Join our Team! Nocturne is hiring a Communications Assistant

Melany Nugent-Noble
Posted on April 16th, 2024
by Melany Nugent-Noble


Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Kjipuktuk/Halifax each year in October. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Mi'kma'ki/Nova Scotia. Nocturne is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Kjipuktuk/Halifax in a new light.


Must be a post-secondary student enrolled in a recognized Canadian PSE institution (university, college, CEGEP, polytechnic); a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Leading up to and during the festival, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for supporting festival communications, including:

  • Draft, schedule, and monitor festival content and updates on Nocturne’s website, social channels, and newsletter.

  • Be the point person for information requests from the online community and interact in a timely, professional, and informative manner.

  • Be fully available for Nocturne from October 17-20, 2024.

  • Disseminate any urgent messages in accordance with our Festival Policies, as required.

  • Track website/social media analytics.

  • Draft a final report on our website/social media engagement and provide feedback on communication content and execution.


This contract is for 18 weeks (July 2 - November 2, 2024, 20 hours per week, $22.00 per hour).

The work schedule can be flexible and will be determined in collaboration with the successful candidate, including remote work arrangements. Must be fully available during the festival (October 17-20, 2024).

The Communications Assistant will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Executive Director, Marketing Director, and/or Communications Director.


The ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • Previous experience managing social media for an organization.

  • Previous experience as copy editor and/or copywriter.

  • Experience using social media scheduling, design, and admin tools such as Google Suite, Buffer, Canva, Craft CMS, and/or Mailchimp.

  • Working knowledge of communications best practices for festivals and events.

  • An interest in the local arts scene.

  • Experience participating in or creating safe/brave, trauma-informed online spaces.

  • A self-starter attitude with the ability to set their own goals and deadlines and ask for feedback and support when needed.

  • Be able to attend local meetings and be onsite during the festival.

Nocturne practices employment equity. Women, racialized persons, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA2S+ persons are encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may identify as such in your cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


To apply, please send an email to Michelle Cohen, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

Deadline to apply: June 1, 2024