ARTIST ASSOCIATE, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Competition number: J1122-0520
Department: Music
Status: Full-Time Term – Jan 9 to June 9, 2023
Hours: 35 hours per week, mainly Monday to Friday. The incumbent will be required to occasionally work irregular hours to meet operational needs.
Hourly salary: $25.46 – $32.86
Closing date: December 5, 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.

Please know that although we remain under a declared pandemic, events and activities are gradually returning to the building. Consequently, staff members are expected to return to the workplace as required, or perform a combination of remote work and work from the National Arts Centre (NAC). Your direct supervisor will provide guidance and information related to the NAC’s Hybrid Work Policy.

Introducing the National Arts CentreThe 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:
A 3-week program of study led by Artistic Director Alexander Shelley for 50 young artists from around the world, the NACO Mentorship Program requires proven support staff working with the NACO Officer, Emerging Artist Professional Development to prepare and execute this internationally renowned program. The Program will run from May 1 to 19, 2023.

Reporting to and supporting the NACO Officer, Emerging Artist Professional Development, the Associate is responsible for assisting with the Program’s participant body. This includes preparing audition recordings for the selection committee, communicating with participants regarding contracts, travel, and union membership, preparing and distributing orientation materials, and coordinating room assignments.
The Associate will also assist the NACO Officer, Emerging Artist Professional Development with the delivery of the 2023 NACO Bursary competition, a three-day juried event held in April 2023 and which encourages the pursuit of excellence on the part of young instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers.

Required qualifications:
• Minimum 1-year professional experience in arts administration or school registrar setting;
• Classical music knowledge is an asset;
• Previous work at the NAC is an asset;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a high degree of professionalism and tact;
• Must have excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills;
• Must be proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, Zoom, Social Media;
• Flexibility and availability to work within an irregular schedule, including weekdays and weekends, during NACO Mentorship Program and NACO Bursary Competition delivery periods;
• Bilingualism in both official languages is a strong asset;
• Police check required.

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 https://nac-cna.ca/en/careers.
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