Seasonal Coordinator, Waterfront Explorations
Harbourfront centre
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 Torontos 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.

Position Title: Seasonal Coordinator, Waterfront Explorations
Department: School Visits
Reporting to: Manager School Visits
Direct reports: None
Key Relationships: Manager School Visits, Registrar School Visits, Education Officer Visual Arts, Education Officer Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations, Seasonal Educators, Waterfront Explorations
Type of Employment: Contract (5 days/week; April 1 - June 28)

Summary of Function:
Located at Harbourfront Centre, School Visits is an innovative field-trip centre that provides hands-on,
curriculum-based learning experiences through multidisciplinary programs. Within the School Visits
portfolio, Waterfront Explorations is a unique spring program offering both on-land and on-water
activities related to Torontos urban waterfront. We are currently seeking 1 individual committed to
education to join our 2019 Waterfront Explorations team. In this role, the Seasonal Coordinator,
Waterfront Explorations, will be supporting all administrative aspects of the program, including
registrations, scheduling, financial tracking, report generation, staff supervision and logistics as well as
teaching a selection of Visual Arts and Urban Studies programs to students from Kindergarten to Grade
12, as well in periods of high demand for classes.


Support all Seasonal Educators in program delivery, providing feedback on teaching
approaches, classroom management and content;
Monitor progress of all students on site, providing assistance and encouragement
when necessary;
Ensure all programs are executed to the highest standard of teaching excellence,
ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;
When scheduled, assume the role of a Seasonal Educator, including all aspects of
set up, program delivery and clean up.

Prepare lesson plans based on existing resources and exemplars available for
Participate with co-workers in research, development and writing for urban studies
programs to reflect annual changes in our 10 acre campus.

Oversee the daily operations of the Waterfront Explorations program, including
communication with visiting teachers, staff management and all administrative
Accurate data entry for registrations, payment information and scheduling of
educators and other resources;
Ensure storage areas are clean and consumable materials are replenished daily
Communicate to the Education Officers when supplies need to be replaced and/or
ordered to ensure smooth operation of programs;
Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Human Resources
Work closely with permanent Education staff to train, monitor, develop and
evaluate both staff and programs in the Waterfront Explorations division;
Able to address customer service complaints in a timely manner.

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
A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or equivalent;
Extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings (formal and
Strong administrative skill set, including previous experience in a supervisor role;
Enthusiastic, energetic and able to motivate students and staff alike;
Highly organized, including strong time and stress management skills;
Able to adapt to a variety of circumstances that may arise within this setting;
Able to work 5 days/week for the entire duration of the contract (please note, this
position is not well suited to someone who is enrolled in a B.Ed. program in the
2018/19 year);
Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check (with Vulnerable
Sector Screening).

Desirable Criteria
Background in the Visual Arts (mixed media or ceramics);
Background in history, geography, environmental science or sociology;
Familiarity with Ontario Curriculum;
Awareness of Ministry of Education and/or school board policies surrounding field
Experience with Artifax Event Management software.

Working Conditions
Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor Urban Studies programs;

Acceptable Applications must include:
A current resume
A cover letter
2 practicum reports or reference letters

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: March 1, 2019

To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #19J068-ET to:
Harbourfront Centre

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.