Job Posting



Competition number:   J0522-0388

Department:   Production

Status:    Full-Time continuing

Hours:     35 hours per week (some evenings, weekends, and holidays)

Annual/hourly salary:  $45,000 - $58,200 (position with benefits and pension plan)

Closing date:    June 12, 2022

Anticipated start date:  As soon as possible

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 will be required to work remotely 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 Production, the Payroll Clerk, Production, provides a wide range of financial and administrative support for the entire Production department. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Processing weekly payroll for International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) stage personnel;
• Key liaison with IATSE stage personnel for all financial and payroll questions;
• Tracking and reporting on hours worked for IATSE stage personnel;
• Compiling and distributing the daily schedules for IATSE stage personnel, in consultation with Technical Directors;
• Managing the attendance register for the full-time stage personnel;
• Processing settlements for rental shows;
• Recording and filing weekly labour costs in departmental Access database and distributing to appropriate departments;
• Back-up for Financial Coordinator who manages departmental finances;
• Assisting the Production Services Officer in the daily administration of the production office.

Required qualifications:

• Post secondary education in business  or performing arts and/or an equivalency of 2 years experience in a related position;
• Experience processing payroll for a large workforce;
• Ability to work in the office, especially Mondays and Tuesdays;
• Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays;
• Excellent language skills in either English or French with at least a basic proficiency in the other language.
• Experience working with a unionized workforce;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially with Excel and its formula functions;
• Excellent analytical skills & attention to detail;
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
• Adaptability & flexibility while working under the pressure of a deadline;
• Good organizational skills ;
• High level of compassion, tact, diplomacy, and discretion;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Teams & Access;
• Experience working with the IATSE union;
• Data entry experience;
• Passion for the Arts.

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 Criminal Record 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: 
$45,000 - $58,200
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

National Arts Centre

Diane Meunier
1 Elgin
Ottawa, QC K1P 5W1