Communication Officer, NAC Orchestra

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Application Deadline:
June 04, 2012

SCHEDULE: Full time, Permanent

HOURS:  35 hours per week

SALARY: $53,100 - $69,200


The Marketing Department of the National Arts Centre is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic communications plan for NAC Music Department programs and initiatives.  You will equally be responsible for all communications materials and initiatives for the NAC Music Department with a focus on media relations, public relations and communications for the NAC Orchestra.   You will also work with other marketing department staff on cross-disciplinary communications projects.  The position reports to the Senior Marketing Manager, NAC Orchestra.


Skill Requirements:

 - University degree in Communications, Journalism, or Music and five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience;

- Strong knowledge of the performing arts and previous experience in the orchestral music industry, would be ideal;

- Superior communications skills; you must possess the ability to communicate verbally (public speaking, public and media relations) and in writing (drafting, editing);

- Ability to draft and conceptualize multiple methods of communication (house programs, press releases, correspondence, etc.), you must also possess strong attention to detail in your own work;

- Direct experience in working with journalists and the media on a regional, national and international level;

- Knowledge of arts media landscape in National Capital Region is essential and on a national level is an asset

- Demonstrated ability to engage journalists to earn  coverage in both traditional and non-traditional media

- Strong knowledge of social media tactics, as well as digital and mobile communications;

- Strong leadership skills, ability to take initiative and demonstrate sound judgement;

- Ability to work in a team and under pressure while managing tight deadlines;

- Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to manage the demands of multiple stakeholders;

- Proficiency using MS Word and Excel;

- Fluently bilingual in both official languages.


Please note that we do not accept resumes submitted via mail, in person or facsimile.  Only cover letters and resumes received via our online application tool will be accepted. To view and apply for this position, please visit our Careers section at

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.

Potential candidates must possess the minimum qualifications as identified in order to qualify for an interview.