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.

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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: J0422-0476
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Arts Management
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: April 25, 2022
Closing Date: May 29, 2022
Salary: $91,000.00 - $134,100.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: 35 hours per week. The incumbent should expect to be present at concerts and other special events at the NAC on one or more evenings per week and on some weekends. Travel is required when the Orchestra tours, for conferences or other special events.
Job Reports To: Orchestra Managing Director

Key Activities

Reporting to the Managing Director of the NAC Orchestra, the General Manager (GM) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Orchestra, the overall financial planning and analysis of the Music department’s budget as well as collective bargaining and labour relations management. The GM will lead a cross-departmental team to ensure the highest standards of concert production and presentation.

The General Manager supervises the Orchestra’s operations team to manage and communicate with a 60-member Orchestra, ensuring the smooth execution of concert production and personnel management. Across NAC teams, particularly the NAC’s Production Department, the General Manager plans the season schedule.

The employee will be responsible for managing the music department’s operating budget. This includes working with the Music department’s Finance Manager and other departments to create annual budgets and a regular reporting and forecast structure.

The General Manager will develop and implement projects to further the NAC Orchestra’s and NAC’s strategic goals. These projects include recordings, domestic and international tours, learning and engagement activities, and the development of the Orchestra’s digital reach and output.

The GM works collaboratively with the Orchestra’s musicians, administration, and both internal and external stakeholders to help lead conversation and action around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment (auditions), partnerships, community engagement, and other areas.

The GM is additionally responsible for working with the Manager of Artistic Planning on special event concerts, leading the Music Department in statistical reporting on the Orchestra’s projects, and representing the NAC Orchestra at conferences.

Skill Requirements

• University degree in a related field;
• Minimum of eight (8) years of management experience within a top-tier professional orchestra;
• In-depth understanding of the classical music field, orchestral operations, season planning, and concert presentation;
• Strong knowledge of labour relations, and financial planning and analysis as these relate to orchestras;
• Demonstrated ability in team leadership, communications, supervision, and follow-through;
• Excellent leadership and negotiating skills as well as a strategic vision;
• Understanding of the sensitivity required when working in a creative environment;
• The seasoning and confidence to work with several levels of government and in particular with the federal government;
• Strong analytical and strategic thinker that enjoys fast-paced, dynamic environments that require flexibility and a capability to adapt quickly to change;
• Bilingualism in both official languages is an asset.

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.