Administrative / Communication Officer

St. Cecilia Concert Society seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join the organization as Administrative / Communication Officer at our office in Halifax. St. Cecilia Concert Society is committed to giving citizens of Halifax opportunities to hear high-quality, live music performed by local, national and international classical artists. We do this by presenting concerts, events and educational initiatives in Halifax, while focusing on building and nurturing a strong community presence through these activities. We are committed to supporting young artists and composers and to providing opportunities for them as they establish their careers. Our concert presentations are innovative, diverse, and challenging and feature artists from many cultural backgrounds performing a broad repertoire of music.
 
The Administrative / Communication Officer will work with the board members to develop, organize, promote and deliver the concert series. This part-time position requires someone who has strong organizational skills, and can work independently to manage and promote the activities of the Society.
 
(Average of 20-25 hours/week)
 
Candidates must have:
 
• strong writing and communication skills, ideally both in English and French;
 
• basic computer skills;
 
• basic financial skills (working within a budget and reporting to the board);
 
• experience in the arts and in the music industry (being a musician would be an asset); and 
 
• experience in event management (promotion and communication through traditional and social 
networking media).
 
Please send a CV and cover letter to the attention of Larry Bent, Chair of St. Cecilia Concert Society by May 15, 2014 by email only at sccs@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
 
The selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews during the fourth week of May 2014.
 

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