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  • Full Time
  • Ottawa
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: $55,600 - $72,000 (position with benefits and pension plan)

Website canadasnac National Arts Centre

Canada is our stage

Competition number:              J0521-0847

Department:                            English Theatre

Status:                                     Full-Time, two-year term

Hours:                                     Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)

Annual/hourly salary:              $55,600 – $72,000 (position with benefits and pension plan)

Closing date:                           September 6, 2021

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.

Key activities:

The Education Coordinator, English Theatre is responsible for planning, budgeting and coordinating English Theatre (ET) learning and education activities, based on the programming of the ET’s Artistic Director and the Co-Curating Company in Residence (CCC), and to include distinct learning and engagement curricula. Reporting to the Managing Director, English Theatre, the Education Coordinator is  a member of the ET team, and works collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary Learning and Engagement department at the NAC.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

·        Programming and designing activities for a wide range of age groups, beginning with Kindergarten;

·        Developing and using a broad range of learning models (e.g. residencies, video tutorials, online performances linked to workshops);

·        Executing contracts for all Learning and Engagement activities under the position’s management;

·        Managing and coordinating contracts/arrangements with the schools and other presenting entities;

·        Make compensation arrangements for artists, facilitators and other educational activity leaders;

·        Collaborating and liaising on a regular basis with various departments and disciplines at the NAC for the creation and delivery of education and learning opportunities;

·        Creating content for and event listings;

·        Coordinating and disseminating promotional e-blasts;

·        Managing, facilitating and supporting events, including interviews, long table discussions, round table discussions;

·        Representing the NAC and ET at various public events;

·        Managing contract employees, volunteers and co-op students, as required in the execution of above  programming and events.

Required qualifications:

·        Relevant post-secondary degree/diploma, or equivalent work experience

·        Experience creating and planning material and engagement with the public school systems;

·        Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written;

·        Excellent organizational and administrative skills;

·        Work experience within a culturally diverse environment;

·        Ability to manage interpersonal relations between artists and school personnel to produce excellent results;

·        Willingness to work weekends and evenings occasionally;

·        Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe);

·        Experience creating and planning material and engagement with the public school systems;

·        Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written;

·        Ability to communicate in both official languages (English and French) is an asset;

·        Working knowledge of video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, is an asset.

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.

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.

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


How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume online through our ‘Careers Opportunities’ website at





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