Current Employment Opportunities

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.

Director, Commercial Operations

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus 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, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre!

We are currently seeking an experienced, astute, imaginative and results-oriented Director, Commercial Operations to drive the overall people leadership, operational and tactical management of the commercial site services functions.

Position Title: Director, Commercial Operations
Department: Site Services
Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer
Type of Employment: Full-time
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Summary of Function
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director, Commercial Operations has overall responsibility for the people leadership, operational and tactical management of the commercial site services functions. The area of overall accountability includes Parking, Recreation, Marine Services, Marine Operations, Retail, Facility Management, and other business areas as directed. This role is crucial to the efficient operation and continuous evolution of our site services department and partners.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership to workforce planning, hiring, managing and developing staff, maximizing their potential to meet business needs.
  • Lead and manage a diverse team of site services operation staff that are providing essential services to Harbourfront Centre revenue generating activities.
  • Participate in negotiating commercial partnerships, leases, licenses and contracts with stakeholders.
  • Manage business relationships with existing and new land and marine tenants.
  • Work with internal teams in coordinating safe and commercially efficient service delivery for Harbourfront Centre programmes, events, festivals, concerts and activations.
  • Continue or initiate professional business practices in the procurement and contracting process to develop RFI, RFQ, RFP, SLA and similar project tools.
  • Prepare regular reports, briefs and financial analyses for company executives and project steering committees providing project or business line updates and recommending future options and actions to be taken.
  • Assess, recommend, and initiate business practice tools, enhancements and upgrades.
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain current and future operational policies and procedures (SOPs), performance measures, metrics and production control processes. Inspect, review, evaluate and monitors operational processes and procedures for continuous improvement.
  • Oversee relations with key operations third party partners to ensure overall health of services/relationships, service level compliance and financial accountability.
  • Represent Commercial Operations and be accountable for the department’s quarterly and annual targets and deliverables.
  • Work cooperatively and professionally to achieve outcomes that align with Harbourfront Centre’s vision and values.
  • Build strong cross-functional relationships with other directors and business unit teams.
  • Ensure that health and safety of staff is a core element of all business activities.


Skills, Qualifications & Attributes
  • Excellent leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others, while maintaining effective internal and external relationships.
  • Commitment to quality and safety, and the demonstrated ability to evaluate project-related processes and make necessary changes to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Engineering or Business degree is preferred (attainment of a Master’s degree is considered an asset).
  • 10 years+ of work experience in an Operations function for a multi-site, multi-channel sales organization is required; a strong preference for experience in Financial Services/Retail.
  • Minimum 5 years as senior role managing a large team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Certification and/or work experience in process engineering and/or quality management methodology such as Lean, Six Sigma are considered an asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project and Office suite.
  • Ability to think critically and apply rigour, yet move with the pace of a high growth organization.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of retail and corporate management.
  • Excellent writing skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines in a timely and effective manner.


How To Apply
Acceptable applications must include a current resume and a cover letter indicating how you meet the essential criteria of the position, as well as your salary expectations.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by no later than May 28, 2021. Please quote Director, Commercial Operations in the subject line of your application. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

At Harbourfront Centre we are committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and we welcome applicants from individuals who identify as belonging to equity priority groups. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Dock Operations Supervisor

Situated on Toronto's waterfront, Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Power Boating is a well established Sailing club with a large membership base, conveniently located downtown in Toronto, south of the Rogers Centre and CN Tower. Our clubhouse boasts access to over 80 sail and power craft, ranging from 7' to 36' in length and includes 11 International J24’s and 17 powerboats up to 26 feet. We are dedicated to delivering excellence in boating instruction, as well as making boating accessible to Toronto residents and visitors through instruction, membership and rental programs. We provide unrivalled access to the water from our downtown Toronto location and are a centre of excellence delivering Yachting, Power boating and Dinghy sailing lessons,offering the largest rental fleet open to the public in the harbour.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Dock Operations Supervisor to oversee our daily fleet operations, boat maintenance and the Marine Service Team. If you have an aptitude for providing great customer service, can excercise good judgment in regard to safety, have a go-getter mindset, and take pride in your work and work environment, we would love to hear from you!

Position Title: Dock Operations Supervisor
Department: Marine Services
Reporting to: Marine Services Manager
Type of Employment: Seasonal contract
Employment Duration: May 2021 to November 30,2021. Possibility of extension at the end of the 2021 summer/fall season.
Rate of Pay: $17 - $20 per hour
Hours of Work: Hours of work may vary and can be up to 35 hours per week,with possibility of being higher based on operational need. Work schedule is based on a 7-days a week operation, including weekends and holidays. Work shifts are 11 am to 7 pm and 1:00 to 9 pm.

Summary of Duties
  • Responsible for the organization and coordination of the Marine Service Crew, and general fleet maintenance and operations.
  • Assist with the opening and closing of seasonal fleet operations.
  • Conduct daily boat checks, liaising with office staff each morning and/or evening around fleet availability for customers.
  • Assist with customer check-out and check-ins on all types of boats in our fleet.
  • Coordination and supervision of the Marine Service Crew.
  • Ensure that the fleet is effectively and efficiently maintained and operational.
  • Ensure a safe operating environment of staff and equipment based on company policy and safely regulation.s
  • Drive company boats and vehicles and conduct fuel runs.

Required Skills & Attributes
  • Availibility to work for the entire duration of the seasonal contract and willing to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Holder of a valid Toronto Harbour Licence and Pleasure Craft Operators Card (we can assist with this).
  • Sailing and general power boating experience is an asset.
  • Must be over 18 years of age.
  • International candidates must have, or be in the process of gaining, a valid Canadian work permit.
  • Able to work outside with at times extreme sun exposure and weather elements.
  • A can-do attitude with a willingness to hep as needed.
  • A committment to delivering a high level of customer service to members, corporate clients, customers and the general public.
  • Must be a great team player with some supervisory experience, willing to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Submission of a Police Background check is a requirement. This can be obtained on-line via the Toronto Police Services web site at one’s own cost.

Perks & Benefits
  • The opportunity to work in a focused, fun and dynamic environment on beautiful Toronto’s beautiful downtown Harbourfront location
  • Access to HCSP’s extensive fleet of dinghies and keelboats, subject to availability
  • Access to a reciprocal Ontario admissions program which offers employees discounted or free entry to several tourist attractions in the city and in other parts of Ontario
  • This role is ideal for anyone looking to start their career in the outdoor industry or wishing to develop your existing sailing and power boat ability; you'll pick up numerous transferable skills for your resume.

How To Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume and cover letter by May 15, 2021 at the latest to jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com. Please quote Dock Operations Supervisor in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to diversity and inclusiveness and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Festival Assistant (TIFA)

The Toronto International Festival of Authors(TIFA) at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable, non-for-profit cultural organization. Since 1974, the 11-day Festival has presented the finest of Canadian and international writers, artists and thinkers across the range of literary genres, offering audiences access and empowerment to meet, hear and learn from the finest contemporary writers and thinkers of our time. Alongside the flagship Festival, TIFA partners with and delivers a range of literary highlights throughout the year with a programme of events, activities and mini-festivals including Toronto Lit Up, Forest of Reading® Festival and Book Summit. TIFA will celebrate the 42nd edition of the Festival October 21 – October 31, 2021.

We are currently seeking a highly organized and resourceful Festival Assistant to join us on a contract basis to provide general assistance during the preparation and launch of TIFA's 42nd Festival edition.This position is generously supported by Canada Summer Jobs and applicants must meet specific criteria as delineated in the requirements section.


Position Title: Festival Assistant
Department: Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)
Reporting to: Programming Coordinator and Event Coordinator
Type of Employment: 3-month contract, August 3 - November 5, 2021
Hours of Work: Part-time, 15-20 hours per week
Rate of Pay: $15 per hour

Role Summary
The Festival Assistant will provide general assistance to TIFA during the preparation and launch of the 42nd Festival edition. The Assistant’s focus will be supporting programming and event planning initiatives. The overall objective is to support the development of TIFA’s event programme and strengthen TIFA’s relationship with members of the publishing community.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Liaising with publishing houses, publicists, and event speakers.
  • Managing, tracking, and sorting participant submissions and information, and updating data to reflect finalized details.
  • Preparing documentation and reports based on data.
  • Disseminating information to other departments, with the supervision of the Programming Coordinator.
  • Assembling participant information packages.
  • Compiling extensive research of forthcoming books, local, national, and international literary trends, potential speakers (authors and event hosts, moderators, interviewers) for future year-round events.
  • Taking meeting minutes.
  • Assisting with live TIFA event logistics (evenings and weekends will be required).

Canada Summer Jobs Requirements
This position is generously supported by Canada Summer Jobs, which requires the candidate to:
  • Be no more than 30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes
  • Completed courses, certifications or internship experience in the areas of arts administration, event planning, media, communications, or publishing are considered an asset.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, with a strong command of English grammar and persuasive storytelling technique.
  • Ability to balance multiple high priority projects simultaneously.
  • Superior organization skills for detailed, timely and accurate project coordination.
  • Proficiency in Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Thrives in a fast-moving, collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated, independent worker, takes initiative.
  • Able to synthesize and communicate complex ideas.
  • Experience working or volunteering in a not-for-profit environment is highly desirable.
  • Creative and resourceful thinking skills are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated interest in arts and literature is highly desirable.
  • TIFA’s office is located at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON), however, staff are currently working remotely, per the guidelines of Toronto Public Health. Until it is deemed safe to reopen the office, the Festival Assistant will join the remote work force and must have access to a working computer with video conference ability.

How to Apply
Acceptable applications must include a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position, and a current resume.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting info@festivalofauthors.ca by no later than June 25, 2021. Please quote Festival Assistant (TIFA) in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest and application, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

TIFA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusiveness in our teams, creative communities, programmes and services. We invite qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.Suitable accommodations will be availableupon request during the hiring process.


Marine Crew

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus 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, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. In addition, our unparalleled location nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario allows us to offer a wide-range of marine experiences. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre!

We are currently seeking to bring on board a reliable and capable candidate in our Marine Crew team to service and maintain our marine facilities and infrastructure. If you are handy with power tools and heavy duty equipment, have knowledge of carpentry, metal work, fibreglass repair and welding, and experience with electrical systems, we would love to hear from you!

Position Title: Marine Crew
Department: Site Operations
Reporting to: Manager, Marine Services
Type of Employment: Year-round, Part-time
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Work Location: At our Toronto downtown waterfront campus
Rate of Pay: $17 - $20 per hour based on experience
Start of employment: Immediate

Summary of Duties
  • Install and maintain floating docks, Marine Safety equipment and Marine electrical and mechanical facilities.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems, and safety concerns.
  • Assist with Marine programs as required.
  • Operate responsibly and safely with Harbourfront work boats, vehicles, heavy equipment.
  • Assist with the mooring of visiting ships.
  • Work with the Marine Crew Lead Hand on installation of new facilities.
  • Ensure 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.

Required Skills & Experience
  • 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.
  • Ability to swim, and a strong understanding of water safety.
  • Must have a valid G license.
  • Minimum of a High School education.
  • Forklift license is considered an asset.
  • First Aid/CPR certification is considered 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 may involve periods of overtime.

HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume and cover letter by May 18,2021 at the latest to jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com. Please quote Marine Crew in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to diversity and inclusiveness and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.


Marine Maintenance Crew

Situated on Toronto's waterfront, Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Power Boating is a well established Sailing club with a large membership base, conveniently located downtown in Toronto, south of the Rogers Centre and CN Tower. Our clubhouse boasts access to over 80 sail and power craft, ranging from 7' to 36' in length and includes 11 International J24’s and 17 powerboats up to 26 feet. We are dedicated to delivering excellence in boating instruction, as well as making boating accessible to Toronto residents and visitors through instruction, membership and rental programs. We provide unrivalled access to the water from our downtown Toronto location and are a centre of excellence delivering Yachting, Power boating and Dinghy sailing lessons,offering the largest rental fleet open to the public in the harbour.

We are currently seeking reliable and energetic Marine Maintenance Crew to look after our rental fleet and to interact with customers, members and the public in a welcoming and positive manner. If you have an aptitude for providing great customer service, enjoy working outdoors, can excercise good judgment in regard to safety, and take pride in your work and work environment, we would love to hear from you!

Position Title: Marine Maintenance Crew
Department: Marine Services
Number of Vacancies: 4-6
Type of Employment: Seasonal contract
Employment Duration: May 2021 to November 30,2021. For students seeking a summer job, we have some flexibility to offer a shorter employment duration to coincide with a return to school date.
Rate of Pay: $14.25 - $16.50 per hour
Hours of Work: Hours of work may vary and can be up to 35 hours per week. Work schedule is based on a 7-days a week operation, including weekends and holidays. Work shifts are 8 am to 4 pm, 11 am to 7 pm and 1:00 to 9 pm.


Summary of Duties
  • Look after our fleet and ensure that it is operational at all times.
  • Take care of the general cleanliness of our entire fleet.
  • 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.
  • Perform dockhand duties.
  • Drive company boats and vehicles as required.
  • Provide a high standard of customer service to all customers, rentals, members, corporate clients, etc.
  • Assist with other general service and maintenance tasks as assigned and as needed.

Required Skills & Attributes
  • Availibility to work for the entire duration of the seasonal contract and willing to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays. For students seeking a summer job, we have some flexibility to offer a shorter employment duration to coincide with a return to school date.
  • Holder of a valid Toronto Harbour Licence and Pleasure Craft Operators Card (we can assist with this).
  • Sailing and general power boating experiences is an asset.
  • Must be over 18 years of age.
  • International candidates must have, or be in the process of gaining, a valid Canadian work permit.
  • Able to work outside with at times extreme sun exposure and weather elements.
  • A can-do attitude with a willingness to hep as needed.
  • A desire and ability to deliver a high level of customer service to members, corporate clients, customers and the general public.
  • Previous customer service experience and good communication skills.


Perks & Benefits
  • The opportunity to work in a focused, fun and dynamic environment on Toronto's waterfront.
  • Comprehensive training provided.
  • Access to HCSP’s extensive fleet of dinghies and keelboats, subject to availability.
  • Access to a reciprocal Ontario admissions program which offers employees discounted or free entry to several tourist attractions in the city and in other parts of Ontario.
  • This role is ideal for anyone looking to start their career in the outdoor industry or wishing to develop your existing sailing and power boat ability; you'll pick up numerous transferable skills for your resume.

How To Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume and cover letter by May 18, 2021 at the latest to jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com. Please quote Marine Maintenance Crew in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to diversity and inclusiveness and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.




Marketing & Communications Assistant (TIFA)

The Toronto International Festival of Authors(TIFA) at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable, non-for-profit cultural organization. Since 1974, the 11-day Festival has presented the finest of Canadian and international writers, artists and thinkers across the range of literary genres, offering audiences access and empowerment to meet, hear and learn from the finest contemporary writers and thinkers of our time. Alongside the flagship Festival, TIFA partners with and delivers a range of literary highlights throughout the year with a programme of events, activities and mini-festivals including Toronto Lit Up, Forest of Reading® Festival and Book Summit. TIFA will celebrate the 42nd edition of the Festival October 21 – October 31, 2021.

We are currently seeking a highly organized and detailed-oriented Marketing & Communications Assistant to join us on a contract basis to provide general assistance to the TIFA marketing and communications team during the launchand delivery of the 42nd Festival edition. This position is generously supported by Canada Summer Jobs and applicants must meet specific criteria as delineated in the requirements section.


Position Title: Marketing & Communications Assistant
Department: Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)
Reporting to: Head of Marketing
Type of Employment: 3-month contract, August 3 - November 5, 2021
Hours of Work: Part-time, 15-20 hours per week, Mondays to Fridays
Rate of Pay: $15 per hour

Role Summary
To provide general assistance to the TIFA marketing and communications team during the launch and delivery of the 42nd Festival edition. The Assistant’s focus will be supporting all marketing strategies and tactics (digital and traditional) designed to increase TIFA’s audience and strengthen its relationship with members and the publishing community.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Support online content production to generate user views and clicks, including podcasts, social media, SEO, blogs and the TIFA website.
  • Accurately and thoroughly update constituent lists and distribution lists.
  • Provide professional support to TIFA service providers and coordinate deliverables on spec and on time.
  • Perform website updates and flawlessly upload new content.
  • Assist in the coordination and evaluation of email marketing tactics.
  • Help identify new digital audiences and new opportunities for value-adds.
  • Implement proper ROI tracking for each initiative to capture and analyze campaign metrics and assess methodologies for future improvement.
  • Gather and archive promotional assets.
  • Leverage cross-functional teams and contribute creatively to team brainstorm sessions.
  • Assist with live event logistics.
  • Support other marketing initiatives as required.

Canada Summer Jobs Requirements
This position is generously supported by Canada Summer Jobs, which requires the candidate to:
  • Be no more than 30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent rresident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes
  • Completed courses, certifications or internship experience in the areas of marketing, advertising, journalism, media, communications, arts administration or publishing.
  • Superb written al communication skills, with a strong command of English grammar and persuasive storytelling technique.
  • General understanding of marketing and communications strategies and campaign techniques.
  • Superior organization skills for detailed, timely and accurate project coordination.
  • Demonstrated interest in arts and literature.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Thrives in a fast-moving, collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated, independent worker, takes initiative.
  • Able to synthesize and communicate complex ideas.
  • Working knowledge of digital marketing platforms for business, including Content management systems and Front-end website development (Wordpress), HTML is highly desirable.
  • Experience working or volunteering in a not-for-profit environment is highly desirable.
  • Creative and resourceful thinking skills are highly desirable.
  • The successful candidate will join TIFA’s remote work force, per the guidelines of Toronto Public Health, and therefore must have access to a working computer with video conference ability.


How to Apply
Acceptable applications must include a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position, and a current resume.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting info@festivalofauthors.ca by no later than June 25, 2021. Please quote Marketing & Communications Assistant (TIFA) in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest and application, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

TIFA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusiveness in our teams, creative communities, programmes and services. We invite qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.Suitable accommodations will be availableupon request during the hiring process.

Nancy McCain & Bill Morneau Curatorial Fellow (The Power Plant)

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 and in the world. Over the past 34 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events, 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 the best contemporary art in all and any media at its downtown waterfront gallery and offsite through partnerships in Toronto, Canada, and abroad.

We are currently looking to bring on board a motivated and passionate Curatorial Fellow to assist with,
and contribute to all phases of exhibition development. This is an opportunity for a recent graduate or
emerging curator to be integrated fully into all areas of a major Canadian public gallery that has a national
and international resonance.

Position Title: Nancy McCain & Bill Morneau Curatorial Fellow, The Power Plant
Reporting to: Curator of Exhibitions
Type of Employment: 24-month contract, 28 June, 2021 to 30 June 2023
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, 5 days per week
Salary: $40,000 per year

Summary Of Function
This two-year fellowship supports The Power Plant’s goal to contribute to, nurture, and foster the careers
of up-and-coming Canadian art curators. This is an opportunity for a recent graduate or emerging curator
to be integrated fully into all areas of a major Canadian public gallery that has a national and international
resonance. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring are at the heart
of this program! The program helps build the Fellow’s career in Toronto, in Canada, and abroad!

The Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with curators, artists, educators, and administrators.
The Fellow will gain valuable and tangible hands-on experience in exhibitions, including ongoing
administrative tasks, and many related areas of operations (development, programs, publications). This
broad range of experience is quite difficult to gain in the sector these days and will contribute positively
to the Fellow's professional development.

Duties & Responsibilities
Curatorial
  • Participate in all phases of exhibition development, including being named Assistant Curator on one (or more) major exhibition(s) per year. This includes research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing text for catalogues, didactics,and development and promotional purposes; liaising with artists, curators, gallerists, and collectors/lenders; floor plan development; installation; documentation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions.
  • Assist with other departmental needs, including: preparation for board, committee and Gallery Attendant presentations; leading tours for board, donors and other arts professionals.
  • Manage relationships with Education & Public Programs team, Gallery Attendants, Installation technicians, and interns.
  • The end of this two-year tenure will see the Curatorial Fellow present an exhibition with an accompanying publication.

Administration
  • Upon completion of each year of the internship, provide a presentation to The Power Plant staff reporting on the outcomes of each year. (This will inform a summary included in the Annual Report).
  • Attend Programs Committee meetings of TPP Board of Directors and shares responsibility of taking minutes with the TD Curator of Education & Outreach Fellow.
  • Leading projects including overseeing budget reconciliation and invoicing.
  • Perform special projects and other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned by the Director from time to time.

Requirements
  • M.A. degree in art history, art criticism, museum studies, curatorial practice or a related field.
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary art in Canada and globally.
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent research skills with high level of critical/logical and creative/innovative thinking, coupled with demonstrated experience writing, copy-editing, proof-reading.
  • Experience tracking budgets.
  • Proficiency in French (reading, written and oral) or other language is an asset.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft and Apple) required; knowledge of web CMS, basic audio/photo/video editing is desirable.
  • An energetic, self-motivated, results-oriented attitude.
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with multiple
  • projects on the go and with varying deadlines.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Non-Canadian applicants must have a valid employment Visa and proper documentation authorizing their ability to work in Canada for the full duration of the contract.
  • Remote work from home is currently in place, however the candidate must be able to work on site at our downtown lakeside gallery as needed, and when return to work directive is in place.

Key Performance Indicators
  • Successfully assist Curator of Exhibitions with curatorial program including logistical support.
  • Promptly deliver research and develop presentations and/or writing.
  • Contribute ideas for Education & Public Programs related directly to exhibitions, and participate
  • in select programs.
  • Successfully manage the budget of the project(s) that they are responsible for overseeing.

How To Apply
Acceptable applications must include all of the following:
  • A letter (maximum 2 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the Fellowship program and curating exhibitions, and what they hope to learn.
  • A résumé (maximum 2 pages).
  • Three references (with contact information).
  • Writing samples (maximum 8 pages each), specifically an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing and another art-related sample.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by no later
than May 31, 2021. Please quote Curatorial Fellow -The Power Plant in the subject line of your application. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The Power Plant is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage qualified applicants from all
backgrounds to apply and we welcome applicants from individuals who identify as belonging to equity
priority groups. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process

Night Manager (Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating)

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus 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, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. In addition, our unparalleled location nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario allows us to offer a wide-range of marine experiences. Situated on Toronto's central waterfront, Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Power Boating is a well established Sailing club with a large membership base,dedicated to delivering excellence in boating instruction, as well as making boating accessible to Toronto residents and visitors through instruction, membership and rental programs.Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre!

We are currently seeking a motivated and reliable Night Manager to supervise and support our Sailing & Powerboating team and ensure the smooth running of our operations on evening and weekends. The Night Manager will be required to know all areas of the business in order to supervise and assist staff, and comprehensive training will be provided.

Position Title: Night Manager
Department: Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating
Type of Employment: Seasonal, from June/July 2021 to October 1, 2021
Work Location: Toronto central waterfront
Rate of Pay: $18 per hour
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week including evening and weekends in support of a 7-days a week operation

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee operations while on duty, assign tasks to staff and ensure that responsibilities are carried in accordance with policies, providing assistance where needed.
  • Supervise and support Sales and Administrative Representatives, and also support Dock Staff Representatives.
  • Provide professional front line service delivery to clients and customers, including handling customer complaints and resolutions.
  • Provide customers with product and service information, sell our services, process transactions, handle boat management, course/rental applications, filing/ entering data, and member liaison.
  • Ensure that all Club and Health and Safety policies and measures are adhered to by staff and customers.
  • Motivate and support staff in all aspects of their job.
  • Oversee boat resource allocation – ensuring that the correct amount of boats are effectively assigned to scheduled rentals and member bookings.
  • Ensure that boat maintenance issues are effectively and efficiently communicated to the dock team, manage the proceeding bookings and boat reassignment, and keep customers informed of developments and options.
  • Monitor the weather in relation to customer safety and club policies and communicate this with the HCSP Centre Manager.
  • Ensure all club and company policies are adhered to, with follow-up communication to the HCSP Centre Manager should any issues arise in relation to non-compliance to these policies.
  • Prepare incident reports should any incident take place whilst on shift, and communicate this immediately to the HCSP Centre Manager.
  • Take care of closing procedures, including end of day fleet inventory checks and daily financial deposits.
  • Ensure that the building, sub structures, and fleet are secured at the end of the day, all boat keys are accounted for, the building is alarmed, and all is communicated to management and security.
  • Build positive relationships with members.
  • Any other duties as required.

Requirements
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and statutory holidays for the entire duration of the seasonal contract.
  • Secondary education, preferably with post-secondary education in the fields of Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure/ Management.
  • Experience in customer service, sales and administration, preferably in sailing/club membership background.
  • Previous experience as a supervisor or in a management role.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with people with good professional telephone mannerism.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Must be enthusiastic, proactive, resourceful, self-motivating, and possess initiative and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic team environment.
  • Must be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp and Wordpress.
  • Knowledge of Tessitura and Artifax is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of sailing or powerboating is considered an asset.
  • Must be able to work in person at our downtown Toronto waterfront location.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume and cover letter to jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by June 1,2021 at the latest. Please quote Night Manager HCSP in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We invite and strongly encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Project Manager

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus 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, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre!

We are currently seeking an experienced, driven and results-oriented Project Manager to play a key role in the planning, organization and successful delivery of all site-related capital and maintenance projects envisioned for the organization in the immediate future.

Position Title: Project Manager
Department: Site Services
Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer
Direct Reports: Project supervisors & staff
Type of Employment: 12-month contract, with potential for up to 24-month duration
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Summary Of Function
The Site Services Project Manager (PM) will play a key role in the planning, organization and successful delivery of all site-related capital and maintenance projects. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the PM will take on a full range of project management responsibilities, including planning, budgeting, request for proposals, tenders, reporting, and stakeholder communications.

The PM will lead the development and project management process for Harbourfront Centre capital and operating projects as directed. The PM will plan, organize, assign and supervise work for project team(s) and site personnel, as well as be responsible for initiating and maintaining contact with trades, consultants, architects and designers; leading meetings with them and monitoring/controlling construction budgets and costs – all while adhering to Harbourfront Centre’s safety protocols.

Duties & Responsibilities
Project Coordination
  • Responsible for multiple project coordination including: concert stage, theatre, footbridge, ice rink/pond, accessible renovations to internal and external structures, roof, solar and HVAC projects.
  • Single-point accountability for project deliverables based on scope of work while managing multiple stakeholder expectations.
  • Procurement Management: Identify project delivery resources required from pre-qualified lists or through individual project qualification process; conduct standard request for proposals; complete bid analysis; recommend resources.
  • Validate cost estimates; create the schedule of values for budget and progress billing; reconcile all costs and mitigate budget overruns; review labour and material budgets to ensure they are in line with funding source.
  • Lead project delivery resources/team providing project guidance and direction to achieve project goals.
  • Track progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, and approved timelines.
  • Identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.
  • Responsible for communication flow and documentation control for all relevant project materials.
  • Management of third-party resources/teams through all project phases, including concept, schematic, design development, construction and execution phases.
  • Provide regular progress reports to project stakeholders on all aspects of the project, including safety, quality, budget, schedule, risk, etc.
  • Supervision of assigned staff.

Finance & Contract Management
  • Develop and maintain project budgets and schedules as required for each project and funding/grants objectives.
  • Work with Finance to ensure all charge backs and invoices are processed on time, and within the correct fiscal period.
  • Assist in preparing project budgets. Make recommendations based on past experience and project requirements.

Administration
  • Maintain key contacts for Harbourfront Centre projects in a centralized location.
  • Ensure all contracts, request for proposals, tenders, budgets and correspondence are maintained and up to date, with clear communication to all relevant departments.

Skills, Qualifications & Attributes
  • Minimum of five to seven (5–7) years’ experience as a Project or Production Manager in facilities and/or construction.
  • PMP certification.
  • Post-Secondary education in Construction Management or equivalent.
  • Full “G” class Ontario driver’s license.
  • WHMIS trained.
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Working knowledge of contract terms and conditions.
  • Fundamental understanding of project financial controls.
  • Ability to read and understand architectural and construction drawings.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and web-based applications.
  • Outstanding relationship-management skills, including the ability to work closely and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people-management skills.
  • Highly effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization, including the ability to build and maintain relationships with departments.
  • Creative and innovative thinker.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Strong passion for the arts and client engagement.
  • Engineering, design or facilities management background an asset.

Workplace Health and Safety
  • 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.
  • Ensure that all subordinates/team(s) adhere to and follow any and all HC policies and/or Ontario Health and Safety Act legislation.
  • Ensure all outside contractors engaged adhere to and follow any and all HC policies and/or Ontario Health and Safety Act legislation.


How To Apply
Acceptable applications must include a current resume and a cover letter indicating how you meet the essential criteria of the position, as well as your salary expectations.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by no later than May 28, 2021. Please quote Project Manager in the subject line of your application. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

At Harbourfront Centre we are committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and we welcome applicants from individuals who identify as belonging to equity priority groups. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.


Sales, Customer Service & Administrative Representative (HCSP)

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus 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, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. In addition, our unparalleled location nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario allows us to offer a wide-range of marine experiences. Situated on Toronto's central waterfront, Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Power Boating is a well established Sailing club with a large membership base,dedicated to delivering excellence in boating instruction, as well as making boating accessible to Toronto residents and visitors through instruction, membership and rental programs.Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre!


We are currently seeking motivated and reliable Sales, Customer Service & Administrative Representatives to support our Sailing & Powerboating operations with general office administrative, sales and customer service duties for our membership, courses and boat rental offerings. Comprehensive training to gain knowledge of all areas of the will be provided.

Position Title: Sales, Customer Service & Administrative Representatives
Department: Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating
Type of Employment: Seasonal, from June/July 2021 to end of August or mid October 2021
Work Location: Toronto central waterfront
Rate of Pay: $16.50 per hour
Hours of Work: Vary from 10-30+ hours per week in support of a 7-days a week operation

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for front line delivery of sales and customer service, and other office administration.
  • Ensure that members are well informed through regular and varied communication, and building of positive relationships with our customers.
  • Carry out member and rental boat bookings in compliance with protocols and policies in place.
  • Ensure member and customer profiles are up to date and maintain customer database information.
  • Monitor member boat usage and ensure that members are following Club policies.
  • Communicate to supervisor any maintenance or boat issues that have been reported.
  • Ensure that all Club and Health and Safety policies and measures are adhered to by staff and customers.
  • Participate in Sales, Customer Service and other general duties including: opening and closing procedures, providing product and service information and selling our services, processing transactions, handling boat management, rental applications, filing/entering data and maintaining building cleanliness.

Requirements
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and statutory holidays for the entire duration of the seasonal contract.
  • Secondary education with good grades in Math and English, preferably post-secondary education in the fields of Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure Management.
  • Experience in customer service, sales and administration, preferably in sailing/club membership background.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with people with good professional telephone mannerism.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Must be detail orientated.
  • Must be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Google Drive, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp and Wordpress.
  • Knowledge of Tessitura and Artifax databases is considered an asset.
  • Must be able to work in person at our downtown Toronto waterfront location.

How To Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume and cover letter to jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by June 1,2021 at the latest. Please quote HCSP Sales, Customer Service & Administrative Representatives in the subject line of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We invite and strongly encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

Submission of Interest: Curator(s) - Summer Music in the Garden 2022

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and
recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus 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, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to
contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is
something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre! We are currently seeking applications of interest from
independent Curators to curate our annual concert series Summer Music in the Garden (SMIG) in 2022.
This is an opportunity to be filled by one or two curator(s), depending on the applicants’ experience and
interests, as the mandate spans the genres of baroque, contemporary classical, and global roots.


Programme Details
Summer Music in the Garden is an annual concert series produced by Harbourfront Centre that takes
place each summer in the Toronto Music Garden’s Gigue—a natural amphitheater along the shores of
Lake Ontario. Summer Music in the Garden has been bringing local and international musical
performances in the baroque classical, contemporary classical, and global roots genres to Toronto
audiences since 2000. Over the past 20 years Summer Music in the Garden has built a dedicated audience,
many of whom return week after week to attend most concerts each season. The series also sees a lot of
passersby from the nearby boardwalk and Queens Quay West, bringing vibrancy and joy to the
community.

The 2022 summer season will include a maximum of 18, and a minimum of 12 concerts in July and August,
taking place weekly on most Thursdays at 7pm and most Sundays at 4pm, except on statutory holidays or
other conflicting events.

2022 will be our Nordic Bridges year (https://nordicbridges.ca/) focused on art and culture from the
Nordic Region and Canada. As such, some music commissions for SMIG will be in place by September (up
to 4) so the Curator(s) will have to integrate these works, as well as 1 or 2 other Canadian commissions,
into the program, as part of programming they will put in place.


Key Responsibilities
  • Develop a clear artistic vision for the series in accordance with the mandate.
  • Research and conceptualize program content, prioritizing female identified, IBPOC artists, as well
  • as disabled artists.
  • Work closely with, and report to the Director of Performing Arts in accordance with an agreed
  • upon critical path and workflow calendar.
  • Program within the set budget which will include commissions, artists’ fees, travel,
  • accommodations, and per diem for out-of-town artists.
  • Negotiate fees and other conditions with artists.
  • Obtain all information from artists necessary for producing, budgeting and marketing.
  • Deliver the full program with complete details by March 1st, 2022.
  • Present the season with the Director of Performing Arts at an overview meeting for staff (March
  • 2022).
  • Work with Harbourfront Centre’s marketing and publicity team to promote the series.
  • Work with Harbourfront Centre’s production coordinator assigned to present the program.
  • Book and coordinate artists for an annual fundraising reception at Harbourfront Centre (typically
  • in April), and be in attendance.
  • Attend programming, production, and marketing meetings as necessary, in person or virtually
  • depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation throughout the 21/22 season.
  • If more than one curator is selected, work alongside other curator to plan dates and programming
  • in a way that is cohesive and complementary.
  • Provide original writing for marketing materials and be available for press interviews if required.
  • Attend each concert and introduce each artist to the audience.

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum: Bachelor of Music, Fine Arts, Arts degree or equivalent
  • 5 + years' experience in a comparable role programming and/or producing music
  • Bilingualism (French) considered an asset
  • Excellent communications skills including writing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite including Word, Excel, Teams
  • Understanding of local, national and international music scene
  • Ability to work independently and within a team in a larger institution
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work with a certain amount of stress
  • Ability to work from home

Start Date and Duration of Contract: September 1, 2021 to September 15, 2022. The position is renewable
based on performance, with an intention of programming a cycle of 3 seasons.

Contract Hours: Part-time hours based on anticipated requirements to complete expected deliverables.

Location: Services are to be rendered remotely, however the curator(s) but must be available to attend
meetings and events at our waterfront campus or at The Toronto Music Garden as required.

Contract Remuneration: Commensurated based on experience.

Deadline for Application: May 31,2021.

Application submission:
Please submit a CV including 2 references, as well as a letter explaining why this opportunity is of
interest to you and if you would like to curate the entire series or only one of the music genres within it.

Please send your application submission to ahunter@harbourfrontcentre.com, quoting Curator-Summer
Music in the Garden 2022 in the subject line of your application, by no later than May 31,2021.

This appointment will be made on merit, but we believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and
that it is the responsibility of everyone at Harbourfront Centre to make the arts and cultural sector a
more diverse and equal place. As we seek to continue to increase the representation of Indigenous,
Black, people of colour and disabled people at Harbourfront Centre, we particularly encourage and
welcome submissions of interest from such applicants.

About the Toronto Music Garden:
Fronting on Toronto's inner harbour, the Toronto Music Garden is one of the city's most enchanted
locations. The park design is inspired by Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, with each dance
movement within the suite corresponding to a different section of the garden (more on this here).
Internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma worked with landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy to
interpret in nature the music of Bach’s first suite.

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