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Museum Event and Promotions Assistant (Young Canada Works)

Date: Feb 9, 2021

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 1S3

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 29084 

Department: Communities, Culture & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/12/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  Under the Government of Nova Scotia’s Employment Equity Policy, applicants from the following groups will be considered: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons and Persons with Disabilities.


We encourage students from Indigenous communities to apply for the position and ask that they clearly self-identify in their cover letter and resume.


About Us


The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest Maritime Museum in Canada.


The Museum is a valuable historical, cultural and educational institution. It is the largest site in Nova Scotia that collects and interprets various elements of Nova Scotia’s marine history. Visitors are introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, World War II convoys and The Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and Nova Scotia’s role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.


About Our Opportunity


The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is committed to providing high quality and engaging programming & services to our public. We are looking for a Museum Events and Promotion Assistant for an approximate 16-week period from end of-May to Early-September 2021.


The Museum Event and Promotions Assistant will support the museum’s Marketing and Events Officer in facilitating and staffing a wide variety of events and programs throughout the summer, including major initiatives with a special 2021 museum exhibit, and the museum’s summer programs Tuesday Night Tunes, Artist of the Day and initiatives involving our 107-year-old hydrographic vessel CSS Acadia.


And our special 2021 exhibit How Unique We Still Are.


Primary Accountabilities


  • Special event rental booking responsibilities include confirming bookings, running site visits, developing a level of technical expertise as it applies to the Museum’s audio/visual equipment and assisting with promoting concerts and events.


Main Areas of work:  Museum Galleries, primarily the Small Craft Gallery, observation deck, and the Museum’s courtyard. Potential work aboard CSS Acadia.


Qualifications and Experience


To be successful for this position you must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, having preferably completed at least two years of study. Must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) on-line candidate inventory ( and meet the eligibility criteria of the program.  Students enrolled in business, marketing, public relations, tourism or history and arts related fields would be preferable.


You have good communication and organizational skills, and computer proficiency with common software and web search experience.  You have good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment and with a variety of community partners and members of the public.


You are innovative and can think and solve problems creatively as situations arise and take initiative on promotional events and programming.  You are self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.


Assets for this role include:


  • Work or volunteer experience in developing social media museum projects (FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter) and producing digital material using video, photography and possibly graphic design are beneficial.
  • Previous experience with cultural and arts events management, development and presentation skills, work in a similar setting as heritage, arts or cultural field.
  • Tourism, public relations and promotions experience
  • Fluency in another second language.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Working Conditions


Must be willing to work flexible working hours up to 35 hours a week over a seven-day week.


This is a casual opportunity with an anticipated end date of September 4, 2021. 


Given the nature of our public events, the candidate must be flexible when it comes to their schedule. There will also be some heavy lifting as it applies to setting up audio visual equipment.


Additional Information


CLOSING DATE:  Friday, March 12, 2021


To be eligible, all applications for this posting must be received through the Province of Nova Scotia’s competition on Please note the closing date for applications on the site.  


Filling the position is based upon receiving funding approval from Young Canada Works.

NOTE: only résumés and cover letters submitted through the Public Service Commission by the closing date will be considered.

The successful candidate must pass appropriate background checks (criminal record and child abuse registry).


Inquiries for more information should be made to the attention of:

Jenny Nodelman, Marketing and Events Officer

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 

1675 Lower Water Street 

Halifax, NS., B3J 1S3

(902) 424-4854




Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $16.00 Hourly   


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:



Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to