Communications Strategist


Canada is our stage
Those four words inform everything we do as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across this great land. We are proud to be a home for many of Canada’s most exciting artists who captivate audiences on our four stages and on our stages across the country.

Job Number: J1218-0898
Job Title: Communications Strategist
Employment Type: Full-Time, Term
Job Category: Communications / Public Affairs
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: December 20, 2018
Closing Date: January 20, 2019
Salary: $57,000.00 - $83,200.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual

Key Activities

Full-time, 3-year term

The National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund invests up to $3 million a year in the development of compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance, music and interdisciplinary performing arts. The Fund is a catalyst for Canadian artists to make great work, investing in the additional time and resources that these types of opportunities demand, such as strong creative teams, longer timelines, workshops, residencies, in-progress showings, professional spaces and new technologies.
The NAC is seeking a proven, dynamic Communications professional to develop and implement communications strategies to enhance the profile of the National Creation Fund and its investments, nationally and internationally.
The ideal candidate is both a thinker and a doer who brings energy and initiative to the work at hand. You have a minimum of 5 to 7 years of communications experience in the performing arts or a related field. You are able to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally, to maximize the impact and results for all. You are digitally connected and curious, and have a track record of developing successful online activities. You have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, in both English and French. You are both a self-starter and a team player, a perfectionist and a realist, and are excited by new challenges and a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Managing the strategy and developing content for the Fund website and e-newsletters;
• Developing and expanding the Fund’s social media presence;
• Cultivating relationships with key national and regional media, pitching stories and fostering partnerships;
• Developing/writing brochures, videos, letters, web content, scripts/speaking notes, ads, and reports as required;
• Designing compelling presentations;
• Creating and managing promotional opportunities around events and performances.

Skill Requirements

• University degree in Communications, Journalism, or a related field and a minimum of 5 to 7 years of relevant experience;
• Superior language skills; you must possess the ability to communicate verbally (one-on one, public and media relations) and in writing (drafting, editing) in both official languages;
• Ability to draft and conceptualize multiple methods of communication (press releases, web content, newsletters, video scripts, correspondence, etc.);
• Possess strong attention to detail in your own work;
• Strong knowledge of the performing arts;
• Direct experience in working with journalists and the national media;
• Exceptional knowledge of social media tactics (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram);
• Ability to work in a team;
• Ability to take initiative in a leadership role on projects;
• Demonstrated initiative and sound judgement;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to manage the demands of multiple stakeholders;
• Strong project management skills;
• Creative and analytical thinking.

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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 a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment