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. The NAC is located on the traditional, unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.

At the National Arts Centre, we believe the performing arts are vital to the human experience. A house of dreams for the Canadian performing arts, we work with artists and arts organizations from across this land to revitalize our sector.

We are on a journey, committed to ensuring that equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, anti-racism and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples will guide our actions.

Curious to learn more? Read our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, The Journey Ahead.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Accessibility

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is committed to creating and sustaining a work environment that is inclusive, anti-racist, accessible, welcoming, and representative of the Canadian diversity.


The NAC welcomes applications from candidates who can help us meet our vision, and contribute to the diversity of lived experiences, perspectives, and approaches. When you join the NAC, you will be part of an inclusive community working hard to dismantle barriers to employees’ well-being, access, potential, and success. The NAC actively seeks candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.


Job Number: J1023-0523


Employment Type: Full-Time, Term

Job Category: Production

Open Positions: 1

Posting Date: October 16, 2023

Closing Date: November 19, 2023

Salary: $61,200.00 - $76,500.00/Year

Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset

Working Hours: 40 hours a week (days, evenings, weekends and holidays)

Job Reports To: Production Managers


Key Activities

As a member of the Production team, the Associate Technical Director (ATD)is responsible for assisting in the planning and co-ordination required to support the realization of productions, festivals and events held on the stages and in the public spaces of the NAC. The ATD will work under the direction of the Production Managers, supervised by the Production Department Technical Directors.

Specific duties include but are not limited to researching materials relevant to scenic or property construction, lighting, sound and projection, drafting technical and scenic construction drawings, as well as the supervision of unionized stage crews in conjunction with the Technical Directors. The Associate Technical Director will also be assigned shows of their own to manage from beginning to end.


Skill Requirements

  • Graduate of post-secondary education specializing in the production of performing arts and/or three (3) years’ experience as a Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director in the performing arts;
  • Familiarity with all aspects and genres of live performance
  • Capacity to work effectively with artists, clients and colleagues with diverse experience and levels of skill;
  • An ability to work unsupervised while maintaining goals and an attention to detail;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Thorough knowledge of stage lighting, audio, video and special effects;
  • Ability to create technical drawings used in the construction of scenery and props;
  • Experience in estimating materials and labour for the construction of scenery, props and costumes;
  • Experience in running theatrical productions
  • Experience in leading and motivating crews in a unionized environment is an asset;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Practical knowledge of AutoCAD or Vectorworks
  • Familiarity with of specialized theatrical software; Lightwright, Qlab, Isadora, etc.;
  • Available to work evenings and weekends;
  • Proof of a valid driver’s license (equivalent to an Ontario G class permit) and clean driver abstract;
  • Possess Certification in Fall Arrest, Forklift Operation, Arial Platform Operation or ability to acquire within three months of hiring;
  • Fluency in both official languages is an asset.


Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.


As part of NAC’s interview process, in-person interviews may be required. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your résumé including your current email address.


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


Important Notice

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is committed to inclusive employee recruitment and selection. The NAC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the selection process, please inform us as soon as possible and we will make every effort to fulfill your accommodation request.


The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a true certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.

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Additional Details

Code: J1023-0523
Category: Admin / HR
The National Arts Centre (NAC)
1 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Tags: Bilingual, Film, Video
Posted: Oct 19, 2023
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Intermediate
Compensation: $61,200.00 - $76,500.00/Year
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