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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.

Director of Development

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site at the heart of Toronto's waterfront. For more than 45 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 from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre! We are currently looking for an experienced and results-driven Director of Development to lead the organization's philanthropic and corporate partnerships strategy.

Positon Title: Director of Development
Department: Development
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports: Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships; Senior Development Officer, Philanthropy; Senior Development Officer, Grants and Government Relations; Patrons Manager, Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)
Key Relationships: Executive Management Team, Development Team, Heads of all Harbourfront Centre Teams
Type of Employment: Full Time

Summary of Function:
The Director of Development (DOD) leads the philanthropic and corporate revenue-generation strategy for Harbourfront Centre, securing major gifts, annual gifts, planned gifts and corporate sponsorships to support the organization’s mission. The DOD also oversees government grants (from three levels of government), in addition to international funding relationships, as well as an annual cycle of fundraising events and hosting opportunities. The DOD devises annual and long-term strategies to achieve and grow fundraising goals.

DUTIES
Revenue Generation
  • Reporting to the CEO, develops annual business plan, including prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and tactics in concert with the HC Strategic Plan – revenue streams include: Philanthropy (individual donors and family trusts and foundations); Corporate partnerships (sponsorships, corporate foundations and site-activations); Canadian government granting programs; and International government and agency funding programs
  • Identifies revenue-generation opportunities through ongoing review of current assets, programs and future initiatives in association with staff, CEO and Programming Directors
  • Develops corresponding revenue and expense budget
  • Supervises a team of seven (7) full-time staff, as well as contract and seasonal employees
  • Develops a robust annual Philanthropic giving and planned giving program
  • Devises cultivation strategies, including face-to-face meetings and events
  • 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 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 applications to private family trusts and foundations
  • Oversees existing and prospect corporate partnerships
  • Oversees applications to corporate foundations
  • Oversees national and international government grants and agency application processes in association with CEO, Programming and Production Directors, Director, Planning and Special Projects, and Finance department
  • Develops customized financial and all prospect/supporter reports from Tessitura database in association with IT team
  • Prepares monthly financial reports/updates for the CFO, CEO and Board of Directors
  • Meets performance metrics for number of calls, solicitations and stewardship activities on a 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 HC’s Donor & Sponsor Naming Policy and Donor & Sponsor Recognition Policy
  • Oversees creation of expanded donor recognition society and associated benefits
  • Stewards individual, corporate contacts and trust and foundation supporters and ensures benefits are administered
  • 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
  • Oversees approval process of marketing materials that integrate sponsor or donor naming and recognition benefits in association with the Marketing and Creative department
  • 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
Other
  • Other duties as assigned
Key Performance Indicators
  • Meets or exceeds Department revenue targets on an annual basis
  • Ensures delivery of all contractual obligations to corporate sponsors and/or donors
  • Enhances Harbourfront Centre’s reputation across government funding and advocacy sector; philanthropic and corporate communities through ongoing outreach and relationship development efforts
  • Supports Development team members' professional growth and development

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
  • Undergraduate degree in areas such as Marketing, Business Management, or related field
  • Certificate or Diploma in Fundraising Management or equivalent
  • Ability to lead, coach, develop and inspire a team professional staff
  • A proven track record in raising six-figure donations through fundraising and corporate sponsorship
  • A proven track record of cultivating philanthropic and sponsorship income streams
  • A proven track record of managing government grants income streams
  • Experience working with fundraising/development committees
  • Proven expertise in seeking and securing major naming sponsors
  • Demonstrated creativity in devising innovative and tailored sponsorship proposals and funding strategies
  • Previous experience working in a managerial role within the not-for-profit arts sector
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Proven ability to interact with prospects, donors, staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds including the ability to work in a cross-functional team setting
  • 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 an asset
  • CFRE designation is an asset

Desirable Criteria
  • French Language skills are an asset. Other language skills preferred but not required
  • In-depth knowledge of the arts and culture sector

Efforts
  • Job involves concentration and attention to detail when working on computer databases and financial reports
  • Job involves tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external stakeholders, and confidentiality and sensitivity information
  • Job involves departmental HR management

Working Conditions
  • Job involves concentration when preparing reports and presentation, and responding to all Development department inquiries
  • Job involves some pressure due to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
  • Job involves working weekends and evenings throughout the year, especially during the summer season

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.

Please send your resume and cover letter quoting Director of Development to:
jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: October 20,2020

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

Learn to Skate Head Instructor

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 45 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 and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre! We are currently looking for motivated and reliable individuals to work as Learn to Skate Head Instructors at our scenic outdoor rink.


Position Title: Learn to Skate Head Instructor
Department: Recreational Learning
Compensation: $20 per hour
Number of vacancies: 2-3
Duration: November 23,2020 - February 21,2021 (staff training mid-November)
Session Dates: Session 1: November 23- December 20,2020 / Winter Break: December 21-21,2020 / Session 2: December 28,2020 - January 24,2021 / January 25- February 2021 ( please note classes will run on Family Day)
Hours: Part-time, Monday - Thursday 5:00-10 pm and/or Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and/or 2:00 - 7 pm ( subject to staff availability)
Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Manager of Recreational Learning, the Learn to Skate Head Instructor will assist in the organization and execution of Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate program. 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. Providing skating instructions to individuals and/or groups may also be required, thus the incumbent must demonstrate the ability to skate at the level required for instruction. The LTS Head Instructor will possess the ability to evaluate participants' abilities and place them in the appropriate level and will perform various administrative tasks such as providing participants with an update on the status of classes, customer feedback follow-up, incident reports, equipment inventory, etc. As a frontline representative of Harbourfront Centre, the LTS Head Instructor will strive to provide the highest level of service to participants and on-site visitors, while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of the Harbourfront Centre Rink.

Please visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/learntoskate for a detailed description of each program.

DUTIES

Program Support
• Providing leadership to the Learn to Skate program by supporting instructors in the planning and delivery of lessons. The Head Instructors will be expected to sanitize high-touch areas in between group classes or private lessons, as well as participant equipment at the end of each day.

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.
• Provide instructors with feedback and coaching.

Program Development
• Design Lean to Skate classes ad programming that meet the needs of the participants and ensure classes are relevant and in line with the participants' abilities. Make recommendations to the development of the programs offered by Harbourfront Centre.

Administrative Duties
• Responsible for administrative duties such as attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation, participant report cards, participant communication, and other duties as assigned.

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.

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
• 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 is an asset
• Creativity and imagination in developing program ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• National Coaching Certification Program Certificate is an asset

Working Conditions
• Job involves physical effort requiring moving/carrying equipement and standing for long periods of time during classes and private lessons.
• Job involves woring in an outdoor skating rink enviornment with exposure to winter temperatures which at times can be extreme
• Job involves varying work schedules and communicating with a wide variety of groups and individuals causing sensory demands

Please send your resume and cover letter quoting Learn to Skate Head Instructor to:
jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: October 22, 2020

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

Learn to Skate Instructor

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site at the heart of Toronto's waterfront. For more than 45 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 from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre! We are currently looking for motivated and reliable individuals to work as Learn to Skate Instructors at our scenic outdoor rink to provide lessons to children, youth, and adults.

Position Title: Learn to Skate Instructor
Department: Recreational Learning
Compensation: $17 per hour
Number of vcancies: 6-10
Duration: November 23,2020 - February 21, 2021 (staff training mid-November)
Session Dates: Session 1: November 23 - December 20,2020 / Winter Break: December 21 - 24, 2020 / Session 2: December 28,2020 - January 24, 2021 / January 25 - February 21, 2021 (please note classes will run on Family Day)
Hours: Part-time, Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 10 pm and/or Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am - 2 pm and/or 2:30 - 7 pm ( subject to staff availibility)
Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION
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. The instructor 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 the responsibilities on the ice, the instructor 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, the Learn to Skate instructor will strive to provide the highest level of service to participants and on-site visitors, while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of the Harbourfront Centre Rink.

Please visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/learntoskate for a detailed description of each program.

DUTIES
Program Support
• The instructor will be expected to sanitize high-touch areas in between group classes or private lessons, as well as participant equipment at the end of each day.

Program Instruction
• Teach skating to children, youth and adults while monitoring the progress of the participants to ensure development. Ensure that participants are in the proper classes based on their individual abilities and experience.
• Promote safe practices while providing assistance, feedback and encouragement to all skaters in one's care.
• Assist Head Instructors in writing report cards for each participant outlining the progress that they have made during the session.

Program Development
• Design Learn to Skate classes and programming that meet the needs of the participants and ensure that classes are relevant and in line with the participants' abilities.
• Make recommendations to the development of the programs offered by the Harbourfront Centre.

Administrative Duties
• Assist in administrative duties, such as attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation, participants' report cards and participant communication, and other duties as assigned.

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.

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 is an asset
• Creativity and imagination in developing program ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• National Coaching Certification Program Certificate is an asset

Working Conditions
• Work conditions are in an outdoor skating rink environment with the usual risks and discomforts working outdoors in the winter. There may be exposure to extreme winte temperatures.
• Job involves physical effort requiring moving/carrying equipment and standing for long periods of time during classes and private lessons.
• Job involves varying work schedules and communication with a wide variety of groups and individuals causing sensory demands.

Please send your resume and cover letter quoting Learn to Skate Instructor to:
jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: October 22, 2020

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

PHP Developer

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning 10-acre campus at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 45 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 from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre! We are currently looking for a talented PHP Developer to craft beautiful code and help elevate the digital experience of our visitors and audiences.

Position Title: PHP Developer
Department: Digital Transformation
Reporting to: Director, Digital Transformation
Type of Employment: Full Time

Summary of Function:
The PHP Developer is responsible for writing clean PHP to a high standard in a timely and scalable way, as well as troubleshoots, tests and maintains the source code for our websites and other digital applications. Passionate about technology and a crafter of well designed code, the PHP Developer is a critical thinker who possesses a solution-oriented outlook, an exacting attention to detail, a collaborative spirit, and the technical savvy to turn creative ideas into intuitive digital designs that improve and elevate the user experience and engagement.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Build, test and set up website applications in an efficient manner, writing clean code and producing detailed specificiations.
  • Troubleshoot, identify and fix CSS, HTML and scripting compatibility issues between a variety of platforms and browsers to ensure strong optimazation and functionality, and correct problems identified by customer feedback.
  • Investigate and discover architectural considerations such as web usability, site performance and database design, and assess implementation alternatives for new application features.
  • Contribute in the various phases of the development lifecycle and collaborate and communicate with teams and management to resolve conflicts, prioritize needs, choose solutions, or develop content criteria.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a similar relevant field
  • Proven experience in back-end custom development of Wordpress installations
  • Experienced in understanding and working with APIs and creating custom Wordpress functions for seamless integration
  • Experience with version control (ie GIT)
  • 3-5 years of experience as a PHP Developer
  • Demonstrable knowledge and proficiency in HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, JQuery, etc.
  • Excellent relational database skills with MySQL
  • Extensive experience with Search Engine Optimaziation(SEO)
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Strong communication skills - ability to communicate and present ideas and solutions clearly to a diverse range of people
  • Comfortable working in a rapid iteration type of environment with limited structure
  • Experience in the direct marketing industry
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. All international applicants must have a valid employment Visa authorizing their ability to work in Canada

Working Conditions:
  • Must be available to work regular office hours Monday to Friday
  • Remote work from home is currently in place. The candidate however must be able to work on site at our downtown waterfront campus when staff is called back to the office
  • A background check and references will be required for the position

Workplace Health and Safety:
All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel who may be affected by their conduct.

To apply:
Acceptable applications must include a current resume and a cover letter indicating salary expectations. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by October 23, 2020. Please quote PHP Developer in the subject line of your application.

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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