Careers & Volunteering


Current Career Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Social Curator for the Hart House Library

Hart House is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced programmer to develop and deliver programming with the HH Library. The role is well suited to a grad student or a recent graduate with a passion for intersections between literature, culture and society. Hart House Library as a social space for intersections between on-campus literary culture and practice and the rich and diverse literary communities of the city of Toronto. The Hart House Library is a site for cultural activities and learnings where emerging students writers and those interested in all aspects of literary culture from writing to graphic novels, to material culture will gain access and experience to the larger community through engaging social and educational programming, renewed opportunities to engage the collection, and creative activities that will explore the evolving role of the Hart House Library in our community.

The Social Curator will be responsible for developing, planning and delivering programs and events that provide opportunities for students to practice writing, explore literature, and engage the local literary communities on campus and in the city of Toronto.

  • main focus is to create more of a social space in the Library, and offer opportunities to engage the collection, reading, and book and literary culture in the Library space
    plans and delivers programming such as the Living Library, book clubs, writing groups etc
  • recruits and trains volunteers
  • develop partnerships with both on-campus and community partners
    researches and develops new initiatives such as residencies, writing groups, mentorships, internships and more
  • works with the Hart House Communications team to develop the Library brand
    and promote individual programs and events.
  • manages social media content for programming
  • works in collaboration with the Hart House Library Curator and the Program Coordinator, and the Hart House Literary and Library Committee
  • program and event assessment
  • 11-24 hours per week

Requirements:

  • The role is well suited to a grad student or a recent graduate with a passion for intersections between literature, culture and society.
  • experience with literary and library culture
  • experience working directly with students of university age
  • experience as a cultural programmer, planning and executing events for student audiences
  • experience promoting and marketing events

This is a casual USW position which runs from January-May, 2016. Compensation is $28.53/hour. Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Day Milman, day.milman@utoronto.ca by January 15, 2016, by 5pm. Applications received after that date will not be read. Please mark your digital files clearly: FULL_NAME_CV and FULL_NAME_COVER. Interviews will take place the week of January 19, 2016, position to begin immediately on hiring.

Due to the high number of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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 danny.wen@utoronto.ca or suzanne.macintyre@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.

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 >>
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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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