Job Type: Full-Time
Job Start Date: 01/03/2023
Location: 1 Elgin
City: Ottawa
Hiring Organization Name: National Arts Centre
Hiring Organization Description:

About the National Arts Centre
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation.
We are Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams— Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, the NAC Orchestra 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.
The NAC creative leadership team, among the best in North America, consists of Cathy Levy (Dance), Mani Soleymanlou (French Theatre), Kevin Loring (Indigenous Theatre), Nina Lee Aquino (English Theatre,) Chris Dearlove (National Creation Fund), Alexander Shelley (NAC Orchestra) and Heather Gibson (Popular Music and Variety). They receive strong support from an exceptional management team and a Board of Trustees whose members come from across Canada.

Hiring Organization Website:

Job Description:

• Reporting to the CEO, and in close collaboration with the Associate Producer, the Executive Producer, Dance is responsible for developing,
organizing, directing, and supervising a balanced and wide range of dance
programs with a high level of excellence, within corporate objectives,
• Developing and promoting a vision and direction for Dance, using a
diversity lens, that will guide all artistic and budgetary decision making,
• Developing the budget of the Dance program in close collaboration with
the Associate Producer, and overseeing the control of this budget while
adhering to the corporate financial policies and regulations,
• Curating and delivering an annual roster of dance activity consistent with
the strategic plan of the National Arts Centre, within approved annual
expenditure budgets, that will appeal to current and future audiences in
the National Capital Region and beyond,
• Reflecting the NAC’s national mandate in determining an appropriate
presence for dance activities outside the nation’s capital,
• As a member of the NAC’s artistic leadership team, the incumbent is
involved in the management and strategic direction of the Centre as a
whole, including collaborating and coordinating with other disciplines on
artistic initiatives, program planning and the use of the facilities,
• Working closely with the Associate Producer and Dance department staff
in planning and overseeing the successful execution of all artistic activities,
• Collaborating with Production, Marketing, Communications, Digital
Experiences + Design, Learning and Engagement and other NAC
departments in achieving annual programming objectives,
• Assuming a visible and inclusive leadership role in the Canadian
Dance community,
• Representing the National Arts Centre at arts and culture events and
conferences and, under the guidance of NAC Communications, engaging
with media on the NAC’s behalf,
• Playing a lead role as an advocate for dance in Canada in general, and the
Dance department at the National Arts Centre in particular,
• Supporting the National Arts Centre Foundation’s fundraising efforts by
engaging with sponsors, donors and governments at all levels, under the
guidance of the National Arts Centre Foundation,
• Developing partnerships with local, national and international dance
organizations, companies and artists, as well as embassies, consulates
and foundations where appropriate,
• Continuing to foster the Dance Department’s role in education and
community engagement programs.


• Energy, persistence, and effectiveness in conceiving and realizing
ambitious artistic projects,
• Unquenchable cultural and human inquisitiveness, yielding a clear
artistic vision and a broad range of solutions to address internal and
external artistic and logistical challenges,
• A natural gravitation towards leadership,
• A commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, cultural
diversity, and broadening access to the arts,
• Experience in fostering collegial and supportive relationships with
staff, peers and other members of management,
• The ability to lead and motivate staff teams and external partners
and manage/create meaningful relationships with local and
international artists at all levels.


• Significant experience in dance leadership and in the nurturing
and stewardship of a diverse range of Canadian dance artists,
• Comprehensive knowledge of Canadian and international dance
artists and current trends,
• Demonstrated experience in planning and organizing a broad range of
dance projects that fulfil a compelling artistic vision,
• An understanding of current production issues in dance presenting,
• Ability to play an inclusive leadership role within a large organization,
as well as in the arts community both locally and nationally,
• A national and international network of relationships with counterparts
in other dance organizations, combined with a demonstrated desire to
collaborate with such partners,
• Ability to understand and navigate within the complex nature of management
in a multi-disciplinary and diverse performing arts organization,
• A demonstrated dynamic public presence, with the ability to communicate
effectively in writing and orally to inspire artists, colleagues, and peers, and
to be effective in a broad range of settings, including within the NAC
management arena, with the media, with Dance patrons and NAC donors,
and across national and international dance circles,
• A strong track record of collaboration, leadership, and strong team building, with
excellent interpersonal skills, including with IBPoC communities across Canada,
• A strong reputation as a respected professional in the dance community,
• Experience in linking the arts and the education communities,
• Willingness to travel in Canada and abroad,
• Fluency in both official languages is an asset,
• Willingness and ability to work overtime based on operational needs,
• A natural affinity with the NAC’s values of Inclusion, Creativity, Generosity,
Sustainability and Engagement.


$113,600.00 – $181,500.00/Year

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume online through our Careers Opportunities website at
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Application Deadline: 02/10/2022

Application contact Information:

Who can apply:
Canadian citizens and Canadian citizens residing abroad. 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.


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