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JCP Positions 2018

APPLICATIONS FOR THESE POSITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Conference Coordinator, Festival Production Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator
Deadline for Applications: July 27th, 2018
Term will be August 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018

Looking for a fun, dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting career in the music industry? Are you a music fan, who enjoys meeting interesting people, and wants to get to know the amazing Nova Scotia music industry? Have you collected Employment Insurance in the past two years? If so, this opportunity is for you!!

Music Nova Scotia is in the process of hiring three exciting contact positions under the provincial Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) program. The successful candidate will have the chance to attend and contribute to the success of an international, rapidly growing, and successful music industry festival and conference, Nova Scotia Music Week 2018, while developing highly sought after, and broadly applicable, career skills.

Since the inception of Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) in 1997, the music community has gathered together to participate in a range of business training and networking opportunities while celebrating our artists and industry professionals. NSMW engages the Music Nova Scotia membership and music industry at large while showcasing emerging and established artists to the public. NSMW is held over four days in November with workshops, receptions, over 100 showcases, an international and domestic buyers program, B2B networking opportunities and the Music and Industry Awards.

These positions are 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 (JCP Position)
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 4 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 2018. 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

 

Job Title: Festival Production Coordinator (JCP Position)
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 4 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 2018. 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

 

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator (JCP Position)
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 4 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 2018. 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

Investment Programs and Member Training Manager

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ARE NOW CLOSED

Job Title: Investment Programs and Member Training Manager
Applications Close August 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Location: Music Nova Scotia
2169 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 3B5

Supervisor: Executive Director

Salary: commensurate with experience

Vacation: 3 weeks (6%) and statutory holidays

Job Summary

Working under the direct supervision of the Executive Director the Investment Programs and Member Training Manager will administer the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program (MNSIP), provide consultations to Music Nova Scotia members and nonmembers interested in the MNSIP, develop and execute member training initiatives and act as the Nova Scotia Regional Education Coordinator (REC) for FACTOR.

Some travel is required.

Responsibilities

  • Administration of the MNSIP which includes the collection, organization, and filing of submitted applications
  • Working closely with the Operations Manager to ensure financial records are organized, accurate, and presented in a timely fashion
  • The continuous development of program criteria and recommendations for a new and evolving program
  • Ensuring applications meet criteria as set out in program guidelines
  • Ensuring timely notification of successful and unsuccessful applications
  • Monitoring approved project final reports to ensure program compliance
  • Preparation of reports for the Executive Director and the Province of Nova Scotia upon request
  • Preparation of year-end reports for the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Preparation of monthly reports for Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors
  • Delivery of upcoming program deadlines to the Events and Marketing Manager for communication to the membership and public
  • Consultations with MNSIP clients
  • Cheque requisitions submitted to the Operations Manager for client payments Music Nova Scotia Job Description-Investment Program and Member Training Manager 2
  • Extensive client data base management
  • Any other duties within the scope of the organization to be agreed upon in consultation with the Executive Director

Required Skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), various project planning software and CRM applications
  • Extensive knowledge of local, regional, national, and international music industry
  • Knowledge of government and corporate funding relationships
  • Knowledge of FACTOR programs
  • Understanding of exporting cultural products from Nova Scotia
  • Budget planning and management
  • Experience organizing and maintaining a database
  • Excellent communications, time management, and organizational skills

How to Apply – Three (3) Step Process

  1. Please complete the online application below and attach résumé.
  2. Applicants must create a Music Nova Scotia Investment Client Profile.
  3. Applicants must complete a Marketing Support (Export-Ready) online application for a hypothetical music-marketing project in the USA, Germany or the UK. A panel of export-ready music industry professionals will score your hypothetical marketing project.

IMPOARTANT NOTE ON STEPS #2 AND #3 – Applicants must navigate the Music Nova Scotia website and Investment Program criteria, guidelines and business policies independently to complete. We are intentionally not providing instructions or links to complete these important steps. Applications (Step #1) that cannot be directly linked to Step #2 and Step #3 will not be considered. 

Music Nova Scotia Employment Equity 

Music Nova Scotia will proactively engage measures to eliminate discrimination and to reverse the historic under-representation within its workforce of:

  • Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq)
  • Members of racialized minority groups (especially historic African Nova Scotians)
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Women
  • Persons belonging to sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) minority groups

Music Nova Scotia Equal Opportunity Employer

Except in the context of equity in employment, there shall be no discrimination in employment at Music Nova Scotia on any ground prohibited by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Music Nova Scotia Job Description-Investment Program and Member Training Manager 3 Music Nova Scotia is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Music Nova Scotia are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, family or parental status. Music Nova Scotia will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Music Nova Scotia encourages applicants of all ages.