Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunities Conference Coordinator, Festival Production Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2014

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 by clicking here.
 


Job Title: Conference Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours:  9 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The Conference Coordinator will provide support for the conference component of Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2014. 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 and overseeing fulfillment of travel and hospitality requirements for our guest delegates.

Primary duties:

  • Assist in the coordination of NSMW conference seminars and workshops
  • Liaise with host hotel staff and maintain accurate accommodation database 
  • Book hotels and flights for international guest delegates
  • 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
  • Coordinate and prepare daily itineraries for guest delegates
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk on-site
  • 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 on-site during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and on-site
  • 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
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite of products (Photoshop, InDesign) 
  • Music industry experience
  • Non-profit experience
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2014
Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.  http://musicnovascotia.ca/jobs
 


Job Title: Festival Production Assistant (PA)
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 9 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The Festival Production Coordinator will provide logistic support for the showcasing component of Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2014. 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 multi-genre 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 on-site during the events
  • Instruct volunteers for any showcasing-related activities
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and on-site
  • 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, especially performance and/or technical production
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite of products (Photoshop, InDesign) 
  • Non-profit experience
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2014
Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   http://musicnovascotia.ca/jobs
 


Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 9 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The Marketing Coordinator will provide support for the marketing and promotions component of Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2014. 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 
  • On-site 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 on-site during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and on-site
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Instruct volunteers for any promotion-related activities
  • 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
  • Non-profit 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

Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2014
Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   http://musicnovascotia.ca/jobs
 


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
Music Nova Scotia
lisa@musicnovascotia.ca
902-423-6271 x 102
musicnovascotia.ca

Job Opportunity - HPX Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director

Employer:Halifax Pop Explosion
Location: Halifax, NS
Reports To: Board of Directors
Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive

The Halifax Pop Explosion Association is seeking a new Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible to ensure the effective operation of the Halifax Pop Explosion Association in its pursuit of its vision and mission. The Association exists to present our annual festival, and any other projects or events that may from time to time be staged. The Executive Director is therefore responsible for resource development, financial management, sponsorship and government investment acquisition, promotion, and relationships between volunteers and staff.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

This Executive Director is the figurehead of the Halifax Pop Explosion so the right personality is important. In general terms, the successful candidate for this position would typically have a post secondary credential in some related field, although this is not strictly required. Related work and management experience in the non-profit and/or cultural sector and/or event promotion are critical assets. Other personality traits and skills that are critical to the successful fulfillment of this role include::

  • Highly developed leadership skills
  • A dynamic, outgoing personality, someone who thrives on public speaking and on developing and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships (e.g. with Halifax Pop Explosion’s sponsors, partners, staff and volunteers);
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills;
  • Proven financial and operations management skills;
  • Event planning and delivery skills;
  • Proven ability to devise and execute successful fundraising initiatives;
  • The ability to plan quickly and effectively, coupled with a willingness to adapt to changes;
  • Excellent time and personal management skills;
  • Highly developed computer and internet literacy
  • An intimate understanding of the local music, digital, and culture sectors in Halifax and Canada;

A full description of the position and duties can be found here. Please read the full description before contacting or submitting an application.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and brief essay to jobs@halifaxpopexplosion.com. Your essay should address the following questions and be no more than 1.5 pages:

  1. What does the Halifax Pop Explosion mean to you?
  2. What do you see as the future of the Halifax Pop Explosion?
  3. Provide specific examples of how you could enhance the Halifax Pop Explosion.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Deadline for submissions is February 13th, 2014 at 5pm (AST).

Halifax Pop Explosion Association is an equal opportunity employer; thank you for your interest, but it will only be possible to correspond with those who are selected for an interview.

For information on the position, please contact jonny@halifaxpopexplosion.com

Jonny Stevens to Leave Halifax Pop Explosion - ED Job Posting Tomorrow

Halifax Pop Explosion has announced that Jonny Stevens will be transitioning out of his role as the festival’s Executive Director after accepting an opportunity outside of the music sector. He will adopt an advisory role with HPX’s board of directors at the end of February.

“Being a part of HPX has been the best time of my professional life,” says Stevens. “Thank you to the board of directors, staff, bands, fans, volunteers, and stakeholders who happen to be the most passionate people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I look forward to continued involvement with HPX, and am excited to welcome a new Executive Director to our organization.”

The position of Executive Director will be posted on the Halifax Pop Explosion website on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014.

“We’d like to thank Jonny for his service and dedication to Halifax Pop Explosion,” says Kris McCann, Chair of the Board. “He has been a friend and an inspiration. Without his vision, Halifax Pop Explosion would not be what it is today. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours, and look forward to working with him as a key member of our team going forward.”

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