Security Guard

Application Deadline: April 30, 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 a reliable and responsible Security Guard to help monitor and maintain the safety of our premises, properties, and visitors to our campus.

Position Title: Security Guard-Day Shift
Department: Security
Reporting to: Shift Security Supervisors
Type of Employment: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $19.50-$20.00
Hours of Work: Hours of work based on need, with an anticipated work schedule that can range up to 40 hours per week. Must be available to work shifts from 7:30 am – 7:30 pm, inclusive of weekend work.
Location: Toronto. This role requires an onsite presence.


• Patrols property, secures buildings and takes appropriate action to resolve existing or potential security/ safety/ loss prevention problems.
• Completes their personal employee memo book, recording incidents and security activities while on shift. As directed, maintains log of security activities for insurance/ legal purposes when required.
• Investigates all disturbances on the property including – but not limited to – trespass, theft, fire/ intruder alarms, missing persons, and determines the necessary response. Writes and distributes reports as necessary to follow-up the situation.
• Provides first aid to visitors or staff when required.
• In the absence of the Shift DSO, performs duties of the DSO in an acting capacity, as assigned.
• Employs use of force techniques and strategies in accordance with training and company policy as required during shift.
• Performs other duties of similar nature or level.


• Prior experience in a Security Guard capacity
• Ontario drivers license with clean abstract.
• Valid emergency and/ or standard first aid/CPR certification.
• Valid certification of provincial standards for Use of Force (in handcuff and baton) desired.
• Strong report writing skills.
• 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.

Working Conditions:

• May contain some hazardous and potentially dangerous situations related to apprehending suspects and/or securing Harbourfront Centre.
• Job involves working outside in varying weather conditions and some working in isolated areas.
• Job involves working in full uniform including neckties and carrying baton and handcuffs at all times during rotating shifts over seven days per week, 24 hours a day, including statutory holidays.


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 values and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in our teams, creative communities, programmes and services. We invite qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Acceptable applications must include a current resume and a cover letter indicating salary expectations and why you would be the perfect fit for the role.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their candidacy by contacting by May 30, 2024. Please quote Security Guard-Day Shift in the subject line of the application.

We sincerely 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.