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GENERAL ASSISTANT (cook) – SEASONAL SPRING/SUMMER 2024
Competition Number: J0324-0995
Department: Food and Beverage, Kitchen
Status: Part-time, seasonal (term until September 15, 2024)
Hours: As needed (Afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays)
Salary: $19.73 per hour as per the HSTU collective agreement
Closing date: April 28, 2024

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:
You will be responsible for assisting the kitchen staff in the preparation and service of food. This position reports to the Executive Chef and Sous Chefs and takes direction from the Chef de Partie or the designated representative. Your duties will include preparing, cleaning, and transporting food and assisting in other related duties as required.

Required qualifications:
• High school diploma or currently enrolled in a culinary program;
• Knowledge of food preparation and cooking methods;
• Knowledge of the use and proper handling of all machinery and equipment to ensure the safety of you and your colleagues;
• Ability to work under pressure in a very busy environment;
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis
• Physical work will be required
• Must be able to push/pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs;
• Must be able to stand & exert well-paced mobility for up to 12 hours;
• Available to work days, evenings and weekend shifts;
• Fluency 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.
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 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 résumé online through our ‘Careers Opportunities’ website at https://nac-cna.ca/en/careers.
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