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Hart House Student Ambassador
Position Description

Who you are is welcome; who you are becoming is why we are here.

Are you outgoing, fearless and friendly? Do you love going to campus-wide events? Do you like trying new things and meeting new people? If so, we’re looking for you to become a Hart House Student Ambassador.

Hart House Student Ambassadors are a team that generates, supports and implements innovative ideas to engage students in Hart House events like Orientation month (September), Conscious Activism Documentary Series, Talking Walls, 5-Buck Lunch and much more. Ambassadors also contribute to our blog and other social media channels where we discuss Hart House events and experiences. Be prepared to disrupt normal, redefine fun and creatively make your way through a year of unique experiences while gaining new skills as a Hart House Student Ambassador.

 

Qualifications
  • Must be a U of T student–we appreciate diversity, all are welcome!
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in Hart House programming activities
  • Desire to learn about and contribute to student programming at Hart House and U of T

 

Duties
  • Creative outreach–using unique strategies, tactics and promo materials to spotlight Hart House’s many offerings
  • Creating links and partnerships with Student Life offices, colleges, faculties and student groups at St George, UTSC and UTM
  • Representing Hart House on all three campuses during orientation, monthly tabling events, and other opportunities
  • Understanding and highlighting U of T students’ needs, while helping to create programming specifically to meet these needs
  • Conducting exciting and well-informed tours of Hart House for new students
  • Supporting existing Hart House programming, including distribution of materials across campus
  • Contributing to our online media platforms (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Participation in an Outreach and Communications Learning Community of Ambassadors, and Club and Committee Executives to deepen learning, exchange best practices and build the Hart House community

 

There are six positions available. We are seeking students based at each of U of T’s campus locations (St. George, UTM and UTSC) to represent Hart House.

 

This is a work study position. The average work week is five hours (although much longer in September, 10-15 hours). Positions run from Aug. 18, 2014 to May 1, 2015.

 

Hiring Timeline

Please send your resume and cover letter to: day.milman@utoronto.ca with the subject ‘Hart House Ambassador’.

  • Application deadline: Aug. 6, 2014. Applications received after that date, will not be read.
  • Please be sure to label your digital files clearly with your name, and indicate in your cover letter which campus you attend.

Due to the high number of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held on Aug. 11 and 12 between 9 am and 3 pm. A two-day training session will be held in mid-August (TBC) from 11 am to 4 pm. Kindly ensure that you are available during all of the above dates before applying.

 

Meet Last Year’s Ambassadors!

There are many U of T students who think of Hart House as their second home. These students attend all the events, like to get involved and especially love to tell their friends about the great time they’re having. You’ve probably already seen them around the House, and now’s your chance to get to know them. Meet our Student Ambassadors!

 

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Talking Walls Exhibition Committee Student Members

The Hart House Talking Walls Exhibition Committee is Looking for Student Members.

Do you believe art can change the world? Are you committed to social justice through dialogue and debate? Hart House is seeking members for the student-led Talking Walls Committee that will select exhibitions, work with exhibitors and artists, and support the continued development of the space and its mandate.

Talking Walls is an informal art exhibition space in the main hallway of Hart House. It provides an opportunity for groups and individuals to exhibit socially conscious, thought provoking art works or documentary images. The exhibition space is open to students, community groups, members of the university community and the public who are interested in communicating ideas, activities, and creating dialogue around contemporary issues through their work. Talking Walls is primarily for socially engaged works that use photography, text, and other 2-D media to raise awareness.

 

The Talking Walls Committee will:
  • Select exhibitors from applicants
  • Promote and conduct outreach for the exhibition space including updates to website and social media
  • Communicate with and support exhibiting artists/organizers
  • Create and maintain schedule
  • Assist with installation and strike of exhibitions
  • Develop parallel events in conjunction with exhibitors when appropriate
  • Support groups to develop reflective text to enhance understanding and invite dialogue
Participation in the Talking Walls Committee will be eligible for CCR validation.

 

Interested students should send a short letter of interest and a copy of their resume to Danielle Thibodeau, Programme Coordinator at danielle.thibodeau@utoronto.ca. When sending files, please use the format <First Initial> <Last Name> for the file names.

Application deadline: August 15, 2014

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Hart House Finance Committee Student Membership

Hart House’s Finance Committee provides opportunities to learn valuable skills in financial management by participating in conversations and decisions about budgetary and financial policies and issues. We welcome students from all disciplines (it’s an opportunity for students enrolled in finance-related degree programs to bring theory to practice; and we also provide educational training sessions for students without a financial background). Skills acquired through involvement as a committee member can be applied to both individual and organizational financial management. The Finance Committee mandate applies to all financial aspects of Hart House with particular focus on the following:

  • Participate in advising the Board of Stewards on policies that affect the financial management of the House
  • Analyze the annual budget
  • Make recommendations for the House’s long-range plans
  • Consider capital expense requests
  • Monitor financial operating performance
  • Oversee the annual audit process
  • Participate in the Audit Sub-Committee

 

To get involved, contact sandy.carvalho@utoronto.ca

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Hart House Theatre Volunteers

Discover the inner workings of live theatre. Get involved in the season’s programming and join the blend of students and professionals, actors, playwrights, dancers, directors, musicians and technicians in a unique formal and informal educational opportunity. Be a part the University of Toronto’s Performing Arts Leader Since 1919.

 

For more information visit the theatre’s volunteer information page located here >>
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Clubs & Committees

To find a club or committee that speaks to your interests, visit our Clubs and Committees page with a complete list of all the clubs and committees as well as information about each one.

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