Summer Camps 2024: Camps Coordinator

Application Deadline: February 15, 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!

Exciting seasonal employment opportunities for summer 2024 exist in Harbourfront Centre Camps, one of Toronto’s largest, most diverse and creative day camps. We are currently looking to bring on board a Camps Coordinator to support all processes related to the successful operation of our camp programs.


Position Title: Camps Coordinator 

Department: Recreational Learning 

Reporting to: Assistant Manager, Recreational Learning

Type of Employment: Seasonal contract

Duration: April-September 2024 (Part-time training starting in April 2024 / Full-time training starts in May / Camps: July 2August 30, 2024) *dates subject to change 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week (training may be assigned on weekends) 

Rate of Pay: $21.50 per hour


Job Description:

The Camps Coordinator is responsible for the execution of beginning and end-of-day procedures, end-of-session Open Houses, theme day activities, weekly staff meetings, staff training, ensuring the delivery of quality programming and supply management. This role provides customer service to all participants in our programs via phone, email, and face-to-face communication, and position themselves as the senior step in conflict resolution. As a resource to new and returning staff, our ideal candidate should have experience in a day or overnight camp setting, the ability to face each day with a positive attitude, and understand that shifting priorities require a flexible approach to daily tasks.  



  • Assist in training of Camps Supervisors, Program Facilitators and Counsellors.
  • Assist in supervising and evaluating Camps Supervisors. 
  • Oversee quality of programming.  
  • Conduct regular check-ins with Camps Supervisors.
  • Supply ordering, inventory and organization. 
  • Plan, prepare and oversee activities for weekly theme days. 
  • Oversee beginning and end-of-day procedures.
  • Oversee and help facilitate end-of-session Open House performances/displays.
  • Complete administrative duties such as evaluations, incident reports, curatorial statements, open house schedules, etc.
  • Plan and facilitate weekly staff meetings.
  • Provide superior customer service.
  • Take ownership of staff and camper safety during an emergency procedure.
  • Support the professional growth of staff, co-op students and/or volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as required. 



  • Previous supervisor experience.  
  • Day or overnight camp experience.
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of daily tasks. 
  • Ability to lead training and camp activities.
  • Ability to supervise a staff team (collaborate, resolve conflict, provide feedback/coaching, etc.). 
  • Ability to remain organized throughout the work day (beginning and end-of-day procedures, end-of-session Open Houses, staff evaluations, incident reports, etc.).
  • Ability to bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm to each day.
  • Must enjoy working with children and youth. 
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR-C certification is required. 
  • A Criminal Background Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening) is required.
  • 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 full duration of the contract.
  • Post-secondary education or training as related to the position is desirable. 
  • Valid G-Class driver’s licence is desirable. 
  • The role requires standing for prolonged periods of time and involves some exposure to rigorous physical activity during camp-wide activities, and some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor and offsite programs.

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’s Camps team is committed to advancing our efforts in equity, diversity and inclusion. We are passionate about learning and supporting participants of all ages and abilities in their growth and development. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply–regardless of race, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, colour, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, creed, citizenship, or disability. We strive for a barrier-free recruitment process and as such, encourage applicants to request accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.   

Qualified applicants are invited to apply through the Harbourfront Centre Camps Recruitment Portal by February 15, 2024. You will be asked to create a profile and will be taken to the application selection page. 

Our staff team is one of the things that makes our Camps programs so unique.  If you’re looking for new experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth, this is the place for you! We are dedicated to building a future that better serves our communities—a diverse staff team is essential in achieving this goal. When submitting your application, we encourage applicants to clearly self-identify in your cover letter if you are a member of an equity-seeking group. We genuinely look forward to receiving your application!