Current Employment Opportunities

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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.

Grounds Crew-Job Ref#16J006

Employment Opportunity
GROUNDS CREW
(SEASONAL)
Job Ref. #16J006-ET

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.

MAJOR DUTIES:

• 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 golf carts
• Driving full-size pickup trucks.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• 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, 2016

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

WAGE: $11.50-$12.00 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 19TH, 2016

For additional information, please call Alex Garcia (647) 893-3913
Interested applicants should FORWARD resume QUOTING JOB REF #16J006-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.

RBC Curatorial Fellowship-Job Ref#16J095

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
RBC Curatorial Fellowship
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Job Ref#.16J095-ET

Number of vacancies: 1

The Power Plant Contemporary (TPP) 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 29 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.

Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special RBC Curatorial Fellowship. This two year program (19 July. 2016 through 13 July, 2018) supports TPP’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative and unique program, the RBC Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging curator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The RBC Curatorial Fellow will work closely with the Curator of Exhibitions and the curatorial, education and development staff of TPP. He/she will also work with TPP guest curators and learn about all of the diverse facets of the work of a curator in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program.

• The RBC Curatorial Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing text for catalogues, didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floor plan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions.
• The RBC Curatorial Fellow will work in the capacity of Assistant Curator on one major exhibition per year. In doing so the RBC Curatorial Fellow will be involved in all aspects of the research and documentation, writing didactic panels or text within a published catalogue, etc… by shadowing the Curator of Exhibitions specifically on these exhibitions.
• The RBC Curatorial Fellow will also assist with other departmental needs including preparation for presentations, leading tours, and donor relations.
• The end of this two-year tenure will see the RBC Curatorial Fellow present an exhibition and publish an issue in our series, Power Plant Pages
• The RBC Curatorial Fellow will provide a presentation to RBC Wealth and TPP staff, reporting on the outcomes of each year.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, etc.)
• B.A. degree-holders in these fields will be considered if they have significant museum or gallery experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with contemporary art required;
• Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

SALARY
Contract position: $16.00 per hour, 5 days per week (35 hours per week)

APPLICANTION PROCESS:
The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field within the past twenty four months. Applications must include the following:
• A letter of interest describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying and Resume;
• The names of 3 references with contact information;
• Two letters of recommendation (1) from academic and (1) from professional settings;
• Writing samples (2): the primary sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, or a general sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, etc.).

Deadline for Application: May 6, 2016

Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#.16J095-ET
Human Resources, 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

SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR – Dance Camps- Job Ref. #16SM003D

Employment Opportunity – Harbourfront Centre Camps
SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR – Dance Camps

Job Ref. #16SM003D-ET-Dance

Number of Vacancies: 1

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 Summer Camps, one of Toronto's largest, most diverse and creative day camps.

Positions exist in the following Camps:
• Dance Camps Director – 1 Vacancy
• Just Dance (Ages 10-15)
• Dance, Dance, Dance (Ages 5-7)
• Hip Hop Camp (Ages 8-12)


Please visit: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/camps for a detailed description of each camp

DUTIES:
• Administer, supervise, plan and co-ordinate camp activities
• Programme planning and instruction
• Oversee and supervise camp counsellors
• Train and supervise staff
• Plan and run camp specific meetings
• Provide superior customer service

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be 19 years of age prior to June 30, 2016
• Enrolled in or completed a post secondary degree as related to the position
• Previous supervisory experience required
• Previous camp programming experience
• Strong programming, leadership and organizational skills
• Energetic, enthusiastic and responsible
• Enjoy working with children
• Current First Aid and CPR certifications
• Police Check and Vulnerable sector screening

DURATION: May - September (varied depending upon camp)

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (plus Extended Programme Day or Parent Pick-up responsibilities)

WAGE: $480-$540 per week (plus compensation for extended hours)

DEADLINE: May 13, 2016

Interested applicants should QUOTE Job Ref. #16SM003D-ET-DANCE in the Email subject line and cover letter, and FORWARD their resume to:
EMAIL: campjobs@harbourfrontcentre.com
EUGENE CHONG, Manager – Recreational Learning
Harbourfront Centre Camps
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

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

TD Education Curatorial Fellowship-Job Ref#16J096

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
TD Education Curatorial Fellowship
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Job Ref#.16J096-ET

Number of vacancies: 1

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. Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special TD Education Curatorial Fellowship. This program (6 September 2016 through 13 July 2018) supports The Power Plant’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative program, the TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging educator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery. This position will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to gain hands-on experience in visitor engagement, program development and assessment and community outreach, conducting research related to exhibitions as well as ongoing administrative tasks.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to learn about all of the diverse facets of the work in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program. The TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will:
• Participates in all phases of program development, including research, development, implementation, assessment, community and artist relations, writing interpretive and promotional materials, website and program guide, audience development and visitor engagement.
• Assists with youth related programming including Power Kids Family Programs, Power Youth, and Student Night, developing and implementing assessment strategies for these and other programs.
• Researches and develops public programs and liaise with artists, curators and other cultural producers.
• Provides administrative support across programs and learn to develop and manage budgets, staffing plans, grant applications and reports, and assist with preparing presentations, board reports and presenter contracts.
• Prepares and provides guided gallery tours for a variety of audiences.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Masters degree in art education, museum studies, contemporary art history
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of contemporary art required;
• Understanding of gallery education and public programs, program assessment, and visitor engagement theories and strategies.
• Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

SALARY
$16.00 per hour, 35hours a week

APPLICATION PROCESS:
The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field of Art Education, Museum Studies, and Art History or related field within the past twenty four months. Applications must include the following:
• A letter of interest describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying and Resume;
• The names of 3 references with contact information
• Two letters of recommendation (1) from academic and (1) from professional settings
• Writing samples (2): the primary sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, or a general sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, etc.).


Deadline for Application: May 6, 2016

Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#16J096-ET.
Human Resources, 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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