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.

*This 8-week opportunity is available to candidates aged 15 to 30 years old.

Job Number: J0522-0473
Employment Type: Full-Time, Term
Job Category: Communications / Public Affairs
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: May 12, 2022
Closing Date: June 5, 2022
Salary: $20.00 - $20.00/Hour
Language Requirement: Bilingual
Working Hours: Full-Time, term (July 4, 2022 – August 26, 2022)
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)

Key Activities

***This posting is ONLY for youth positions as part of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program. Only applicants who meet the following criteria for CSJ, as set out by the Government of Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada), are eligible to be considered. Applicants who do not meet the criteria and who do not submit the requested mandatory application documents listed in the below section “Who can Apply” will NOT be considered.

As members of the core NAC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Team, the incumbent will support logistics, project management and communication of our strategic initiatives to ensure our efforts to create safe spaces for our employees and future audiences are well planned, communicated and carried out. They will also assist with the execution of all other activities leading to the development of the NAC’s EDI strategy. The EDI team collaborates with all NAC’s departments to help ensure that the organization is a place where every employee is fully enabled and empowered to do their work in a more welcoming and inclusive environment.

Duties include:
• Assist the EDI Team in researching EDI tools, resources, and training opportunities for employees;
• Work to populate the EDI intranet site with tools and resources to support employees’ learning and increase their knowledge and understanding of EDI practices;
• Support the work of the EDI Team to develop and implement strategies to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion within the NAC;
• Plan and organize the logistics for skills development training, learning opportunities and awareness activities for employees;
• Manage and own our internal team email account;
• Support the Director of EDI in the development and implementation of strategies that contribute to the development of an inclusive work environment;
• Be a part of the NAC’s EDI Circle; support meeting preparation and planning as well as provide general support to the EDI Team.

Skill Requirements

• Experience in coordinating working groups without direct management oversight (self-starter);
• Experience writing for a variety of communication channels;
• Good understanding of current subjects and best practices in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion;
• A commitment to and experience working with diverse groups and individuals;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
• Ability to perform multiple tasks, manage projects, interpret data, and make recommendations;
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
• High level of personal integrity, and ability to partner across differences;
• Proven project management, time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and plan ahead;
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment;
• Bilingual: Ability to community in both English and French.

Who Can Apply

• Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
• Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
• have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
• Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have self-identified as a member belonging to the Employment Equity group: Women, Aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

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.