Job Posting


Competition number:   J0422-0084
Department:   Human Resources
Status:    Full-Time, continuing
Hours:    Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)

Annual/hourly salary:  $79,500 - $116,600 (position with benefits and pension plan)

Closing date:    June 26, 2022

Anticipated start date:  September 2022

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 the LGBTQ2+ community and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

COVID-19 Pandemic

The incumbent may be required to work remotely either full-time or in a hybrid fashion until the end of the pandemic.  All necessary working tools needed to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position will be provided to the employee for this purpose.

The NAC recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. Therefore, an offer of employment shall be conditional upon receipt of written confirmation that the selected candidate has been fully vaccinated. Certified medical conditions will be accommodated as well as exemptions based on established religious objection.
The above information will be filed in keeping with the Privacy Act.

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

Key activities:
Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Senior Manager, Labour Relations is a strong HR generalist responsible for engaging in healthy and productive relations with union, non-union employees, and client departments. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, employee and labour relations, performance management, organization development & training and special projects. You will provide strategic HR advice to members of management, oversee the recruitment process for client groups and administer the annual performance management process. You will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting effective working relationships with management, staff and unions; and providing advice, support and guidance regarding the application and interpretation of the legislation, NAC policies and procedures and collective agreements. You will regularly conduct investigations, handle grievances, prepare for, and participate in, arbitrations as well as lead or participate in bargaining sessions. Finally, and most importantly, you will bring good humour, compassion, alternative thinking, and creative problem solving.

Required qualifications:

• Passion for the arts!
• A bachelor degree from a recognized postsecondary institution in a field related to the position and a minimum of six (6) years of directly related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience;
• A true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully communicate with employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement;
• Excellent knowledge of federal HR legislation and regulations (employment standards, human rights, pay equity, employment equity, etc.);
• A great understanding and passion for employment equity issues, a desire for barrier free employment as well as healthy and innovative work environments;
• Experience working in a unionized environment, grievance handling, analyzing, interpreting and applying policies, procedures, regulations and collective agreements;
• Ability to deescalate difficult situations; skills in problem solving and mediating;
• Experience conducting effective, thorough, and objective investigations;
• Knowledge of, and experience with, performance evaluation systems;
• Hands-on knowledge of compensation programs including annual increases, benefit programs and innovative total compensation programs;
• Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure as part of a very busy team;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism;
• High level of compassion, tact, diplomacy and discretion;
• Fluently bilingual in both official languages, English and French, written and spoken.

Who can apply:

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

All communication will be conducted through email and interviews via videoconferencing. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your resume 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 resume online through our ‘Careers Opportunities’ website at

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$79,500 - $116,600 (position with benefits and pension plan)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

National Arts Centre

Diane Meunier
1 Elgin
Ottawa, QC K1P 5W1