Job & Volunteer Opportunities

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: 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 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 after a hard night's work bringing art and energy to the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth