Executive Producer - Variety

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Application Deadline:
April 22, 2016

Salary: $94,600 to $143,700

Status: Full-time, Continuing

Key activities:

Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Executive Producer of Variety is responsible for the development and implementation of programming initiatives of the NAC’s Variety and Community Programming department. The Producer oversees and manages NAC Presents, the NAC’s all-Canadian concert series that has become a preferred destination for Canadian singer-songwriters. It’s where established artists are celebrated on the national stage, and where emerging artists can perform in a highly professional venue in front of new and receptive audiences. Now in its fifth anniversary season, NAC Presents boasts almost 60 performances a year. 

The incumbent will oversee the management of rentals and variety programming including the highly popular Broadway Across Canada series, and facility rentals by exceptional artists from across Canada and around the world. He or she will also be responsible for community programming which provides the National Capital Region’s best artists with a first class performance facility and contributes to the cultural diversity of the NAC’s offering.  

Other areas of responsibility include the supervision of on-site staff, negotiation and preparation of artist and venue contracts, as well as maintaining a good rapport with external and internal clients. The Producer is also responsible for the research and relationship development with artists, arts organizations and partners. The selected candidate will oversee various special projects and events.

Skill Requirements:

  • Familiarity with all aspects and genres of live performance, particularly the Canadian Arts Scene;
  • Experience in programming and keen sense of the current trends in the Canadian music platform;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the business side of the variety and entertainment field;
  • Thorough knowledge of performance presentation in a unionized theatrical environment including technical experience in live performance;
  • Proven ability to successfully cultivate new talent as well as building relationships and seeking new partnerships;
  • Capacity to work effectively with artists, clients and colleagues with diverse experience and levels of skills; 
  • Experience with financial planning including budgeting, management and cost/revenue control;
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing needs; 
  • University degree in a related field and approximately 8-10 years of experience within the Canadian performing arts environment or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Bilingualism is an asset.