​​Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee​

Application Deadline: January 13, 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!

Department:​​ Education​

Reporting to: Manager, School Visits​

Key Relationships: Senior Manager, Education, Education Officers, ​Seasonal Educators, Registrar, School Visits​

Type of Employment: Contract​, up to 35 hours per week

Period of Employment: January – March 31, 2024. Pending funding renewal, employment may be extended to March 31, 2025.

Rate of Pay: $22 per hour

Work Location: Toronto

As this position is funded by a grant, participants need to identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and must be currently residing within the Greater Toronto Area.


Summary of Function

​​Reporting to the Manager, School Visits, this position will work collaboratively with all staff in the Education team to support Indigenous content delivery 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. In addition, the co-facilitation and eventual facilitation of our existing Indigenous Studies programs (7 Gifts and Exploring our Treaties) is a key deliverable in this role. 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. This position will also work with the Recreational Learning team to support program delivery for Summer Camp 2023 and March Break Camps 2024 as scheduled. Beyond the Education team, the Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee will be responsible for a weekly Indigenous-focused internal email, support the delivery of our monthly Indigenous Voices staff PD sessions and collaborate with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff to further personal growth and development. ​



  • Support the daily delivery of School Visits program onsite at Harbourfront Centre.
  • Participate in job shadowing, training and if comfortable, teaching of programs in Indigenous Studies portfolio, with the possibility to explore training in other artistic disciplines as per interest and business need.
  • Work with the School Visits team to refine existing programs in Indigenous Studies.
  • Assist other team members as required.
  • Develop training resources to support School Visits Educators in their understanding and connection to Indigenous content.
  • Distribute Indigenous Voices content (monthly internal professional development series for staff), including selection of resource(s), communication to staff members about upcoming sessions, preparation of key questions and/or discussion points for session and support facilitate of sessions
  • Support content development for our Indigenous Resources Internal SharePoint site to support staff members.
  • Support Education staff members in development of annual Orange Shirt Day programming, as well as in the development of Creative Edge and/or ad-hoc programming that responds to the needs of the division and organization.
  • Review and refine Indigenous content in all School Visits programs with a critical lens to program positioning and content.
  • 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 through our Artifax database.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with teachers to ensure they are prepared and supported before, during and after the delivery of programming (online and onsite).
  • Respond to the needs of visiting school groups through clear verbal and written communication.
  • 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.
  • Prepare a monthly report to Miziwe Biik, outlining tasks, key skill development and hours worked as per the agreement for this position.


  • As this position is funded by a grant, candidates need to identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and must be currently residing within the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Some post-secondary education focusing on Education and/or the Arts, or relevant work experience in an Education setting.
  • Some experience working with children and youth, particularly in an arts-based setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time and stress management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work in a team environment.
  • Abie to ensure student safety during an emergency procedure
  • A Criminal Background Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening) is required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, SharePoint), Dayforce, Google Meet and Zoom is  considered an asset.
  • Flexibility to work on weekends on occasion, as per programming needs.
  • Must be able to work on-site at our Toronto waterfront campus.



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, however candidates need to identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and must be currently residing within the Greater Toronto Area in order to meet the requirements of this funded role.

To submit your candidacy, please send a resume/cover letter to jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com by no later than January 13, 2024. Please quote Indigenous Education Coordinator Trainee in the subject line of your application. 

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