Music Nova Scotia's 2016 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

Music Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street. The meeting will go from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. All Music Nova Scotia members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend.  


Music Nova Scotia is holding its annual election for its board of directors. There are four (4) incumbents re-offering and seven (7) positions in total to fill.  

Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to nominate anyone who, in their opinion, would be a good candidate for the Music Nova Scotia board of directors. We also invite anyone interested in being nominated to declare their interest by contacting Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee Chair James Stewart.  

Nominations open May 12, 2016 and close on May 26, 2016.  

In each case, contact will be made with each nominee to ensure that we have the permission of the nominee to let his/her name stand.  

To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a Music Nova Scotia Member in good standing (you may sign up and then be nominated) –
  • Have sufficient time to devote to doing the board’s work
  • Believe in the mission, vision, and work of the Society
  • Comprehend and accept the fiduciary duties and responsibilities associated with the actions of the Society
  • Understand the job of a board member
  • Possess the skills needed by the Society

Before May 26, 2016 the candidate must deliver to the Nomination Committee:

  • A completed web form available here.
  • Three (3) letters of support from Music Nova Scotia members in good standing
  • 200 word bio for the ballot
  • Photo

All nominees must provide three letters of support from members in good standing and must be willing to participate in an interview conducted by the Nominations Committee in person or via telecommunications.  

Nominations must be submitted via the web form.  

Please direct all inquiries and questions to James Stewart.  

*Music Nova Scotia board of directors positions are two (2) year terms.  


The Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee will prepare a list of nominees. The election will be conducted electronically through from June 7th through June 24th, 2016.  Details on voting procedures will be forwarded to the membership on June 7th.  


Voting Eligibility
All members in good standing are eligible to vote with the exception of honorary members. Student members are not entitled to a vote.  

All Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to vote online for the Board of Directors, who will act as guidance for all Music Nova Scotia activities. All members are also welcome to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.  

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Music Nova Scotia, 2169 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia  

AGM Agenda Considerations:

  • Minutes of preceding general meeting;
  • Consideration of the annual report of the Directors;
  • Consideration of the financial statements, including balance sheet and operating statement and the report of the auditors therein;
  • Election of Directors for the ensuing year;
  • Appointment of Auditors  

Call for Nominations: May 12, 2016
Nominations Close: May 26, 2016
Candidates Notified: May 30, 2016
Candidates Right to Withdraw: June 1, 2016
E-Voting Opens: June 7, 2016
E-Voting Closes: June 24, 2016
Results: June 28, 2016                                                                

For more information:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations/Operations Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-0291

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Job Posting: Events and Marketing Manager

Job Title: Events and Marketing Manager
Location: Music Nova Scotia
                2169 Gottingen Street
                Halifax, Nova Scotia
                B3K 3B5
Supervisor: Executive Director
Hours: 37.5 per week; occasional weekend/evening work in response to special events requirements
Salary: commensurate with experience
Benefits: A medical plan is available for all full-time employees of Music Nova Scotia; The Events and Marketing Manager is entitled to this plan on a cost share basis, 50% paid for by the employee and 50% paid for by Music Nova Scotia.  
Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
Job Summary
Working under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Events and Marketing Manager is responsible for the production and marketing of all Music Nova Scotia special events and signature properties including Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week. The Events and Marketing Manager is responsible for the overall management and marketing of this signature event.
International music industry conference experience is also considered an asset. The Events and Marketing Manager will work directly with the Executive Director in supporting exporting initiatives for Music Nova Scotia members. 
Self-motivation and independence balanced with a team orientated approach with a commitment to the values and policies of Music Nova Scotia must be demonstrated.
Some travel is required.
  • Provide logistical and creative support for Music Nova Scotia special events and signature properties (NSMW, ECMA, CMW, etc.)
  • Coordination of juries for Music Nova Scotia member showcasing opportunities
  • Budget planning for Music Nova Scotia special events and signature properties
  • Contract negotiations with artists and vendors
  • Special event and signature properties technical production coordination
  • Special event and signature properties marketing and partnership fulfillment
  • Design of Requests for Proposals for various 3rd party services required for special event and signature properties production
  • Assisting the Executive Director with the preparation of funding applications and final reports for special events and signature properties
  • Assisting the Executive Director with development of exporting opportunities for Music Nova Scotia members
  • Preparation of reports for the Executive Director upon request
  • Any other duties within the scope of the organization to be agreed upon in consultation with the Executive Director
Required Skills/Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Public Relations preferred
  • Excellent working knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and various project planning software
  • Excellent working knowledge of Mac OS
  • Knowledge of local, regional, national, and international music industry
  • Managing events in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in artistic and technical production 
  • Knowledge of government and corporate funding relationships
  • Understanding of exporting cultural products from Nova Scotia
  • Budget planning and management
  • Excellent communications, time management, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge in the development and execution of event marketing plans
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, content management programs and email marketing tools 
  • Knowledge of multiple social media channels and social media strategies involving Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Vine
  • Knowledge and experience in the tenants of traditional marketing (print and radio)
  • Experience writing press releases
  • Must have the ability to work creatively with limited resources
How to Apply
To apply please click the following link:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, May 5, 2016 no later than 5:00 PM
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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