatives, including web, e-communications and the annual brochure.

Financial Tracking
• Monitors Waterfront Explorations budget, making necessary adjustments to staffing and material expenses as required;
• Recommends innovative strategies for revenue generation in all School Visits portfolios

Human Resources
• Oversees interns, co-op students and volunteers;
• Supports the development of all Part Time Educators through observation, training and evaluation.

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.

Key Performance Indicators
• Successful delivery of all School Visits programs as evaluated through student feedback, visiting educator reviews and teaching observations
• Successful delivery of the Waterfront Explorations program on budget and to a high degree of participant satisfaction

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
• Three to five years of teaching experience, preferably in an experiential learning setting such as a museum, gallery or other cultural institution;
• Completion of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed);
• Able to adapt to meet the needs of diverse students (age, exceptionalities, interest, etc.);
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent computer proficiency and knowledge of various applications (Microsoft Office Suite);
• In possession of a clear Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sectors Screening.

Desirable Criteria
• Bilingual (English-French);
• Standard First Aid (CPR-C);
• Ontario Driver’s License (G Class) with clean driver’s abstract;
• Background in a performing arts discipline (dance, drama or music);
• Knowledge of Artifax or similar venue management software

Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria
• A cover letter including salary expectations

Qualified applications are invited to apply by: August 25, 2017

Please quote Job Reference #17F16-ET to:
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.

Part Time Educator, Performing Arts-Job Ref#17J067

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: Part Time Educator, Performing Arts
Department: School Visits
Reporting to: Manager – School Visits
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Manager – School Visits, Education Officer – Visual Arts, Education Officer – Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations, Educators
Type of Employment:Contract (0-5 days/week; September-June)

Summary of Function:
Working under the direction of the Manager – School Visits, Part Time Educators are responsible for the daily execution of our School Visits programs. Part Time Educators set up, deliver and clean-up for their scheduled workshop. They act as ambassadors for Harbourfront Centre and expose students to our site as well as the discipline-specific program requested by the visiting teacher. In addition, Part Time Educators participate in ongoing review of existing programs and collaborate with the Education Officers and Manager – School Visits on new program development.

The ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience teaching students in an inquiry-based, arts-focused institution. Mastery of classroom management techniques is essential to ensure optimal student outcomes. As a Performing Arts Educator, a commitment to artistic exploration through personal practice and an ability to convey passion for the arts is encouraged.

DUTIES

Teaching
• Teach a variety of performing arts workshops to a diverse range of students daily, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult learners;
• Prepare, monitor and reset all classroom spaces;
• Monitor progress of students, provide assistance and encouragement, and pace workshop to meet students’ needs;
• Provide support for co-op students and volunteers if required;
• Execute all programs to the highest standard of teaching excellence, ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;

Programming
• Work closely with the School Visits Team to develop new program ideas;
• Collaborate with Education Officers on program renewal, keeping optimal students outcomes in mind.

Administration
• Ensure inventories of materials are kept up to date and in good order, communicating to the Education Officers should materials be running low;
• Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Human Resources
• Support interns, co-op students and/or volunteers if required.

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.

Key Performance Indicators
• Successful delivery of all School Visits programs as evaluated through student feedback, visiting educator reviews and teaching observations

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria
• A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or sufficient relevant experience leading workshops with children;
• Ability to work with students from all grade levels;
• Enthusiastic, energetic and able to motivate students;
• Organized and able to remain calm when faced with competing priorities (time, resources, etc.);
• For candidates with a dance background, familiarity with hip hop, urban dance and latin dance styles is required;
• For candidates with a drama background, familiarity with improv, spoken word and/or storytelling technniques is required;
• For candidates with a music background, awareness of current trends in music education and/or a familiarity with body percussion techniques is required;
• Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening

Desirable Criteria
• Bilingual;
• Willingness to teach at locations other than Harbourfront Centre as a part of our new In-School initiative


Efforts
• Standing for prolonged periods of time while teaching;
• Frequent communication with students, teachers, parent/guardians and the public;

Working Conditions
• Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor and offsite Urban Studies programs;
• Some exposure to rigorous physical activity during Dance programs.

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: September 01, 2017

To apply: E-mail your cover letter specifying if you are applying for the Dance, Drama or Music position and resume
Quoting Job Ref. #17J067-ET to:
TIM WALKER
MANAGER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
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.

Part Time Educator, Urban Studies-Job Ref#17J069

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: Part Time Educator, Urban Studies
Department: School Visits
Reporting to: Manager – School Visits
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Manager – School Visits, Education Officer – Visual Arts, Education Officer – Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations, Educators
Type of Employment: Contract (0-5 days/week; September-June)

Summary of Function:
Working under the direction of the Manager – School Visits, Part Time Educators are responsible for the daily execution of our School Visits programs. Part Time Educators set up, deliver and clean-up for their scheduled workshop. They act as ambassadors for Harbourfront Centre and expose students to our site as well as the discipline-specific program requested by the visiting teacher. In addition, Part Time Educators participate in ongoing review of existing programs and collaborate with the Education Officers and Manager – School Visits onnew program development.

The ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience teaching students in an inquiry-based, arts-focused institution. Mastery of classroom management techniques is essential to ensure optimal student outcomes. As an Urban Studies Educator, a love for the city of Toronto and a willingness to stay aware of current issues in urban planning and civic politics is required.
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.


DUTIES

Teaching
• Teach a variety of urban studies workshops to a diverse range of students daily, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult learners;
• Prepare, monitor and reset all classroom spaces;
• Monitor progress of students, provide assistance and encouragement, and pace workshop to meet students’ needs;
• Provide support for co-op students and volunteers if required;
• Execute all programs to the highest standard of teaching excellence, ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;

Programming
• Work closely with the School Visits Team to develop new program ideas;
• Collaborate with Education Officers on program renewal, keeping optimal students outcomes in mind.

Administration
• Ensure inventories of materials are kept up to date and in good order, communicating to the Education Officers should materials be running low;
• Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Human Resources
• Support interns, co-op students and/or volunteers if required.

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.

Key Performance Indicators
• Successful delivery of all School Visits programs as evaluated through student feedback, visiting educator reviews and teaching observations

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria
• A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or sufficient relevant experience leading workshops with children;
• Ability to work with students from all grade levels;
• Enthusiastic, energetic and able to motivate students;
• Organized and able to remain calm when faced with competing priorities (time, resources, etc.);
• Awareness of Toronto’s urban fabric and associated history;
• Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening

Desirable Criteria
• Bilingual;
• Willingness to teach at locations other than Harbourfront Centre as a part of our new In-School initiative

Efforts
• Standing for prolonged periods of time while teaching;
• Frequent communication with students, teachers, parent/guardians and the public;

Working Conditions
• Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor and offsite Urban Studies programs;

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: September 01, 2017

To apply: E-mail your cover letter and resume
Quoting Job Ref. #17J069-ET to:
TIM WALKER
MANAGER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
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.


Part Time Educator, Visual Arts-Job Ref#17J048

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: Part Time Educator, Visual Arts
Department: School Visits
Reporting to: Manager – School Visits
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Manager – School Visits, Education Officer – Visual Arts, Education Officer – Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations, Educators
Type of Employment: Contract (0-5 days/week; September-June)

Summary of Function:
Working under the direction of the Manager – School Visits, Part Time Educators are responsible for the daily execution of our School Visits programs. Part Time Educators set up, deliver and clean-up for their scheduled workshop. They act as ambassadors for Harbourfront Centre and expose students to our site as well as the discipline-specific program requested by the visiting teacher. In addition, Part Time Educators participate in ongoing review of existing programs and collaborate with the Education Officers and Manager – School Visits on new program development.

The ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience teaching students in an inquiry-based, arts-focused institution. Mastery of classroom management techniques is essential to ensure optimal student outcomes. As a Visual Arts Educator, a commitment to artistic exploration through personal practice and an ability to convey passion for the arts is encouraged.

DUTIES

Teaching
• Teach a variety of visual arts workshops to a diverse range of students daily, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult learners;
• Prepare, monitor and reset all classroom spaces;
• Monitor progress of students, provide assistance and encouragement, and pace workshop to meet students’ needs;
• Provide support for co-op students and volunteers if required;
• Execute all programs to the highest standard of teaching excellence, ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;

Programming
• Work closely with the School Visits Team to develop new program ideas;
• Collaborate with Education Officers on program renewal, keeping optimal students outcomes in mind.

Administration
• Ensure inventories of materials are kept up to date and in good order, communicating to the Education Officers should materials be running low;
• Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Human Resources
• Support interns, co-op students and/or volunteers if required.

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.

Key Performance Indicators
• Successful delivery of all School Visits programs as evaluated through student feedback, visiting educator reviews and teaching observations

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria
• A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or sufficient relevant experience leading workshops with children;
• Ability to work with students from all grade levels;
• Enthusiastic, energetic and able to motivate students;
• Organized and able to remain calm when faced with competing priorities (time, resources, etc.);
• Familiarity with a variety of mediums including clay, printmaking, painting and mixed media techniques is required;
• Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening

Desirable Criteria
• Bilingual;
• Willingness to teach at locations other than Harbourfront Centre as a part of our new In-School initiative

Efforts
• Standing for prolonged periods of time while teaching;
• Frequent communication with students, teachers, parent/guardians and the public;

Working Conditions
• Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor programs

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: September 01, 2017

To apply: E-mail your cover letter and resume
Quoting Job Ref. #17J048-ET to:
TIM WALKER
MANAGER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
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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