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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.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS -POWER YOUTH ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

*** CALL FOR PROPOSALS ***

POWER YOUTH ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
FALL 2018

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (TPP) seeks proposals from working artists, experienced with community engagement, for creative and meaningful projects inspired by contemporary art for youth in priority neighbourhoods.

TPP’s Power Youth program delivers contemporary art programming for youth ages 12 to17 at four off-site locations in Toronto.

We are currently seeking to fill four positions for this year’s Power Youth Artists-in-Residence. The successful candidates will deliver 14-week programs for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Weston-Mount Dennis, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence Heights, Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs or Toronto Public Library. First round of interviews will be conducted with TPP staff followed by a second round of interviews with youth participants.

Reporting to, and with guidance from the Power Youth Coordinator, Artists-in-Residence will:
• Design a curriculum for the term, approximately 14-weeks based on their artistic practice. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: spoken word, dance, music, theatre, drawing, painting, mixed media, or photography/new media.
• Facilitate one weekly session at an offsite location, providing group leadership, individualized mentorship and instruction in uses of materials and techniques,
• Work primarily independently to deliver programs with weekly support from the Power Youth Teaching Assistant, and biweekly support from the Power Youth Coordinator.
• Maintain weekly communication with the Power Youth Coordinator to report progress and material needs.
• Assist youth in planning and executing a project to be displayed at the Power Youth Spring Exhibition (AIRs are expected to attend the exhibition reception) Optional: attend a curatorial tour of TPP’s current exhibitions at the beginning of the season and/or attend a tour for the youth during the program term (will take place in lieu of a regular program session).
• Please note: This AIR opportunity does not provide personal studio space.
• For more information:

* Website: http://thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Power-Youth.aspx
* Instagram: @poweryouthto *Twitter: @poweryouthto

The ideal candidates will have/ be:
• Working artists with a strong body of work and a minimum of two years professional experience beyond formal schooling.
• Experience or interest in community engaged arts practices.
• A minimum of two years professional experience as a teaching artist in classrooms and/or afterschool programs for youth.
• A clear verbal and written communicator.
• Excellent problem solving with the ability to use independent judgment
• Ability to resolve conflicts among youth and work collaboratively with youth participants and staff (TPP &TPL/ BGC).
• The ability to receive feedback and implement changes to the program plan.
• Knowledge or experience in contemporary art and/or arts education.

Successful candidates will receive a total fee of $4,500 for the entirety of the term

To apply:
All applicants must submit the following in ONE MS Word or PDF file by Friday, 20 July 2018 at 5pm.
1. Letter of interest in working for Power Youth, stating how you heard of the opportunity
2. Rιsumι or CV
3. Artist biography (100 word maximum) and headshot (to be used only for program communications, if selected)
4. A sample proposal (1 page maximum) rooted in your personal artistic practice.
5. 10 images of your work and/or past workshops or provide a link to audio and/or video projects

Please submit all application materials in ONE MS Word or PDF file by email with subject “Power Youth AIR Fall 2018” To: 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 30th, 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.

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 30th, 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.

Power Youth Teaching Assistant-Job Ref#18090

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading non-collecting, public art gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary visual art from Canada and the world. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to a diverse group of living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The Power Plant fulfills its mandate by generating: exhibitions that represent the range of advanced practice in visual arts; publications that provide in-depth explorations of contemporary art; lectures and symposia that encourage debate and further understanding; interpretative tools that invite visitors to question, explore and reflect upon their experiences; programming that incorporates other areas of culture at their intersection with visual art.

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: Power Youth Teaching Assistant
Department: The Power Plant
Reporting to: Power Youth Coordinator
Direct reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Internal: Power Youth Coordinator; Curator of Education & Public Programs; TD Curator Education and Outreach Fellow; additional TPP staff; Harbourfront Centre staff
External: Artists-in Residence; staff at partner sites
Type of Employment: Contract (PT 24 hours per week, Evening Hours)

Summary of Function:
The Power Youth Teaching Assistant is an entry-level position for the individual who wants to enhance their skills in and knowledge of arts and education in a challenging and rewarding environment. Reporting to the Power Youth Coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting our Power Youth Artists-in-Residence in their offsite programming at Boys and Girls Clubs and Toronto Public Library. The Power Youth Teaching Assistant must have an interest in art and a passion for enhancing youth’s lives through the arts, with a desire to understand the and embrace the goals of the Power Youth program.
This is a part-time position for 24 hours per week, and consists of off-site program assistance and on-site administrative assistance.

DUTIES
Program assistance
• Assist Power Youth Artists-in-Residence at their outreach programs at partner sites around Toronto on select weekday evenings.
• Assist Artists-in-Residence with materials preparation before each program.
• Arrive at partner sites 30 minutes before the program begins and stay after the program ends to put away materials and ensure room is clean.
• Provide assistant to participants with the formation and completion of art projects and assist with photo-documentation.
• Help take attendance, hand out and collect registration forms, trip forms and feedback questionnaires, and note how the program went and what materials are needed.
• Prep and distribute snacks to the youth (where necessary).
• Assist the Power Youth Coordinator with occasional outreach activities
• Assist with planning and installation of the annual Power Youth Spring Exhibition.

Administrative Assistance
• Assist with various administrative tasks including; researching activities and games for youth, updating forms and questionnaires, inputting weekly attendance and program descriptions, helping to purchase art/program supplies, upload photos from weekly sessions, etc.

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
• Completion or partial completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in in fine arts, education (intermediate), art history or related discipline.
• A minimum of one year experience assisting youth programs in an arts organization, preferably non-profit gallery and/or museum setting.
• Must be able to multi-task; be productive, focused and flexible in a creative and sometimes chaotic environment.
• Ability to take direction from Power Youth Coordinator and Artists-in-Residence and, when needed, take initiative.
• Promote and support positive personal and professional interaction with youth participants, Power Youth Coordinator and Artists-in-Residence, and staff at The Power Plant and partner sites.
• Ability to initiate games and interact with youth in ways that are energetic and engaging
• Must pass an annual Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Standard First Aid and CPR certification.

Working Conditions
• Job involves walking and sitting, lifting and moving art supplies up to 20 lbs. (or heavier with assistance).
• Job requires evening hours.
• Job requires travel to partner sites, 2 to 4 days per week (to be determined)



Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• A cover letter

Application Deadline: Friday July 13th, 2018

To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #18J090-ET to:
Harbourfront Centre
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.

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