Current Career Opportunities
- Community Kitchen Co-ordinators
- Hart House Student Ambassadors
- Curator: Hart House Library
- Hart House Chorus: Accompanist
Current Volunteer Opportunities
- Triathlon Volunteers
- Hart House Finance Committee
- Good Ideas Fund (GIF) Committee
- Theatre Volunteers
- Hart House Singers
- Hart House Jazz Choir
- Hart House Chorus
Community Kitchen Co-ordinators
We have two openings for students to lead our Community Kitchen Programme. This is your opportunity to take a leadership role in coordinating this monthly event that brings together the campus community and food activists to prepare and share food while discussing food-related social justice issues.
You will research issues of equity, sustainability and access, build partnerships with food-related community organizations, and will work with Hart House staff to organize and promote Community Kitchen dinners throughout the academic year.
If you are passionate about food and nutrition and care about social justice and community development, apply now.
For a complete job description, download pdf.
Hart House Student Ambassadors
Hart House is a living laboratory of social, artistic, cultural and recreational experiences where all voices, rhythms and traditions converge. As the vibrant home for the education of the mind, body and spirit envisioned by its founders, Hart House encourages and supports activities that provide spaces for awakening the capacity for self-knowledge and self-expression.
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 write about Hart House events and experiences for our blog and other social media.
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!
- 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
To apply, visit the U of T Career Centre. Once logged in, go to these postings:
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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Curator: Hart House Library
Term: Sept.10, 2013–Apr. 30, 2014
The Hart House Literary and Library Committee is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to fill the role of Curator of the Hart House Library – one of the most unique and inspiring libraries at the University of Toronto. The Curator is responsible for the maintenance of the facility and its collection. Become a part of this wonderful tradition and make a difference in a truly amazing establishment.
- Experience with the Hart House Literary & Library Committee is an asset
- Experience working in a library and/or a demonstrated interest in literature and libraries
- A current Library Sciences student is preferable
- Ability to work well independently and with a team
- Strong management and organizational skills
- Familiarity with databases, searching, queries, data entry
- Familiarity with Library Thing and social networking applications
- Recruiting, coordinating, and managing volunteers to help maintain the Library
- Identifying and executing improvement projects for the Library
- Shelving and re-alphabetizing books
- Labeling and cataloguing new purchases and donations
- Overseeing Library database program and insuring patrons’ comfort with its use
- Seeing that damaged books are rebound
- Designing showcases
- Oversight of the Hart House Library’s social media presence including the blog, facebook, twitter, and website
- Attending all Literary and Library Committee meetings
- Reporting any issues to Programme Advisor as required
- Other projects as agreed upon
The average time commitment is between 4–8 hours per week with a paid honorarium for this position.
Apply with a resume and cover letter via email to:
Programme Coordinator, Hart House
Subject line: Hart House Library Curator
Application Deadline: Sept. 5, 2013
Hart House Chorus: Accompanist
The Hart House Chorus, a 50-member auditioned choir at the University of Toronto, is looking for a new accompanist to help the chorus during rehearsals and vocal auditions, and to perform with the choir during their fall and spring concerts, and during a provincial tour in the spring. An annual honorarium is granted to the successful applicant.
Rehearsals take place at Hart House in the Great Hall:
Mondays, from 5:30–7:30pm
Important dates are as follows and are mandatory for the accompanist
- Farm trip (rehearsal day): Oct. 26, 2013
- Fall Concert: Dress Rehearsal, Nov. 23, 2013
- Fall Concert: Nov. 24, 2013
- Winter Choir Auditions: Jan. 2014 (TBD)
- Spring Concert: Dress Rehearsal: Mar. 29, 2014
- Spring Concert: Mar. 30, 2014
- Tour: TBD
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter via email to Elizabeth Laushway (email@example.com), Executive Secretary, no later than 12 pm on Tues., Sept. 10, 2013. Submission of a personal recording (if available) and a letter of referral is recommended but not required.
Successful applicants will be notified shortly after and requested to attend an audition on Sunday, September 15th between 2:30 and 4:00pm. Applicants will be required to prepare the following selections from Poulenc’s Gloria:
- Movement I (Gloria), beginning to rehearsal 4
- Movement III (Domine Deus), rehearsal 27-30
- Movement IV (Domine fili unigenite), all
As well, prepare a short piece (2-4 min) of their own choosing and sight-read a short passage.
For more information on the choir, please visit our website at: http://hhchorus.sa.utoronto.ca
Hart House Triathlon Volunteers
We need you to make this event a success!
SET UP (night before)
- Fri., Feb. 7 from 10 to 11 pm
- We need muscle! Help us move equipment and prepare the facility for the event.
- Sat., Feb 8 from 7 am – 2 pm
- Be a Scorekeeper and help ensure a safe and fun event by keeping the area clear, cheering and encouraging participants, and most importantly, recording distances achieved so participants can swim, cycle and run for their personal best.
- Scorekeepers are needed in the pool, bike area, and track area.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 416-978-2447.
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 email@example.com
Hart House Theatre Volunteers
- Four dramatic productions
- Student festivals
- Student and professional galas
- Sound and lighting workshops and special events
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Assistant Stage Managing
- Running Crew
- Set, Props and Costume Assistance
- Marketing and Administrative Support
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.
Hart House Good Ideas Fund Student Committee 2013/14
Do you want to support the growth of good ideas on campus?
The Hart House Good Ideas Fund (GIF) is designed to provide support for activities and events that significantly contribute to student life on all three U of T campuses. The Fund is open to all full- or part-time students and to any student group based at the University of Toronto and its outlying campuses. The Good Ideas Fund is administered through Hart House and the Committee is composed of UofT students. Eligible students can be part- or full- time students in either graduate or undergraduate studies, across all three campuses.
The Hart House Good Ideas Fund (GIF) is accepting Student Committee applications for the 2013/14 academic term! Volunteer applicants should have some experience in the decision making processes of funding allocation. Chosen applicants will sit on a Committee of 3-5 members and meet monthly to assess applications to the fund and help in the decision making process that will determine how well applicants meet the criteria for the fund.
Volunteers will work together to decide: whether the activities or events described in applications enhance or have a significant impact on campus student life; to what extent they promote diversity, collaboration, and interaction between student groups; and the impact of the project on the U of T student community by taking a close look at application budgets, funding requirements, the event, its target audience and promotions plans.
The GIF provides funding for activities and projects which contribute to student life on campus, and is open to all full or part-time U of T students and to any U of T student group.
Following the Hart House Vision, funding priorities* for Good Ideas include:
- Activities or projects that enhance or have a significant impact on student life on campus
- Activities or projects that create spaces for self-knowledge and/or self-expression
- Activities or projects open to all students / that benefit all students
- Activities that promote diversity, collaboration and interaction between student groups, departments, faculties and colleges
- reviewing student group proposals
- providing feedback on proposals
- discussing the merits and challenges of specific proposals
- allocating funds to successful applicants
- 10 hours weekly average of work
Please send your resume and cover letter in one document (PDF or .DOC format) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: GIF Student Committee.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 16, 2013
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.
Hart House Singers
Registration for the Fall 2013 Term (September – December 2013) will take place on:
- Monday, September 16, 6:30 PM
- Monday, September 23, 6:30 PM
Open rehearsals will also be held on these days, for people who want to attend a rehearsal without committing to join the Singers. However, membership is awarded on a first come first served basis. See membership info at www.hhsingers.sa.utoronto.ca.
Hart House Jazz Choir
Open rehearsals are taking place on the following dates:
- Mon., Sept. 16, 5:30–6:30 pm
- Mon., Sept. 16, 6:40–9:30 pm
- Tues., Sept. 17, 2:15–4:45 pm
- Wed., Sept. 18, 5:15–8:45 pm
- Thurs., Sept. 19, 5:15–8:45 pm
- Fri., Sept. 20, 5:15–7:15 pm
Sign up for a time online here.
Hart House Chorus
- Thurs., Sept. 5, 7 –10 pm / East Common Room
- Mon., Sept. 9, 7–10 pm / Bickersteth Room
- Thurs., Sept. 12, 7–10 pm / East Common Room
- Sun., Sept. 15, 11 am–5 pm / East Common Room
Candidates must prepare one of the following two pieces to sing during their audition.
1. Catique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure, measures 13-51 (Basses begin at bar 13, Tenors at bar 15, Altos at bar 19 and Sopranos at bar 21).
2. Ubi Caritas by Maruice Durufle, measures 1-39, at divisions within parts (i.e. Tenor 1 or Tenor 2), pick the part that you prefer.
As well, candidates may prepare a piece of their own choosing, though this is not necessary.
To register and download audition pieces click here.
To select an audition time click here.