Lead Hand, Community Programming; National Arts Centre

Post Date: 
September 13, 2022
Closing date: 
October 9, 2022
Lead Hand, Community Programming
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Job Description: 

Responsible to the Production Director and reporting to the Executive Director of Production. The Lead Hand for Community Programming is responsible for the supervision of all the technical and production requirements of the Community Programming and Public Spaces Department. You will be the first called to provide technical services for work within the jurisdiction of IATSE 471. You will be expected to take a leadership role in set-ups, rehearsals and performances, and in the direction of any crews required.


Skill Requirements

  • Must be a member in good standing of IATSE, Local 471;
  • Strong working knowledge of both official languages;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationships with artists, clients and colleagues is essential;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and execute multiple projects within scheduling and financial constraints;
  • Self-motivated with respect to meeting the needs of the various types of clients;
  • Good organizational skills and initiative;
  • Experience in the direction and supervision of crews;
  • An ability to read and interpret basic plans;
  • Proficiency in digital consoles a requirement;
  • Thorough knowledge of theatrical performance audio, as well as live vocal and instrumental engineering;
  • Demonstrated ability to set up, trouble shoot and operate a variety of complex digital audio systems;
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in the micing and mixing of live musical performances;
  • Thorough knowledge of stage lighting and operation of complex lighting control systems and their various components;
  • Demonstrated ability to set up, trouble shoot and operate a variety of complex lighting systems;
  • Knowledgeable in the current practices and techniques in a variety of performing arts disciplines;
  • Must possess valid certificates for: Working at Heights, Forklift, and Elevated Work Platforms;
  • Ability to complete and maintain any required certifications;
  • A good knowledge of safe working practices in a performing arts environment;
  • Completion of a recognized audio or recording courses are an asset;
  • Must be available for occasional evenings, weekends, or holidays work
$43.20 - $43.20/Hour

Part-Time term

Additional Info: 

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 résumé including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

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 copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.

Send Submissions To: 

To submit your application, visit the job posting listed on the National Arts Centre website.

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