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.

Associate Producer-Job Ref#17F15

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: Associate Producer
Department: Performing Arts
Reporting to: Director of Performing Arts
Direct reports: Interns, Seasonal Assistants
Key Relationships: Performing Arts, Production, Marketing, Planning, Development, Finance, Artists and Partner Organizations
Type of Employment:Full Time

Summary of Function:

Working under the direction of the Director of Performing Arts, the Associate Producer will work with the performing arts team and coordinate all elements required to produce first class presentations of programmed events. Said activities shall include but not be limited to performer contract negotiation and creation, tour logistics, production details, accounts payable including fees, royalties, invoicing, grant applications and hospitality requirements.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of local, national and international arts production and knowledge of a wide range of musical and performing arts. This position requires creativity and imagination with the ability to assess and make judgments on a variety of performances and determine their suitability for Harbourfront Centre events. Extensive interpersonal skills and diplomacy are required when dealing with diverse groups and coordination with other departments and external groups. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills (written and verbal) , excellent financial acumen and possess experience developing and maintaining partnerships with external organizations. This position requires a flexible work schedule (evening and weekend work).

DUTIES

Administration
• Negotiate Artist and Presentation contracts;
• Oversee the creation and execution of Artist/Presentation contracts;
• Coordinate any and all visa requirements for Artists and Productions as necessary;
• Coordinate all travel, accommodation and hospitality when required;
• Liaise with production department to ensure all technical information and requirements for productions are reviewed and evaluated;
• Coordinate with box office all requirements to build and sell performances as required;
• Support all events presented by Performing Arts, working closely with the Production and Technical teams to deliver a first class experience for artists and audiences;
• Evaluate program success and effectiveness in meeting programming objectives;
• Collect information from program participants and other departments, prepare evaluation reports and make recommendations on if, when and how to repeat the event;
• Work closely with all programming disciplines and participate in the development of special projects;
• Assist in the producing of special events including Harbourfront Centre fundraisers;
• Maintain database of performing artists, companies, agents, venues and major festivals etc.;
• Support the Director and the department programmers as needed;

Financial

• Working closely with programmers, coordinate the development and management of event specific budgets including tracking actuals to budgets;
• Oversee the execution of all payments required to Artists/Presenters including but not limited to fees, royalties, work permits and visas;
• Prepare cheque requisitions and all fees related to performing arts events;
• Review monthly departmental financial reports to ensure accuracy and tracking;

Marketing and Communications

• Coordinate all required bios, production details etc. necessary to market the event as required;
• Liaise with the Marketing and Communication department to ensure artist and presenter information is accurate;
• Assist in the discussions regarding overall marketing strategies for events;

Grants

• Assist in the preparation of applications and reports for government grants and foundations as required;

Human Resources

• Oversee interns and seasonal assistants work flow including training, scheduling and evaluations;

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

• Five to seven (5-7) years live event producing experience in an arts organization and a post-secondary degree in arts administration/management;
• Excellent financial management skills including budgeting and forecasting;
• In-depth understanding of theatrical and live event producing and/or presenting;
• Extensive knowledge of the performing arts community including but not limited to theatre, dance, circus and festivals;
• Extensive experience negotiating, creating and interpreting artist, presenter and production contracts;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent computer proficiency and knowledge of various applications (Microsoft Office Suite, spreadsheets and databases);

Desirable Criteria

• Bilingual;
• Experience producing in traditional and non-traditional settings;
• International producing experience;
• Knowledge of Tessitura, Artifax or other box office or scheduling softwares;

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 3, 2017
Please quote Job Reference #17F15-ET to:
E-mail: jobs@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.

EVENT SECURITY OFFICER - Job Ref. #17J021

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
EVENT SECURITY OFFICER
(SEASONAL)

Job Ref. #17J021-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. Harbourfront Centre is currently seeking motivated and reliable individuals to join our Security team.

DUTIES:
• Perform access and alcohol control and take tickets at the door.
• Monitor audiences at events to maintain order, resolve conflicts, and identify disruptive behaviours (e.g., excessive alcohol and smoking in no-smoking areas).
• Provide assistance to patrons and staff in the event of an evacuation or emergency.
• Inform Harbourfront Centre Security supervisors of emergency situations.
• Document incidents or serious occurrences in occurrence reports
• Overnight shifts are available

REQUIREMENTS
• Must possess a valid Ontario Security Guard Licence.
• Previous experience in a similar capacity is preferred
• Enjoy dealing with the public (outgoing and personable)
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work unsupervised.
• Reliable, punctual, hardworking, and a team player
• Able to thrive in a fast paced and busy environment.
• First Aid, CPR and Smart Serve certification are definite assets.

Duration: June 01, 2017 to October 31, 2017

Rate of Pay: $12.00 to 13.00/per hour

HOURS: ROTATING SHIFTS – Primarily evenings and weekends, some night shifts


APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

Interested applicants should FORWARD resume QUOTING JOB REF # 17J021-ET to:

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.

Membership Assistant-Job Ref#17F13

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.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (TPP) at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading non-collecting, public art gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary visual art from Canada and the world. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to a diverse group of living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The gallery fulfills its mandate by generating: exhibitions that represent the range of advanced practice in visual arts; publications that provide in-depth explorations of contemporary art; lectures and symposia that encourage debate and further understanding; interpretative tools that invite visitors to question, explore and reflect upon their experiences; programming that incorporates other areas of culture at their intersection with visual art

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Membership Assistant
Department: The Power Plant
Reporting to: Individual Giving and Membership Officer
Direct reports: N/A
Works with: Individual Giving and Membership Officer, Executive Assistant, Finance Administration Coordinator, Development Department
Type of Employment: Full Time

Summary of Function:

The Membership Assistant is responsible for supporting all administrative tasks with regards to the Membership and Individual Giving programs at The Power Plant.

DUTIES

Membership and Individual Giving

• Assists the department in the planning and execution of membership and fundraising events, hospitality and stewardship.
• Reports to the Individual Giving and Membership Officer, and completes assigned tasks.
• Supports Individual Giving and Membership Officer in preparing for Art Travel Program, which includes drafting, editing and compiling documentation.
• Ensures all Letter of Agreement benefits are tracked and fulfilled for every donation.
• Assists with all Membership Renewals, patron follow –up phone calls.
• Perform other duties of a similar nature and level.

Administration

• Supports administrative tasks related to the planning and executions of Membership related items including events and members-only activities, minute taking at meetings.
• Ensures Membership notices and packages have been created, signed and mailed out.
• Supports general development within the database, focusing on data entry, capture and reporting.
• Perform other duties of a similar nature and level.

Workplace, Health and Safety (WH&S)

• 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.
• Ensure compliance with applicable obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.O.1.

Key Performance Indicators

• Maintaining engaged, motivated and loyal Members.
• Successful delivery of The Power Plant’s Membership program.

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

• Understanding of contemporary art
• Superior writing and communications skills, interpersonal skills to deal tactfully with a variety of people, artists and external groups and agencies.
• Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point etc), familiarity with database and design software an asset.
• Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain patron confidentiality.
• Highly effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization, including the ability to build and maintain relationships with departments.
• Be prompt and dependable.
• Ability to work flexible schedule: evening work at events will be required.

Education & Experience

• University degree in an area such as visual arts and not for profit administration.
• Experience working in an office environment, preferably in an arts or non-profit institution.

Desirable Criteria

• Knowledge of Canada’s arts community.
Efforts
• Job involves freedom of movement.
• Job involves keyboarding for extended periods of time.
• Job involves working under pressure to meet time deadlines.
• Job involves occasional lifting and moving of boxes of brochures, signs, displays, etc.
Working Conditions
• Working conditions are a normal office environment with the usual risks and discomforts with no special safety precautions required.
• Work involves deadlines and occasional overtime.

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: July 26th, 2017
Please quote Job Reference # 17F13-ET
E-mail: jobs@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.




Programmer-Job Ref#17FC14

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: Programmer – Performing Arts
Department: Performing Arts
Reporting to: Director of Performing Arts
Direct reports: Interns, Seasonal Assistants
Key Relationships: Performing Arts, Cultural Engagement, Production, Marketing, Planning, Development, Guest Curators, Artists and Partner Organizations
Type of Employment: Contract

Summary of Function:

Working under the direction of the Director of Performing Arts, the Programmer – Performing Arts will assist in developing the vision and strategic objectives for the contemporary theatre, dance and circus programs and events across the organization, working closely with the contemporary performing arts community and Harbourfront Centre’s programming objectives. The Programmer – Performing Arts will be the lead resource for theatre, dance and circus at Harbourfront Centre. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of local, national and international performing arts infrastructures and knowledge of a wide range of performing arts. This position requires creativity and imagination with the ability to assess and make judgments on a variety of performances and determine their suitability for Harbourfront Centre events. Extensive interpersonal skills and diplomacy are required when dealing with diverse groups and coordination with other departments and external groups. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills (written and verbal) and possess experience developing and maintaining partnerships with external organizations. This position requires some travel and flexible work schedule (evening and weekend work).

DUTIES

Performing Arts Programming

• Develop program ideas and write proposals for consideration;
• Manage and support all aspects of contemporary performing arts programming including but not limited to curation of artistic companies, strengthening the overall programmatic offerings, marketing and communication support, production support etc.;
• Working with Director of Performing Arts and Director of Cultural Engagement, identify performing artists that best suit specific curatorial programs with theatre, dance or circus elements;
• Work with Director of Performing Arts to identify and develop new initiatives within the discipline of contemporary theatre, dance and circus;
• Assist the Director of Performing Arts and Director of Cultural Engagement in the long term artistic planning of the organization as related to contemporary theatre, dance and circus;
• Collaborate with programmers from other disciplines on special projects;
• Maintain point of contact with the Performing Arts communities to ensure understanding of current artists, work and the overall scene;
• Attend local, national and international performing arts events and festivals as directed by the Director of Performing Arts;

Financial

• Negotiate fees related to presentations working within overall budgetary constraints;
• Work within given budget parameters to realize specific programming;
• Working with Associate Producers to ensure all fees, royalties, etc. are paid in a timely manner;

Administration

• Initiate and gather information required for the preparation of the contracts, and keep other departments informed of program plans;
• Evaluate program success and effectiveness in meeting programming objectives;
• Collect information from program participants and other departments, prepare evaluation report and make recommendations on if, when and how to repeat the event;

Marketing and Communications

• Liaise with Marketing and Communications department to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of publicity and marketing strategies for programs;
• Review copy and evaluate target audience plans;
• Conduct interviews for radio, television and print media for promotion of events when required;

Grants

• Assist in the writing of grant applications to various funding bodies;

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
• Minimum five (5) years experience in arts management with a specialty in contemporary theatre, dance or circus;
• A post-secondary degree in the performing arts;
• Knowledge of the contemporary theatre and/or dance and/or circus community locally and nationally;
• Creativity and imagination in developing new programming ideas;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise with artists, general public and media;
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills in dealing with diverse groups and coordinating with other departments and external groups;
• Highly organized and able to coordinate multiple activities and programs;
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of various applications (Microsoft Office Suite, spreadsheets and databases);
• Understanding program budgeting;

Desirable Criteria
• Bilingual;
• Knowledge of the international theatre, dance and/or circus community;
• Experience presenting touring productions;
• Knowledge of Tessitura, Artifax or other Box Office or Scheduling 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:

Please quote Job Reference #17FC14-ET to: August 3, 2017
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Acceptable applications will include a resume, a statement of reasons for wishing to change jobs and demonstration of how the employee’s skills and experience correspond to the listed job qualifications. Please refer to the recruitment policy for additional details. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Security Guard -Job Ref. #17J039

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Security Guard
Site Operations & Services
Job Ref. #17J039-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 Security Department for a Security Guard. Reporting to both the on-duty Shift Supervisor and Coordinator, Security & Operations, this position will be responsible for the safety and security of Harbourfront Centre property, buildings, staff, and visitors.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Patrol property, secure buildings and take appropriate action to resolve existing or potential security/ safety/ loss prevention problems.
• Completes their personal employee memo book, recording incidents and security activities while on shift. As directed, maintains log of security activities for insurance/ legal purposes when required.
• Investigates all disturbances on the property including - but not limited to - trespass, theft, fire/ intruder alarms, missing persons, and determines the necessary response. Writes and distributes reports as necessary to follow-up the situation.
• Provide first aid to visitors or staff when required.
• Employ use of force techniques and strategies in accordance with training and company policy as required.
• In the absence of the Shift DSO, performs duties of the DSO in an acting capacity, as assigned by the Security Coordinator.


REQUIREMENTS:

• Knowledge of security methods and procedures normally acquired through a minimum of 1-2 years of related experience, and/or education
• Knowledge of security/ safety equipment such as portable radios, CCTV, alarm systems, fire safety equipment is required
• Strong verbal communication skills are needed when dealing tactfully with a wide variety of people including visitors and staff
• Excellent written communication skills are required for report writing and various correspondence.
• A valid emergency and/or standard first aid/CPR certificate and a valid Ontario Driver's License (class G) is an asset
• Must have or be able to obtain a valid Ontario Security License.
• Proven ability to work unsupervised.


Hours: Rotating fixed shifts of 12 hours


APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 8th, 2017

Interested applicants should FORWARD resume QUOTING JOB REF # 17J039-ET to:

Human Resources Department
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
FAX: (416) 973-1003
EMAIL: Jobs@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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