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Competition number:              J0922-1053


Department:                             Operations


Status:                                     Full-Time continuing


Hours:                                      Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (40 hours per week)


Annual salary:                          $54,170 (position with benefits and pension plan)


Closing date:                           February 5, 2023


Anticipated start date:             ASAP



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


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 Maintenance Manager, the Facility Maintenance Worker maintains all electrical fixture lamps to ensure they are clean and operational; performs work as a helper for other trades and performs related duties. The Facility Maintenance Worker responsibilities are as followed, but not limited to:


Work Performed:

·         Maintain accurate inventory of lamps in service at the NAC;

·         Recommend energy efficient alternatives to traditional lighting;

·         Select, test and monitor various replacement lamps;

·         Ensure that lighting controls operate efficiently;

·         Perform daily light inspections;

·         Clean and re-lamp fixtures as required;

·         Install seasonal lighting;

·         Working at heights;

·         Recycle waste lamps according to regulations;

·         Install flags, flag poles and pennants, and maintain adequate inventory of flags;

·         Seat repair/maintenance in all halls.


Perform work as helper for other trades by:

·         lifting, carrying, holding and positioning parts;

·         passing tools, parts and materials to tradesmen/tradeswomen;

·         doing preliminary and finishing work using hand or power tools;

·         assisting in cleaning and putting away tools and equipment and maintaining clean work areas.


Required qualifications:


·         Successful completing of a high school diploma;

·         Electrical/electronic training and/or experience (asset);

·         Minimum of one (1) year experience in a similar position;

·         Have completed ‘Working at Heights’ training and the ability to demonstrate working at height skills;

·         Good organizational skills, initiative and autonomy;

·         Ability to work in a team environment;

·         Computer literate and proficient in common computer applications;

·         Good judgment, attention to detail, a positive attitude and flexible nature;

·         Must possess W.H.M.I.S certification;

·         Asset: ability to communicate in both official languages (English and French).



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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