Senior Cultural and Creative Industries Officer
Consulate General of CanadaNew York, NY
Full Time Job
Position Title: Senior Cultural and Creative Industries Officer
Section: International Business Development (IBD)/ Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Services (FPDS)
Location: Consulate General of Canada, New York
Position Number: 423931
Competition No: 2018-15
Posting Date: June27, 2018
Closing Date: July 11, 2018
Employment tenure: The position has a specified period of employment until March 31,2023, with the possibility of an extension depending on operational needs. 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.
• Persons living in the New York Tri-State Area;
• Employees of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations or Canadian Consulate General in New York;
• Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States (Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance);
• Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff at the two New York Missions.
Summary of duties:
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.
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.
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 promotion in an organization involved in international operations. Three of those years of work experience must have taken place recently, within the 2010-2018 period.
• Business Development experience in the music and/or entertainment creative industry, with an active network of contacts in New York City.
• 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 initiatives.
Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications;
• Knowledge of the priorities and programs of Global Affairs Canada.
• Knowledge of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and its role in advancing Canadian commercial interests.
• Knowledge of current trends and developments in Canada and New York City in the cultural and creative industries sector (with an emphasis on the music sector).
• Knowledge of the factors that influence business in the US generally and in the Tri-State area in particular, and how these may have an impact on Canadian business interests.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
• Ability to network and maintain a network of clients and influencers
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently;
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines
• Strong organization skills and attention to details;
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills; and
• Ability to think strategically
• People/Team leadership;
• Adaptability and Flexibility;
• Client Focus;
• Sound judgement / problem solving
Hours of work: Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff regulations of 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must be willing to work evenings, holiday events and overtime as required.
Travel: The position will also require some business travel within the Consulates 5-state territory, as well as possible trips to Canada.
$106,977 USD (plus benefits) The Consulate General offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a pension plan to name a few.
Condition of employment (must be met):
• Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and
• Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions.
• Have independent work authorization in the U.S. and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions.
• Be resident in the United States; and
• Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter by the closing date. The one-page cover letter must:
o Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements, including language, education and experience;
o Confirm residency in the United States;
o Confirm independent work authorization in the United States.
Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications
eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form(s) of assessment (a written test, an in-basket exercise, and /or a skills test) of the Rated Requirements for the position. All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the US. Reference verifications may also be carried out.
The Consulate General is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
Method of application:
Apply via: http://www.wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=2474&source=PO by the closing date. Website: Apply At Employer's Site