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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.

Cultural Events Assistant Trainee-Job Ref#19FC08

Job Ref#19FC08
Number of vacancies: 1

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

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: Cultural Events Assistant Trainee
Department: Cultural Engagement
Reporting to: Director, Cultural Engagement
Direct reports: N/A
Type of Employment: Contract- May 15, 2019 – March 31, 2020

Currently an employment opportunity exists in our Cultural Engagement Department for a full time Cultural Events Assistant Trainee on a contract basis. This position reports to the Director, Cultural Engagement and is responsible in assisting Festival team with administrative tasks including Artist Services support.

Major Responsibilities Include:
• Works directly with the Artist Services Lead and the Cultural Engagement team. Will assist the Artist Services Coordinator with all the operational logistics for the festivals including transportation arrangements, accommodation arrangements and hospitality requirements for the festivals.
• Supports the Associate Producer in drawing up contracts for artists and gathering information from artists such as bios, payment information and other materials for marketing purposes.
• Provides administrative support such as contract execution, financial reconciliations and volunteer requests.
• Attends meetings for events with production staff. Takes minutes and action items as required.
• Consolidates and distributes interdepartmental documents (marketing materials, production schedules and more).
• Assists with the management of projects on site including festival set up and strike when needed.
• Generates thank you letters for the artists, partners and consulates involved in the festival and assists with post-project evaluations.
• Works with the Director, Cultural Engagement with specific research initiatives.
• Other duties as required.

Qualifications:
• Completion of post-secondary degree in arts, event management or related field.
• Previous administrative experience in an office setting.
• Previous event experience.
• Availability to work weekends and evenings including ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
• Excellent communication skills, including phone calls.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Strong computer skills in Word, Excel and database management.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)
E-mail: mking@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.

Development Assistant Trainee


HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
Development Assistant Trainee
Contract Position
Number of vacancies: 1

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

Reporting to the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships, the Development Assistant Trainee will work with the Development (Corporate Partnerships) team to aid in the servicing of Harbourfront Centre corporate partners. Working closely with Harbourfront Centre staff and external sponsorship representatives, this position will assist with the servicing of client and partner needs leading up to and during events and campaigns including but not limited to: helping with sponsor fulfillment by servicing corporate partners, helping with donor fulfillment, corporate and foundational grant applications, community giving and reporting on development partner activities. This position will require some evening and weekend work as well as within an office environment during regular business hours.

Major Responsibilities Include:
Represent Harbourfront Centre as an ambassador of the Development Department;
Act as one of the main contacts for sponsors and partners during festivals and events ;
Work during major events and festivals to ensure that all partners are satisfied, troubleshooting any problems that may arise and communicating their concerns and needs with internal staff.
Assist with on-site activation support and sponsor servicing with internal and external stakeholders from pre-event set-up through to post-event teardown and reporting, troubleshooting any problems that may arise;
Support Development Department events and initiatives; including revenue generation;
Assist in community giving campaigns and support community-based fundraising at events;
Assist with Corporate Partnerships team administration, including: preparation of detailed event outlines and reports, coordinating logistics, sourcing supplies, call briefing notes and call reports, managing internal photo database and updating the Development Team on the status of each program and activation’s success;
Assist in the documentation and reporting processes of partners activities at Harbourfront Centre Support funder cultivation and solicitation through preparation of: Prospect and donor profiles, Sponsorship and corporate philanthropy proposals; Grant applications;
Work with other departments such as Marketing, Production, Site Services and Community Engagement to deliver exceptional partnership experiences on-site and in-office;
Work with Development Officers to support the delivery of exceptional client servicing of Harbourfront Centre corporate partners and donors receive excellent servicing and philanthropic opportunities are maximized
Assist the Development Department with additional prospect research, reporting, tracking and data entry as required.

Qualifications:
Work experience in the not-for-profit environment, preferably in arts and culture;
Experience in a public facing customer service experience is a requirement ;
Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills are required to respond to difficult situations and requests with tact and diplomacy
The successful candidate must have strong research and organizational skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to organize/complete multiple tasks within tight deadlines
Must be computer literate with experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Database software experience is an asset.
Ability to work outdoors and during live events is a necessity
A high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and a passion and interest in the arts is essential
Able to work a fluctuating schedule, including evenings, weekends and weekdays
Must be comfortable and capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 20lbs)
Strong command of the English language with additional language skills an asset
An educational background/interest in arts and culture, marketing, communications, or other related field is a strong asset

Supervision and Mentorship:
The Development Assistant Trainee will be supervised by the Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships. The Development Officer, in conjunction with the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships will continually monitor and communicate with the successful candidate providing constructive feedback for professional development. In the first month, the Development Assistant will shadow the supervisor to integrate them into the position. Goals and objectives will be agreed upon and a mutually beneficial mentorship plan will be developed. As the contract progresses, the incumbent will accumulate more responsibility within a team environment. Problem solving, time management, customer service and volunteer management skills will be harnessed and developed while receiving consistent mentorship from the team. Specific skills related to researching methods and report writing will be developed through coaching within the office work environment. Regular check-ins and ongoing scenario and site training will ensure the Development Assistant Trainee has new and improved confidence, skills and experience.

Period of Employment: May 15, 2019 – March 27, 2020


Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)
E-mail: mmclean@harbourfrontcentre.com
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Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee-Job Ref#19FC07


ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title: Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee
Department: Education
Reporting to: Manager, School Visits
Key Relationships: Manager, Recreational Learning, Education Officers, PT Educators, Registrar, School Visits
Type of Employment: Contract
Period of Employment: ASAP-March 31, 2020

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

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Manager, School Visits, this position will work collaboratively with the full and part time Education team to review Indigenous content throughout our Education programs. The daily expectations for this position will be to support all administrative and programming tasks of the School Visits team, including program registration, materials preparation and program delivery. As the candidate becomes more familiar with our routines and programs, a critical lens to program renewal within existing School Visits programs will be required. In addition, the development of a new, Indigenous Arts program that fits within the overall programming framework of School Visits will be proposed. This position will also work with the Recreational Learning team to support program development for an Indigenous Arts-focused camp program for implementation in Summer 2019 and/or March Break 2020.

DUTIES
Planning & Execution
• Supports the daily delivery of School Visits program, including shadowing, training and if comfortable, teaching of programs.
• Work with the School Visits team on an Indigenous Arts program (visual or performing arts as determined by comfort level and prior knowledge of successful candidate)
• Work with the Recreational Learning team to develop an Indigenous Arts camp program for implementation in Summer 2019 and/or March Break 2020
• Assist other team members as required

Content Development
• Develop training resources, including the delivery of professional development training sessions focused on Indigenous Arts practices and/or teaching Indigenous content for all Education staff members

Customer Service
• Provide exceptional customer service to all visiting school groups, teachers, students, campers and/or camp families;
• Support the Registrar, School Visits in processing of School Visits registrations .

Communications
• Maintain a weekly Indigenous news email to internal staff members, highlighting current events, activities and topics in the media;
• Liaise with departments and outside groups to support implementation and renewal of Education programs with Indigenous content

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 focusing on Education and/or the Arts, or relevant work experience in an Education setting.
• 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

Efforts
• Job involves freedom of movement- standing, sitting, walking
• Job involves occasionally lifting boxes
• Job may require prolonged periods of time at a desk with the regular efforts of an office environment

Working Conditions
• Works with deadlines and varying schedules.
• Working conditions are a normal office environment with the usual risks and discomforts, no special safety precautions required
• Working conditions may include overtime, and could require weekend work. Work schedule will be adjusted accordingly.


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



Senior Graphic Designer-Job Red#19F20

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 sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Senior Graphic Designer
Department: Marketing, Creative Services
Reporting to: Director Creative Services
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Designers, Marketing team, Production Specialist
Type of Employment: Full Time

Summary of Function:
You are a senior designer- a master story-teller who can express our institutional narrative through compelling design that inspires and influences millions of arts and culture aficionados, visitors and supporters of our non-profit.

You bring strategy to life through a strong understanding of visual language, your proficiency in design, love of typography, and an intuition for user experience.

You are driven to create memorable work and enhance the function it serves - be it responsive design for the web, or award-winning festival posters. Ultimately, you are a problem solver, with a sharp eye for details that matter and a passion to come up with innovative solutions to make things (website, email and direct mail, visual brand ID) better.
Finally, you are in command of and manage your creative process efficiently. We are a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team that is constantly communicating our message, programs and events across all media and platforms.
If this sounds like the playground you want to play in, we want to hear from you.


DUTIES:
Design/ Content Development
• Develop creative and design concepts from ideation to execution for new programmatic and institutional campaigns as well as corporate brand identity that are strategically grounded in delivering to marketing objectives
• Create and support brand guidelines across various media and platforms (digital and print) and provide quality control in maintaining brand standards
• Design campaign assets and creative components of digital programs, including, but not limited to, web, email, social media, display and other online formats
• Produce presentations, mock-ups, and in situ layouts

Communications & Coordination
• Collaborate with marketing team and the wider business teams to ideate, develop creative aligned with wider marketing messages and ensure content is used effectively
• Balance and manage workload according to established department priorities

Workplace Health and Safety
• All staff is 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
• Must submit your portfolio to be considered
• 6+ years related experience (agency or client-side) including a focus on digital
• Strong and diverse portfolio of visual design, design thinking and illustration skills
• Experience developing, presenting and executing visual concepts, designs and design systems
• Extensive knowledge and working experience of Adobe Creative Cloud programs: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• Experience in digital/web production and design, with experience in user interface design and an understanding of HTML and CSS techniques, Google Web Designer, and Adobe Dreamweaver
• Excellent design, production and prepress skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
• Strong prioritizing, problem-solving, presentation, communication and presentation skills.

Desirable Criteria
• Experience in motion graphics and text animation is a plus
• Post-secondary degree or diploma in Graphic Design preferred

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a link to portfolio or website

Qualified applications are invited to apply by: August 23rd, 2019
Please quote Job Reference # 19F20-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.

Video and Photography Assistant-Job Ref#19J078

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 sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Video and Photography Assistant
Department: Creative Services
Reporting to: Video Producer/Photographer
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Web Coordinator, Digital Communications Coordinator, Graphic Designers
Hours Per Week: 21-28 hours per week Evenings, Weekends and Holidays work may be required
Type of Employment: Contract

Summary of Function:
Harbourfront Centre is looking for an enthusiastic and creative media production assistant to assist in the development of engaging content that showcases the 10-acre campus and its programming as a contemporary cultural centre on Toronto’s central waterfront.
Reporting to the Video Producer/Photographer, the Media Production Assistant will assist in the production of content to be used on social media, web and marketing collateral for the upcoming summer season.
The ideal candidate will be quick on their feet, confident in their own abilities, and extremely self-motivated, resourceful, and hardworking. This is a part-time, paid summer internship with flexible hours Monday through Friday and weekends.

DUTIES
Digital Content
• Capture high-quality photographs and videos that effectively communicate an intended story.
• Assist Marketing team in creating digital content for Harbourfront Centre’s social media channels and websites.
• Create fun, social-driven content that people will like and share across Harbourfront Centre’s digital platforms.

Work, 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.

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
• Demonstrated skill capturing photos and videos using DLSR and or/mirrorless cameras.
• Solid knowledge editing photos using Photoshop and Camera RAW or Lightroom.
• Proficient with Premiere Pro.
• Experience creating simple graphics and animations using After Effects.
• Strong understanding of best practices across different social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).
• Familiarity with Mac platforms.
• Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Strong passion for arts and culture.

Acceptable applications must include:
• Online portfolio
• A current resume
• A cover letter

Please quote Job Reference #19J078-ET
Qualified applicants are invited to apply by: August 23, 2019
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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