Job Posting



Competition number: J0423-1162
Department: Human Resources
Status: Full-Time term (2 years)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)
Annual/hourly salary: $60,400 - $86,900 (position with benefits and pension plan)
Closing date: May 28, 2023

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.

Curious to learn more? We invite you to read our strategic plan for 2020-2023 in The Next Act.
Collaboration, innovation and community-led engagement are only some of the many initiatives the NAC will leverage to help shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada, one that embodies our slogan and loudly proclaims that Canada is our stage.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the National Arts Centre’s goal to be a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and diverse organization for all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and, therefore, we actively seek to recruit candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from 2SLGBTQ+ communities and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

Key activities:
As a member of the Human Resources team, the Human Resources Specialist, Policies and Projects administers and updates the National Arts Centre’s human resource policies, procedures and provides support with respect to other human resources special projects and initiatives. The HR Specialist uses knowledge of HR legislation and best practices to identify necessary changes to the NAC procedures and policies in response to organizational and legislative developments. Under the HR Managers' supervision, they design, formulate, implement, administer, and continually improve HR policies and procedures. This position is an integral part of the HR team and will support other HR team members and projects in addressing staffing, pay equity, and labour relations matters as required.

Under the direction of the NAC’s HR Managers, develops, administers, and supports HR special programs and closely complies with related guidelines. This includes researching and analyzing data, producing reports, technical writing, providing recommendations, preparing communications, and following up appropriately with employees and managers. The main program areas under the HR Specialist’s responsibility include: performance management, pay administration, attendance enhancement, employee recognition, employment and pay equity, employee orientation, diversity and inclusion, job evaluation, learning and development.

The HR Specialist regularly performs comparative analyses and keeps abreast of HR issues and trends, future developments in legislation, government standards and industry practices in order to ensure that NAC’s policies are compliant and effective. They make recommendations for adapting, amending, and improving HR policies based on these analyses.
Relations with employees/Labour relations
Supports HR managers in managing labour relations, including relations with employees. Also tracks the various processes under collective agreements and the terms and conditions of employment such as probation periods, pay increases, etc.

Required qualifications:
• Three (3) years’ experience in administering HR policies and programs or equivalent HR experience;
• University degree in HR management or a related field or three (3) years of equivalent experience;
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of HR management that is normally gained from university courses in HR or a related field;
• In-depth HR knowledge of at least two of the following areas: recruitment and staffing, labour relations, pay administration, employee benefits, technical writing, performance management, employee recognition, employment equity, job descriptions, classification;
• Strong knowledge of federal HR legislation and regulations (employment standards, human rights, pay equity, employment equity, etc.);
• Experience in analyzing, interpreting and applying policies, procedures, regulations and collective agreements;
• Knowledge of HR challenges, trends and practices;
• Strong proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and Zoom;
• Strong client service ethic;
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
• Demonstrated initiative and sound judgement;
• Highly developed team spirit combined with the ability to work independently with little supervision;
• Highly developed capacity for analysis and research;
• Fluency in both official languages is required.

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.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.
The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified true copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Background Check as a condition of employment.
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter and résumé online through the “Career Opportunities” section of our website at
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Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Start Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2023
Type of Work: 
Ottawa Area
Education Level: 
High School
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

National Arts Centre

Diane Meunier
1 Elgin
Ottawa, QC K1P 5W1