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Chief Technology Officer - National Arts Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Province: Ottawa, Ontario
Position: Chief Technology Officer
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Posted: March 11, 2020

Job Description / Duties

The NAC is open to either hiring on a permanent full-time basis or for a two year term.

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is an executive leadership position at the NAC – the CTO has overarching responsibility for enabling the NAC to leverage technology and information systems to give maximum benefit to the organization.

The CTO has a mandate to drive technological innovation at the NAC, leveraging contemporary technologies and delivery models, whilst maintaining a stable, robust and reliable IT environment underpinning core NAC processes. The CTO is accountable for developing, maintaining and delivering an information technology strategy and portfolio of initiatives aligned to the NAC’s overall strategic direction and objectives.

Qualifications / Required Skills

- A degree (or equivalent) in technology, IT, computing, finance, business or a related field and a minimum of 15 years of experience in a technology or business related field, including at least 10 years in a senior leadership position;
- Experience in managing a significant budget in a leadership role;
- Excellent communication skills – particularly in interacting with senior executives;
Bilingual in both official languages (english and french) would be an asset.

Proven track record in :
-working with both cloud and ‘on premise’ IT infrastructure and service provision,
-developing and delivering an information technology strategy,
-supervising and shaping a project management team.

Additional Information

Who can apply

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

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

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

How to apply

Please submit your application online through our website at

Individuals who are interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply without delay as interviews will be scheduled with qualified applicants throughout the posting period.

Salary: $140,000 to $180,000

Contact Information

Debbie Collins
Executive Director of Human Resources
1-866-850-2787, ext. 518

Employer Profile

Canada is our stage
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 CTO will have a mandate to shape an IT function which possesses the key skills, capabilities and management structures to drive technology-enabled change, improvement and efficiency across the organization.

The NAC needs to embark upon a program of information system modernization across HR/payroll and finance functions, supported by the CTO. The NAC is looking to the CTO to build key foundational capabilities which support system implementation, vendor management and IT project management.