8 Sep2021


  • National Arts Centre (NAC)
  • Anywhere
  • Job ID : 30551
  • Category : Administrative
  • Job Type : Full-Time
  • Salary : $45,100 to $58,200 Annually
  • Anticipated Start Date : 2021-10-11
  • Posting Date : 08 Sep 2021
  • Expiry Date : 08 Oct 2021


Competition number:              J0921-0073


Department:                            Music


Status:                                     Full-Time continuing


Hours:                                     Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. Flexible schedule required, which can include weekdays, evenings, and weekends.


Annual/hourly salary:              $45,100 to $58,200 (position with benefits and pension plan)


Closing date:                           October 3, 2021



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.


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.


Key activities:


***This position holds a dual reporting structure and has two functions, split equally.***


The Music Education Associate for Artist Training and Adult Learning is responsible for assisting in the operations of the NAC Orchestra artist training programs. Responsibilities include program promotion, application and auditions processing, program scheduling including repertoire selection and communications, and event planning and management. The Associate liaises with the applicants and selected participants. They assist, as needed, with the NACO cast and Explore the Symphony podcasts and the Musically Speaking programming, including caring for the artists, managing artist contracts, and booking the facilities. The Associate also assists with the planning of education events for NACO tours.


The Assistant to the Music Director strategically supports the artistic leader of the NAC Orchestra by maintaining his schedule, planning his travel and managing his yearly travel budget, and oversees his administrative duties for the NAC Orchestra. As his representative, the Assistant keeps the Music Director’s work life organized by coordinating with the Music and Music Education departments, the President of the NAC Foundation and the CEO of the NAC, as well as the Music Director’s agent in London, UK. The Assistant coordinates the scheduling of his media events with the NAC’s Marketing, Communications and Digital Design staff, and researches, prepares and translates as necessary the materials required for media events and public presentations, including Musically Speaking pre-concert talks and concert remarks to the audience. The Assistant coordinates the Music Director’s score requests with the NAC Music Librarians. Lastly, the Assistant manages a budget of $70,000.


Required qualifications:


  • Post-secondary degree in Music, Arts Administration, Events Management or a relevant field of study and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in arts administration;
  • Experience with logistics, planning and scheduling;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, Zoom, and social media;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong problem-solving skills, initiative and sound judgement;
  • Ability to evaluate and manage priorities;
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a very busy team;
  • Discreet, flexible and available to work within an irregular schedule, including weekdays, evenings and weekends, especially during artist training program dates;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license;
  • Fluent in both official languages (English and French).


How to Apply


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 Criminal Record 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:


Please submit your cover letter and resume online through our ‘Careers Opportunities’ website at https://nac-cna.ca/en/careers.





Job Categories: Administrative. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 22 days.

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