Operations (Custodial) Crew

Application Deadline: May 25, 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 Operations (Custodial) Crew to perform the daily cleaning of our indoor/outdoor venues and spaces at our 10-acre lakeside campus and to facilitate the set-up and strike-down requirements of our events and festivals.


Position Title: Operations (Custodial) Crew

Department: Site Operations

Reporting To: Supervisor, Grounds & Custodial

Employment Type: Seasonal, May/June – Sept./October 2024

Hours of Work: Up to 35 hours a week, with hours varying based on need. Work shifts can include day, evening and weekend hours

Rate of Pay: $16.55 – $17.25 per hour

Work Location: Toronto, at our lakeside campus



  • Perform daily cleaning of the outdoor and indoor venues and spaces located on our 10-acre lakeside campus, including our main building and office spaces. Cleaning includes sweeping, mopping, emptying garbage, high dusting, detailed clean and scoop, vacuuming, etc.
  • Assemble/dismantle setups and strikes including tables, chairs, stages, kitchen equipment and others as required.
  • Maintain Harbourfront Centre equipment (e.g., tables, chairs, vacuums, sign boards, etc.).
  • Respond to requests from Harbourfront Centre employees and the public, providing assistance as required.
  • Monitor and maintain public washrooms. Spot and detail clean, keep washrooms stocked and resupply as needed.
  • Bus, clean and rearrange tables in a food court type and public seating area.
  • Perform proper sanitation of high touch area, furniture and equipment.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature as assigned.



  • Ability to operate equipment used for cleaning, steam cleaner, vacuum, etc. is required. Ability to use floor scrubber equipment is highly desirable.
  • Physically able to lift and move tables and chairs and other related equipment, up to 50lbs.
  • Wearing safety shoes is a requirement to work.
  • Personable and polite (courteous with staff and the public.)
  • Professional work ethic and able to work with limited supervision.
  • Available to work varying shifts: day, evening, weekends and holidays.
  • A collaborative and team player aptitude.
  • Good attendance and punctuality are a must.
  • Working at heights certification and first aid training is preferred.
  • WHMIS training is required (can be acquired during training if hired).
  • 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. The application process is now open and you can submit your resume and credentials to jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com, quoting Operations (Custodial) Crew in the subject line of your email application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until May 25, 2024.

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.