Senior Cultural and Creative Industries Officer

Canadian Embassy
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 10

Position description

The position has a specified period of employment until September 30, 2018, with the possibility of an extension up to 5years. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in New York, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.

Under the general direction of the Head of Innovation and Head of Advocacy and Communications, the incumbent is responsible for providing integrated International Business Development and strategic public affairs support to the Cultural Industries, (with a particular focus on the music sector) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

The incumbent is responsible for developing and delivering an export strategy to promote Canadian products and services and attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities to Canada related to the culture sectors. 

Identifying opportunities for Canadian companies and institutions; developing an effective network of Canadian and local partners to support program objectives; providing timely and relevant advice to Canadian clients and partners; undertaking research into local business trends; and planning and/or offering support for high-level visits. 

The incumbent is also responsible for advancing a strategic cultural public affairs program to effectively showcase and advance Canadian culture in New York. Duties include fully planning, organizing and implementing complete events in partnership with Canadian cultural stakeholders and emerging talent as identified with the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Services unit, expanding the mission’s network of cultural contacts in territory in a wide range of cultural spheres and generating both targeted and broad-scale attention for Canadian cultural content.


Essential Qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below: Please be specific and provide examples for each of the qualifications.

Language requirement:
A high degree of fluency in written and oral English is required. Ability to work in French would be an asset.

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• A minimum of 5 years of experience, supporting cultural, creative or trade p 
promotion in an organization involved in international operations. Three of those 
years of work experience must have taken place recently, within the 2010-2018 
• Experience in the music and/or entertainment industry.
• Experience in managing client and key stakeholder relationships, and in obtaining, 
preparing for, and conducting meetings with private sector clients. 
• Experience in project management (including strategic planning, tracking/reporting 
results and budget management).
• Experience conducting research and analysis on business development issues.
• Experience providing briefings, strategic advice, and written reports to management 
and/or clients on business opportunities and international business issues.
• Experience in cultural event planning and delivery of complex public affairs 

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