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Job Summary

You will be responsible for researching, writing and editing, speaking notes, corporate reports, presentations, forewords for exhibition catalogues as well as draft select communications material for the Director and CEO of the Gallery. You will write rich online or printed content designed to promote NGC’s corporate priorities, exhibitions, acquisitions, programming, partnerships, events and serve as a contributing writer to the NGC Magazine to generate audience engagement. You will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, including translation services. This role will oversee various communications projects and ensure consistency of messages for the institution and its partners such as the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. The Gallery publishes all of its materials in English and French. The capacity to write and edit in both official languages is an asset.



Requirements

Education:
• University degree in field(s) relevant to the duties of the position, including fine arts, journalism/communications, art history, museum studies, creative writing, literature, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Work Experience:
• Minimum of 4 – 5 years’ experience researching, interviewing, writing and editing in both official languages for senior management;
• Seasoned speechwriter who has worked in a multidisciplinary environment and can coordinate all elements of written production, including collaborations with external editors and translators;
• Experience working with sensitive and confidential material, interpreting, analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of information from varied sources to generate story ideas, write correspondence, etc.;

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
• Knowledge of historical and contemporary art and current museological topics, issues and trends is an asset;
• Ability to identify and develop rich, creative and original written content; knowledge of writing and communications trends;
• Advanced writing and copy-editing skills in English and/or French;
• Ability to evaluate the quality of text in relation targeted audiences and to ensure that all content is written in an accessible, accurate and fresh manner;
• Skillful in rationalizing conflicting views to propose solutions to relevant parties;
• Can develop and manage multiple project timelines and assess resource requirements;
• Is pro-active and can adapt quickly to scenario changes;
• Ability to interact effectively with internal and external key stakeholders (such as artists, curators and senior management) to conduct effective interviews, tell engaging stories, accept feedback and complete approvals;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and actively participate within a team.

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Condition of Employment

• Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.



Additional Information

• A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
• The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian Society. Applications are invited from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous peoples, women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialized people, and people with disabilities.
• The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.






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