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.

Artistic Director, Toronto International Festival of Authors

Toronto International Festival of Authors
Executive Search for:
Artistic Director

THE OPPORTUNITY

How often do you get an opportunity to build a world-class festival from the ground-up?
This is an exciting opportunity to work for a notable Canadian literary organization that operates and influences on a global scale, connecting authors and book lovers. Supported by a passionate and engaged board looking to do big things in a city that is rapidly becoming a top global destination; the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) has a prime opportunity to re-invent the scope, scale and content of this established event.

Ideally, you’re coming from the literary ecosystem – possibly with a background in Publishing, Events and/or Digital. You are a passionate and entrepreneurial self-starter, who sees huge opportunity in the evolving content landscape. A literary impresario, with a “can-do” attitude, you know the right people, and you know how to build bridges and inspire communities to create a world-renowned event.

If this is you, and you’re up for the challenge of a lifetime, let’s talk!

To view the full job description CLICK HERE

Learn to Skate Head Instructor, Recreational Learning -Ref#19J029

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site 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 by curating thousands of 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: Learn to Skate Head Instructor
Department: Recreational Learning
Reporting to: Manager, Recreational Learning
Direct reports: Learn to Skate Instructors
Key Relationships: Assistant Manager, Recreational Learning /Registrar, Recreational Learning/ Site Services Analyst & Administrator/ Rink Guards
Compensation: $20/hour
Number of Vacancies: 1 or 2
Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Manager of Recreational Learning, the Learn to Skate Head Instructors will assist in the organization and execution of Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate program. As a Head Instructor, the incumbent will be required to provide guidance to the Learn to Skate team in the planning and delivery of lessons while promoting a safe, supportive and positive learning environment for participants and peers. The Head Instructors may be required to provide skating instruction to individuals and groups and must demonstrate the ability to skate at the level required for instruction. The head instructors will possess the ability to evaluate participant’s ability and place them in the appropriate level.
The Head Instructors are also responsible various administrative tasks including: providing participants with an update on the status of the lessons, following-up on customer feedback, staff and participant attendance during classes, incident reports, inventory of equipment, and distribution of promotional material to the public.
As a frontline representative of Harbourfront Centre, the individuals will strive to provide highest level of service to participants and on-site visitors, while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of The Natrel Rink.

DUTIES

Program Support
• Providing leadership to the Learn to Skate program by supporting instructors in the planning and delivery of lessons.
• Assigning duties and shifts to the instructors that are appropriate to the staff’s skill and experience.

Program Instruction
• Teach skating to children, youth and adults while monitoring the progress of the participants to ensure development.
• Promote safe practices while providing assistance, feedback and encouragement to all skaters in their care. Ensure participants are in the proper class based on their individual abilities and experience.

Program Development
• Design Learn to Skate classes and drills that meet the needs of the participants and ensure lessons are relevant and in line with the participants’ abilities.
• Make recommendations to the development of the programs offered by the Harbourfront Centre.

Administrative Duties
• Responsible for administrative duties, such as attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation, and participant communication.

Other
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level.

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.
• All staff are required to provide their own appropriate clothing and equipment for use in the delivery of their program.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
Essential Criteria
• Strong skating skills with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of skating. Previous skating instruction experience is a must (certifications an asset)
• Experience coaching/teaching children and adults in a setting with a focus on Hockey, Ringette, and/or Figure Skating
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, outgoing, friendly, personable and enthusiastic
• Excellent organizational skills to organize activities and multi-task
• Ability to motivate students and staff in a positive and supportive manner
Desirable Criteria
• First Aid and CPR-C (certifications an asset)
• Creativity and imagination in developing program ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• National Coaching Certification Program Certificate

Working Conditions
• Work conditions are in an outdoor skating rink environment with the usual risks and discomforts working outdoors in the winter.
• There may be exposure to extreme temperatures (winter) while working outside.
• Varying work schedules.

SCHEDULE
Part-time Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and/or part-time Saturdays and Sundays (subject to staff availability). Please note: Make-up classes may be scheduled on Mondays or Fridays.

Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate season begins with staff training in Mid-November (November 16th and/or November 23rd) and runs evenings and weekends until Mid-March. Please see the session dates below:

Session 1: November 26 – December 22, 2019 / Session 2: January 7 – February 2, 2020 / Session 3: February 4 – March 1, 2020 / Winter Break: December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020 (no classes January 1) / Family Day: February 17, 2020

Please send your resume and cover letter quoting Learn to Skate Head Instructor to:
Brittany Higgens, Assistant Manager, Recreational Learning
E-mail: bhiggens@harbourfrontcentre.com

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: November 1, 2019

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.


Learn to Skate Instructor, Recreational Learning -Ref#19J070

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site 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 by curating thousands of 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: Learn to Skate Instructor
Department: Recreational Learning
Reporting to: Learn to Skate Head Instructor
Direct reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Program Assistant, Recreational Learning / Rink Guards
Compensation: $17/hour
Number of Vacancies: 15
Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Manager of Recreational Learning and supervised by the Head Instructor, the Learn to Skate Instructor will provide skating instruction to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities in our Learn to Skate program. Each instructor will instruct and monitor the progress of the participants, while promoting safe practices both on and off the ice. Learn to Skate instructors will also assist in the design and execution of lessons that meet participants’ needs and abilities while providing assistance and encouragement to skaters in a friendly and supportive manner. In addition to their responsibilities on the ice, instructors may be required to complete administrative tasks such as, but not limited to: attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation and inventory, and distribution of promotional materials to the public.

As a frontline representative of Harbourfront Centre, Learn to Skate instructors will strive to provide highest level of service to participants and on-site visitors, while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of The Natrel Rink.

DUTIES
Program Instruction
• Teach skating to children, youth and adults while monitoring the progress of the participants to ensure development
• Promote safe practices while providing assistance, feedback and encouragement to all skaters in their care
• Ensure participants are in the proper class based on their individual abilities and experience
• Write report cards for each participant outlining the progress that they have made during the session.

Program Adaptation
• Deliver Learn to Skate classes and drills that meet the needs of the participants and ensure lessons are relevant and in line with the participants’ abilities
• Make recommendations to the development of the programs offered by the Harbourfront Centre.

Administration
• Assist in administrative duties, such as attendance, incident reports, equipment preparation, and participant communication (phone,email).

Other
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level.

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.
• All staff are required to provide their own appropriate clothing and equipment for use in the delivery of their program.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
Essential Criteria
• Strong skating skills with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of skating. Previous skating instruction experience is a must (certifications an asset)
• Experience coaching/teaching children
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, outgoing, friendly, personable and enthusiastic
• Excellent organizational skills to organize activities and multi-task
• Ability to motivate students and staff in a positive and supportive manner

Desirable Criteria
• First Aid and CPR-C (certifications an asset)
• Creativity and imagination in developing program ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• National Coaching Certification Program Certificate
Working Conditions
• Work conditions are in an outdoor skating rink environment with the usual risks and discomforts working outdoors in the winter.
• There may be exposure to extreme temperatures (winter) while working outside.
• Varying work schedules.


SCHEDULE
Part-time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays (subject to staff availability). Please note: Make-up classes may be scheduled on Mondays or Fridays.

Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate season begins with staff training in Mid-November November (November 16th and/or November 23rd)and runs evenings and weekends until Mid-March. Please see the session dates below:

Session 1: November 26 – December 22, 2019 / Session 2: January 7 – February 2, 2020 / Session 3: February 4 – March 1, 2020 / Winter Break: December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020 (no classes January 1) / Family Day: February 17, 2020

Please send your resume and cover letter quoting Learn to Skate Instructor to:
Brittany Higgens, Assistant Manager, Recreational Learning
E-mail: bhiggens@harbourfrontcentre.com

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: November 8, 2019

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.

top

Where you are:   Home / Get Involved / Employment Opportunities