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Job posting goes live for Ottawa’s new Nightlife Commissioner position with $112K salary

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Do you want to pump some new life into Ottawa’s nightlife?

The job posting for the city’s new Nightlife Commissioner position is now available and will be live until March 1, 2024.

It’s a full-time, permanent position made up of 35 hours per week and an annually salary of $111,718.88, which the city says is still under review.

The chosen candidate will act as a liaison between the city and local businesses in an effort to support Ottawa’s nightlife economy over a 12-hour period, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The ‘night mayor’ would also collaborate with partners and stakeholders to enhance community safety and wellbeing, quality of life and commercial vibrancy.

The position is part of the city’s first-ever ‘Nightlife Economy Action Plan,’ which was approved city council in May of 2023.

The city says the aim is to ‘deliver nightlife infrastructure, amenities, and experiences and create a more vibrant, diverse, inclusive, viable, safe and well-managed nightlife for residents, visitors, and businesses.”

Job requirements include:

  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor university degree in either Hospitality, Tourism, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Recreology, Public/Business Administration, Recreation, Leisure Studies and or related fields.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the public or not-for-profit sector, economic development, urban planning, arts and culture or community organizations that intersect with the nightlife economy.

You can click here to learn more and apply for the position.

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