Department:                            Operations

Status:                                     Part-Time continuing

Hours:                                     Part-time continuing. Shift work, as required.

Annual/hourly salary:     $25.96 – $25.96/Hour

Closing date:                           October 23,2022

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.

Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of all NAC employees, and in keeping with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) guidelines, it is recommended that while working from the NAC employees should wear masks. Whether individuals decide to wear a mask or not, we thank you for being respectful of others’ choices. Additionally, it is recommended to follow OPH guidelines on workplace preventive practices, (such as distancing, masking when distancing is not possible, ventilation, cleaning, workplace testing, and screening programs) to help prevent transmission.

On occasion, the NAC may impose the wearing of masks and the enforcement of rapid testing should it be deemed reasonable and necessary to do so.

Due to the nature of the position, you will be required to report into the National Arts Centre (NAC) building full-time, effective your first date of employment.

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:

Under the direction of the Parking Manager, the successful incumbent is responsible for performing a range of interior and exterior grounds maintenance duties including, but not limited to, snow and ice clearings of all outside terraces, stairs, walkways, sidewalks and front and back doors of the NAC building. Duties also include:

·        Salting, sanding or safeguarding all pedestrian surface areas to ensure the safety of the public;

·        Power sweeping our underground parking lot and outdoor laneways along with helping with the occasional move of furniture in office spaces;

·        Shoveling all snow and ice accumulation by hand as required;

·        Operating and maintaining snow removal and other facility maintenance equipment including snow blowers and/or snow brushes;

·        Performing other duties of the Facility team, as required, during non-snow days or other months of the year;

·        Working during weekends and after hours.

Required qualifications:

·        A high school diploma;

·        One (1) year experience in a similar labourer position;

·        Good physical and technical skills to operate machinery needed to perform power sweeping and snow clearing tasks;

·        Must be able to lift up to 30lbs on a regular basis;

·        Must be able to stand & exert well paced mobility for up to 8 hours;

·        Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill labourer tasks;

·        Ability to follow directions and work with limited supervision;

·        Ability to work under pressure and to react quickly in emergency situations;

·        Must be friendly, upbeat, and work well with other employees and be able to interact with guests;

·        WHMIS training a definite asset and will be required upon hire;

·        Must be available for emergency calls during the winter months;

·        Proof of a valid driver’s license (equivalent to an Ontario G class permit) and clean driver abstract;

·        Bilingual in both official languages (English and French) would be an asset;

·        A past record of satisfactory attendance and punctuality is a requirement*.

*Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.

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 résumé 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:

Please submit your cover letter and résumé online through the “Career Opportunities” section of our website at

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