Date Posted: Jan 10, 2022
Application Deadline: Feb 06, 2022
Start Date: Feb 28, 2022

Salary From: 60K To 85K
Province: Ontario
Region: Ottawa Area
City: Ottawa
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

National Arts Centre
Canada is our stage.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety.  The Centre also invests and nurtures in our next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.  Our vision is to lead and support the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector over the next three years, as detailed in The Next Act, the NAC’s strategic plan for 2020-2023. Through collaboration and investment in creation, production, co-production, and dissemination, along with a heightened focus on community engagement, learning, and innovation, the NAC will shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada.

Job Description

Competition number:              J0122-0306
Department:                            Popular Music & Variety
Status:                                     Full-Time, term
Hours:                                     Monday to Friday, (35 hours per week)
Frequent evening and weekend work,
Occasionally, work on statutory holidays.
Annual/hourly salary:              $58,600 - $84,300 (position with benefits and pension plan)
Closing date:                           February 6, 2022
Anticipated start date:             February 28, 2022
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the National Arts Centre’s goal to be a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and diverse organization for all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and, therefore, we actively seek to recruit candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from the LGBTQ2+ community and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.
COVID-19 Pandemic
The incumbent may be required to work remotely either full-time or in a hybrid fashion until the end of the pandemic.  All necessary working tools needed to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position will be provided to the employee for this purpose.
The NAC recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. Therefore, an offer of employment shall be conditional upon receipt of written confirmation that the selected candidate has been fully vaccinated. Certified medical conditions will be accommodated as well as exemptions based on established religious objection.
The above information will be filed in keeping with the Privacy Act.
Introducing the National Arts Centre
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.  
Curious to learn more? We invite you to read our strategic plan for 2020-2023 in The Next Act.  
Collaboration, innovation and community-led engagement are only some of the many initiatives the NAC will leverage to help shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada. One that embodies our slogan and loudly proclaims that Canada is our stage.  
Key activities:
Reporting to the Executive Producer, Popular Music & Variety, the Associate Producer (Summer Programming) is responsible for the strategic planning, creation, and execution of the NAC Summer Programming in alignment with the NAC Strategic Plan, Vision, and Goals.  While the Associate Producer often directs a project-based and/or seasonal team, they predominantly work independently, with a small team, and is self-directed.


Key Activities:

  • Working with the Executive Producer, create and curate 8 weeks of Summer Programming that reflects the current strategic plan for audience engagement and development and includes all artistic disciplines of the NAC
  • On-site producer for all Summer Programming shows and events
  • Direct the engagement and contracting of artists to perform in the Summer Programming
  • Work with the Curator and Archivist, NAC to execute a major summer public art installation
  • Undertake managing onsite relationships which require working cross-departmentally including but not limited to artists, production, F&B, and operations
  • Engage key local community groups, associations, and government to bring marquee activities and events to the Summer Programming,
  • Work with the AP PMV for major public events like Canada Day including working internally with marketing, communications, digital, and production,
  • Work with donors, stakeholders, and the general public regarding Summer Programming as the primary point of contact to the NAC and its departments including production and F&B when required,
  • Manage, allocate, track, and report the budget for the Summer Programming department,
  • Under the direction of the Executive Producer, work with marketing and communications on the overall brand marketing campaign for Summer Programming.
  • Mentor summer students and other interns in the department giving them experience working in the event production and project management, as required,
  • Write internal reports regarding Summer Programming programming as required by Corporate Communications, the Foundation, or other departments at the NAC,
  • Assist with Community Programming with the Popular Music & Variety team as needed which may include strategic direction, producing shows and events with community groups in the Fourth Stage, and community relationship building.
  • Ensure all financial records are delivered to and approved for accounting by the Company Manager, Popular Music & Variety (Summer).
  • Frequent evening and weekend work,
  • Occasionally, work on statutory holidays.


Required qualifications:
  • Minimum five (5) years Project Management, Festival Management, or Event Management experience required
  • Minimum three (3) years in a management position with direct reports, in particular working with students and/or mentors is an asset
  • Experience creating budgets & forecasting
  • Experience working with government and non-profit artistic organization
  • Proficiency in an MS Office environment
  • Superior attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and work independently
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with shifting priorities and multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple departments and teams to deliver on organization-wide programs and priorities
  • Experience working with unionized staff an asset
  • Knowledge of local Ottawa non-profit and community organizations required
  • Intermediate level in both official languages is required

Additional Info:

Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
All communication will be conducted through email and interviews via videoconferencing. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your resume including your current email address.  
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.
The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified true copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Background Check as a condition of employment. 

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

How to Apply:

How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume online through our ‘Careers Opportunities’ website at

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