TAKE IT TO THE TIKI: FINAL ROUND THIS FRIDAY, FEB 7th!

Presented by Casino Nova ScotiaLite 92.9 and Delta Hotels and Resorts, twelve bands competed throughout January to win a spot on the Music Nova Scotia Tiki stage at Canadian Music Week in May 2014.    

FloodlandJessie BrownNeon Dreams and  Young River are taking us into the final round on Friday, February 7th.

The winner of the final round will receive a prize package consisting of:

  • Showcasing performance on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at The Rivoli during Canadian Music Week
  • Canadian Music Week 2014 Delegate Passes for the performers
  • 1 night hotel accommodations in Toronto (Saturday, May 10)
  • Travel assistance cash prize of $1800

Runner-up prizes for the semi-finalists consisting of:

  • 1st runner-up: cash prize of $600
  • 2nd runner-up: cash prize of $400
  • 3rd runner-up: cash prize of $200

A panel of Nova Scotia music industry professionals will determine the winners of each round, including the grand prize winner.  

Show starts at 9pm, admission is free. First artist is on at 9:15pm sharp, so get there early!

Silent Auction at the Wintersleep show!

We've got lots of great silent auction items up for grabs at the upcoming Wintersleep show, from some fantastic Nova Scotian artists including Joel Plaskett, Matt Mays, and Jenn Grant. Browse through them and place your bids at tomorrow night's show if you're lucky enough to have tickets!

 

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

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