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.

The NAC recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. Therefore, an offer of employment shall be conditional upon receipt of written confirmation that the selected candidate has been fully vaccinated. Certified medical conditions will be accommodated as well as exemptions based on established religious objection.

The above information will be filed in keeping with the Privacy Act.

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.

Job Number: J0522-0391
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Human Resources
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: May 9, 2022
Closing Date: June 5, 2022
Salary: $58,600.00 - $84,300.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)
Job Reports To: Associate Director of Human Resources

Key Activities

The Health and Safety Coordinator (HSC) acts as a leader in the organisation on all aspects of Health and Safety by providing subject matter expertise, advice and guidance to management and various committees on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) best practices and requirements.

Well versed with the OHS legislative requirements, the incumbent is responsible for the development, maintenance and on-going management of all safety programs and policies at the National Arts Centre (NAC). In working with various internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent ensures the compliance of all safety programs, i.e., H&S Workplace Inspections, Emergency Manual, including related evacuation plans, Lockdown, etc.

The Health and Safety Coordinator must effectively communicate, engage, and build relationships with employees, unions, and management to support the NAC employee safety program initiatives, safety training activities and accommodation practices for return to work of employees after an injury or illness.

The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of workplace incidents and investigations, from the investigation and reporting to the management of the return-to-work process.

The incumbent is also responsible for the management, tracking and compliance of all safety training programs (WHMIS, Working at Heights, Fork-Lift training, Electrical safety, etc.) as well as sourcing and ongoing contract management with suppliers.

Skill Requirements

• Certificate or Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or other related fields of study;
• Minimum of five years experience in a related Occupational Health and Safety field;
• Extensive knowledge of federal and provincial OHS legislation, regulations, and injury compensation,
• Knowledge and experience working with various OHS risk assessment methods such as Job Hazard Analysis, Job Safety Analysis, Ergonomic Assessments, Job Demand Analysis, Hazard Risk Assessment, etc.,
• Extensive experience in developing, administrating, and communicating OHS program policies and procedures,
• Experience in developing, delivering, or sourcing OHS training and awareness sessions,
• Ability to identify risks, assess the risks to develop a safe and healthy workplace and provide recommended solutions to operational situations,
• Ability to provide OHS advice and guidance to directors, managers, and union representatives,
• Fluently bilingual in both official languages both verbal and written with strong communication and interpersonal skills,
• Valid First Aid / CPR certification.

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 submit your cover letter and resume and ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your resume including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

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 copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.