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


Lifeguards & Aquatics Instructors

Hart House is looking for Aquatics staff for the spring/summer season.

If you are interested in joining the Hart House Aquatics team, please send your resume to our Aquatics Supervisor, Mike Spina: mike.spina@utoronto.ca


Hart House MoveU Ambassador

MoveU is a tri-campus initiative launched in 2012, which aims to promote physical activity as a wellness strategy. A central message of the campaign is making physical activity accessible, and that being active doesn’t mean taking a break from your real work. Rather, being active is you at your most productive. Students are encouraged to engage in physical activity as a stress reliever, a brain booster, and a social opportunity to improve their quality of life. Many of the initiatives and events are centered on this idea.

As a MoveU Hart House Ambassadors you will support both the tri-campus MoveU initiatives as well as Hart House wellness programming. You will have the opportunity to participate in a program that is beneficial to student success and allows you to build skills in team building, leadership, communication and problem solving. You’ll also become part of a community of amazing, dedicated and fun people.

Qualifications
  • Must be a U of T student – we appreciate diversity, students from all 3 campuses are welcome!
  • Interest in promoting student health and wellbeing
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in Hart House programming
  • Desire to learn about and contribute to community building at Hart House and U of T
  • Experience using social media and other methods of outreach
  • Self-motivated with ability to take creative initiative
Duties
  • Participating in campus orientation events to the end of September, including Clubs Days, tabling events, and other opportunities
  • Developing, designing, and staffing health education displays on campus
  • Facilitating wellness based workshops
  • Assisting with the Mobile MoveU fitness program through outreach and evaluation
  • Collecting, developing and distributing health education and promotional materials
  • Supporting recreation and wellness initiatives at Hart House, including the Cultural Dance workshop series
  • Developing evaluation tools and collecting statistics
  • Working collaboratively with other U of T, UTM, and UTSC Peer Wellness Teams
  • Liaising with campus and community partners in the development of recreation and wellness initiatives
  • Attending MoveU bi-weekly meetings (schedule permitting)

This is a work study position. Average work week is 7-10 hours (although can be longer, 12-18hrs, in September). Position runs from August 2018 to April 2019, with amandatory 3 day training session during the week of August 20.

Interviews will be held May 23-25th. Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Danielle Dinunzio, danielle.dinunzio@utoronto.ca by May 14th, 2018, by 5pm.
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Hart House Community Engagement Ambassador

Hart House Community Engagement Ambassadors generate, support and implement community engagement initiatives at Hart House and with the University of Toronto community. This includes community outreach and engagement during Orientation month (September), and throughout the year in various locations on all three campuses. The Community Engagement Ambassadors have a particular focus on creating community within Hart House and beyond, on a tri-campus and wider community level. This role also involves using social media to promote programs and events and building community online.

Ambassadors will meet new people, create new communities and creatively make their way through a year of unique experiences while gaining new skills!

Qualifications
  • Must be a U of T student – we appreciate diversity, students from all 3 campuses are welcome!
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in Hart House programming
  • Desire to learn about and contribute to community building at Hart House and U of T
  • Experience using social media and other methods of outreach
Duties
  • Supporting existing Hart House initiatives that create and build community
  • Understanding and highlighting engaged Hart House students’ needs, while helping to deliver programming specifically to meet these needs
  • Understanding and highlighting needs of those students not yet engaged in Hart House activities and addressing these needs creatively and effectively
  • Working directly with Hart House Clubs and the other Ambassadors to plan meet-ups to build community and networks
  • Support community outreach events (with community agencies) that invites Club and
  • Committee members and Hart House staff to get involved
  • Using social media to create an online community that supports programming and events
  • Conducting exciting and well-informed tours of Hart House for new students
  • Representing Hart House on all 3 campuses during Orientation from August 20 to the end of September, including Clubs Days, tabling events, and other opportunities
  • Organizing and supporting engaged student appreciation events two times/year
  • Assisting Program staff with various equity and diversity initiatives and programs on all three campuses
  • There are multiple positions available. We are seeking St. George based students, as well as UTM and UTSC based students to represent Hart House.

This is a work study position. Average work week is 7-10 hours (although can be longer, 12-18hrs, in September). Position runs from August 2018 to May 1st, 2019, with a mandatory 3 day training session during the week of August 20. Interviews will be held May 23-25th. Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Trish Starling, trish.starling@utoronto.ca by May 14th, 2018, by 5pm.

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Hart House Wellness Ambassador

Are you outgoing, fearless and friendly? Do you love going to campus-wide events? Do you recognize the importance of student wellness on campus? If so, we’re looking for you to become a Hart House Wellness Ambassador!

Hart House Wellness Ambassadors generate, support and implement innovative ideas to engage students in Hart House wellness events and programs. These opportunities exist during Orientation month (September), and throughout the year in various locations on all three campuses. This role supports Hart House’s diverse wellness programming throughout the year and creates a Hart House presence that is friendly, informative and warm.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a current U of T student – we appreciate diversity, all are welcome!
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in Hart House and campus-wide initiatives and activities
  • Desire to learn about and contribute to wellness programming and outreach events at Hart House and U of T
  • Experience using social media and other methods of outreach
Duties:
  • Supporting existing Hart House wellness programming including Board Game Café and Get Crafty
  • Understanding students’ needs, while helping to promote and create drop-in programming
  • Regular posts and occasional reporting on Hart House events and activities for our online media platforms (Instagram, Twitter)
  • Representing Hart House programming on all 3 campuses during Orientation from August 20 to the end of September, including Clubs Days, tabling events, and other opportunities
  • Creative outreach using unique strategies, tactics and promo materials to spotlight Hart House’s many offerings to the student body
  • Conducting exciting and well-informed tours of Hart House for new students
  • Working collaboratively with other U of T, UTM, and UTSC Peer Wellness Teams
  • Assisting Program staff with various equity and diversity initiatives and programs on all 3 campuses
There are multiple positions available. We are seeking St. George based students, as well as UTM and UTSC based students to represent Hart House.

This is a work study position. Average work week is 7-10 hours (although can be longer, 12-18hrs, in September). Position runs from August 2018 to May 1st, 2019, with a mandatory 3 day training session during the week of August 20. Interviews will be held May 23-25th. Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Trish Starling, trish.starling@utoronto.ca by May 14th, 2018, by 5pm.

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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 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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