Managing Director, National Arts Centre Orchestra

Those four words inform everything we do as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across this great land. We are proud to be a home for many of Canada’s most exciting artists who captivate audiences on our stages and on stages across the country.

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s premier performing arts centre distinguished nationally and internationally by its unique bilingual, multidisciplinary programming in music, dance and theatre. With a $78 million annual budget, four performance spaces and public areas for education and events, the NAC has a mandate from Parliament to nurture, encourage and promote artistic excellence in every discipline of the performing arts, showcasing the work of outstanding performing and creative artists from Canada and around the world. Located in Ottawa, the NAC is home to the internationally acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra under the artistic and creative leadership of Music Director Alexander Shelley

The Managing Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) is responsible for overseeing and directing the programming, production presentation and administration of international calibre musical programmes at the National Arts Centre including a robust music education program. The Managing Director, NACO, collaborates with the Music Director to create a spectrum of classical music programming that furthers the artistic mandate of the National Arts Centre. As a member of the NAC’s Senior Management Committee, this position reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Managing Director, NACO, oversees the development and evolution of a broad and ambitious range of educational programming, including artist training, professional development of arts administrators, youth and family programming, distance learning, and the development of classroom resources – with a special attention on serving Canadians regardless of their location.

The selected candidate ensures the expansion and increased the profile of the Orchestra’s outreach and engagement through digital strategies and regional, national, and international touring.


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