Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Call for 2018 Curator is now live!


The Nocturne: Art At Night Society (NOCTURNE) and Aboriginal Curatorial Collective–Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA) are pleased to announce this joint call for curator/curatorial team to organize anchor projects to be mounted at NOCTURNE 2018, scheduled for Saturday, October 13th 2018between 6pm and 12-midnight. This opportunity is for Indigenous curators, artists, collectives, writers, researchers, and others interested in engaging Indigenous-led projects and expanding curatorial approaches to public programming within a contemporary art context. There are no cultural-specific requirements or expectations for projects. Indigenous applicants will have full curatorial control and freedom to work with whomever they want.

The selected applicant will receive a curatorial fee of $10,000 for development of theme, selection of artists, and administration of the Anchor Project program. Curator(s) will develop the anchor project program with selected artists and identify sites (as well as securing necessary site permissions from property owners) as part of the role. 

Compensation: $10,000

Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Interested applicants are invited to view the full call here

Graphic Designer Wanted!


We are looking for a Graphic Designer to create the visual identity for Nocturne 2018!

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from graphic designers who wish to work with the Nocturne: Art at Night team to develop a visual identity based on the curatorial theme for 2018 as well as production work required throughout the year.

Every year Nocturne works with a new curator to present a curatorial theme. For the 2018 installment of the Nocturne festival, we have partnered with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective to select our festival curator. The curator will present the creative vision for the festival and the selected Graphic Designer will create a visual identity to enhance and promote that theme!

Compensation: The total contract amount is approximately $2,500, based on qualifications.  

Deadline: March 23, 2018

Please contact Lindsay Ann Cory at [email protected] if you have questions or require more information.

Call for Volunteer Board Positions

Nocturne is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6pm and midnight on a Saturday night in late October. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Nocturne, planned largely by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax in a whole new light. Nocturne is a non-profit organization and has been operating successfully for ten years. In 2017 Nocturne hired its first full time staff member, an Executive Director position. The Board remains an integral part of the festival planning as well as strategic planning of the organization and therefore, a two year commitment is generally encouraged.

We have the following board positions open for the next year: Corporate Secretary, and Director at Large.

While each position has different responsibilities, as a member of the board of directors, the duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Attendance of monthly evening board meetings
  • Attendance at committee meetings (Programming, Communications & Marketing, Sponsorship, Strategic planning, HR, Operations) as necessary to facilitate knowledge sharing
  • Meet and liaise with community partners and sponsors
  • Contribute to both short-term and long-term strategic planning
  • General support in management of the event, including acting as a resource for board members, committee members and other volunteers as needed
  • Various event planning and small project management as required
  • Undergo additional training, when available to further develop your role
  • Help form policies and procedures for the ongoing betterment and growth of the festival
  • Time commitment varies but is approximately 10-15 hrs required per month with less in the winter months and slightly more in the months prior to the event


  • Experience working in not-for-profit organizations
  • Possess a degree in a related field, for Corporate Secretary: law, management, policy, etc.; for Director at Large: marketing, communications; other related experience may be an asset.

Nocturne is committed to providing equal opportunities within our organization to the four designated groups (as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Commission): women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

To find out additional information on Nocturne, please visit our website To apply, please send along your resume to our HR Director, Stephen Pamenter at [email protected] by January 15th 2018.

Part of the Nocturne 2017 staff and board of directors after a hard night's work bringing art and energy to the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth