Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunity - Canada Summer Jobs

Graphic Design Coordinator

Deadline for Applications: June 24, 2019. 5pm ADT. 

Start date July 2 - End date August 23rd. 30hrs/wk

Pay - $17/hr


Music Nova Scotia is currently seeking a like-minded, enthusiastic, and results driven Graphic Design Coordinator to join our team.

Reporting to the Events & Marketing Manager, and working closely with the entire marketing team, the Graphic Design Coordinator will design and create print, digital, and multi-media products to support the communication, branding, and marketing needs of the organization. 

A willingness to be adaptable from a creative design perspective, is vital in this role. The Coordinator will be part of a small team that values initiative, ideas, creativity, and problem-solving as we work together to deliver the products, services, and events produced by Music Nova Scotia, including Nova Scotia Music Week. 

The ideal candidate will excel in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and will be able to pivot quickly. To be successful in this role, you must possess strong communication skills, organizational abilities, demonstrate passion and commitment on a daily basis, and be an excellent team member. 

Graphic Design Coordinator: 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Creation of graphics for digital and print purposes.
  • Assist with creating and updating marketing materials, and campaign planning.
  • Execute approved digital and print marketing campaigns that support MNS/NSMW strategic initiatives.
  • Help to develop and maintain social media content calendar, including proofreading blogs, writing status updates, tweets, posts, etc.
  • Gather, report, and analyze digital media metrics and results using various tools, and provide insights from the industry and overall marketing campaign.
  • Work on special projects and other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience in creative design for digital and print media
  • 2+ years of Social Media platforms (including paid advertising)
  • 2+ years' experience with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and E-Commerce
  • Post-secondary education in Design, Marketing or related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong communication, copywriting, and editing skills.
  • Highly organized, able to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail, an eye for good design, and a solid understanding of branding and visual identity best practices.
  • A team player with a positive attitude, a desire to continue learning, and the ability to take and give feedback.

Eligibility Criteria

The Youth Employment Strategy (YES) is the Government of Canada’s interdepartmental initiative that seeks to help young people aged 15 to 30 years gain the skills, abilities and work experience they need to find and maintain quality employment. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada and falls under one of the Youth Employment Strategy program streams (Summer Work Experience).

CSJ 2019 includes new expanded eligibility to include all youth aged 15 to 30, which means youth who are not students are eligible. This change has been made to complement the Government's renewal of the Youth Employment Strategy (YES), announced in Budget 2018. A modernized YES will be implemented over five years to ensure that youth, including those who face unique barriers, achieve their potential in an evolving labour market.

To be eligible, participants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

Apply through the application link only. Please attached your resume in PDF when applying, and be prepared to submit a design portfolio. 

If you have any questions please contact:
Events & Marketing Manager
Grace Russell
Direct: 902 223 1460

Voting Now Open for 2019 Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors Election


Voting Now Open for 2019 Music Nova Scotia 
Board of Directors Election
(Halifax, June 3 2019)  Twelve nominees, including five incumbents, are vying for nine spots on the Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors – and we need you to vote!
All Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to vote for the Board of Directors, who will act as guidance for all Music Nova Scotia activities. 
The election will be conducted electronically from June 3rd until June 24th, 2019 at 5:00PM. 

Voting will take place through your Music Nova Scotia membership profile. Your membership must be up to date in order to login. If you have never accessed your profile, please register the email address associated with your membership with the website.  If your membership has expired, you may renew it by contacting the office at 902-423-6271 x 114.

Please follow the steps below to vote:

1.  Login to your profile on the Music Nova Scotia website -  If you do not remember your password, please select the "Request New Password" link under the login box. Please note that we do not have access to your password.

2.  Scroll down to "My Projects" on the left hand side of the screen

3.  Select the "VOTE" button located in the My Projects box. This will take you to the voting screen.  

4.  Once you have selected your votes, click submit and you're done!

*** You must vote for 9 of the 12 candidates for your vote to be eligible ***

Corporate and Non-Profit members receive two votes. Individual, band, small business, and venue memberships receive one vote, student memberships do not receive a vote.

Please Note:  Anyone with permitted access to your profile has access to vote. Please discuss with your team/band members who will vote. Once a vote has been cast it can not be reset.
Candidates, in alphabetical order – Full bios and photos can be found here.
Barbara Cameron 
Brian Doherty
, incumbent
Israel Ekanem
Josh Hogan
, incumbent
Matthew Sampson
Meghan Scott
, incumbent
Mike Campbell, incumbent
Rosanna Burrill
Sarah Atkinson

Stephen Bordl
Stephen MacDougall, incumbent
Tracey Williams
The results of the election will be announced at the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. 

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: The Marquee Ballroom
2037 Gottingen St, Halifax
Please enter through The Local.

To RSVP to the AGM, please CLICK HERE 

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.

If you have any questions please contact: 

Lisa Stitt
Interim Executive Director / Operations
Music Nova Scotia

Office: +1 902-423-6271 Ext 102
Direct: 902 423 0291

Tunes at Noon Summer Concert Series Call for Submissions

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, will once again present Tunes at Noon, a summer concert series featuring Nova Scotian performers of all genres of music on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from July 3 to August 22, 2019.

 “Tunes at Noon is entering its 12th year,” said Paul MacKinnon, DHBC Executive Director. “Downtown workers, visitors, and tourists in the area look forward to the concert series every summer. The performers bring Grand Parade alive and the music creates a welcoming, summertime atmosphere for Downtown Halifax.”

 The call for submissions seeks musicians available to perform a full hour-long concert in July and August. The Tunes at Noon concerts will be held on July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, and August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in Grand Parade in Downtown Halifax. Potential rain dates are August 28, 29, and 30. This call is open to all genres of music. Performances will be solo acts, duos, and trios and acoustic in nature with no backline provided.

Tunes at Noon will provide the following:

  • PA + sound equipment (set-up and tear-down): Mixer (12 analog channels and 14 channels total), 2 main speakers, 2 monitors, 4 mics, 4 stands, 1 instrument mic, 4 DIs and cables
  • Sound engineer
  • Flat rate of $250 per act
  • Marketing and promotion
  • An opportunity to perform a midday concert in historic Grand Parade

To express interest in this opportunity, performers must send the following to Ivy Ho at

  • A short bio
  • Artist website (may consist of Reverbnation, Bandcamp, Sonicbids, official artist website, etc.). Any website is acceptable, but it must house music that can be easily found and played for the jury.
  • A list of dates, in the noted time period above, when the artist would not be available to perform
  • Stage plot
  • Contact information (phone number, email address, and mailing address)
  • Name to make cheque payable to

Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.

 About Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC):

Downtown Halifax Business Commission represents over 1,600 businesses located in the central business district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. DHBC strives to make Downtown Halifax a better place to live, work, and play by: improving business conditions; promoting economic development; supporting members’ common business interests; and fostering a positive image of the Downtown area. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:

Ivy Ho, Director of Communications
Downtown Halifax Business Commission
Tel: (902) 428-5433



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