Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunity - Outreach Coordinator

Music Nova Scotia Outreach Coordinator
Canada Summer jobs Position

The Music Nova Scotia Outreach Coordinator will assist the Executive Director in building strategic relationships with African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian musicians and music industry entrepreneurs. The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting outreach to African and Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia on behalf of Music Nova Scotia.

The Outreach Coordinator will work closely with community leaders and community based organizations to develop and implement engagement strategies for increasing the participation of African Nova Scotians and Indigenous Nova Scotians in Music Nova Scotia’s programming and events.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Create and implement an outreach plan targeting African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian musicians and music entrepreneurs.
  2. Work with the Music Nova Scotia Marketing and Event Manager to develop marketing plans to increase awareness of Music Nova Scotia in African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian communities.
  3. Maintain relationships with collaborative partners and cultivate new ones.
  4. Attend relevant community music and cultural events throughout Nova Scotia.
  5. Plan and develop African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian programming for Nova Scotia Music Week.


The ideal candidate will:

  1. Have experience working with African Nova Scotian, Indigenous Nova Scotian and other visible and/or language minority groups.
  2. Be dependable, professional, personable, and possess strong verbal and written skills. 
  3. Have excellent organizational skills, event planning, and excel at attention to detail.
  4. Have experience working with, and supervising volunteers. 
  5. Knowledge of the music industry is an asset. 
  6. Experience with Macs, GSuite, and various other cloud applications.

This position requires 40 hours per week for 13 weeks. Applicants must be students who:

  1. Are between 15 and 30 years of age.
  2. Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
  3. Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  4. Are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Candidates of an African Nova Scotian or Indigenous background will be prioritized and are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $15.00

Start Date: Immediately

End Date: August 26, 2017

To apply for this position please click HERE


For more information, please contact:
Scott Long
Executive Director

Nova Scotia Music Week Call for Volunteers

(May 16, 2017, Halifax, NS)  Nova Scotia Music Week 2017 (NSMW) is heading back to Truro November 2-5 and Music Nova Scotia is recruiting volunteers for the festival. If you are interested in music and would like to work behind the scenes with one of the fastest growing music festivals in Atlantic Canada this volunteer opportunity is for you.
Volunteer Applications Now Open
By volunteering with NSMW you not only become part of a growing and internationally recognized event, but you also open yourself up to opportunities for personal development. The festival provides a great opportunity to meet new people and gain valuable skills and experience. It also provides great benefits in exchange for your time and efforts, including the chance to hear some of the best music Nova Scotia has to offer.
With volunteering you also gain a number of benefits such as a NSMW volunteer t-shirt, an identification badge, and access to all showcasing venues throughout the weekend, subject to capacity. This excludes the Opening Reception, Late-Night Suite, Conference and Awards Celebration. 

If you are interested in volunteering for NSMW, applications are now open. Click HERE to apply, or for more information contact:

Gerald Coleman
Conference Coordinator/Volunteer Manager
902.423.6271 x 106
For more information contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events & Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-4153

Music Nova Scotia's 2017 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

Music Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street. The meeting will go from 5:30 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 eight (8) incumbents re-offering and eight (8) 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, 2017 and close on May 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  

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, 2017 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 5th through June 23th, 2017.  Details on voting procedures will be forwarded to the membership on June 5th.  


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 2017 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.  

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 5:30 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, 2017
Nominations Close: May 26, 2017
Candidates Notified: May 30, 2017
Candidates Right to Withdraw: June 1, 2017
E-Voting Opens: June 5, 2017
E-Voting Closes: June 23, 2017
Results: June 27, 2017  
AGM: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 5:30 PM                                                             


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


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