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Competition number: J0923-0758
Department: Food and Beverage, Kitchen ⋅
Status: Part-time, continuing
Hours: Mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends
Annual/hourly salary: $23.64 an hour as per the HSTU collective agreement
Closing date: December 24, 2023

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 2023-2026 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.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility
The National Arts Centre is committed to creating and sustaining a work environment that is inclusive, anti-racist, accessible, welcoming, and representative of the Canadian diversity.

The NAC welcomes applications from candidates who can help us meet our vision, and contribute to the diversity of lived experiences, perspectives, and approaches. When you join the NAC, you will be part of an inclusive community working hard to dismantle barriers to employees’ wellbeing, access, potential, and success. The NAC actively seeks candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of colour (IBPOC), 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

Key activities:
The First Cook, Pastry is accountable for the preparation and service of pastries, sweets and desserts for our restaurant 1 Elgin, banquets, Leighton Green Room, Intermission bars, and other catering services provided by the NAC Kitchen. This position reports to the Executive Chef and Sous Chefs.

Required qualifications:
• Completion of a recognized culinary diploma;
• Red Seal certification would be an asset;
• Extensive knowledge of modern dessert and pastry preparation, including a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar position;
• Comprehension of, and ability to produce detailed task lists and to catalogue food items ready for service;
• Proven ability to follow instruction and standards communicated from the Pastry Chef de Partie and to communicate instructions to second cooks and general assistants;
• Available to work an irregular work schedule;
• Creative and energetic;
• Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in a very busy environment;
• Ability to communicate orally in both official languages 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.
As part of NAC’s interview process, in-person interviews may be required. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your résumé including your current email address.

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is committed to inclusive employee recruitment and selection. The NAC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the selection process, please inform us as soon as possible and we will make every effort to fulfill your accommodation request.

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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