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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.

Curator of Exhibitions-Job Ref#18F07

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 30 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, catalogues and editions has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by living artists of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate global contemporary art in all and any media.

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 from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons.

Currently, an employment opportunity exists for a full time Curator of Exhibitions.

ROLE STATEMENT
Job Title: Curator of Exhibitions (Noc 5112)
Company Name: Harbourfront Corporation (D/B/A the Harbourfront Centre)
Language: English
Start Date of Employment (Approx.): August 2018
Hours: 40 hours per week

Minimum Education: Masters
Positions Available: 1
Work Location(s): Toronto, Ontario
Type of Employment: Full Time

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Director/Artistic Director, the Curator of Exhibitions oversees all aspects of the exhibition and publication programme. Alongside the conception and coordination of the exhibitions and new commissioned work, the Curator of Exhibitions manages the annual exhibition and publication budgets. The Curator of Exhibitions oversees, develops and implements the exhibitions within the gallery, touring exhibitions, institutional partnerships and co-productions; coordinates guest-curated exhibitions and supervises the development of exhibitions by other curatorial staff members. The Curator of Exhibitions manages the publications accompanying The Power Plant’s exhibitions. He/she represents The Power Plant in the community and internationally to enhance the profile and reputation of the gallery.


DUTIES
Exhibition Development
• Works closely with the Director/Artistic Director to research, develop and implement The Power Plant’s exhibition and publication program;
• Participates as directed in the development, preparation and production of exhibitions of Canadian and international contemporary art;
• Researches, develops and presents new solo and group exhibitions that interpret the response of artists to developments in contemporary culture and that respond to the global flow of information, emerging discourses, new artists, new geographies, new media and changing contexts that underpin developments in contemporary art;
• Undertakes scholarly research in all areas of contemporary arts for exhibitions in order to propose and recommend exhibition projects and publications aligned with the current artistic vision of The Power Plant;
• Manages and oversees touring exhibitions and institutional collaborations; negotiates touring and co-production terms and agreements;
• Works closely with artists and lending institutions and supervises all aspects of installations; including researching production and fabrication for new commissioned work;
• Establishes, fosters and maintains contacts with artists, collectors, donors, sponsors, galleries as well as various organizations on the local and international scenes in the development of The Power Plant’s exhibition program;
• Reviews and responds to exhibition proposals for partnerships;

Publications
• Manages and oversees the production of publications accompanying the galleries exhibition programme;
• Writes texts for catalogues as well as creates accompanying text material;
• Liaises with authors, copy-editors, graphic designers, printers;
Budgets
• Prepares and monitors annual exhibition, installation and publication budgets and expenses, and manages and directs the work of all subordinate staff;
• Prepares materials in support of applications for funding from consulates, foreign affairs departments, foundations, trusts, individuals, and private agencies in consultation with the Donor Programs and Major Events Manager as well as with the Grants and Sponsorship Officer;
• As part of the senior management team, participates in business and strategic planning for The Power Plant;

Education

• Works with the Curator of Education and Public Programs to plan and support outreach and education programs aimed at engaging and expanding new and diverse audiences.

Marketing
• Prepares texts used for didactic materials, programme guides, annual report, media releases, newsletter, web and other sources.


Workplace Health and Safety
• All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel who may be affected by their conduct.

Key Performance Indicators
• Successful delivery of exhibitions on time and within budget;
• Successful delivery of publications on time and within budget;

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
• MA in Art History or related studies as well as in-depth knowledge of 20th and 21st century art and contemporary art within a global context;
• At least five (5) years’ experience working as a Curator in a modern art or contemporary art department of a museum or public gallery
• Will be a pragmatic organizer and team worker with a proven intellectual track record, excellent knowledge of international contemporary art and culture;
• Demonstrated ability for curatorial research and writing;
• Proven expertise in writing material for publication in a related field
• Must be able to demonstrate a clear vision of their own curatorial practice;
• An appreciation of the history of curating in its political context is crucial, as are a critical understanding of contemporary art and a methodology that would enable the candidate to place their work into the context of other initiatives in the greater Toronto area and Canada on the whole;
• Proven experience in the organization of contemporary art exhibitions and possession of exceptional knowledge of the international contexts for contemporary art;
• Proven fundraising, budget and human resource management experience;
• Must have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships and to persuade and negotiate and work within a fast-paced environment;
• Fluency in English, written and spoken and excellent knowledge in one additional language;
• Strong computer skills including MS Office, Outlook, and spreadsheets, among others;
• Must be able to work flexible hours during events with evenings and weekends as needed to oversee programs and participate in other gallery activities

Benefits
• Standard company benefits- including life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, medical, dental coverage, annual RRSP contribution, employee assistance program, paid sick days
• 15 vacation days per annum
• For applicants who are not local and are willing to relocate, partial relocation costs will be covered by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre

Acceptable Applications must include:
A current resume, the names and contact information of three references and a cover letter addressed to the Director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery [Gaλtane Verna], indicating how you meet the essential criteria of this key position and including salary expectations.

Qualified applications are invited to apply by: Monday, May 28, 2018
Please quote Job Reference # 18F07-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.

Dock Staff-Job Ref#18J008

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre campus 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.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title: Dock Staff
Department: Site Operations
Reporting to: Manager, Marine Services
Contract terms:Immediately Till September/October 2018


SUMMARY OF FUNCTION
• Ensure that the fleet is operational at all times and maintained to a high standard of cleanliness
• Conduct daily boat checks and liaise with office staff each morning around fleet availability for customers
• Perform opening and/or closing duties, and conduct fuel runs to local filling station with company vehicle
• Assist customers with check-outs for power boats and sailboats
• Provide a high standard of customer service to all customers, rentals, members, corporate clients, etc.


Work Health and Safety (WH&S)

• All members of 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.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential Criteria
• Hold a valid Toronto Harbour Licence and Pleasure Craft Operators Card (we can assist with this)
• Must be over 18 years of age
• Must be flexible - willing to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays, and able to work mainly outside exposed to sun and weather elements
• Previous customer service experience and good communication skills required
• Required to drive company boats and vehicles
• Require police background check
• International candidates must have, or be in the process of gaining, a valid Canadian work permit



Desirable Criteria
• Sailing and general power boating experiences are assets

Working conditions
• Job involves freedom of movement
• Working conditions often involve a dirty environment and extreme temperatures. There is occasional air contamination, intense noise and exposure to dangerous situations
• Job involves periods of overtime
• Work schedule varies, weekdays, evenings and weekends

Acceptable Applications must include:

• A current resume
• Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria above

Application Deadline: June 6th, 2018
Please quote Job Reference #18J008-ET to:
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

EVENT SECURITY OFFICER - Job Ref. #18J021

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre campus 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.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title: Event Security Officer
Department: Site Operations
Reporting to: Coordinator Security & Operations
Contract terms: Immediately to October 31, 2018
Hours: ROTATING SHIFTS – Primarily evenings and weekends, some night shifts


SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
• Perform access and alcohol control and take tickets at the door.
• Monitor audiences at events to maintain order, resolve conflicts, and identify disruptive behaviours (e.g., excessive alcohol and smoking in no-smoking areas).
• Provide assistance to patrons and staff in the event of an evacuation or emergency.
• Inform Harbourfront Centre Security supervisors of emergency situations.
• Document incidents or serious occurrences in occurrence reports
• Overnight shifts are available

Essential Criteria:
• Must possess a valid Ontario Security Guard Licence.
• Enjoy dealing with the public (outgoing and personable)
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work unsupervised.
• Reliable, punctual, hardworking, and a team player
• Able to thrive in a fast paced and busy environment.

Desirable Criteria:
• Previous experience in a similar capacity is preferred
• First Aid, CPR and Smart Serve certification are definite assets.


Acceptable Applications must include:

• A current resume
• Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria above

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by: May 31, 2018
Please quote Job Reference #18J21-ET to:
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

Marine Service Crew-Job Ref#18J098

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre campus 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.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title: Marine Service Crew
Department: Site Operations
Reporting to: Manager, Marine Services
Wage: Based on level of experience $16-18 per hour
Contract terms:Immediately and on a 6 month contract


SUMMARY OF FUNCTION

• Installs and maintains floating docks, Marine Safety equipment and Marine electrical and mechanical facilities.
• Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems, and safety concerns.
• Assists with Marine programmes as required.
• Operates responsibly and safely with Harbourfront work boats, vehicles, heavy equipment.
• Assists with the mooring of visiting ships.
• Works with the Marine Crew Lead Hand on installation of new facilities.
• Ensures all water lots at Harbourfront are free of debris, garbage and seaweed on a daily basis.
• Replace worn, damaged, or defective dock boards, posts/rails and all related equipment.
• Inspect marina, docks, piers, and reports all necessary repairs.


Work Health and Safety (WH&S)

• All members of 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.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential Criteria

• Proficient in using hand tools, power tools, and heavy duty equipment.
• Experience with electrical systems and the loads that can be placed on them.
• Knowledge of carpentry, metal work, fiberglass repairs and welding.
• Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Previous work experience on outboard engines, in a shop base or marina
based environment
• Ability to swim, and a strong understanding of water safety
• Must have a valid G license

Education & Experience

• High school education

Desirable Criteria
• Marine technologies education background an asset
• Forklift license an asset
• Certified first aid/CPR an asset

Working conditions
• Job involves freedom of movement
• Working conditions often involve a dirty environment and extreme temperatures. There is occasional air contamination, intense noise and exposure to dangerous situations
• Job involves multiple deadlines, priorities and simultaneous demands
• Job involves periods of overtime
• Work schedule varies, weekdays, evenings and weekends

Acceptable Applications must include:

• A current resume
• Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria above

Application Deadline: June 6th, 2018
Please quote Job Reference #18J98-ET to:
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

Marketing & PR Coordinator-Job Ref#18FC08

• 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.

Job Ref#18FC08-ET
Number of vacancies: 1

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: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: Chief Marketing Officer
Key Relationships: Marketing Coordinators, Project Manager, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Programming Associates, Publicist, external partners and suppliers
Type of Employment: Contract
Period of Employment: As soon as possible – March 29, 2019

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, this position will be one of a three-member team of coordinators responsible for assisting with coordinating and executing marketing plans, trafficking of marketing materials and implementing critical paths for summer festivals and programs. This position will also act as the on-site PR coordinator to manage media attending events and supports the external publicity firm’s activities.

DUTIES
Planning & Execution
• Coordinate the marketing plan for each project by obtaining specific marketing strategies from team members (Design, Digital Media, Web, etc.)
• Assist in executing the plans by implementing critical paths, coordinating the scheduling, processing and trafficking of marketing projects to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner, in line with department scheduling
• Submit dockets and circulate to appropriate programming, production, planning and sponsorship participants; route projects for approvals.
• Distribute all materials across site and deliver off-site in accordance with the marketing distribution plan; maintain up-to-date lists
• Coordinate site and event signage including scheduling, installation and replacement.
• Assist with on-site media coordination and accreditation; provide support to external publicity and PR firm
• Assist other team members as required
Content Development
• Develop target audience and outreach programs, mailing lists, audience numbers and profiles, box office reports
• Coordinate campaign tracking measures, analyze metrics and prepare evaluation report at end of each campaign

Communications
• Maintain centralized overview of each project’s status for the information of all participants; keep strict adherence to deadlines and ensure all parties are aware of timelines.
• Liaise with departments and outside groups to coordinate efficient and timely project processing

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 in a marketing, communications or business is preferred.
• 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
• Creative, able to effectively coordinate online and offline marketing initiatives from implementation to completion
• Knowledge of website and new media marketing are required as well as experience with Google analytics and other web analytics programs.

• 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.


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


OPERATIONS CREW -Job Ref. #18J011


HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity
OPERATIONS CREW
Facilities

Job Ref. #18J011-ET

Number of vacancies: 1

Loved by Torontonians and visitors alike, 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, diversity has been central to Harbourfront Centre’s mission, celebrating the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world. With offerings ranging from music festivals to artists-in-residence, to day camps to sailing lessons, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Harbourfront Centre, year round.

Currently, we are seeking a part time Operations Crew member to join our Facilities Department. Reporting to the Building & Facilities Coordinator, this position is responsible for cleaning buildings on a daily basis, performing setup of events and monitoring cleanliness of buildings during events.

MAJOR DUTIES:
• General cleaning of buildings and grounds including mopping, emptying garbage, dusting, removing snow and scooping, etc.
• Assemble/dismantle setups and strikes including tables, chairs, stages, kitchen equipment, etc as required.
• Maintain Harbourfront Centre equipment (e.g., tables, chairs, vacuums, sign boards, etc
• Respond to requests from Harbourfront Centre employees, the public and provide assistance as required.
• Check buildings, monitor heating and lighting systems for damage or malfunction and report problems to the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Ability to operate equipment used for cleaning and snow removal, e.g., snow blower, two-way radio, vacuum, etc is required.
• Physically able to lift and move tables and chairs and other related equipment, up to 50lbs
• Personable and polite (courteous with staff and the public)
• Professional work ethic and able to work without supervision
• Available to work varying shifts: day, evening, night shifts and weekends
• Team player
• Good attendance and punctual
• Able to lift up to 50 lbs
• WHMIS training is desirable

HOURS: 16-40 hours per week (able to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays)

Interested applicants must apply by: July 31, 2018

Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. No. 18J011-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

Security Guard -Job Ref. #18J039

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Security Guard
Site Operations & Services
Job Ref. #18J039-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 Security Department for a Security Guard. Reporting to both the on-duty Shift Supervisor and Coordinator, Security & Operations, this position will be responsible for the safety and security of Harbourfront Centre property, buildings, staff, and visitors.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Patrol property, secure buildings and take 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.
• Provide first aid to visitors or staff when required.
• Employ use of force techniques and strategies in accordance with training and company policy as required.
• In the absence of the Shift DSO, performs duties of the DSO in an acting capacity, as assigned by the Security Coordinator.


REQUIREMENTS:

• Knowledge of security methods and procedures normally acquired through a minimum of 1-2 years of related experience, and/or education
• Knowledge of security/ safety equipment such as portable radios, CCTV, alarm systems, fire safety equipment is required
• Strong verbal communication skills are needed when dealing tactfully with a wide variety of people including visitors and staff
• Excellent written communication skills are required for report writing and various correspondence.
• A valid emergency and/or standard first aid/CPR certificate and a valid Ontario Driver's License (class G) is an asset
• Must have or be able to obtain a valid Ontario Security License.
• Proven ability to work unsupervised.


Hours: Rotating fixed shifts of 12 hours


APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2018

Interested applicants should FORWARD resume QUOTING JOB REF # 18J039-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.

SUMMER CAMP DANCE SPECIALIST -Job Ref. #18SM003P


HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Employment Opportunity – Harbourfront Centre Camps

SUMMER CAMP DANCE SPECIALIST

Job Ref. #18SM003P- Dance Specialist-ET

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 portfolios:

Portfolio Regular Schedule (during Camp) No. of Positions
Dance Specialist Mon-Fri, 9:30-12:30 - 1 vacancy


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

DUTIES:
• Administer, supervise, plan and co-ordinate specialized programming in the respective portfolio
• Programme planning and instruction
• Oversee and supervise camp counsellors
• Provide superior customer service
• Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be 21 years of age prior to June 30, 2018
• Completed a post secondary degree as related to the position (B.F.A., B.Ed. or equivalent recommended)
• Extensive programme planning experience in the relevant portfolio
• Extensive experience in facilitating work shops to a variety of age groups
• Ability to work independently and take ownership for all aspects of programming (set up, clean up, supply management)
• Energetic, enthusiastic and responsible
• Enjoy working with children
• Current first aid and CPR prior to June 30, 2018
• Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

DURATION: July 3 – August 31 (additional training and programming hours in May/June as required)

HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9:30-12:30

WAGE: $17/hour

DEADLINE: May 28, 2018


Interested applicants should quote JOB REF. # 18SM018-AA_Camps in the Email Subject Line and Cover Letter, and FORWARD their resume

to: EMAIL: campjobs@harbourfrontcentre.com
Rankin Middlebrook, 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

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