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Wordpress & PHP Developer

January 26 2021
Categories Information Technology, Internet, Web, E-Commerce, ERP, Packaged Software, SaaS, Systems architect, Design, Digital, Media, Graphic Arts, UX, UI, Visual design
Toronto, ON

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a beautiful 10-acre campus at the heart of Toronto's waterfront. For more than 45 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world, presenting thousands of events annually from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to visual arts and more. Welcoming visitors year-round, there is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre!



Position Title: WordPress & PHP Developer
Department: Digital Transformation
Reporting to: Director, Digital Transformation
Type of Employment: Full Time

Job Summary
Among Toronto's cultural institutions, Harbourfront Centre is one of its most iconic. Through both its campus and programming, it's hard to find a Torontonian who hasn't spent time with us. Our latest endeavour is the creation of an in-house Digital Transformation team. The team's mandate is simple: elevate Harbourfront Centre's digital profile to the visibility already enjoyed by its campus. To help in our endeavour, we are looking for an experienced Wordpress & PHP developer. This is a senior role and requires a strong understanding of custom Wordpress installation, API integration, version control and hosting. We are a collaborative digital team and the selected candidate will also help guide our existing Wordpress developer. If you are looking for a future in arts and culture, we look forward to hearing from you.



Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build front & back web properties
  • Manage and update existing web properties
  • Create custom integrations between third party APIs and Wordpress installation
  • Build custom Wordpress plugins
  • Manage version control of web files
  • Manage hosting (WPX.net)
  • Help instruct existing team web developer, working collaboratively

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • 5+ years' experience as a web developer
  • Strong knowledge of, and proven work experience with PHP & MySQL, HTML5, CSS3 and SASS, Javascript, API integration and GIT or other versioning system
  • A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a similar relevant field is a great asset, but not an absolute requirement. We realize that acquiring theoretical and applied knowledge happens in a variety of ways, so our parameter around education is simple: we are looking for someone who is very smart, is beyond passionate about coding, and has the desire and aptitude for continuous learning.
  • We are looking to hire someone locally or who can work remotely within Canada. In either case, the candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada. All International applicants must have a valid employment Visa authorizing their ability to work in Canada. No remote work outside of Canada.

How to Apply:
Acceptable applications must include all of the following:

  • A current resume and a cover letter indicating salary expectations, plus
  • Links to 3 Wordpress websites that you have built along with the following information: a) When they were built and the time duration of build b) Your role in developing the website c) 2 things that went well in the development of the website d) 2 things that were a challenge in the development of the website.


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by contacting ****@******************.*** by no later than February 4,2021. Please quote Wordpress &PHP Developer in the subject line of your application.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

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