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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.

Development Assistant, Philanthropy-Job Ref#18F25

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.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Development Assistant, Philanthropy
Department: Development
Reporting to: Development Officer, Philanthropy
Type of Employment: Full time
Hours: Standard office hours. Will involve some weekends/off hours during summer season


Summary of Function:
The Development Assistant, Philanthropy will assist in the administration of philanthropic functions including execution of administrative component of events, direct mailing campaigns, donor communications, research, and other philanthropic tasks as assigned. Excellent opportunity to gain invaluable experience working in one of Toronto’s premier art and culture institutions.

DUTIES

Administration
Conduct prospect research on ticket buyer list, donor list, and other lists
Assist volunteer grants/researcher with research, and preparation of applications to private/family foundation funders
Manage and update ‘plans’ in Tessitura on behalf of Chief Development Officer and Development Officer, Philanthropy
Pull invite lists and other lists from Tessitura
Maintain hard copy and electronic donor folders
Assist with day to day administrative functions – filing, scanning records, etc.
Other duties as assigned

Donor, Fundraising & Stewardship
Assist with execution of print (merging, volunteer scheduling, printing, etc.) and digital direct marketing appeals
Ensure stewardship materials - reactionary impact reports, and other stewardship pieces are mailed to donors
Use superior writing skills to assist Development team with various forms of donor communications
Provide logistical support for fundraising/stewardship events including: ordering items, processing forms, interaction with caterer, tracking RSVP’s, etc.
Assist with execution of onsite community giving program during summer festival season

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
Polished and professional demeanor
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-management skills
Excellent organization and time management skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Demonstrated use of tact and diplomacy, and ability to work in a cross-functional team setting
Experience with Microsoft office – mail merging, creating labels, etc.

Desirable Criteria
Self-starter, highly motivated

Working Conditions
Job involves some pressure due to changing priorities and shifting deadlines
Job involves some weekend and off hour work during summer season
Some experience with data bases is an asset (Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)


Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current résumé and cover letter
• Two writing samples. Writing samples can be pieces you have written for college/university assignments.

Qualified applications are invited to apply: October 25, 2018
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.



Indigenous Performing Arts assistant-Job Ref#18FC16


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.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Indigenous Performing Arts assistant
Department: Performing Arts
Reporting to: Performing Arts Acting Director
Key Relationships: Associate Producer, Assistant Producer, Junior Festival Curator, external partners and artists
Period of Employment: October 1, 2018 – March 29, 2019
Type of Employment: Contract

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

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Acting Director, this position will be responsible for assisting with administration, implementing critical paths for Junior festival (an international children’s arts festival), and other programs, and coordinating outreach.

DUTIES
Planning & Execution
• Assist with the planning and producing of performing arts activities;
• Conduct outreach for the Junior Festival and other events: research community groups and other audiences who may have an interest in our programs; contact/liaise with groups; disseminate information; support collaboration with community groups;
• Assist in implementing critical paths, coordinating the scheduling, ensuring that projects are completed in a timely manner, in line with department scheduling;
• Assist with administrative tasks such as communication with artists and contracts; generate, update and file documents; internal communications;
• Assist with company management: booking of travel and accommodation;
• Participate in weekly staff meetings;
• Participate in production meetings;
• Coordinate archival of materials;
• Assist with on-site events – day-of activities: shows, productions, presentations, etc.
• Assist other team members as 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.

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
• Post-secondary education in performing arts, marketing, communications or business is preferred.
• 2-years experience in a comparable role in an arts related not for 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
• Experience in performing arts production and/or presentation
• Resilient and flexible

Desirable Criteria
• French language an asset.

Working Conditions
• Working conditions may include overtime, and will require weekend work. Work schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

Job Ref#18FC16-ET
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

Learn to Skate Instructors-Job Ref. # 18J029

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: Recreational Learning - Learn to Skate
Reporting to: Learn to Skate Head Instructor and Program Assistant
Direct reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Administrative Coordinator, Education / Rink Guards
Compensation: $14-$16/hr
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.

Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate Season begins with staff training in Mid-November, and runs evenings and weekends until end of March. Some programming during the weed day will occur during the winter break and family day.



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.#18J029-ET to:
Rankin Middlebrook, Manager, Recreational Learning

E-mail: rmiddlebrook@harbourfrontcentre.com

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: November 2nd, 2018
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.

Marketing & PR Coordinator-Job Ref#18FC08

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

Job Ref#18FC08-ET
Number of vacancies: 1

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: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: Chief Marketing Officer
Key Relationships: Marketing Coordinators, Project Manager, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Programming Associates, Publicist, external partners and suppliers
Type of Employment: Contract
Period of Employment: As soon as possible – March 29, 2019

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, this position will be one of a three-member team of coordinators responsible for assisting with coordinating and executing marketing plans, trafficking of marketing materials and implementing critical paths for summer festivals and programs. This position will also act as the on-site PR coordinator to manage media attending events and supports the external publicity firm’s activities.

DUTIES
Planning & Execution
• Coordinate the marketing plan for each project by obtaining specific marketing strategies from team members (Design, Digital Media, Web, etc.)
• Assist in executing the plans by implementing critical paths, coordinating the scheduling, processing and trafficking of marketing projects to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner, in line with department scheduling
• Submit dockets and circulate to appropriate programming, production, planning and sponsorship participants; route projects for approvals.
• Distribute all materials across site and deliver off-site in accordance with the marketing distribution plan; maintain up-to-date lists
• Coordinate site and event signage including scheduling, installation and replacement.
• Assist with on-site media coordination and accreditation; provide support to external publicity and PR firm
• Assist other team members as required
Content Development
• Develop target audience and outreach programs, mailing lists, audience numbers and profiles, box office reports
• Coordinate campaign tracking measures, analyze metrics and prepare evaluation report at end of each campaign

Communications
• Maintain centralized overview of each project’s status for the information of all participants; keep strict adherence to deadlines and ensure all parties are aware of timelines.
• Liaise with departments and outside groups to coordinate efficient and timely project processing

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 in a marketing, communications or business is preferred.
• 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
• Creative, able to effectively coordinate online and offline marketing initiatives from implementation to completion
• Knowledge of website and new media marketing are required as well as experience with Google analytics and other web analytics programs.

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


Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)
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.


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