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: J1121-0413
Employment Type: Full-Time, Term
Job Category: Human Resources
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: November 11, 2021
Closing Date: December 12, 2021
Salary: $55,600.00 - $72,000.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, Weekends, hours as needed (35 hours per week)

Key Activities

The COVID Safety Officer is a temporary position that will operate from the Human Resources department. The incumbent will maintain and oversee the implementation of all COVID-related efforts within the NAC. The COVID Safety Officer will work collaboratively with management, the employees, artists, and crew throughout the NAC to ensure that safety and compliance are maintained. The Covid Safety Officer will serve a primary role in ensuring compliance with policies and protocols put in place by the NAC, local public health, or provincial guidelines to ensure up-to-date information is being followed by all persons in the facility.

1. Safety Protocols and Procedures Compliance
• Ensure vaccination verification has been conducted for all visiting personnel entering for rehearsals or performances;
• Serve as the first contact and response for COVID-19 safety and compliance concerns;
• Conduct COVID-19 safety assessments throughout the NAC backstage ensuring compliance standards are met, such as face-covering requirements, personal hygiene, and physical distancing;
• Monitor that all NAC staff, artists, volunteers, crew or contractors are following the NAC Safety Protocols;
• Provide immediate feedback to non-compliant individuals of the infraction and remind them to comply with safety measures;
• Work with NAC management and Event Safety Leaders to coordinate follow-up for identified compliance concerns;
• Partner with NAC staff to ensure building cleaning protocols are clearly adhered to;
• Ensure Covid-19 distancing signage and other signage are appropriately displayed backstage;
• Routinely attend rehearsals, performances, load-ins, technical rehearsals, front-of-house events, etc.;
• Monitor all activity to ensure accountability to the COVID safety plans. Provide constructive feedback to ensure infractions do not continue;
• Report continued non-compliance with Covid-19 protocols, public or provincial safety measures to senior directors when necessary;
• Manage non-compliant individuals who display signs of illness and should not be onsite and maintain a record of such persons advised to leave the premises.

2. COVID Policies/Protocols Research, Planning
• Complete ongoing research in order to maintain up-to-date COVID protocols and guidelines set out by local public health or the provincial government;
• Assist with developing and adapting Covid protocols for the NAC to remain compliant with changes;
• Work with appropriate production team members and Event Safety Leaders to develop a site plan that is COVID safety compliant;
• Work with NAC staff and Event Safety Leaders to ensure that rehearsal rooms and schedules allow for compliant use of the facilities’ varying locations;
• Periodically review the effectiveness of the COVID-19 NAC Safety Protocols and amend, update and/or improve as necessary in accordance with local public health or provincial guidelines.

Skill Requirements

• Current knowledge of COVID protocols, local public health, and provincial guidelines with a focus on the performing arts sector, meetings and events sector, plus restaurants;
• Familiarity with theater production, including rehearsals, production and audience;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word);
• Professional maturity as measured by the ability and willingness to always exercise professional courtesy and discretion and maintain confidentiality as required;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, persuasively, verbally and in writing on both an interpersonal and group level;
• Professional acumen and aptitude in leading all personnel in support of NAC COVID -19 protocols;
• Demonstrated experience or knowledge of how-to scenario plans in a dynamic environment;
• Willingness and ability to work flexible hours/days reflective of the dynamic schedule of events within the boundaries of the NAC performance venues and catering activities;
• Experience, ability, and commitment to working with individuals and teams that are mixed across lines of difference such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, and language;
• Fluently bilingual in both official languages, English and French, written and spoken.

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.