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 Leadership Supervisor to plan and facilitate programming tailored to equipping Counsellors-in-Training (CITs), Instructors-in-Training (IITs) and Co-op students with the skills, knowledge, and practice to work as Counsellors/Instructors in the future.
Position Title: Leadership Supervisor
Department: Recreational Learning
Type of Employment: Seasonal contract
Duration: May-September 2024 (Part-time training starting in May 2024 / Full-time starting June / Camps: July 2–August 30, 2024) *dates subject to change
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 35-40 hours per week (training on weekends may be assigned)
Rate of Pay: $20.50 per hour
- Plan and facilitate programming tailored to equipping Counsellors-in-Training (CITs), Instructors-in-Training (IITs) and Co-op students with the skills, knowledge, and practice to work as Counsellors/Instructors in the future.
- Organize placements for each CIT and Co-op student in accordance with program standards and expectations.
- Keep records of CIT progress and evaluations to inform future hiring decisions.
- Conduct observations of CITs and Co-ops in their placements and provide ongoing feedback.
- Train Program Facilitators and Counsellors on working with and evaluating CITs and Co-op students.
- Oversee Leadership (LIT) Facilitator and their respective camps.
- Observe and evaluate LIT programming throughout summer to ensure it meets programming promise.
- Conduct regular check-ins/meetings with LIT Facilitator.
- Conduct administrative duties such as evaluations, incident reports, parent newsletters, etc.
- Assist with beginning and end-of-day procedures.
- Assist Camps Coordinator in weekly staff meetings.
- Liase with school board partners.
- Provide superior customer service.
- Take ownership of CIT and Co-op safety during an emergency procedure.
- Help organize and facilitate staff socials.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Must be 18 years of age at the start of a program.
- Ability to supervise staff (collaborate, resolve conflict, provide feedback/tools, etc.).
- Previous experience working in a camp setting and/or with children and youth.
- Ability to develop, organize and lead programming.
- Ability to remain organized throughout the work day (on time submissions, CIT placements, CIT observations/evaluations, CIT attendance, etc.).
- Ability to work independently and take ownership of daily tasks.
- Ability to lead training and camp activities.
- Ability to be responsible (punctual, balance time constraints, prioritize safety of campers/staff, 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.
- Previous supervisor experience is desirable, as is previous experience in the field of leadership or special needs.
- Experience with one of the specialized disciplines (D&D, visual arts, performing arts, circus, culinary, etc.) is an asset;
- Post-secondary education or training in related field (B.Ed, E.C.E, diploma, etc.) is considered an asset.
- 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.
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.
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 https://harbourfrontcentre.campbrainstaff.com/ by March 31, 2024. You will be asked to create a profile and will be taken to the application selection page. Please note: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with interviews beginning in February.
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 application if you are a member of an equity-seeking group. We genuinely look forward to receiving your application!