Marine Fleet Specialists

Application Deadline: March 21, 2023

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!

Since 2008, Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating has operated a fleet of sailboats and powerboats that are used for rentals, memberships, corporate events, summer camps, and Sail Canada courses. We are currently seeking motivated and reliable individuals to join our Sailing and Powerboating department as Marine Fleet Specialists.


Position Title: Marine Fleet Specialist

Department: Sailing & Powerboating

Reporting to: Manager, HCSP

Type of Employment: Seasonal contract, April – November 2023

Available positions: 2, 1 position to work up to 35 hours per week, and 1 position to work part-time hours between 20-30 hours per week

Hours of Work: Hours will range between 20-30 hours per week for one position (part-time hours), and up to 35 hours per week for the other position (full-hours). Rotating shift schedules of either 8.00am-4.00pm, 11am-7pm or 1pm-9pm (this will rotate from week to week); 5 Days on, 2 Days off

Rate of Pay: $19 to $21 per hour

Location: Toronto


Summary of Function

Marine Fleet Specialists will perform daily checks and regular maintenance to a fleet of 18 Motorboats (less than 20 ft., with outboard engines 20hp – 40hp) and 11 Sailboats (16 to 24ft, with outboard engines 5hp – 6hp). The role is primarily focused on the upkeep of the motor and associated electrical systems of the vessels. Some repairs to the hull and equipment of the vessels may be required. Repairs and Maintenance beyond the scope and capabilities of the applicant will be referred to an external contractor.



  • Perform routine maintenance and basic repairs to small marine engines and perform basic electrical work.
  • Complete opening and closing procedures which include routine checks on boats and engines.
  • Complete occasional rental sign-outs, briefing customers on the operation of their boat including pertinent safety and navigational information.
  • Provide positive, timely and considerate response to the requests of members, instructors, and other customers.
  • Provide required assistance, mechanical or otherwise to customers on the water.
  • Protect company assets from loss or damage, including boats, docks, facilities and other equipment.
  • Coordination of maintenance with external contractor(s).
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management related to fleet maintenance operations.



  • Introductory knowledge of small marine engine repair and maintenance and associated systems is essential.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to follow standard procedures as set out by management.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Must be comfortable working in an outdoor setting, as this role involves working outside, near water, with exposure to various weather conditions.
  • Must be able to to lift heavy objects semi-regularly.
  • Must be available to work weekdays, and some evenings and weekends.
  • Must possess a Pleasure Craft Operators Card and a Toronto Harbour License (we can assist with this).
  • Must have a clean Driver’s Abstract and G Class license.
  • Familiarity and ability to perform fiberglass work is considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of sailboats and basic rigging 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 on a full-time basis.
  • Harbourfront Centre recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks associated with COVID-19. As such, an offer of employment shall be conditional on proof of full vaccination with a vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization.

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 by contacting by no later than March 21, 2023. Please quote Marine Fleet Specialists 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 accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.