Seasonal Coordinator, Waterfront Explorations

Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Start Date: Apr 25, 2020

Hourly From: $15/hr To $15/hr
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: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site 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 by curating thousands of 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.



Job Description

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site 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 by curating thousands of 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:  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 (4-5 days/week; April 6 - June 25)
                                        
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 Toronto’s urban waterfront. We are currently seeking 1 individual committed to
education to join our 2020 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.

DUTIES
Teaching
  • 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.
Programming
  • Prepare lesson plans based on existing resources and exemplars available for educators);
  • Participate with co-workers in research, development and writing for urban studies programs to reflect annual changes in our 10 acre campus.
Administration
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Waterfront Explorations program, including communication with visiting teachers, staff management and all administrative tasks;
  • 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.


Requirements:

Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
  • A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or equivalent;
  •  Extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings (formal and informal);
  • 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 4-5 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 2019/20 year);
  • Able to attend mandatory staff training on the following dates: Saturday April 25th; Sunday, April 26th; Wednesday, April 29tht; Thursday April 30th
  • Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening)
Desirable Criteria
  • Bilingual;
  • 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 trips;
  • Experience with Artifax Event Management software.
Working Conditions
  • Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor Urban Studies programs;


How to Apply:

 
Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• A cover letter
• 2 practicum reports or reference letters
 
Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: February 28th, 2020
 
To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #20J068-WC to:
PRIA PATRONI
EDUCATION OFFICER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
ppatroni@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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