Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee

Date Posted: Aug 01, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: Please indicate salary expectations
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across our 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, from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

Job Description


Position Title:  
Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee  
Department: Education  
Reporting to: Manager, School Visits  
Key Relationships:
Manager, Recreational Learning
Education Officers
PT Educators
Registrar, School Visits
Type of Employment: Contract  
Period of Employment:      ASAP-March 31, 2020
As this position is based on a grant the candidate must identify as from a First Nation, Métis or Inuit background.
Must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.
Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Manager, School Visits, this position will work collaboratively with the full and part time Education team to review Indigenous content throughout our Education programs.  The daily expectations for this position will be to support all administrative and programming tasks of the School Visits team, including program registration, materials preparation and program delivery.  As the candidate becomes more familiar with our routines and programs, a critical lens to program renewal within existing School Visits programs will be required.  In addition, the development of a new, Indigenous Arts program that fits within the overall programming framework of School Visits will be proposed.  This position will also work with the Recreational Learning team to support program development for an Indigenous Arts-focused camp program for implementation in Summer 2019 and/or March Break 2020. 
Planning & Execution
  • Supports the daily delivery of School Visits program, including shadowing, training and if comfortable, teaching of programs.
  • Work with the School Visits team on an Indigenous Arts program (visual or performing arts as determined by comfort level and prior knowledge of successful candidate)
  • Work with the Recreational Learning team to develop an Indigenous Arts camp program for implementation in Summer 2019 and/or March Break 2020
  • Assist other team members as required
Content Development
  • Develop training resources, including the delivery of professional development training sessions focused on Indigenous Arts practices and/or teaching Indigenous content for all Education staff members
Customer Service
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all visiting school groups, teachers, students, campers and/or camp families;
  • Support the Registrar, School Visits in processing of School Visits registrations .
  • Maintain a weekly Indigenous news email to internal staff members, highlighting current events, activities and topics in the media;
  • Liaise with departments and outside groups to support implementation and renewal of Education programs with Indigenous content
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 focusing on Education and/or the Arts, or relevant work experience in an Education setting. 
  • 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
  • Job involves freedom of movement- standing, sitting, walking
  • Job involves occasionally lifting boxes
  • Job may require prolonged periods of time at a desk with the regular efforts of an office environment
  Working Conditions
  • Works with deadlines and varying schedules.
  • Working conditions are a normal office environment with the usual risks and discomforts, no special safety precautions required
  • Working conditions may include overtime, and could require weekend work. Work schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter (in one document)

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.


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