Cultural Industry Development Officer
- 71,604.26 - 87,125.22 annually
- City Of Ottawa
As a member of the Cultural Development and Initiatives team, the Cultural Industry Development Officer is responsible for providing a broad range of cultural industry development services to the City's internal and external stakeholders, contributing to the effective delivery of economic development for sector-specific programs and activities and enhancing the local and international competitiveness of Ottawa's cultural industry sectors.
Participates in the planning and implementation of programs, policies and strategies that support cultural and economic development goals in Ottawa's for-profit cultural sectors; develops effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders by creating opportunities for networking, mentoring, and educating for the purposes of engagement; represents the City in cultural industry events; provides professional advice to internal and external stakeholders and undertakes related research and analysis; assists with the development and delivery of cultural industry events; and contributes to the achievement of team and corporate objectives.
The incumbent acts as a specialist to facilitate the growth of cultural and creative industry clusters in Ottawa, and may work with representatives from creative industries in addition to live music, film, television, gaming, publishing, and digital media.
Education & Experience
Four (4) year University degree in Fine Arts, Arts Administration, Film Studies, Music, Theatre, Cultural Studies or related field.
Five (5) years of related and progressively responsible professional work experience in related areas
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Designated – specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing required
English oral, reading, writing required
Candidates who do not meet language requirements will be required to participate in training.
- Capable of dealing effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and
- Possess a focus on quality of services, innovation and on-going process improvement
- Sound judgement and decision-making capabilities
- Positive, inclusive approach to project development and implementation
- Aptitude to bring conflicting points of view to consensus
- Promotes, provides and nurtures an environment of continuous learning
-Experience working within the music industry or other cultural industry sector
- Strong knowledge of the local cultural and creative industries, and of the local business, tourism and economic development environment
- Focused and strong knowledge of the music industry in the Ottawa region
- Strong knowledge and relationships with relevant local, regional, national and international policies and communities of practice
- A broad understanding of the various industry sectors in the Ottawa region
- A broad understanding of the cultural ecosystem in the Ottawa region
- Exposure to national and international cultural and creative industry trends and practices
- Knowledge of municipal, provincial and national arts, heritage and cultural development policies, data sources and practices
- Project management techniques/strategic and operational planning and evaluation
- Building relationships with diverse stakeholders
- Sources for comparative research, surveys and data analysis
- Applicable computer technology and tools
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Able to represent and promote the City of Ottawa in cultural and creative industry development initiatives and programs
- Able to represent and promote the City of Ottawa in focused music industry initiatives and programs
- Demonstrated ability to foster excellence and integrity in relationships with artists and businesses
- Demonstrated ability to plan and implement effective strategies and programs
- Able to work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with all staff
- Able to manage a high volume of public contact, to lead multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder initiatives and to organize and facilitate focus group consultation processes
- Possess a client service focus balanced with recognition of the need for connection to corporate standards and systems
- Able to influence and work collaboratively with others representing a wide range of interests and bring conflicting points of view to consensus
- Able to plan, co-ordinate, and implement projects to completion
- Demonstrated ability to support and collaborate with stakeholders within a diverse work environment, as well as recognize, acknowledge and respect diverse cultural perspectives and practices
- Participate as a team member in multidisciplinary work groups
- Possess persuasive and assertive interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, and strong presentation skills