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.

Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of all NAC employees, and in keeping with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) guidelines, it is recommended that while working from the NAC employees should wear masks. Whether individuals decide to wear a mask or not, we thank you for being respectful of others’ choices. Additionally, it is recommended to follow OPH guidelines on workplace preventive practices, (such as distancing, masking when distancing is not possible, ventilation, cleaning, workplace testing, and screening programs) to help prevent transmission.

On occasion, the NAC may impose the wearing of masks and the enforcement of rapid testing should it be deemed reasonable and necessary to do so.

Please know that although we remain under a declared pandemic, events and activities are gradually returning to the building. Consequently, staff members are expected to return to the workplace as required, or perform a combination of remote work and work from the National Arts Centre (NAC). Your direct supervisor will provide guidance and information related to the NAC's Hybrid Work Policy.

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: J1122-0312
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Development
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: November 9, 2022
Closing Date: December 4, 2022
Salary: $57,400.00 - $74,200.00/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: Chief of Events and Protocol

Key Activities

The Associate Development Officer (Events) will report to the Chief of Events and Protocol and work in close collaboration with other members of the NAC Foundation team to assist in the planning and execution of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala, the NAC Gala, and other major fundraising and corporate events that serve to raise the profile of the National Arts Centre. The role also includes administrative support for the Events and Stewardship Team.

The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and diligence skills. Experience dealing with a variety of stakeholders (such as private and public agencies, high level government representatives, and members of the donor and sponsor community). Ability to meet tight deadlines with multiple projects happening simultaneously leading to the ability to adapt quickly, propose solutions and anticipate potential issues in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent should have the ability to evaluate and manage priorities and work well in a team environment.

Skill Requirements

• Completion of a College or equivalent degree in Event Management or Fundraising plus a minimum of two (2) years related experience in a similar role;
• At least one (1) year experience in customer relations/customer service role;
• Proven computer abilities in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel;
• Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage a variety of projects and activities simultaneously;
• Attention to detail, precision and adaptability;
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to multi-task;
• Excellent decision making and problem-solving abilities;
• Ability to cope with high volume of work and strict deadlines;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and well within a strong team;
• Demonstrated success in working in cross-departmental teams;
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database software, or similar fundraising software is an asset;
• Fluently bilingual in both official languages both verbal and written with strong communication and interpersonal skills, considered an asset;
• A passion for the performing Arts in Canada.

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 ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your résumé 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.