JOB OPPORTUNITY: *AANFA Digital Strategy Project Coordinator

Posted on April 2nd, 2021
by Nocturne

Details: 15 hours per week, one year contract
Salary: $20,000 ($22 per hour, 3 weeks paid vacation, including MERCs)
Starting Date: May 3rd, 2021
Applications due: April 19th, 2021
Submit all applications electronically to [email protected]


Nocturne: Art at Night, on behalf of the Atlantic Art at Night Festivals Alliance (AANFA) is seeking applications for a short-term contract position supported by Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund. The Project Coordinator will report directly to Nocturne’s Executive Director as well as the rest of the Alliance composed of six foundation festivals (Nocturne, Third Shift, Lumiere CB, Art in the Open, CB Nuit, Antigonight) to develop and execute a virtual conference for contemporary art festivals and organize digital capacity building workshops for the Alliance members. The Project Coordinator will attend bi-weekly meetings with the Alliance and will be responsible for overseeing all deliverables associated with the project.

About the Atlantic Art at Night Festival Alliance (AANFA):

Over the past 10 years Atlantic Canada has been home to many unique art at night festivals. In the nuit blanche style these festivals create an impact for artists and audiences alike with iconic site-specific and temporary art projects that draw unprecedented numbers out to experience art and wonder like no other art event can. In response to COVID-19, the 6 founding art at night festivals took this opportunity to reignite and to build a resource group to deal with the immediate crisis of the pandemic. The festivals had worked together in the past through programming relationships but it was the collective need to pivot each festival to align with unstable guidelines and restrictions for gatherings in our unique communities that brought us together with a purpose. Due to their flexibility, these festivals were able to move forward with safe public art events despite the health crisis bringing exhibition opportunities to artists where cancellations and postponements were becoming the norm and providing a way for art lovers to connect despite physical distance.

About the project:

The AANFA has received funding from Canada Council for the Arts to build digital capacity within the Art at Night Festival sector in this region. The project will take a three-step approach to strengthen the development and presentation of the digital components of each of our festivals and the Alliance as a whole. This project includes 1) a National Contemporary Arts Festivals Conference (held virtually) 2) a bi-weekly consultation group with the Alliance and 3) a workshop series for the Alliance to build digital capacity within the sector.

Could this be you?:

  • Past experience and knowledge of art festivals and arts organizations in Atlantic Canada.
  • Interest/experience in how events, conferences and workshops are organized.
  • Project budget and timeline management.
  • Interest and prior experience working with remote, rural or historically marginalized communities.
  • Prior experience with sector consultation is an asset.
  • Able to work from home or other locations as they feel suitable.
  • Currently living in any region in Atlantic Canada.

How to apply:

Submit a short cover letter or expression of interest and relevant experience along with a CV or resume to [email protected].

Questions can also be directed to the same email address.

Notes on Access:

The Alliance affiliated organizations recognize our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing job opportunities in the arts. Applicants are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme, or any other community that is important to their identity. The world is changing and we are changing along with it. Our collective of festivals is in an ongoing process of making our programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

The Atlantic Art at Night Festivals Alliance acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.