Grounds Crew

Application Deadline: July 17, 2024

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 looking to bring on board several reliable, diligent and collaborative Grounds Crew to assist with various site maintenance and upkeep activities on our 10-acre campus (landscaping, waste management, repairs and maintenance, event setups/strikes, etc.) in support of a welcoming visitor experience and of our programs and events.


Position Title: Grounds Crew

Department: Site Services

Reporting To: Site Services Supervisor

Type of Employment: Seasonal, with contract duration from July – October/November 2024

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. Must be available to work day shifts (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) and/or evening/night shifts (3:00pm – 11:00 pm) and/or afternoon shifts (12:00pm – 8:00pm).

Rate of Pay: $17 – $17.50 per hour

Location: Toronto, at our lakeside campus



  • Ensure that the site is maintained free from hazards.
  • Responsible for maintaining the site, keeping it free of litter and providing regular garbage removal from containers and dump sites.
  • Operate grounds vehicles and equipment and ensure that all are in adequate repair and safe to operate.
  • Perform the setup and strike of events on campus as required.
  • Perform landscaping duties such as cutting of lawns, removal of weeds, upkeep of planters, interlock repair, etc.
  • Responsible for maintenance and installation of all tents on site.
  • Responsible for general maintenance of equipment and/or facilities as assigned, such as cleaning, painting, minor plumbing, minor carpentry, minor repairs, graffiti removal, etc.
  • Perform inspections of equipment and/or facilities and maintain required logs (vehicle logs, maintenance logs, snow/ice logs, etc.) as assigned.
  • Should we experience a late winter, take care of all aspects of snow clearing/ice control such as shoveling, snow blowing, plowing, salting, etc.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned/required.



  • Valid WHMIS training required (or ability to obtain).
  • Valid Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training required (or ability to obtain).
  • Ability to operate small and large power tools and a variety of gas-powered tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity to lift upwards of 50lbs.
  • A Class G2 Ontario driver’s license with 3 years’ experience is desirable.
  • Reliable and punctual with the willingness and availability to work a range of shifts which may include day, afternoon, evening and weekend hours.
  • A diligent and attentive attitude to ensure good quality work.
  • A positive and collaborative approach to effectively work with colleagues and to deal with the public. The ability to demonstrate good customer service skills is important, as our campus is a tourist destination for all to enjoy.
  • Ability to operate light vehicles such as UTVs or medium-duty trucks is considered an asset.
  • Valid Working at Heights training is a favourable asset.
  • Knowledge of landscaping practices and/or maintenance and cleaning practices is desirable.
  • Experience with equipment repairs and preventative maintenance is  considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with the Occupational Health & Safety Act is desirable.
  • 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 duration of the contract.

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 is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Acceptable applications must include a cover letter and a current resume.

To apply, please submit your candidacy to by no later than July 17, 2024. Please quote Grounds Crew in the subject line of your application. Applications will be reviewed and actioned as they are received, including interviews.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.