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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.

LEARN TO SKATE INSTRUCTORS-JOB REF#14J029

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
LEARN TO SKATE INSTRUCTORS

Job Ref. # 14J029-ET

Number of vacancies: 10


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, we are looking for motivated and reliable individuals to work as Learn to Skate Instructors, at our scenic outdoor skating rink to provide skating lessons to children, youth and adults.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Providing skating instruction to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities
• Monitor progress of participants and promoting safe practices while providing assistance and encouragement to skaters
• Design and execute lesson plans that meet participants’ needs and abilities
• Provide exceptional customer service to skaters and Harbourfront Centre visitors
• Observe and enforce the rules and regulations of The Natrel Rink
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level

REQUIREMENTS:

• Solid skating skills and previous skating teaching experience (Certifications an asset)
• Experience in coaching/teaching
• Creativity and imagination in developing programme ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, outgoing, friendly, personable and enthusiastic
• Excellent organization skills to organize activities and multi-task
• Ability to motivate students
• Able to work outdoor with exposure to extreme winter temperatures, stand for long periods of time during class and physically carry/move equipment


DURATION: NOVEMBER 2014 to MARCH 2015
Evenings and Weekends (Part-time Hours)

WAGE: $11.00 - $12.50 per hour (depending on level of experience)


Qualified applicants must apply by November 3, 2014
Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. No.#14J029-ET to: Eugene Chong
Harbourfront Centre Learning Office
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-5377
E-mail: campjobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

POWER YOUTH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2015-JOB REF#14J097

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
THE POWER PLANT CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
POWER YOUTH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2015
JOB REF#. 14J097-ET

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 25 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by practitioners of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking proposals for creative projects that provide meaningful engagement between youth in priority neighbourhoods and contemporary artists.
As an extension of our mandate The Power Plant has launched a new program (Power Youth) aimed at youth ages 13-18 in partnership with St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club of Weston Mount Dennis. The opportunity exists for a contemporary artist, for whom community engagement forms a central part of their practice, to conduct a 15 week studio art workshop for youth aligned with Power Youth program goals and St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club core values www.stalbansclub.ca.

THE PROGRAM

• The opportunity is open to artists living and working in the Toronto area.
• The residency aims to connect teaching artists with high priority youth by engaging youth with contemporary art.
• Over the course of 15 weekly sessions, from January to May 2015, the Artist in residence will lead youth in studio art activities and collectively produce a contemporary art project inspired by youth interests. Programming is delivered at St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club Humber Club House at 121 Humber Blvd on Monday evenings from 6-8pm.
• The Artist in residence will provide opportunities for youth to explore issues impacting their lives, demonstrate new tools and strategies for creative self-expression, and encourage community collaboration.
• The Artist in residence will uphold the core values of The St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club and deliver programming that emphasizes inclusion and opportunity, respect and belonging, empowerment, collaboration, and speaking out.
• The Artist in residence will be supported by the Power Youth Program Coordinator in cooperation with The Power Plant.
• The Artist in residence will attend all sessions of Power Youth and maintain communication with the Power Youth Program Coordinator between sessions as needed
• The residency does not provide personal studio space.

DELIVERABLES

• Produce a project plan with a curriculum framework that addresses concepts in contemporary art that is socially relevant, providing opportunities to reflect on issues and ideas impacting the lives of youth while supporting creative thinking, skill development and, when relevant, connecting to current exhibitions at TPP
• Submit weekly lesson plans outlining activities, goals, and material needs
• Deliver programming to youth ages 13-18 one evening per week for 3 hours, including preparation and clean-up time
• Participate in a field trip to The Power Plant
• Help youth mount a final exhibition of the finished project for friends and family

COMPENSATION

• The Artist in residence appointment for Winter/Spring 2015 has an honorarium of $5,000 total that will be allotted in three payments over the course of the program cycle.
• The Artist in residence is not responsible for project expenses, supplies and promotion and will submit material needs to the Power Youth Coordinator.
• Artists are encouraged to propose projects that do not exceed an estimated material budget of $1,500.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

• Applicant is a Toronto area artist with a professional studio practice and experience teaching youth ages 13-18 from diverse backgrounds
• Proven experience collaborating and engaging with communities through artistic practice
• Strong oral and written communication
• Energetic, enthusiastic and outgoing personality

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit the following items by October 28, 2014 at 5pm. Incomplete packages will not be considered
• Contact information (name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
• Statement of interest
• Proposal: description of a possible project (maximum 2 pages), including material requirements and how the project will engage youth
• A summary of your teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words)
• 10-20 images (.jpg format) of your artwork or past workshops/website link
• Curriculum Vitae including education, teaching, and exhibition history
• The names of three references with contact information

The Power Plant appreciates the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Send submissions by email only in attachment (.doc or .pdf) to erodgers@thepowerplant.org
*Please note Power Youth Artist in Residence in the subject line*
Elyse Rodgers, Power Youth Coordinator
Email: erodgers@thepowerplant.org
Address: The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON
M5J 2G8
Number: (416)973-4949
Website: http://thepowerplant.org/

http://thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Power-Youth.aspx

Rink Crew-Job Ref#14J030

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
R I N K C R E W
(SEASONAL)
Job Ref. #14J030-ET

Number of vacancies: 4

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. Currently, we are seeking motivated and reliable individuals to join our Rink Crew team.

Currently, we are seeking 4 motivated and reliable individuals to join our Rink Crew team, to assist the Rink Supervisor and Security personnel in the daily operation of the rink facilities, including skate sharpening, skate rentals and rink guarding. This is primarily an outdoor position.

MAJOR DUTIES:
• Patrols the rink; monitors skaters' activities and enforces rink rules
• Operates the skate sharpening equipment; sharpens rental skates & the public's skates
• Operates the rink change room cash register; oversees the skate rental service (e.g. collecting fees and IDs)
• Cleans and organizes the rink facilities
• Monitors the skate rental inventory and performs minor skate repairs (e.g., cleans blades, sprays skates, replaces laces)
• Performs duties in a safe manner, and abides by departmental safety procedures and policies
• Performs other related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Job requires the ability to operate cash register and skate sharpening equipment.
• Job requires basic math knowledge to perform money calculations and attention to detail regarding the handling of money.
• Job requires interpersonal skills to deal with the public.
• Job requires the ability to skate.
• Job requires working in a safe manner, ensuring safety procedures are adhered to.
• Job requires common courtesy.

DURATION: November 1, 2014- March 31, 2015

HOURS: Varied Shifts: (8 am to 4pm, 4pm to 12pm)
including weekends, statutory holidays

WAGE: $ 11.50 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Interested applicants should FORWARD resume QUOTING JOB REF #14J030-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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