Typesetter - Ottawa
The National Gallery of Canada is looking for a typesetter!

Position Title:  Typesetter – Determinate 6 month
Competition #:  23-CC-01
Posting Date:  January 23, 2023
Closing Date:  February 6, 2023
Department:  Design
Working Hours:  Full time (37.5 hours per week, overtime as required)
Employment Tenure:  Determinate
Classification:  Band 4
Salary:  $57,566 - $67,697/Year
Number of Positions:  1
Language Requirements:  English BBB/French BBB (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation:  P.S.A.C.
Duration:  6 months temporary assignment

Job Summary

Working under the supervision of the Director, Exhibitions and Outreach, the Typesetter executes, using pre-existing layouts and templates, 2D production work and creates printable files related to temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection and exhibition signage, such as tombstone, extended, case and base labels, and wall texts.


The Typesetter coordinates and makes text revisions as requested by Exhibitions, Collections Management and /or Publications; produces printed document for final label production; supports the Production Coordinator where required with production of graphics; organizes and maintains electronic files of all digital creative documents for reference; provides standard guide creation and observes graphic standards with regards to all logos, images, colors, and typography.


Responsibilities also include the coordination of label and text production; formatting texts and color-matching labels to wall color; preparing digital files for vinyl cutting; producing prints for final production; preparing work orders for Technical Services.


The Typesetter is also responsible for documenting all incoming text for exhibitions and other projects and, maintaining and coordinating equipment service and repairs.




  • Diploma in Graphic design



  • Two years of relevant experience in typesetting
  • Solid experience in the specific mastery of design of graphic standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous and diligent
  • Knowledge of editorial typographic and graphic design principles
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Macintosh and Cloud environments, as well as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat Pro
  • Strength in typography and layout
  • Excellent ability to manage time


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Condition of Employment

  • Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
  • Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.


Additional Information

  • Temporary assignment with the possibility of an extension or becoming indeterminate.
  • 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.


You can apply online here.