COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST

Date Posted: Jan 02, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2019
Start Date: Jan 02, 2019

Salary: $57,000 - $83,200
Province: Ontario
Region: Ottawa Area
City: Ottawa
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country.

A home for Canada’s most creative artists, the NAC strives to be artistically adventurous in each of its programming streams – the NAC Orchestra, English Theatre, French Theatre and Dance, as well as the Scene festivals and NAC Presents, which showcase established and emerging Canadian artists.

The organization is at the forefront of youth and educational activities, offering artist training, programs for children and youth, and resources for teachers in communities across Canada.

The NAC is also a pioneer in new media, using technology to teach students and young artists around the globe, by creating top-rated podcasts, and providing a wide range of NAC Orchestra concerts on demand.

The NAC is the only bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world.



Job Description

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 stages and on stages across the country.
 
 
Our Five Core Values:
Be Considerate
Be Knowledgeable
Be Welcoming
Be Sincere
Go Above and Beyond
 
 
Key activities:
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.
 
 
 

Requirements:

Required qualifications:
  • 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.
 
 

Additional Info:

Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
 
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 their 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, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.
 
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
 
The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment. 

 
How to apply?
Please submit your application online through our website at https://nac-cna.ca/en/careers.
 
 
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How to Apply:

Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
 
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 their 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, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.
 
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
 
The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment. 

 
How to apply?
Please submit your application online through our website at https://nac-cna.ca/en/careers.
 
 
CONNECT WITH US:
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Facebook
Twitter
Instagram