Women in Film and Television Atlantic accepting applications for an Event Planner/Communications Coordinator

Deadline for Applications: Friday August 30th 2013
Position dates: September 16th to April 10th
Women in Film and Television Atlantic is currently accepting applications for a Women Making Waves Event Planner/Communications Coordinator. To be eligible, you must qualify for the Job Creation Partnership program.
The WMW Event Planning/Communications Coordinator is responsible for the planning and coordination of, as well as the follow-up for the annual WIFT-ATLANTIC conference Women Making Waves. The candidate will work with the WIFT-Atlantic Board to develop, promote and produce the conference.  The candidate will be responsible for program development, proposal writing, budgeting, communications, and overall coordination of all activities for the conference. Good written and verbal communication skills, initiative, strong organizational skills with an attention to detail are assets as well as having an aptitude for programs such as Word, Excel and some knowledge of social media platforms.  
Eligibility Information
This position is a Job Creation Partnership. To be eligible, you must be unemployed and show that you need work experience to get hired. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada. As well, you must meet one of the following conditions:
Have a current Employment Insurance (EI) claim
Have had an EI claim that ended within the last three years
Have had an EI claim for maternity or parental benefits within the past five years, then remained out of the job market to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, and now want to re-enter the labour force. 
Before you can apply for this Job Creation Partnerships program, you must first meet with an employment assistance service provider. They will assign a case manager to you. The case manager will then see if you qualify for the program and tell you about the various employment services you can access.
For more information phone 1-902-722-5004 OR visit Employment Nova Scotia’s website.
Interested applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume to info@wift-at.com
The position runs from September 16th to April 10th 
Deadline for Applications is Friday August 30th 2013 

FACTOR Success Stories

Spotlight on Nova Scotia at Milwaukee Irish Fest

(August 14, Halifax, NS)  The spotlight is on Nova Scotia at the world's largest celebration of Irish music and culture with nine Nova Scotian artists scheduled to perform at Milwaukee Irish Fest this weekend. The festival draws over 130,000 music fans and dozens of Celtic festival organizers from across the United States.  The 2013 Nova Scotia Showcase is a partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, FACTOR and Music Nova Scotia. The partnership serves to promote the export of Nova Scotian music and showcase the province as a music tourism destination.

Artists taking part in the Nova Scotia Showcase this weekend were selected by Milwaukee Irish Fest talent bookers attending Nova Scotia Music Week last November in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Artists selected include Buddy MacDonald, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Dave Gunning, Evans & Doherty, Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, Old Man Luedecke, Sprag Session, The Barra MacNeils and The Modern Grass.

In addition to the Nova Scotia Showcase, representatives from Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative, Cape Breton Island: The Celtic Heart of North America and Music Nova Scotia are attending to participate in various business-to-business cultural trade and training opportunities. Music Nova Scotia university co-op Blaise Theriault has been selected to participate in the Milwaukee Irish Fest Festival Experience Program. The program provides a 10 day training platform for young adults from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Nova Scotia who are interested in working in the cultural industries with an opportunity to experience the planning and presentation of one of the largest festivals in the world.

Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that has worked since 1989 with a mandate to encourage the creation, development, growth and promotion of Nova Scotia’s music industry. Music Nova Scotia exists to grow and nurture the Nova Scotia music industry, to retain our own natural resource and promote investment, by:

  • Providing education, information and resources to our membership
  • Acting as the advocate for the industry to all levels of government and private enterprise
  • Supporting membership in the promotion of the export of Nova Scotia music regionally, nationally and internationally

For the full festival schedule and bios visit http://musicnovascotia.ca/content/milwaukee-irish-fest-2013


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