Careers & Volunteering

Work at Hart House and gain valuable real-world experience and transferable skills that will help build your resume and your community.

Are you great at talking to people? Want to hone your leadership skills? Looking to expand your network? Excited to engage with the community? Positions are available across Hart House, including the Fitness Centre, Hart House Theatre and the Art Museum. Roles include event production, program delivery, customer service, facility support, hospitality and more.

View the postings below, or visit the Career Learning Network and find the Hart House position that’s right for you.


Current Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Hart House Global Commons and Dialogue Programs Assistant

The Hart House Global Commons is a co-curricular interdisciplinary globally-networked learning environment, created for U of T students (including UTSC and UTM campuses) to engage in real-time dialogue with students who will be participating virtually from international locations in Colombia (Universidad de los Andes), France (Sciences Po), South Africa (The University of Cape Town), and the U.S.A. (Indiana University Bloomington). Thematically, the 2018-2019 Global Commons will explore intersections of gender.

The Assistant, Global Commons and Dialogue Programs, will support the Coordinator, Integrated Learning and Community Engagement (ILCE), in the program development (design, implementation, community engagement, and assessment) elements of the 2018-2019 Hart House Global Commons. Previous themes have included addressing populism and nationalism, as well as achieving peaceful pluralism in a globalized world.

Successful candidates will support and contribute to the following:
  • Development of a research-driven discussion guide, including historical context as well as central discussion questions for participant preparation;
  • Plan a number of co-programming events that will support the lecture 
  • Development of Hart House knowledge base centered on deep dialogue, deliberative dialogue, and deliberative democracy;
  • Coordinating the Global Commons Student Advisory Committee, including training opportunities, event planning, facilitation, etc.
  • Working closely with the ILCE Coordinator towards supporting the Hart House Stand and Strategic Plan;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the ILCE Coordinator.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following:
  • A commitment to (learning more about) equity and inclusion, both on- and off-campus;
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication
The following would be considered assets to the position, but are by no means prerequisites – all are very much encouraged to apply:
  • Experience working with diverse communities and student leadership;
  • Experience in facilitation, and/or intercultural communication;
  • An understanding of the Hart House Stand and Strategic Plan
  • Current student in the Faculty of Education, Aboriginal Studies, Equity Studies, International Relations or / Social Work
  • Related experience or academic study in critical theory, critical pedagogy, and / or dialogue education.

 
For more information on the program, you can find excerpts and other content from previous Global Commons by searching #HHGlobalCommons on Twitter and Instagram.
 
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Marco Adamovic marco.adamovic@utoronto.ca

Application Deadline: September 7, 2018

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Plan This Year’s Hancock Lecture—Join the Student Advisory!

Make friends, have great conversations about things that matter to you and help plan and execute one of Hart House’s signature public lectures.

The 2019 Hart House Hancock Lecture will focus on “Disability Activism, Ableism, and Inclusion of People with Disabilities.” We are currently recruiting students to join our Student Advisory Committee to help with speaker recommendations and recruitment, planning and event implementation. You will be working closely with the Warden’s Office and interacting with HH staff, and special guests.

Students on the committee will:

  • Meet to discuss and recommend speakers to the Warden
  • Plan a number of co-programming events that will support the lecture 
  • Assist with overall event planning, reception, front of house etc.,
  • Contribute to outreach and communication efforts
  • Perform various duties on night of event 

 
You will also be responsible for developing, planning and executing a series of smaller events aimed at exploring the lecture topic more deeply with the campus community. These events may include lunch and learns, a Talking Walls exhibit, Hart House Conversations radio/podcast, and tri-campus engagement opportunities.
 
Think you have a good idea?  Put it to the test with a group of your peers and join the Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee!

Open Meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Committees Room, Hart House 2nd Floor (Light Refreshments)
Or send a brief statement of interest to Day Milman at day.milman@utoronto.ca

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Hart House Group Fitness Instruction Apprentice

The Hart House Group Fitness Mentorship Program provides students the opportunity to become Hart House fitness instructors, to broaden and diversify Hart House’s instructional base. We recognize that there is an underrepresentation of Indigenous, black, racialized, trans, nonbinary people and Muslim women in campus fitness. This program promotes substantive equality by providing these students free group fitness training and certification to increase representation in and access to campus fitness programming.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a University of Toronto St. George student enrolled for 2018/19 school year
  • Qualify for the Work-Study Program
  • Appreciation of diversity issues and respect for individual choices
  • Reliability, punctuality and maturity are essential
  • Event coordination
  • Interest in programming
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to work independently

 

Duties:

Under the direction of the Recreation and Wellness Program Associate, the Group Fitness Instruction Apprentice will be responsible for:

  • completing 2 apprenticeship hours per week, by shadowing and assisting group fitness instructors at Hart House for a total of 40 apprenticeship hours
  • completing all necessary accompanying certification reading and exams
  • coordinating the execution of Hart House Recreation and Wellness fitness outreach events

The intention of this program is to create a welcoming space for traditionally underrepresented students at Hart House. This is a positive space, free of discrimination based on matters of personal identity. Please consider these factors when applying.

This is a work study position. The average work week is 5-8 hours and the position runs from September 2018 to February, 2019. Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Danielle Dinunzio, danielle.dinunzio@utoronto.ca by September 2, 2018 11:59 PM.
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Special Event Coordinator, Fall 2018

This is your opportunity to get involved with the Hart House 100th anniversary. From the spring of 2019 to the spring of 2020 Hart House will mark its 100th anniversary with a program of events which will include art, music, drama, debate, spoken word, print publications and recreation. 

We are looking for an event coordinator to help us with the planning, organization, and creation of event related supporting documents and materials.

Reporting directly to, and with direction from the Senior Project Manager, 100th Anniversary.                   

Qualifications: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite; Word, Excel, Power Point. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multitask is essential. Previous event experience as well as an interest in photography, podcast, print publications, film, music, storytelling and history is preferred, but not necessary. 

Visit the Career Learning Network to apply: Job ID 123209
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Hart House Global Commons Organizing Committee Volunteer

Interested in creating space for transformative dialogue on global issues that connect us all? Consider joining the Hart House Global Commons Organizing Committee which will meet weekly or bi-weekly, either virtually or in person, from August 2018 to April 2019.

The Hart House Global Commons provides U of T students with a vibrant, creative, and welcoming international gathering place for important dialogue and the exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives on global issues. This interdisciplinary initiative will host events involving live feeds from across the globe and will engage local and international U of T students in dialogue with fellow students participating virtually from other universities to search for solutions on key issues.

The 2018-19 academic year will focus on intersections of gender, and will include the following international institutional partners, in addition to locations at the UTSC and UTM campuses:

The Global Citizenship Programme, University of Cape Town, South Africa;
Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.A.;
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Hart House is forming the Global Commons Organizing Committee, comprised of students, staff and other interested parties, which will collaborate to develop the 2 main Global Commons ‘Forum’ events scheduled for November 2018 and March 2019. Committee members will also have the opportunity to develop and participate in smaller events and facilitate virtual international discussions and events throughout the year, further developing skill in dialogue. The Global Commons Organizing Committee offers students a significant leadership role in building new authentic space for dialogue and action at U of T, as well as supporting the enhanced education and expanded awareness of all those who participate.

The Organizing Committee provides organizational and advisory support to the Hart House Global Commons on many elements of the program including the following roles:

Communications and Outreach
  • Identifying faculty and courses which link to the thematic topic;
  • Engaging campus and community through digital communications (including blog posts, and reflective papers);
  • Supporting the promotional elements of the Program
Community Engagement
  • Researching, identifying, and liaising with local and international community organizations to participate;
  • Developing an action plan in partnership with other students, both here and abroad.
Logistical Support and Program Design
  • Developing and facilitating a series of additional dialogue sessions, in between ‘Forum’ sessions.
  • Advising on program design, delivery, and assessment.

Organizing Committee members will also receive training in anti-oppression and dialogue facilitation, and are expected to be available to facilitate or volunteer for both ‘FORUM’ events.

All students, regardless of discipline and experience, are welcome to join, but should be able to commit 5-10 hours monthly. This opportunity will be recognized by the CCR.

Please apply by submitting a letter of interest and a CV – along with any other information you feel relevant – to Marco Adamovic, marco.adamovic@utoronto.ca

Feel free to be creative in your applications – we are working in a space of dialogue and new ideas.

Learn more about the Global Commons on Twitter and Instagram by searching #HHGlobalCommons.

If you have any questions, email marco.adamovic@utoronto.ca or visit harthouse.ca/events/global-commons/ for more information.

Students will be appointed to the committee based on their availability and interest.

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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.

Contact Gillian Lewis, Education & Production Coordinator at gillian.lewis@utoronto.ca or call 416.978.6392

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


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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