Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Communications Assistant

Nocturne is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6pm and midnight on a Saturday night in October each year. The completely free event showcases and celebrates the arts and culture scene in Halifax. Nocturne, designed and planned largely by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax in a whole new light. Nocturne is a not-for-profit organization and has been operating successfully for over 10 years, 2019 is the 12th year for the event.

During the term as Communications Assistant, you will:

  • Manage communications over social networks (via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) as well as our website and blog with minimal supervision.
  • Track media mentions and testimonial-type comments from the community throughout the lead-up to the festival as well as the night of the event.
  • Be responsible for the Nocturne info email account
  • Curating interviews with local news media and planning basic PR for the festival leading up to the event.
  • Be the point person for information requests from the online community and interact in a timely, professional, and informative manner.
  • Disseminate any emergency messages in accordance with our policy.
  • Coordinate contests and giveaways as needed
  • Report directly to the Executive Director and Communications Director
  • Provide feedback on communication content and execution.

To be our Communications Assistant, you must:

  • Be available for approximately 1-2 hours a day from October 6th to October 20th and for 8 hours on the night of the event (October 19th)
  • Attend a 1-hour training session on or shortly after October 1st at a mutually agreeable time to get acquainted with our organization
  • You will be responsible for otherwise allocating your time throughout October 6th to 20th to best support the festival, completing other duties as requested
  • Have an interest in the local arts scene, previous experience managing social media interactions for an organization
  • Have access to a laptop (asset, not mandatory)

Honorarium for position: $250

To find out additional information on Nocturne, please visit our website nocturnehalifax.ca.

To apply, please send your CV and examples of your social media content to our HR Director at [email protected] by midnight on October 5, 2019

Operations Assistant

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 each year. The completely free event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. Nocturne, designed and planned 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 eleven years, 2019 will be the twelfth year for the event.

We are currently looking for a Runner for the week prior to the festival to assist with logistics, signage, and general assistance with various tasks to support the festival’s working board of directors and programming committee. You will be responsible for delivering exhibit signs to artists and community groups, mounting bus signs, and picking up various items for the festival. You will do airport pick-ups for visiting artists as required.

You are a fit for this role if you are able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines. You are also familiar with the core Halifax and Dartmouth areas and are comfortable navigating through them. And you are a team player and excellent communicator.

You must have a provide proof of a Valid Driver’s License and have your own vehicle (mileage will be provided).

Dates required: October 14-20th
(Monday – Sunday)

Wage for position: $1000 lump sum

Flexible hours may be required.

Call for Volunteer Board Positions

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of K'jipuktuk/Halifax between 6 m. 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 more than ten years. In 2017, Nocturne hired its first full time staff member, an Executive Director. 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: 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

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in not-for-profit organizations
  • Possess a degree in a related field: BFA/BA, 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 nocturnehalifax.ca. To apply, please send along your resume to our HR Director, Stephen Pamenter at [email protected].

Part of the Nocturne 2018 staff, committees, and Board of Directors during a hard night's work bringing art and energy to the streets of K'jipuktuk/Halifax