Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunities - JCP Program

Conference Coordinator, Festival Production Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, International Delegates Coordinator
Deadline for Applications: April 6, 2018
Term will be May 1, 2018 - December 1, 2018
 
Have you collected Employment Insurance in the past three years? Looking to work in the music industry? If so, this is an exciting opportunity for you! Music Nova Scotia is in the process of arranging another series of contract hires under the provincial Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) program. The JCP program is designed to create positions that will provide unemployed, insured participants with opportunities to gain meaningful work experience.

This position is offered as part of the Job Creation Partnerships program of the Government of Nova Scotia. To be eligible for participation in Job Creation Partnerships, you must be an unemployed individual ("insured participant") as defined by Section 58 of the Employment Insurance Act. This means that you are an individual for whom:

  • an unemployment benefit period has been established or has ended within the three years prior to the date of requesting assistance; or
  • a benefit period that included a maternity or parental claim has been established within the five years prior to the date of requesting assistance, after which you remained out of the labour market in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force.

View the full details on the JCP program here
 


Job Title: Conference Coordinator 
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The Conference Coordinator will provide support for the conference component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2018. Under the supervision and direction of the Event Manager and the Executive Director, the Conference Coordinator will work independently and will liaise with the committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be managing the volunteer base, coordinating delegate registration for NSMW.

Primary duties:

  • Assist in the coordination of NSMW conference seminars and workshops
  • Manage volunteer scheduling (100+ volunteers)
  • Oversee volunteer intake and liaise with the local Host Committee Volunteer Coordinator
  • Maintain accurate registration, contact and transportation databases
  • Coordinate registration campaigns
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Conduct and enter data from evaluations from conference participants

Additional duties:

  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly
  • Prepare registration reports as requested
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any conference inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Instruct volunteers for any conference related activities
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially conflict resolution

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Experience in human resources or hospitality
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Music industry experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying. 
 


Job Title: Festival Production Coordinator 
Location: Halifax, NS 
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The Festival Production Coordinator will provide logistic support for the showcasing component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2018. Under the supervision and direction of the Event Manager, the Festival Production Coordinator will work independently and will liaise with committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be assisting with the production of all showcasing performances.

Primary duties:

  • Update the critical path for the event, update regularly, and assign tasks to team members based on deliverables
  • Assist in the production of all showcasing performances
  • Maintain accurate contact, biographical, and production information for artists/groups
  • Assist with the recruitment of multigenre and regional artists and groups
  • Prepare submissions for jury meetings
  • Liaise with the Festival Technical Director to advance production details with showcasing artists
  • Oversee contracting of showcasing artists
  • Update website with showcasing related information via Marcato Festival
  • Communicate registration needs, including delegate pass information, to the Conference Coordinator
  • Conduct and data enter evaluations from artists/groups

Additional duties:

  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any showcasing inquiries onsite during the events
  • Instruct volunteers for any showcasing related activities
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment 

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Music industry experience                 
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   
 


Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends
                                                                       
Job Description:
The Marketing Coordinator will provide support for the marketing and promotions component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2018. Under the supervision and direction of the Member Relations/Operations Manager, the Marketing Coordinator will work independently, and will liaise with the committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be assisting in the delivery of a high quality marketing strategy and campaign.
                                                                       
Primary duties:

  • Book radio, print, and website ads                               
  • Assist in creation of advertising campaigns
  • Update website and social media
  • Coordinate event signage
  • Coordinate production of all event collateral                         
  • Lead local host community street team
  • Onsite event partnership fulfillment (signage etc.)
  • Market research 

Additional duties:                                                                             

  • Participate in all project committee meetings
  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly             
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any event inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Instruct volunteers for any promotion related activities       
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period.                                                                           

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar) Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in groups                                        
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment
  • Social media awareness & proficiency

Recommended Qualifications:                                                                                                                        

  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite of products (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Music industry experience                                   
  • Nonprofit experience                                                       
  • Experience in marketing or public relations
  • Media (TV/Radio) experience
  • Event production/management experience
  • Basic HTML experience
  • Marcato Festival experience                                    
  • Proficiency with social media productivity tools (TweetDeck etc.)
  • Previous office environment experience                          
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel

Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   
 


International Delegates Coordinator
Location: Halifax, NS
Hours: 7 months – 37.5 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends

Job Description:
The International Delegates Coordinator will provide support for the conference component of Nova Scotia Music Week 2018. Under the supervision and direction of the Event Manager and the Executive Director, the International Delegates Coordinator will work independently, and will liaise with the host committee members and stakeholders to deliver the project. This person's main focus will be fulfillment of travel and hospitality requirements for our international delegates. 

Primary Duties:

  • Communicate with international delegates regarding their travel needs 
  • Ensure to confirm availability plus convey tentative itinerary to respective traveler for approval
  • Coordinate and prepare daily itineraries for guest delegates using cloud based project management applications
  • Review travel associated invoices as well as statements for accuracy for Accounts Payable
  • Prepare master hotel rooming list for staff, board, crew, sponsors and guest delegates
  • Liaise with host hotel staff and maintain accurate accommodation database

Additional Duties:

  • Adhere to the project's critical path and update it weekly
  • Prepare travel reports as requested
  • As requested, attend project activities and respond to any conference inquiries onsite during the events
  • Provide assistance in the distribution of NSMW promotional materials prior to and onsite
  • Monitor event registration
  • Set up, operate, and supervise the registration desk onsite
  • Contribute to the project's final report
  • Attend all professional development educational workshops Music Nova Scotia produces during employment period

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong literacy skills (reading/writing/comprehension/spelling & grammar)
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially conflict resolution
  • Must demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness           

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Event/conference production/management experience
  • Experience in human resources or hospitality
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive) experience
  • Music industry experience
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Ability to work well in groups
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment

Apply through application link only, please attach BOTH your cover letter and resume when applying.   
 
Thank you for your interest, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Music Nova Scotia Employment Equity

Music Nova Scotia will proactively engage measures to eliminate discrimination and to reverse the historic under-representation within its workforce of:

  • Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq)
  • Members of racialized minority groups (especially historic African Nova Scotians)
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Women 
  • Persons belonging to sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) minority groups 

Music Nova Scotia Equal Opportunity Employer

Except in the context of equity in employment, there shall be no discrimination in employment at Music Nova Scotia on any ground prohibited by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.

Music Nova Scotia is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Music Nova Scotia are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, family or parental status. Music Nova Scotia will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Music Nova Scotia encourages applicants of all ages.


For more information, please contact:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager
902-423-0291
musicnovascotia.ca

Attention Music Nova Scotia Investment Program Clients:

The deadline to create/update your Applicant Profiles for the upcoming March 15 deadline is Thursday, March 8. Applications submitted for the deadline that do not have a corresponding Applicant Profile are ineligible to be included in the juried pool.

If you haven't yet updated or created your Applicant Profile, please follow this link and be sure to read all of the instructions carefully prior to logging in: https://musicinvestment.ca/profile-intructions/

For more information, please contact:

Serge Samson
Investment Programs & Member Training Manager
Regional Education Coordinator - FACTOR
Music Nova Scotia

off: +1 9024236271 x 107

direct: 902-800-2047

Music Nova Scotia Brings You The CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

Country Music Week® 2018, being held this year in Hamilton, Ontario from September 6-9 is just around the corner – and we want to help you get there. 

Music Nova Scotia is once again running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®) for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside Canada’s brightest country music stars and most cherished legends during the Canadian country music industry’s largest annual event.

HOW IT WORKS 
Each provincial industry association has been asked to select one country music act/artist (Act) to represent their province in the annual “CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest” (National Contest). 

Once all the participating provincial Acts from across Canada are chosen for the National Contest, the selected Acts will be highlighted via an online poll, set to go live on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET. 

Each province will promote their Act and encourage the public to vote. Each voter can only place one (1) vote for who they would like to see perform during Country Music Week in Hamilton (only one vote per IP address will be accepted). 

The National Contest will run for 10 days, and will close on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The Act that receives the most votes on the poll by the time the National Contest closes will win a performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton. The winner of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest will be announced on Friday, June 22, 2018. 

Acts that are interested in representing our province in this National Contest are required to complete Music Nova Scotia’s online submission form (requirement details below). Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm AST on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To submit your Act for the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, please complete the online form http://musicexport.ca/project/ccma-spotlight-performance-contest/. You will need to provide the following:  

  • Two (2) songs (MP3 file format or link to SoundCloud or other online music streaming account)  
  • Biography (no more than 50 words)  
  • One (1) professional publicity photograph (high resolution, JPEG file format required)  
  • Social Media Platforms (please include links to social media outlets you use (i.e., links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) 

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury of disinterested Nova Scotian music industry professionals, and one successful Act will be selected to move on to the National Contest for their chance to win a performance spot during Country Music Week® in Hamilton, Ontario, at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event. 

NATIONAL CONTEST WINNER PRIZING 
There is only one (1) prize awarded, which goes to the National Contest winner. The prize consists of:  

  • One (1) performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton  
  • One (1) CCMA membership (one-year duration)  
  • One (1) MIA membership to the association the winner qualified through (one-year duration)  
  • One (1) complimentary delegate pass to Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton (non-transferable)
  • One (1) hotel room for four (4) nights of accommodation during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton (the evenings of September 6-9) at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
  • Transportation (economy class) to and from the winner’s hometown to Hamilton (up to a maximum of $1,000 CDN)

Note: In the case that the winner is a duo or band, the CCMA will review the prize package on a case by case basis 

For more information, contact:
Lisa Stitt
Operations Manager / Member Relations
902.423.0291

Best of luck! 

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