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



Job Ref. #14J089-ET
Number of vacancies: 1

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities.

Currently an employment opportunity exists in our Theatres department for a part-time Front of House Coordinator who will share duties with the other FOH Coordinator and assist, as required, the activities of the Front of House Manager of Theatres, Assistant House Managers, Ushers and Bartenders in the theatres between 8 - 35 hours a week. This individual will performs administrative duties as they relate to the operation of the Front Of House aspect of the Theatres; assists the Front of House Manager in maintaining financial bar deposits, inventories and cleanliness in bars and bar storage areas. Prepares for and organizes events and receptions with theatre / dance companies and the theatres staff as assigned by the Front of House Manager.


• Assist the Front of House Manager in coordinating activities related to audience services and the presentation, maintenance, cleanliness and security of the facility, including signage, prioritizing and scheduling work and organizing work flow to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the theatres and quality service to the customers
• Supervise performance of subordinate staff and volunteers in performing the functions of the work unit including training, work assignment and review in a positive and supportive environment
• Contact theatre companies or rental groups to in order to provide theatre staff with information/clarification on all aspects of each show or event following initial contact by the FOH Manager. In most cases, the Coordinators will follow through on one event or one theatre each or however dictated by the FOH Manager. All positions will have access to the show/event files.
• Update show notes and schedules for staff to follow in order to operate the theatre during events
• Report needed repairs to the building, lobbies, Bars and all equipment to the FOH Manager
• Disseminates information to supervisor on duty and staff that is relevant to their work and other applicable departments
• Receive information from the Front of House Manager and follow through by coordinating caterers and bar staff for receptions
• Assess equipment requirements and coordinate the set up of displays, promotional material and catering equipment for events and receptions
• Provide administrative follow up to the Front of House Manager on a regular basis in form of financial reconciliations of lobby bar operations, maintenance and improvement recommendations
• Regularly update inventory on liquor, beverages and snack foods for the theatres. Place theatre orders / returns for beer, liquor, soft drinks coffee, perishables and linens; arranges receiving.
• Responds to requests from Sponsorship Department for special promotions on beverage or food products for sale in the lobby bars
• Performs other duties related to the operation of the theatres as instructed by the Front Of House Manager.
• Perform other duties of a similar nature or level, ie, tours of the facilities

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in front of house management along with supervisory skills and the ability to monitor and develop subordinate staff. He/she must be service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and common courtesy in exchanging information with employees, volunteers, the general public and suppliers. He/she must be flexible, able to accommodate special requests that may require a change in normal operational procedures. Excellent time management and organizational skills are required along with strong attention to detail. Good keyboarding skills and proficiency in the use of various computer software and office equipment are required.

DEADLINE for application: August 24, 2014
Qualified applicants please send your resume quoting Job Ref.#14J089-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003

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


Employment Opportunity
Job Ref. #14J006-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 Grounds Crew team. This is primarily an outdoor position.


Responsible for the upkeep of Harbourfront Centre site and facilities, including:
• Maintaining a clean site
• Servicing washrooms and shower facilities
• Emptying waste receptacles
• Assisting with the setup and strike down of numerous festivals
• Operating various gas powered tools i.e. leaf blowers, lawn mowers etc.
• Operating small tractors
• Driving full-size pickup trucks.


• Valid Ontario Driver’s license
• Available to work evening shifts and weekends
• Able to operate power tools
• WHMIS training is desirable
• Familiar with the operation/ handling of power tools

DURATION: immediately to September 14, 2014

HOURS: 7 am to 3pm, 4 pm to 12 am, 12 pm to 8 pm -including weekends, statutory holidays

WAGE: $11.00 - $11.50 per hour


For additional information, please call Alex Garcia (647) 893-3913
Interested applicants should FORWARD resume QUOTING JOB REF #14J006-ET to:
Human Resources Department
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
FAX: (416) 973-1003

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


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