Job Posting: Canada Council for the Arts hiring Program Officer

Application deadline: February 29th, 2016

Program Officer (English and French Theatre), Theatre Section

Status : Temporary full-time until February 15, 2019 (with possibility of permanency)
Salary Scale : $66,692 to $80,459
Closing date : February 29, 2016

The Council may inventory the information received from candidates for other similar positions.

About the Canada Council for the Arts
Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians.  We offer competitive salaries and benefit package.  For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at

About the role
Under the direct supervision of Director, Theatre Section, manages programs of assistance for individual artists, arts groups, and/or arts organizations, according to established policies and procedures.

The incumbent may be required to travels up to 30 days per year and work irregular hours.

As the Program Officer, Theatre Section you will:

  • chair assessment committee meetings
  • contribute to the development of Council policies
  • provide information services and support to the artistic community
  • work to ensure access for professional Canadian artists and arts organizations to Council programs and services
  • anticipate and respond to the development needs of the arts practice; and performs other related duties.

The incumbent may be required to travels up to 30 days per year and work irregular hours.

Basic requirements of the position

• An undergraduate degree in contemporary arts practices or arts administration, or equivalent professional practice in the arts

• Five (5) years of experience in the discipline directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position
• Previous work experience in arts administration would be an asset
• Experience in artistic disciplines other than theatre would be an asset

• An understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the artistic milieu, including the organizations and institutions in the discipline
• Knowledge of the history and current status of the arts and most notably in the field contemporary Canadian English and French theatre
• General knowledge of the diversity of cultural practices in Canada, including non-Western forms and Aboriginal arts practices

Skills & Competencies
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, team working, problem-solving, analytical, time and priority management, organizational and leadership skills
• Ability to adapt and take on responsibilities related to new services and non-disciplinary programs, and ability to contribute to change
• Ability to synthesize information, write reports, analyze budgets and understand financial statements
• Ability to facilitate consensus and resolve conflicts
• Ability to chair and manage committees

Bilingual Requirements
• This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral, reading comprehension and writing.

This position is located in Ottawa.
A written exam may be required.

How to apply

Send the complete Application Form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by email at

For more information please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We value diversity in our workforce and encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all.  Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

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