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.

Open 365 days a year, students and community members join us to dine, work out, study, get involved, socialize and discover their better selves.

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

Current Career Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Hart House Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee Volunteers

Would you like to get experience working in a small group on a major project that supports and explores ideas and subject matter that you help shape?
The 2018 Hart House Hancock Lecture is recruiting students to join its Student Advisory Committee to help with speaker recommendations, planning and event implementation. You will be working closely with the Warden’s Office and interacting with Hart House staff, special guests and various areas of the campus community.

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 (i.e.: lunch and learn, Talking Walls exhibit, Hart House Conversations on CIUT, tri campus engagement opportunities)
  • Assist with overall event planning- reception, front of house etc
  • Contribute to outreach and communication efforts
  • Perform various duties on night of event

Make friends, have great conversations about things that matter to you and help plan and execute one of Hart House’s signature public lectures. Along the way you will also be responsible for developing, planning and executing a series of smaller events aimed at exploring the topic of the lecture more deeply with the campus community.
Think you have a good idea? Put it to the test with a group of your peers and join the Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Board!

Open Meeting – Thursday August 24, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
South Sitting Room, Hart House (light refreshments will be served)
About the 2018 Hancock Lecture:

This year’s Hancock Lecture will focus on and provide support to ongoing dialogue and action planning around Anti Black Racism. Examining the effects of privilege, marginalization and deeply ingrained biases, the lecture will draw from the voices of lived black experience through its key note address and supporting programs in an effort to generate greater understanding of issues affecting this community to work towards a more cohesive, inclusive and hopeful future. Hart House seeks to engage and inform students, staff, faculty and the broader community with respect to the historical and present experiences of Blackness in the Canadian context. Our goal is to enhance knowledge of these histories and to consider how to shape systemic change now and for the future.
First launched in 2001, the annual Hancock Lecture is one of Hart House’s signature events. The lecture brings together emerging thought-leaders and memory-keepers, difference-makers, social innovators and civic action pioneers who encourage us to engage closely with new ways of thinking and being, challenge us to look at the problems of society and who demand that we take away lessons of possibility for the future.

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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 or

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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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