This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The NAC Kipnes Lantern and Digital Displays
As Canada marks its 150th anniversary, the National Arts Centre has been re-imagined through a magnificent new addition designed by Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects. Above our new entrance is the Kipnes Lantern, a large tower covered on four sides with transparent LED panels. There are also four vertical LED screens, which are referred to as the “blades”, set along the façade of the building. This unique piece of media architecture will serve as a symbolic beacon for the performing arts in Canada, while the blades will animate the pedestrian experience at street level. The Kipnes Lantern will be ‘lit’ for the first time in a special ceremony later this year.
These two exceptional digital properties are part of an extensive new roster of internal and external digital displays at the NAC. The digital displays are at the heart of the inclusive, creative and exceptional visitor experience that the NAC is fostering. This integral interface with our visitors will convey many types of information throughout the building and will fundamentally transform the visitor experience by supporting and enhancing the overarching vibe of the new NAC.
The Producer will be responsible for leading the NAC’s Digital Displays team. The incumbent will design and/or curate digital content across the entire canvas of digital displays throughout the NAC and in particular, for the Kipnes Lantern, which will be a showcase for the performing arts in Canada. Working with the Digital Displays team, internal partners, and external agencies, the Producer will create a unified strategy for the delivery of compelling content for both interior and external displays. Additionally, the Producer will be responsible for managing relationships with internal clients and performing arts partners from across the country, and will cultivate new relationships with both local and national partners.
A university or technical institute degree in a related area of study (visual arts, design, broadcasting, etc), with over 5 years of related experience;
A discerning aesthetic sense and experience in, or awareness of, visual brand management;
A thorough understanding of visual storytelling;
A highly creative thinker with experience in delivering innovative projects on time and on budget;
A track record of successfully bringing ideas from concept to execution;
A portfolio of creative and innovative digital design work;
An understanding of industry trends and a wide network of contacts;
A solid understanding of, and experience with. the technical components of a display platform; media production software and formats; content management systems, servers, multimedia distribution networks, and digital displays;
A thorough understanding of motion graphics, video production, and editing workflows;
Ability to develop strategy and to lead both internal and external partners;
Experience managing creative teams and a proven ability to make decisions and delegate;
Experience with negotiation and contract management;
Experience in managing project budgets;
Strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects;
Familiarity with Canadian performing arts companies and cultural institutions is an asset;
Excellent communications skills;
Excellent language skills in either English or French with at least a basic proficiency in the other language;
A past record of satisfactory attendance and punctuality is a requirement.*
*Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for their relocation expenses.
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.
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Salary: $76,500 to $113,600
National Arts Centre
Human Resources Department
1 Elgin Street
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