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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.


  • 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


  • 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: 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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Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee – Call for Volunteers


The 2015 Hart House Hancock Lecture is seeking student volunteers to sit on the lecture advisory committee which is responsible for the overall management of the lecture, one of Hart House’s signature events.


This positions calls for an enthusiastic, engaged and committed student who is interested in making a difference in their community and furthering issues of importance to youth and citizenship. Participation on this committee will be eligible for validation/recognition on the Co-Curricular Record.


Eligibility Requirements
  • Current U of T student
  • Have an interest in social issues and youth engagement
  • Available to attend meetings and participate in event planning duties
  • Have knowledge of /or interest in Hart House programmes and activities?


Time Commitment

Students must be available to attend a series of meetings either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly as required and agreed to by the committee from September through to February (not including exam/holiday break) plus a commitment to the night of the Hancock Lecture (to be held during the first week of February or first week of March 2015)


As a member of the Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee, students will:

  • Plan, organize and help facilitate one of Hart House’s signature annual events
  • Develop and oversee a student/campus focused communications plan
  • Submit and or review speaker candidates and topic selection
  • Create co-programming activities to complement lecture topic
  • Promote the lecture through social media
  • Perform other key event duties that may include: speaker introductions, Q & A moderator, greeter, facilitator, etc.


If this sounds like you, join us for a welcome and introduction meeting.


When: Wed., August 27, 5-6:30 pm
Where: South Dining Room
Cost: Free / Refreshments included
RSVP and Info:


About the Hart House Hancock Lecture

The Hart House Hancock Lecture was launched in 2001 by former Warden Margaret Hancock, with the aim of establishing an annual public lecture at Hart House. Organized by students, the Hancock Lecture aspires to ignite public conversation and critical debate by taking issues identified by youth to a broad audience. The Hancock Lecture Student Organizing Committee creates opportunities for student engagement in a wide range of areas: selection of the speaker, marketing and promotion, student outreach, logistics, event delivery, assessment and evaluation. The tremendous insight and energy brought to the event by the Organizing Committee is what makes the Hancock Lecture an annual highlight at the University of Toronto and the wider community. Through the Hancock Lecture, students focus on an emerging voice who serves to galvanize constructive dialogue on issues related to personal and collective identities, civic engagement and the responsibilities of active citizenship.


Lecture Vision

It is our hope that the Hancock Lecture Series will create a public conversation with and among young people. We aspire to disseminate the ideas of original thinkers, encouraging public discussion and analysis of these ideas. Part of our dream is that the Lecture will bridge the interests of students with the public good and therefore enhance the capacity of Canadians to create a vibrant, supple and imaginative nation. Through the Hancock lecture, we hope to make an important intellectual and cultural contribution to the University and surrounding community.
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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 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

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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 or call 416.978.6392

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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