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 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: J1021-1497
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Arts Management
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: October 27, 2021
Closing Date: December 5, 2021
Salary: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. Flexible schedule required, which can include weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
Job Reports To: NAC Orchestra General Manager

Key Activities

Under the supervision of the NAC Orchestra General Manager, the Orchestra Manager is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the musicians and operations of the Orchestra, including scheduling and upholding the requirements of the collective agreement. The Orchestra Manager plays a leading role in organizing and implementing programs and activities including concerts, national and international tours, recordings and broadcasts, and an area of focus will be on furthering NACO’s digital strategy.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Supervising orchestra operations team (consisting of Personnel Manager, Orchestra Operations Manager) to effectively manage and communicate with a 60-member orchestra, including:
o Concert production;
o Personnel management;
o Contract negotiation;
o Scheduling.
• Working with the General Manager on implementation of activities and projects to further the NACO’s and the NAC’s strategic goals, including increasing the digital reach and output of the Orchestra;
• Upholding the requirements of the collective agreement;
• Managing the logistical planning and implementation of NACO tours, recordings and other projects: overseeing the efficient execution of all plans, including developing strategy, schedules and budgets in consultation with the General Manager;
• Accompanying the Orchestra on all tours and run outs to ensure all plans are appropriately expedited and problems are solved and documented for future reference;
• Participating on the NAC team for negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement with the musicians’ union;
• Collaborating with the Music Department and the Production Department to plan the orchestra season schedule;
• Working collaboratively with the musicians, Orchestra administration 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.

Skill Requirements

• University degree in Music or a related field;
• A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in performing arts management;
• Extensive working knowledge of the operations of symphony orchestras or other performing arts organizations, including collective agreements, labour relations, financial planning and budgets;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to quickly and satisfactorily resolve problems and conflicts;
• Strong analytical and strategic thinker that enjoys fast-paced, dynamic environments;
• Willingness to travel as well as work evenings and weekends;
• Priority will be given to candidates with strong proficiency in both official languages (verbal and written).

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