Competition number:              J0621-1546

Department:                             Food and Beverage, Kitchen

Status:                                     Part-time, continuing

Hours:                                      Afternoons, evenings and weekends

Salary:                                     $19.99 per hour as per the HSTU collective agreement

Closing date:                         August 28th, 2022

Anticipated start date:      Immediately

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:

The Second Cook is accountable for the preparation and line service of food for our restaurant 1 Elgin, banquets and other catering services provided by the NAC kitchen. This position reports to the Executive Sous Chef and takes direction from the Chef de Partie or the Assistant Chef de Partie.

Required qualifications:

·         Completion of a recognized journeyman’s cook training diploma and / or a minimum of three (3) years experience in a high volume food preparation;

·         Extensive knowledge of food preparation and cooking methods;

·         Physical work will be required;

·         Must be able to lift up to 30 to 50 lbs on a regular basis;

·         Must be able to push/pull carts weighing up to 100lbs;

·         Must be able to stand & exert well-paced mobility for up to 12 hours;

·         Available to work days, evenings and weekend shifts;

·         Creative and energetic;

·         Ability to work under pressure in a very busy environment;

·         Some experience leading a small team in a unionized environment;

·         Ability to communicate verbally in both official languages is 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 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



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