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

Bilingual Part Time Educator-Job Ref#17J068

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 thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Bilingual Part Time Educator
Department: School Visits
Reporting to: Manager – School Visits
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Manager – School Visits, Education Officer – Visual Arts, Education Officer – Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations, Educators
Type of Employment: Contract (0-5 days/week; September-June)

Summary of Function:
Working under the direction of the Manager – School Visits, Part Time Educators are responsible for the daily execution of our School Visits programs. Part Time Educators set up, deliver and clean-up for their scheduled workshop. They act as ambassadors for Harbourfront Centre and expose students to our site as well as the discipline-specific program requested by the visiting teacher. In addition, Part Time Educators participate in ongoing review of existing programs and collaborate with the Education Officers and Manager – School Visits on new program development.

The ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience teaching students in an inquiry-based, arts-focused institution. Mastery of classroom management as well as portfolio-specific skills are required. Candidate must be fluent in French (written and oral) and able to respond to the needs of a variety of FSL, French Immersion or Francophone school groups as required.



DUTIES
Teaching

• Teach a variety of urban studies, visual arts and/or performing arts workshops to a diverse range of students daily, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult learners;
• Prepare, monitor and reset all classroom spaces;
• Monitor progress of students, provide assistance and encouragement, and pace workshop to meet students’ needs;
• Provide support for co-op students and volunteers if required;
• Execute all programs to the highest standard of teaching excellence, ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;

Programming
• Work closely with the School Visits Team to develop new program ideas;
• Collaborate with Education Officers on program renewal, keeping optimal student outcomes in mind.

Administration
• Ensure inventories of materials are kept up to date and in good order, communicating to the Education Officers should materials be running low;
• Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Human Resources
• Support interns, co-op students and/or volunteers if required.

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.

Key Performance Indicators
• Successful delivery of all School Visits programs as evaluated through student feedback, visiting educator reviews and teaching observations.

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria
• A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or sufficient relevant experience leading workshops with children;
• Fluency in French;
• Ability to work with students from all grade levels;
• Enthusiastic, energetic and able to motivate students
• Organized and able to remain calm when faced with competing priorities (time, resources, etc.);
• For Visual Arts Educators, familiarity with a variety of mediums including clay, printmaking, drawing and painting is required;
• For Performing Arts Educators, familiarity with a variety of dance styles (Hip Hop, Urban Dance, Latin Dance) OR drama techniques (spoken word, storytelling or improv) OR music education is required;
• For Urban Studies Educators, familiarity with Toronto, its history and a willingness to stay on top of current events as related to our programs is required;
• Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check and/or Vulnerable Sector


Desirable Criteria
• Willingness to teach at locations other than Harbourfront Centre as a part of our new In-School initiative

Efforts
• Standing for prolonged periods of time while teaching;
• Frequent communication with students, teachers, parent/guardians and the public;

Working Conditions
• Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor and offsite Urban Studies programs;
• Some exposure to rigorous physical activity during Dance programs.

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: April 1st, 2018

To apply: E-mail your cover letter (in English and French) and resume (English only)
Quoting Job Ref. #17J068-ET to:
TIM WALKER
MANAGER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
twalker@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.

Director, Creative Services-Job Ref#17F21

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 thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Director, Creative Services
Department: Creative Services
Reporting to: Chief Marketing Officer
Direct reports: Design Production Specialist, Digital Content Development Coordinator, Copy Writer, Graphic Designers (2)
Key Relationships: Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing Production Specialist, Digital Marketing Specialist, CEO, Chief Development Officer, Director Corporate Partnerships, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Programming Officer, Director Craft & Design
Type of Employment: Full Time

Summary of Function:
Harbourfront Centre is seeking a Director, Creative Services to drive the development and execution of all creative, copy and content across digital and print, as well as the signage and wayfinding for our 10-acre campus. This person will champion, cultivate and evolve the Harbourfront Centre brand by acting as creative authority in all matters of branding, design and communication. The Director will oversee and manage the Creative Services team providing creative strategy, vision and implementing collaborative processes that promote efficiency and timeliness. The ideal candidate is a strategic, proven team leader that partners with internal clients, and cross-functional teams to deliver results. A natural story teller, this person should be able to translate program concepts and information into thoughtful and impactful communications that inspire and engage our target audiences, supporting ticket sales to our events, registration to our programs, and attendance to our campus. This person will play a major role in the evolution of the Harbourfront Centre brand, deliver best-in-class creative, and will enable a robust content plan that enriches our marketing platforms.

DUTIES
Creative Direction
• Oversee all projects in Creative Services, guide process for conceptualization of seasonal identity and program specific identity, overall Harbourfront Centre branding, and critique designs, video and copy
• Establish, develop and maintain creative, conceptual and language standards as well as design parameters consistent with our style guide
• Establish processes for creative development ensuring both fast turnaround and quality
• Ensures quality control and operational efficiencies including proofing, reviewing and evaluating creative output and processes
• Collaborate with key stakeholders to prioritize and maximize resources
• Manage and stay within department budget to ensure maximum return on investment

Brand Management
• Steward brand integrity across the organization, providing oversight and services to numerous internal departments and programs
• Lead in evolution of the brand and sub brand development in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external agencies
• Oversee the creative, production and installation of site signage including promotional, directional and wayfinding, parking and other site services and amenities


Strategy
• In collaboration with Marketing, Programming, Education and Development colleagues, develop a robust content strategy in the form of video, editorial and visuals for our websites, social media, advertising and other platforms as needed.
• Ensure the creative team environment, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations and work styles support Harbourfront Centre’s business goals
• Develop and lead a strategic decision-making process for all print and digital creative, copy and content outputs

Administration & Staffing
• Act as a mentor by helping to further the skills of the creative team through critiques, discussion and performance reviews
• Manage departmental and project budgets, schedules
• Stay apprised of technology, layout principles and esthetic design concepts for all types of media

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

Key Performance Indicators
• Shepherd the Harbourfront Centre brand and visual identity by maintaining brand standards and a consistent content strategy, tone-of-voice and creative visual approach across all customer touch points and campus signage.
• Advance the Harbourfront Centre brand and visual identity by exploring new and innovative communication approaches.
• Manage and develop the Creative Services team to deliver cutting edge creative while achieving consistently high standards and business goals.
• Serve as a creative leader; ensure that the creative execution supports the creative brief, brand and strategy.



Skills & Requirements,
Essential Criteria
• 8+ years related experience in leading the creative vision, concept, design and communication
• Seasoned manager with 3+ direct reports (experience in recruitment, hiring and performance management)
• Bachelor's Degree
• Proven track record of directing both on and off-line creative development, design and execution
• Demonstrated ability to direct one voice and branding strategy across multiple tactics through the entire creative team’s output
• Experience leading a creative and technical writing team; supporting content strategy creation
• Strong understanding of advertising and marketing principles, strategies, tactics, technologies and production as it relates to creative strategy, design and execution
• Excellent organizational and supervisory skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; strong presentation skills and ability to respond well to critical feedback
• Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to multi-task effectively under pressure and balance speed and quality
• Proven talent for high caliber creative idealization, content strategy and marketing writing
• Exceptional project management experience
• Experience in creative budget management and agency/vendor relationships

Desirable Criteria
• Experience providing creative services and direction in a complex organization with multiple business units an asset
• Experience with site signage and wayfinding an asset
• Passion for contemporary arts and culture

Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria
• A cover letter including salary expectations

Qualified applications are invited to apply by: November 09th, 2017

Please quote Job Reference #17F21-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. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Learn to Skate Head Instructor and Program Assistant-Job Ref#17J070

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 thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Learn to Skate Head Instructor and Program Assistant
Department: CEA Learn to Skate
Reporting to: Manager, Recreational Learning
Direct reports: Learn to Skate Instructors
Key Relationships: Administrative Coordinator, Education/Registrar, Camps/ Site Services Analyst & Administrator/ Rink Guards
Type of Employment: Seasonal

Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Manager of Recreational Learning, the Learn to Skate Head Instructor & Program Assistant will assist in the organization and execution of Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate program. As the 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 Instructor 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 instructor will possess the ability to evaluate participant’s ability and place them in the appropriate level.

As a Program Assistant the individual will provide support in the Learning Office in matters of communication to participants and instructors. Communication may include, but is not limited to providing participants with an update on the status of the lessons, following-up on customer feedback, organizing private lessons and scheduling shifts for staff. Administrative tasks included in the position will include 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 individual 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

Pay scale: $15-$17/hour

Schedule: Part-time – mid-October to mid-November/Full-time – November 21, 2017 – March 4, 2018
Work hours: Tuesday-Thursday – 1:00pm-9:00pm /Saturday – 8:30am-4:30pm / Sunday – 9:30am-4:30pm

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, re-scheduling lessons, updating the information line, 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.

Key Performance Indicators

• Delivery of Learn to Skate programs in line with set program goals.
• Effective use of registration system to generate the relevant information (attendance lists etc.)
• Effective facilitation of communication between the Office and Learn to Skate Instructors
• Effective staff scheduling, including appropriate workloads, and last minute staffing changes.
• Effective communication to all staff and participants in regards to rink status, program needs, and scheduling.

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
• Proficient in the use of various communication media including social media to communicate with program participants.
• 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


Please send your resume& cover letter quoting Job Ref. No.#17J070-ET to:
Rankin Middlebrook, Manager, Recreational Learning
E-mail: rmiddlebrook@harbourfrontcentre.com

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: November 10, 2017

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. # 17J029

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 thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Learn to Skate Instructor
Department: Cultural Engagement - Learn to Skate
Reporting to: Manager, Recreational Learning
Direct reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Administrative Coordinator, Education / Rink Guards
Type of Employment: Seasonal

Summary of Function:
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.

Pay scale: $14-16/hour


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.

Key Performance Indicators

• Delivery of Learn to Skate programs in line with set program goals.
• Punctual and prepared for program delivery.
• Effective communication to all staff and participants in regards to rink status, program needs, and program progress.

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
• Creativity and imagination in developing program ideas, and knowledge of learning framework
• National Coaching Certification Program Certificate

Please send your resume & cover letter quoting Job Ref. No.#17J029-ET to:
Rankin Middlebrook, Manager, Recreational Learning

E-mail: rmiddlebrook@harbourfrontcentre.com

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply before: November 3rd, 2017

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

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