Want to host Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week in your community?

(May 7, 2014 Halifax, NS) – Starting May 12, Music Nova Scotia will be accepting bids to host Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The annual event brings musicians, industry professionals, international delegates and music fans together for four days of live performances, educational workshops and awards.
NSMW went on the road to Liverpool in 2006 after being held in Halifax for ten years, and has since taken place in communities such as Pictou County and Yarmouth. The event has had its most successful year to date in 2013 in Sydney, where the festival and conference was held from November 7-10. This year the event will be held in Truro from November 6-9. 
“NSMW is our signature event; it is about bringing communities of people together - our members, volunteers, businesses, media, artists, music fans and delegates from the international music industry - to promote the growth and development of music in Nova Scotia.” says Scott Long, Executive Director for Music Nova Scotia. “We look forward to reviewing the bids, and to begin planning for 2015, 2016, and 2017.”
Music Nova Scotia is committed to ensuring the growth of the music sector in the province. Through education, communication, promotion and artist recognition, Music Nova Scotia offers members these services in an increasingly competitive and ever changing music industry. The flagship of these efforts is NSMW as it provides professional development, showcasing opportunities and an opportunity to heighten awareness and increase exposure for Nova Scotia music.
To request a copy of the Host Community Bid Document please contact Scott Long at scott@musicnovascotia.ca.
Bids open on May 12, 2014 and must be received by June 9, 2014.
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For more information, please contact:
Scott Long
Executive Director
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. x 101
2169 Gottingen Street 
Halifax, NS  B3K 3B5


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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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