Current Employment Opportunities

Work at the Heart of Toronto's Waterfront

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.

March Break Camp Counsellor

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates, for a diverse public, events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain. Currently, exciting seasonal employment opportunities exist in Harbourfront Centre Camps, one of Toronto's largest, most diverse and creative day camps.

Position: Camp Counsellor
Department: Recreational Learning
Compensation: $14.50/hr
Number of Vacancies: 17+
Job Type: Seasonal, Contract
Duration: March 15-20, 2021 (Training: Saturday, March 6 and Saturday, March 13)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8AM–5PM / 40hrs per week

Volunteer Opportunity
Candidates have the option of waiving their wage in lieu of receiving volunteer hours toward their OSSD requirements. In this case, candidates would still receive monetary compensation for all training.

Please visit: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/camps for a detailed description of each camp and the specific camp programs offered during March Break.

Duties
  • Assist Camp Directors in program delivery.
  • Assist in the supervision of campers.
  • Organize camp games, activities and arts and crafts.
  • Prep materials and assist in clean-up.
  • Other duties as required.

Essential Skills & Requirements
  • At least 16 years of age within the calendar year.
  • Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening (over 18 years of age) or Statutory Declaration (under 18 years of age) prior to March 15, 2021 is required.
  • Strong programming, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and responsible.
  • Must enjoy working with children.

Desirable Skills & Requirements
  • Previous experience working in a camp setting and/or with children.
  • Experience with one of the specialized disciplines is an asset.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before January 31, 2021. Interested candidates should apply through our online recruitment portal at the link below. You will be asked to create a profile and will be taken to the application selection page https://harbourfrontcentre.campbrainstaff.com. Interviews will be held mid-late February 2021.

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.


March Break Camp Director

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates, for a diverse public, events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain. Currently, exciting seasonal employment opportunities exist in Harbourfront Centre Camps, one of Toronto's largest, most diverse and creative day camps.

Position: Camp Director
Department: Recreational Learning
Compensation: $17.15/hr
Number of Vacancies: 13+
Job Type: Seasonal, Contract
Duration: March 15-19, 2021 (Training: Saturdays - February 27, March 6, March 13)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM / 40hrs per week

Please visit: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/camps for a detailed description of each camp and the specific camp programs offered during March Break.

Duties
  • Develop programming that meets programming promise in the camps brochure.
  • Plan, administer, co-ordinate, and supervise camp activities.
  • Train and supervise staff of 1-2 Counsellors.
  • Plan and run camp specific meetings.
  • Administrative duties such as daily attendance, evaluations, incident/accident reports, etc.
  • Provide superior customer service.
  • Other duties as required.

Essential Skills & Requirements
  • Must be at least 19 years of age within the calendar year.
  • Previous camp programming experience
  • Strong programming, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and responsible.
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to March 15, 2021 is required.

Desirable Skills & Requirements
  • Standard First Aid and CPR is an asset.
  • Enrolled in or completed a post secondary degree as related to the position

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before January 31, 2021. Interested candidates should apply through our online recruitment portal at the link below. You will be asked to create a profile and will be taken to the application selection page https://harbourfrontcentre.campbrainstaff.com. Interviews will be held early-mid February 2021.

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.


March Break Camp Supervisor

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates, for a diverse public, events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain. Currently, exciting seasonal employment opportunities exist in Harbourfront Centre Camps, one of Toronto's largest, most diverse and creative day camps.

Position: Camp Supervisor
Department: Recreational Learning
Compensation: $19.30/hr
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Type: Seasonal, Contract
Duration: March 15-19, 2021 (Training: Saturdays – February 27, March 6, March 13)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM / 40hrs per week

Please visit: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/camps for more camp information about our March Break camps.

Duties
  • Assist in training and supervising Camp Directors.
  • Assist in training and supervising Camp Counsellors.
  • Assist in hiring, training and supervising Inclusion/Resource Counsellors.
  • Organize the placement of campers with exceptionalities who require a 1:1 staff to camper ratio.
  • Support Inclusion Counsellors on camper needs and accommodations.
  • Conduct phone calls with parents/guardians prior to camp to discuss possible accommodations.
  • Build/update camper profiles for all campers who require additional support and provide information to staff.
  • Observe and evaluate programming throughout March Break to ensure consistency in program delivery.
  • Administrative duties such as daily attendance, evaluations, incident/accident reports, etc.
  • Assist in facilitation of beginning and end-of-day drop-off/pick-up.
  • Provide superior customer service.
  • Other duties as required.

Essential Skills & Requirements
  • Must be at least 21 years of age within the calendar year.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Significant camp experience required.
  • Previous camp programming experience in the field of leadership or special needs.
  • Strong leadership, programming and organizational skills.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and responsible.
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Police Reference and Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to March 15, 2021 is required.

Desirable Skills & Requirements
Standard First Aid and CPR-C is an asset.
Enrolled in or completed a post-secondary degree in related field.
Valid G-Class driver’s licence is an asset.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before January 31, 2021. Interested candidates should apply through our online recruitment portal at the link below. You will be asked to create a profile and will be taken to the application selection page https://harbourfrontcentre.campbrainstaff.com. Interviews will be held early-mid February 2021.

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 & Communications Coordinator (TIFA)

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s longest-running literary festival. As a charitable, non-for-profit cultural organization, TIFA has presented since 1974 over 9,500 of the finest Canadian and international writers, artists and thinkers, offering audiences access and empowerment to meet, hear and learn from the best storytellers of our time. Alongside the flagship 11-day Festival, TIFA delivers literary activities and mini-festivals throughout the year, and partners with others including Toronto Lit Up, Book Summit, Forest of Reading Festival and The Word On The Street. Our creative programmes continue to adapt to changing times, capturing innovative and enlightening conversations on stage and online. To learn more about us, visit our website at www.festivalofauthors.ca.
We are currently looking to bring on board a dynamic Marketing & Communications Coordinator who is eager to contribute and execute our marketing strategies to help grow our audiences and revenues.

Position Title: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Reporting To: Head of Marketing
Type of Employment:Full Time

Role Summary
Reporting to TIFA’s Head of Marketing and working alongside the Content & Community Coordinator, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator will assist with the planning, execution, and reporting of all year-round marketing initiatives to help TIFA grow audiences, elevate its profile and generate revenue.

Duties
Marketing
  • Assist with the development of marketing strategy by providing research, collected data, and insight.
  • Coordinate the execution and tracking of marketing campaigns, multi-channel promotions, and other initiatives.
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams to activate marketing systems related to the delivery of events, including ticketing systems, campaign tracking mechanisms, event logistics and stakeholder communications.
  • Coordinate the deployment of marketing and fundraising materials across multiple distribution channels (including print, digital, and out-of-home).
  • Assist with the development of TIFA’s email marketing strategy, organize email campaign calendars and deploy communications.
  • Coordinate advertising campaigns (traditional and digital).
  • Conduct competitive research to help identify new audiences, partners and promotional opportunities.
  • Coordinate, distribute, collect and analyse audience surveys.
  • Cultivate relationships with strategic partners and stakeholders, and deliver mutually-beneficial results.
  • Manage department contact lists and oversee database functionality.

Communications
  • Coordinate the production of creative assets (print, digital and out-of-home) from collecting raw materials to writing and editing copy, liaising with graphic designers and managing approvals.
  • Buy media and traffic ads to outlets.
  • Proofread and draft copy for campaigns, letters and other materials.
  • Ensure adherence to established organizational brand guidelines and positioning across the organization and by third parties.
  • Assist with the coordination of press releases and media interviews, monitor media coverage and archive press clippings.
  • Liaise with organizational stakeholders (including government bodies, programme partners and author participants) in a professional manner.

Reporting
  • Implement systems for campaign measurement and capture/monitor results for evaluation and reporting.
  • Provide monthly and campaign-specific marketing reports as needed.

Administration
  • Monitor and update project tracking documents and oversee the completion of tasks effectively and on time.
  • Prepare and execute event booking contracts for the box office.
  • Update database systems when necessary and run queries and reports.
  • Assist with training and supervision of volunteers and seasonal interns.
  • Assist with department presentations and meeting preparations.
  • Assist with event logistics outside of regular office hours.
  • Other support activities as required.

Required Skills and Attributes
  • Two (2) years experience working in a marketing or communications role, or similar function.
  • Post-secondary education in marketing, communications, or arts administration.
  • Proven experience executing and reporting on marketing campaigns, demonstrating an understanding of current trends, tools, best practices and measurement techniques.
  • Strong project coordination experience, including preparation and oversight of timelines, ensuring projects are completed on time, budget and on spec.
  • Experience working with: Email automation systems (ie, Wordfly or MailChimp) - Customer relationship management and/or ticketing software (ie,Tessitura, Raisers Edge or Salesforce) - Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google UTM manager - Campaign tracking and coding practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Given the nature of our industry, the incumbent must possess strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Thrives in a fast-moving, collaborative environment.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, multitasker
  • Confident, personable and persuasive communicator.
  • A creative, numbers-driven individual, self-motivated to "push the needle".
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. International applicants must have a valid employment Visa authorizing their ability to work in Canada.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Demonstrated interest in the literary arts / publishing industry.
  • Experience working or volunteering in a not-for-profit, or arts/live entertainment environment.
  • Understanding of CASL, AODA and plain language guidelines.
  • Familiarity with design principles and production processes.
  • Working knowledge of: - Front-end website development (Wordpress), HTML - Social media platforms for business (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Working Conditions
  • The incumbent will be expected to work evenings and weekends during the 11-day Festival every fall and during occasional year-round events.
  • TIFA’s physical office is located at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON). Staff are currently working remotely, per the guidelines of Toronto Public Health, to deliver all events and programmes digitally, until it is deemed safe and feasible to return to in-person gatherings.

How to Apply
Acceptable applications must include:
  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position and salary expectations
  • A current resume

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by no later than February 3,2021. Please quote Marketing & Communications Coordinator (TIFA) in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place via video conference.

TIFA and Harbourfront Centre are equal opportunity employers, committed to diversity and inclusiveness in our teams, creative communities, programmes and services. We invite qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accomodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.








Security Guard

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 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, presenting 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 to bring on board two reliable and responsible Security Guards to help monitor and maintain the safety of our premises, properties, and visitors to our campus.

Position Title: Security Guard
Department: Security
Type of Employment: Part-time
Number of Vacancies: Two
Hours of Work: Up to 35-40 hours per week, however hours may vary based on need. Must be available to work day shifts (7:30 am - 7:30 pm) and/or evening/night shifts ( 7:30 pm - 7:30 am)
Rate of Pay: $17-$18 per hour

Major Duties:
  • Patrols property, secures buildings and takes 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.
  • Provides first aid to visitors or staff when required.
  • In the absence of the Shift DSO, performs duties of the DSO in an acting capacity, as assigned.
  • Employs use of force techniques and strategies in accordance with training and company policy as required during shift.
  • Performs other duties of similar nature or level.

Skills:
  • Prior experience in a Security Guard capacity
  • Ontario drivers license with clean abstract.
  • Valid emergency and/ or standard first aid/CPR certification.
  • Valid certification of provincial standards for Use of Force (in handcuff and baton) desired.
  • Strong report writing skills.

Working Conditions:
  • May contain some hazardous and potentially dangerous situations related to apprehending suspects and/or securing Harbourfront Centre.
  • Job involves working outside in varying weather conditions and some working in isolated areas.
  • Job involves working in full uniform including neckties and carrying baton and handcuffs at all times during rotating shifts over seven days per week, 24 hours a day, including statutory holidays.

How to Apply:
Acceptable applications must include a current resume and a cover letter. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by no later than January 24,2021. Please quote Security Guard 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.

WordPress & PHP Developer

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 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, presenting 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!

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


Job Summary
Among Toronto’s cultural institutions, Harbourfront Centre is one of its most iconic. Through both its campus and programming, it’s hard to find a Torontonian who hasn’t spent time with us. Our latest endeavour is the creation of an in-house Digital Transformation team. The team’s mandate is simple: elevate Harbourfront Centre’s digital profile to the visibility already enjoyed by its campus. To help in our endeavour, we are looking for an experienced Wordpress & PHP developer. This is a senior role and requires a strong understanding of custom Wordpress installation, API integration, version control and hosting. We are a collaborative digital team and the selected candidate will also help guide our existing Wordpress developer. If you are looking for a future in arts and culture, we look forward to hearing from you.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
  • Build front & back web properties
  • Manage and update existing web properties
  • Create custom integrations between third party APIs and Wordpress installation
  • Build custom Wordpress plugins
  • Manage version control of web files
  • Manage hosting (WPX.net)
  • Help instruct existing team web developer, working collaboratively

Required Skills & Qualifications
  • 5+ years' experience as a web developer
  • Strong knowledge of, and proven work experience with:
- PHP & MySQL
- HTML5, CSS3 and SASS
- Javascript
- API integration
- GIT or other versioning system
  • A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a similar relevant field is a great asset, but not an absolute requirement. We realize that acquiring theoretical and applied knowledge happens in a variety of ways, so our parameter around education is simple: we are looking for someone who is very smart, is beyond passionate about coding, and has the desire and aptitude for continuous learning.
  • We are looking to hire someone locally or who can work remotely within Canada. In either case, the candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada. All International applicants must have a valid employment Visa authorizing their ability to work in Canada. No remote work outside of Canada.


How to Apply:
Acceptable applications must include all of the following:
  • A current resume and a cover letter indicating salary expectations, plus
  • Links to 3 Wordpress websites that you have built along with the following information: a) When they were built and the time duration of build b) Your role in developing the website c) 2 things that went well in the development of the website d) 2 things that were a challenge in the development of the website.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by no later than January 27, 2021. Please quote Wordpress &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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