Competition Number:              J0622-0978

Department:                             National Creation Fund

Status:                                     Full-Time Term (ends August 31, 2023)

Hours:                                      Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)

Annual/hourly salary:               $58,600 – $84,300 (position with benefits and pension plan)

Closing date:                           July 24, 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 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:

Reporting to the Managing Director, National Creation Fund, the Program Manager, Professional Development is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing professional development initiatives across the NAC’s artistic disciplines (music, theatre and dance) and administrative departments.   Professional development at the National Arts Centre encompasses a range of activities, including apprenticeships, internships, mentorships, and residencies.  Programs are designed for early- and mid-career artists, producers, designers, technicians, and administrators from across Canada who are seeking to expand, their networks, increase access to projects and roles of greater scope and scale, and expand, deepen, and refine their arts and leadership practice.

This position will be responsible for the project management, implementation, quality control and evaluation of programs and events, with a management approach that supports the delivery of high-quality programs.  The Program Manager will need to have a strong understanding of professional development principles and the ability to build relationships with colleagues within the National Arts Centre and with external partners from across the country.

On occasion, the incumbent will be required to travel, work evenings and weekends.

Specific Duties

·         Develop and execute a range of professional arts and leadership development programs that capitalize on the National Arts Centre’s unique structure and position on the national and international scene;

·         Day-to-day project management for programs that are designed and implemented in line with the NAC’s values and professional development’s design signature;

·         Manage the application and recruitment process for various programs, and coordinate schedules with participants, program leaders, and invited guests;

·         Coordinate ongoing evaluation of programs, develop processes for reporting key findings to NAC management, and make recommendations for improvement;

·         Schedule and manage workload to ensure timely and successful completion of milestones and overall projects;

·         Foster and grow relationships with new and existing national partners;

·         Work with Marketing and Communications team members to develop strategies that generate awareness of professional development activities and attract participants;

·         Develop, monitor and maintain program budgets as assigned.


Required qualifications:

·         Post-secondary diploma or degree in an Arts discipline, related area of study, or comparable work experience;

·         Fluency in both official languages is required;

·         Strong project management skills;

·         Minimum three (3) years of project management experience;

·         Experience creating and managing program budgets;

·         Knowledgeable about the performing Arts;

·         Superior planning and problem-solving skills;

·         Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with shifting priorities and multiple stakeholders;

·         Demonstrate initiative and sound judgment;

·         Proficiency in using MS Word and Excel;

·         Must be available for some weekend and evening work.

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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