Career Opportunities

Passion for the arts, creative and innovative?

If these words describe you, then you should join the only multidisciplinary, bilingual performing arts centre in North America. The employees of the National Arts Centre (NAC) are a unique array of individuals with exceptional skills, special talents, and diverse backgrounds.

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Our vision:

The NAC will be Canada's pre-eminent performing arts centre, and will create, showcase and celebrate excellence in the performing arts. It will symbolize artistic quality, innovation and creativity for all Canadians.

To achieve this vision the National Arts Centre needs innovative and imaginative people like you.

If you are in search of a challenging career path, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Take a look at what we have to offer!


The National Arts Centre has the right position for you! Here are exciting opportunities leading to a challenging career path or rewarding employment.

Performing arts management opportunities

The heart of the NAC is the innovation and artistic achievement within the following departments:

  • Programming for Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Music, Community Programming, and Variety
  • Youth Development Programs
  • Art Education Programs
  • Company Management
  • Internship Program
  • Music Library
  • Orchestra Management
  • Production
  • Publicity

Sales and service opportunities

The NAC prides itself on providing superior individual service in both official languages:

  • Box office and subscription
  • Catering and banquets
  • Development and fundraising
  • Le Café Restaurant
  • Parking services
  • Patron services
  • Reception and ushers

Operational and support opportunities

These employees are integral to providing superior service to our patrons and employees.

  • Administrative Services
  • Archives
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Property Management
  • Security

Opportunities to contribute and develop one of Canada's most prestigious Arts Centres

Organizational benefits

  • Complimentary tickets to performances
  • Discounts at the elegant Le Café Restaurant
  • Occasional advance booking on traveling attractions to the NAC
  • Competitive salaries

Comprehensive benefits for full-time employees include:

  • Paid vacation (Starting at 3 weeks)
  • Pension plan
  • Health and vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Accidental dismemberment insurance

A stimulating and challenging work environment

Located in the Nation's Capital Region: Ottawa has been described as one of the most beautiful regions in Canada. Incorporating a wide variety of urban characteristics, it still maintains the accessibility, atmosphere and charm of a smaller city. Within and around the heart of the city are spectacular parks, wilderness areas, ethnic food and music, family destinations, shopping centres, and a dynamic arts and cultural scene. With so much happening in Canada's fastest growing city, you will definitely be able to satisfy all your cravings!