Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) Facilitator – Summer Camps

Application Deadline: April 29, 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!

Currently, exciting seasonal employment opportunities exist in Harbourfront Centre Camps, one of Toronto’s largest, most diverse and creative day camps. 

Position Title: Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) Facilitator 

Department: Recreational Learning 

Type of Employment: Seasonal contract

Duration: May-August 2022 (Part-time training starting in May 2022 / Camps: July 4-August 26, 2022) *dates are subject to change 

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 35-40 hours per week (training on weekends may be assigned) 

Rate of Pay: $17.50 per hour 



  • Plan and facilitate programming tailored to equipping CIT/IITs with the skills, knowledge, and practice to work as Counsellors/Instructors in the future. 
  • Train Program Facilitators and Counsellors on hosting and evaluating CITs. 
  • Organize placements for each CIT in accordance with program standards and expectations.
  • Conduct observations of CIT in their placements and provide ongoing feedback.
  • Keep records of CIT progress and evaluations to inform future hiring decisions.
  • Complete administrative duties such as daily attendance, evaluations, incident reports, etc.
  • Take ownership of CIT safety during an emergency procedure.
  • Assist with beginning and end-of-day procedures.
  • Provide superior customer service.
  • Other duties as required. 

Skills & Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age at the start of a program.
  • Previous experience working in a camp setting and/or with children and youth.
  • Ability to develop, organize and lead programming.
  • Ability to remain organized throughout the work day (on time submissions, CIT placements, CIT observations/evaluations, CIT attendance, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of daily tasks.
  • Ability to lead training and camp activities.
  • Ability to be responsible (punctual, balance time constraints, prioritize safety of campers/staff, etc.). 
  • Ability to bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm to each day.
  • Must enjoy working with children and youth; 
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR-C certification.
  • A Criminal Background Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening) is required.
  • Harbourfront Centre recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. Therefore, an offer of employment shall be conditional upon proof of full Covid-19 vaccination with a vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization.
  • Previous leadership experience is desirable.
  • Post-secondary education or training in related field (B.Ed, E.C.E, diploma, etc.) is desirable. 

Working Conditions

  • Standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor and offsite programs. 

Our Values

We’re friendly, welcoming and inclusive, with an experimental attitude that thrives on collaboration.

To achieve our bold ambition we empower and support imaginative risk and we always try to learn from our mistakes.

We are committed to excellence in all we do, ensuring every visitor encounter is safe, memorable and enriching.

We value and respect each other and all our visitors, celebrating difference and striving to realise potential.

How To Apply

Harbourfront Centre’s Camps team is committed to advancing our efforts in equity, diversity and inclusion. We are passionate about learning and supporting participants of all ages and abilities in their growth and development. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply–regardless of race, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, colour, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, creed, citizenship, or disability. We strive for a barrier free recruitment process and as such, encourage applicants to request accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.   

Qualified applicants are invited to apply through the Harbourfront Centre Camps Recruitment Portal by April 29, 2022. You will be asked to create a profile and will be taken to the application selection page.  

Our staff team is one of the things that makes our Camps programs so unique.  If you’re looking for new experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth, this is the place for you! We are dedicated to building a future that better serves our communities—a diverse staff team is essential in achieving this goal. When submitting your application, we encourage applicants to clearly self-identify in your application if you are a member of an equity-seeking group. We genuinely look forward to receiving your application!