GENERAL MANAGER, ORCHESTRA (internal candidates only)


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.

Canada is our stage:
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. The Centre also invests and nurtures in our next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. Our vision is to lead and support the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector over the next three years, as detailed in The Next Act, the NAC’s strategic plan for 2020-2023. Through collaboration and investment in creation, production, co-production, and dissemination, along with a heightened focus on community engagement, learning, and innovation, the NAC will shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada.

Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.
The National Arts Centre is Canada’s premiere performing arts centre distinguished nationally and internationally by its unique bilingual, multidisciplinary programming in music, dance, and theatre. With a $100 million annual budget and four performance spaces, the NAC has a mandate from Parliament to nurture, encourage and promote artistic excellence in every discipline of the performing arts, showcasing the work of outstanding performing and creative artists from Canada and around the world. Located in Ottawa, the NAC is home to the internationally acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra under the dynamic artistic leadership of Music Director Alexander Shelley.

Job Number: J0721-0992
Job Title: GENERAL MANAGER, ORCHESTRA (internal candidates only)
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Arts Management
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: July 20, 2021
Closing Date: July 26, 2021
Salary: $91,000.00 - $134,100.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)
Job Reports To: Managing Director, Music

Key Activities

Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager 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 General Manager will lead a cross-departmental team to ensure the highest standards of concert production and presentation.

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 an asset.

Who Can Apply

***Only internal employees at the National Arts Centre can apply to this competition.

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