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From assisting chefs at the cooking demos to filming readings by world-renowned authors, to helping children make crafts and welcoming visitors to our festivals and events, we have something for everybody! Come express your talents and interests throughout the year!
The activity assistant supports and enhances the delivery of various programmes and activities.
The artist liaison assistant assists artists with a number of tasks throughout festivals/events. Required qualifications include a mature and friendly attitude. An interest in the arts would be preferred.
The book assistant plays an important role in assisting the book-selling staff at literary events.
The cooking demo assistant provides a service to enhance and support the cooking demonstrations that are an important part of many festivals at Harbourfront Centre.
The cooking demo ticket seller provides a service to enhance and support the cooking demonstrations that are an important part of many festivals at Harbourfront Centre.
The education programme assistant supports and enhances the delivery of the educational programmes. Qualifications required include an interest in education and a willingness to deal with children of all ages and abilities. An academic, environmental or arts background would be an asset, but is not necessary.
The event assistant assists with the set-up of the event and preparation of artist packages and gift bags for openings and other social events at Harbourfront Centre.
The event photographer provides an important service in capturing the festivals and activities that occur at Harbourfront Centre to provide a visual record. Volunteers should have some basic photographic skills and be able to operate a digital camera. An interest in photography and some experience taking photos during events is an asset.
The floater assists the Volunteer Coordinator with a number of tasks throughout the festivals/events.
The front of house assistant – including greeters, ushers and ticket takers – assists and supports the effective running of the event by monitoring the audience that enters the venue.
Ticket taker (for literary events) responsibilities:
The gallery attendant directs gallery visitors through the various exhibitions at the York Quay Centre.
The green room assistant provides superior customer service to ensure that the green room is a place where artists can relax, have refreshments and socialize with each other.
The hospitality suite assistant provides superior customer service to ensure that the hospitality suite is a place where authors can relax, have refreshments and socialize with each other.
The information host/wandering host welcomes visitors and promotes the various programmes, activities and events to the general public on behalf of Harbourfront Centre.
The membership/information assistant performs the important task of selling memberships in support of the Literary Arts programme. All revenues generated from sales go directly to the Literary Arts programme.
The office support assistant provides superior service and office administration skills to enhance and promote Harbourfront Centre.
The prepping assistant works as part of a team to prepare materials for use in School Visits and for arts and crafts activities at festivals. This is normally done on weekdays at the Harbourfront Centre office.
The reception assistant welcomes the guests to gallery openings and other social events at Harbourfront Centre.
The site decorator assistant provides a decorating service that is an integral part of the event or programme, both as a visual element and also as part of the overall creative concept.
The sponsorship assistant assists the sponsor servicing team in delivering programmes during festival hours. Qualifications include the ability to stand for long periods of time and a willingness to work with children. Bilingualism is an asset.
The video camera operator plays a crucial role in preserving and compiling video recordings for the Literary Arts archives. Volunteers should be able to operate a video camera and have some basic video recording skills. An interest in literature is an asset.
The volunteer registration assistant performs the important task of checking in volunteers for their shifts and informing them of where they are assigned.
The volunteer venue coordinator performs the important task of coordinating the volunteers at each venue. The volunteer venue coordinator works closely under the supervision of a Harbourfront Centre staff member/team coordinator, and is responsible for one venue per shift.
The workshop assistant provides a service to enhance and support the workshops or demonstrations at Harbourfront Centre.
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