Job Posting


Competition number:   J0922-0469

Department:   Production

Status:    Part-time, Term until August 31, 2023 

Hours:    As required

Annual/hourly salary:  $43.20 per hour as per IATSE Collective Agreement 

Closing date:    October 9, 2022

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.    

Due to the nature of the position, you will be required to report into the National Arts Centre (NAC) building, effective your first date of employment.

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. 

Key activities:

Responsible to the Production Director and reporting to the Executive Director of Production. The Lead Hand for Community Programming is responsible for the supervision of all the technical and production requirements of the Community Programming and Public Spaces Department. You will be the first called to provide technical services for work within the jurisdiction of IATSE 471. You will be expected to take a leadership role in set-ups, rehearsals and performances, and in the direction of any crews required.

Required qualifications:

• Must be a member in good standing of IATSE, Local 471;
• Strong working knowledge of both official languages;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationships with artists, clients and colleagues is essential;
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and execute multiple projects within scheduling and financial constraints;
• Self-motivated with respect to meeting the needs of the various types of clients;
• Good organizational skills and initiative;
• Experience in the direction and supervision of crews;
• An ability to read and interpret basic plans;
• Proficiency in digital consoles a requirement;
• Thorough knowledge of theatrical performance audio, as well as live vocal and instrumental engineering;
• Demonstrated ability to set up, trouble shoot and operate a variety of complex digital audio systems;
• Thorough knowledge of and experience in the micing and mixing of live musical performances;
• Thorough knowledge of stage lighting and operation of complex lighting control systems and their various components;
• Demonstrated ability to set up, trouble shoot and operate a variety of complex lighting systems;
• Knowledgeable in the current practices and techniques in a variety of performing arts disciplines;
• Must possess valid certificates for: Working at Heights, Forklift, and Elevated Work Platforms;
• Ability to complete and maintain any required certifications;
• A good knowledge of safe working practices in a performing arts environment;
• Completion of a recognized audio or recording courses are an asset;
• Must be available for occasional evenings, weekends, or holidays work

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.  

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 Background 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 résumé online through the “Career Opportunities” section of our website at

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$43.20 per hour as per IATSE Collective Agreement
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Type of Work: 
Education Level: 
High School
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

National Arts Centre

Diane Meunier
1 Elgin
Ottawa, QC K1P 5W1