NAC Orchestra Personnel Manager

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Application Deadline:
April 16, 2013

Salary: $53,900 to $70,300

Status: Full-time, term (approximately from May 2013 to October 2014) – With possibility of extension or permanency

Closing date: April 16, 2013

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 are a unique array of individuals with exceptional skills, special talents, and diverse background.

The National Arts Centre is home to the internationally acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO).  Under the dynamic artistic leadership of Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra has an international reputation for excellence.

What will be my key activities?

As a member of the Music Department team, the Orchestra Personnel Manager will ensure the smooth running of all orchestra rehearsals and performances.  Principal duties will include the engagement of extra and substitute musicians, preparation and maintenance of musician budgets and payroll information, and monitoring compliance with the Collective Agreement.  The Orchestra Personnel Manager will also manage the audition process, oversee immigration paperwork for international musicians, assist the Orchestra Operations Manager and supervise the Assistant Personnel Manager.

Other responsibilities will include: serve as a liaison between the Music Director and the Orchestra musicians, the administrative staff and musicians and the management and musicians’ union.

Skill Requirements:

- A university degree in Music and a minimum of four years of professional experience in orchestra management;

- Comprehensive knowledge of orchestra personnel management;

- Excellent organisational, administrative and communication skills.

- Ability to identify and manage priorities under pressure;

- A good knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook;

- Ability to communicate fluently in both of Canada’s official languages is an asset.

- Ability to work nights and weekends.

Who can apply?

Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocations is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her 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, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

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