The NAC’s Kipnes Lantern - https://nac-cna.ca/en/lantern
This is an opportunity to open a window into the artistic soul of this great land. A unique occasion to be part of a groundbreaking project of a new digital media architecture that should not be missed…
The National Arts Centre has been re-imagined through an extensive new addition designed by Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects. Above our new entrance is the Kipnes Lantern, a large glass tower covered on four sides with transparent LED panels. The Lantern is supported by four vertical LED screens (the “blades”), which are set along the façade of the building.
The Kipnes Lantern is a unique piece of digital media architecture that features the largest transparent LED installation in North America. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, it serves as a symbolic beacon for the performing arts in Canada, celebrating our artists and showcasing performances taking place across the country. As our new “fifth stage”, the Kipnes Lantern will fundamentally transform the visitor experience by supporting and enhancing the overall vibe of the new NAC.
The Producer will be responsible for developing programming and strategies to achieve the long-term vision for the Kipnes Lantern. This includes overseeing the creation and curation of digital content design that supports the NAC’s role as a national performing arts institution, and that takes advantage of the Lantern’s unique technology, architecture, and location.
Working with the NAC’s New Media team, internal stakeholders, artists and design agencies, the Producer will take a leadership role in the creation of a unified strategy to produce engaging content of the highest quality. The Producer will be involved in every step of the process to develop new content, from initial concept and artistic direction through to design, production, delivery and integration.
The Producer will also be responsible for managing relationships with internal clients and performing arts partners from across the country, and will cultivate new relationships with both local and national partners.
In addition to high-level planning and creative direction, the Producer will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Kipnes Lantern, including scheduling and supervising regular maintenance of the hardware and software. As this is a new platform, the Producer will have an instrumental role in establishing operating principles and processes, performance metrics and governance policies.
- A university, college or technical institute degree in a related area of study (visual arts, design, Production Managers and Producers in Animation and/or VFX, large-scale concert production, broadcasting, film and television post-production), with more than 5 years of related experience;
- A highly creative thinker with experience in delivering high-profile, large-scale visual storytelling projects on time and on budget;
- A discerning aesthetic sense and experience in creative design and visual brand management;
- A portfolio of creative and innovative projects that were designed to engage with the public;
- A track record of developing strategies to successfully bring ideas from vision to concept to execution;
- An understanding of industry trends and a wide network of contacts;
- Experience managing creative teams and a proven ability to make decisions and delegate;
- A talented communicator and a positive influencer who has experience managing internal and external stakeholders;
- Experience in allocating and managing project budgets, negotiations and contract management;
- Strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and deliver on tight timelines;
- Familiarity with Canadian performing arts companies and cultural institutions is an asset;
- Excellent language skills in either English or French with at least a basic proficiency in the other language;
The ideal candidate will also have a solid understanding of, and experience with: the technical components of a digital display platform; media production software and formats; content management systems, servers, multimedia distribution networks, and digital displays. A thorough understanding of motion graphics, video production, and editing workflows, as well as software such as Scala, Coolux and AfterEffects, is an asset.