Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast - Episode 16

On this episode Dana talks to Charlie A’Court about his new scholarship opportunity and welcomes Post Script into the Village Sound Studio Basement! Also featured are songs from Kirsten Olivia, Hillsburn, The Stanfields, Quake Matthews, and TJ King.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 16 OF BACK HOME: A MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA PODCAST

If you like what you’re hearing and want to support Back Home, you can over at our Patreon page www.patreon.com/BackHomeMNS by pledging to Patreon you get the chance to win free tickets and passes to concerts and free merch from some of the great Nova Scotia acts we feature.

We’re always looking to feature new and old NOVA SCOTIAN music and musicians. If you want to submit your own music to the podcast you CAN at this link: https://podio.com/webforms/11113163/802437 attach a song file to the bottom of the form!

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FEATURED:
Charlie A’Court - @charlieacourt
Post Script - @postscript902
Kirsten Olivia - @kirstenolivia
Hillsburn - @hillsburnband
The Stanfields - @TheStanfields
Quake Matthews - @quakematthews
Reeny Smith - @iamreeny
TJ King - @tjkingmusic
Tallin Music Week - @TlnMusicWeek

SHOWS:

April 1 - Mary Beth Carty - The Anchor (CD Release Party)
April 7 - Mo Kenney - The Union Street
April 8 - Sleep Shaker, Bury Me At Sea, Chamber and Rosewood Annie - Pro Skates
April 10 - Andrew Mackelvie - 1313 Hollis St.
April 13 - Port Cities - Casino Nova Scotia (Album Release) 
April 14 - Dub Kartel - The Marquee 
April 14 - Carry The Lost, Old Blood and Hatchett Lake - New Glasgow
April 14 - Adam Baldwin - The Union Street
April 14 - Century Egg, Fake Buildings, and Rabies! - The Seahorse
April 20 - Bill & Joel Plaskett - The Rebecca Cohn
April 20 - Mauno, Jon McKiel and Heat - The Seahorse 
April 21 - Erin Costelo - The Union Street CMW 

April 20 - 22 with the MNS Tiki Stage at the Rivoli in Toronto, with Hello Delaware, The Town Heros, Owen Meany’s Batting Stance, and more. ECMA’s are in Saint John 

April 25 - 30. We’re excited to be represented by all our MNS members and artists during the week!  Check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@backhomemns). 

We’re running an online contest to win tickets to see Joel and Bill Plaskett April 20 at the Rebecca Cohn put on by Sonic Concerts. Post a photo of “Where you listen” to instagram with the hashtag BackHomeMNS! We’ll draw for a pair of tickets to the show, Tuesday April 18. 

Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunities - JCP Program

Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunities
Conference Coordinator, Festival Production Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, International Delegates Coordinator
Deadline for Applications: MARCH 31, 2017
Term will be May 7, 2017 - December 2, 2017
 
Have you collected Employment Insurance in the past three years? Looking to work in the music industry? If so, this is an exciting opportunity for you! Music Nova Scotia is in the process of arranging another series of contract hires under the provincial Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) program. The JCP program is designed to create positions that will provide unemployed, insured participants with opportunities to gain meaningful work experience.

This position is offered as part of the Job Creation Partnerships program of the Government of Nova Scotia. To be eligible for participation in Job Creation Partnerships, you must be an unemployed individual ("insured participant") as defined by Section 58 of the Employment Insurance Act. This means that you are an individual for whom:

  • an unemployment benefit period has been established or has ended within the three years prior to the date of requesting assistance; or
  • a benefit period that included a maternity or parental claim has been established within the five years prior to the date of requesting assistance, after which you remained out of the labour market in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force.
View the full details on the JCP program here
  

Job Title: Conference Coordinator 
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The Conference Coordinator will provide support for the conference component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2017. Under the supervision and direction of the Event Manager and the Executive Director, the Conference Coordinator will work independently, and will liaise with the committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be managing the volunteer base, coordinating delegate registration for NSMW.

Primary duties:

  • Assist in the coordination of NSMW conference seminars and workshops
  • Manage volunteer scheduling (100+ volunteers)
  • Oversee volunteer intake and liaise with the local Host Committee Volunteer Coordinator
  • Maintain accurate registration, contact and transportation databases
  • Coordinate registration campaigns
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Conduct and enter data from evaluations from conference participants
Additional duties:
  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly
  • Prepare registration reports as requested
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any conference inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Instruct volunteers for any conference related activities
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially conflict resolution
Recommended Qualifications:
  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Experience in human resources or hospitality
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Music industry experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment
Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying. 
 

Job Title: Festival Production Coordinator 
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The Festival Production Coordinator will provide logistic support for the showcasing component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2017. Under the supervision and direction of the Event Manager, the Festival Production Coordinator will work independently and will liaise with committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be assisting with the production of all showcasing performances.

Primary duties:

  • Update the critical path for the event, update regularly, and assign tasks to team members based on deliverables
  • Assist in the production of all showcasing performances
  • Maintain accurate contact, biographical, and production information for artists/groups
  • Assist with the recruitment of multigenre and regional artists and groups
  • Prepare submissions for jury meetings
  • Liaise with the Festival Technical Director to advance production details with showcasing artists
  • Oversee contracting of showcasing artists
  • Update website with showcasing related information via Marcato Festival
  • Communicate registration needs, including delegate pass information, to the Conference Coordinator
  • Conduct and data enter evaluations from artists/groups

Additional duties:

  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any showcasing inquiries onsite during the events
  • Instruct volunteers for any showcasing related activities
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment 

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Music industry experience                 
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   
 


Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

                                                                       
Job Description:
The Marketing Coordinator will provide support for the marketing and promotions component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2017. Under the supervision and direction of the Member Relations/Operations Manager, the Marketing Coordinator will work independently, and will liaise with the committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be assisting in the delivery of a high quality marketing strategy and campaign.
                                                                       
Primary duties:
  • Book radio, print, and website ads                               
  • Assist in creation of advertising campaigns
  • Update website and social media
  • Coordinate event signage
  • Coordinate production of all event collateral                         
  • Lead local host community street team
  • Onsite event partnership fulfillment (signage etc.)
  • Market research 

Additional duties:                                                                             

  • Participate in all project committee meetings
  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly             
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any event inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Instruct volunteers for any promotion related activities       
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period.                                                                           

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar) Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in groups                                        
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment
  • Social media awareness & proficiency

Recommended Qualifications:                                                                                                                            

  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite of products (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Music industry experience                                   
  • Nonprofit experience                                                       
  • Experience in marketing or public relations
  • Media (TV/Radio) experience
  • Event production/management experience
  • Basic HTML experience
  • Marcato Festival experience                                    
  • Proficiency with social media productivity tools (TweetDeck etc.)
  • Previous office environment experience                          
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel

Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   
 


International Delegates Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The International Delegates Coordinator will provide support for the conference component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2017. Under the supervision and direction of the Event Manager and the Executive Director, the International Delegates Coordinator will work independently, and will liaise with the host committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be fulfillment of travel and hospitality requirements for our international delegates. 

Primary Duties:

  • Communicate with international delegates regarding their travel needs 
  • Ensure to confirm availability plus convey tentative itinerary to respective traveler for approval
  • Coordinate and prepare daily itineraries for guest delegates using cloud based project management applications
  • Review travel associated invoices as well as statements for accuracy for Accounts Payable
  • Prepare master hotel rooming list for staff, board, crew, sponsors and guest delegates
  • Liaise with host hotel staff and maintain accurate accommodation database

Additional Duties:

  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly
  • Prepare travel reports as requested
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any conference inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially conflict resolution
  • Must demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness           

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Experience in human resources or hospitality
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Music industry experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   
 


Music Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer; thank you for your interest, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager
902-423-0291
musicnovascotia.ca

 
 

Summer Gig Opportunity

(February 28, 2017, Halifax, NS) Are you a Celtic, Acadian, Folk, or Traditional act looking for a summer gig?  Bay Ferries is in search of a solo or duo act to set sail on The CAT throughout the summer season. With numerous dates from June to September, playing on board the ferry between Nova Scotia and Maine could be your summer job. 

To be eligible for this gig you must be a solo or duo act, who performs either Celtic, Acadian, Folk, or Traditional music. Bay Ferries is offering the chosen act $300 a day (solo or duo and includes HST), plus $20 in CAT Cash (for food onboard The CAT) per person (max of $40). Accommodations may also be arranged based upon the agreement. 

The gig requires the chosen act to be available for most of the following dates:

  • June - 10,17,24, 30
  • July - 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29
  • August - 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26
  • September - 1,2,9,16,23,30

To apply please click HERE

IMPORTANT UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN IMMIGRATION INFORMATION

Musicians must register their instruments with Canadian Border Services Agency prior to beginning work on The CAT (one time). A work permit for the USA is not required as you will be performing on international waters. However, Musicians must register their instruments with Canadian Border Services Agency prior to beginning work on The CAT (one time). Musicians must have a valid Canadian passport and must clear Customs Border Patrol each crossing.

 

Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 5:00pm.

 

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For more information please contact:

Blaise Theriault

Events and Marketing Manager

Music Nova Scotia

(902) 423-6271 ext. 103

blaise@musicnovascotia.ca

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