Summer Student job at ARTsPLACE

Summer Student Employment Opportunity
Deadline Extended to May 4
The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), Annapolis Royal, is hiring a Summer Student for the role of Assistant to the Gallery director. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary or university education and be registered for full-time courses the following academic year. Applicants must show a keen interest in the arts, community, volunteerism and be organised, reliable, able to work weekends and for a 12-week period between June 1 and August 29, 2017. The job requires a basic level of physical fitness (to assist with exhibition, program and event set-up, as well as art running at Paint the Town.)
Send an updated resume, indicating relevant experience, including two references and cover letter to with the subject line STUDENT for the attention of HR Committee by 4 pm May 4. Interviews to be held May 8-11.

Now Hiring!

Do you have a passion for art and love meeting new people?
We are the fastest growing privately owned contemporary art gallery in the Annapolis Valley and we’re looking for someone who has the talent and energy to help us broaden our social media reach AND meet the demands of our local retail gallery in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
CLICK HERE for more info:
#careers #artgallery #annapolisroyal Town of Annapolis Royal

Jaime Lee Lightle B.A., CHRP, Art Therapy Graduate candidate (Toronto Art Therapy Institute)

Gallery Director, Round Hill Studio

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, Visual Arts Nova Scotia

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Salary: $40,000-45,000 (starting)
Vacation: starts at 3 weeks plus winter holiday closure
Benefits: Group health and dental plan (50% paid by employer)

Deadline for applications: May 18, 2018 at 5pm
Start date: June 4, 2018

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) is currently accepting applications for the Executive Director of Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Publisher of Visual Arts News.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is an artist-run organization incorporated in 1976 to support and promote artists while advocating for the visual arts sector in Nova Scotia. By encouraging artists to pursue their creative and professional practices creating connections to a community of peers and serving as a primary source for information. Visual Arts Nova Scotia fosters excellence, skills development, and learning in the arts. VANS publishes Visual Arts News, the only magazine dedicated to visual art in Atlantic Canada. Please visit for more information.

The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the organization’s operations and finance, including development, communications, partnerships, and planning/programming of year-round activities, under the guidance of the Board of Directors. Duties include grant writing and reporting; fundraising; program development and implementation; management of financial records and budgets; hiring and management of a staff and volunteers; regular reporting to the Board of Directors; coordination of board meetings; and general administration.

Education: Post-secondary degree/diploma plus administrative training or equivalent experience.
Experience: Substantial management/administrative experience, preferably in the not-for-profit sector. Knowledge of visual art practices is necessary and an extensive knowledge of Nova Scotia’s visual arts community is desirable.

This position requires a highly motivated, professional and experienced individual with strong oral, written, organizational and managerial skills; experience with financial recording and budgets; keen attention to detail; and significant computer proficiency. The ability to work independently and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment is critical.

Applications must be received no later than May 18, 2018 at 5pm.

Please send your C.V., a cover letter and three references to (subject heading: Executive Director Hiring Committee)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.


Lunenburg Doc Fest – now hiring!

NOW HIRING! Festival Production Coordinator

Festival Production Coordinator

Location: Lunenburg, NS and area
Start Date: April 2, 2018
Duration of Contract: 30 wks
Rate of pay: $18/hr (30 hrs/week)
Application Deadline: March 23, 2018
Reports to: Executive Director, Board of Directors


Lunenburg Doc Fest showcases documentary films that entertain, educate and inspire, creating a cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.


The Festival Production Coordinator assists the organization’s core staff and volunteers with day-to-day support for our annual festival and programs. We seek a team player who brings a positive and creative energy to work, is organized, and has a keen attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a passion for film, show flexibility, take initiative and enjoy a friendly fast-paced working environment.

The Festival Production Coordinator will support and contribute to the growth of a successful community-based arts and culture organization.



  • Assist in finalizing the critical path for the event, update regularly, and support implementation
  • Assist in creation of appropriate operations manuals and training for volunteers
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Support the Programming team, including the submissions process, programming administrative support, and invited films materials collection

Project Management

  • Maintain project calendars, deadlines and tasks using Google Calendar and other digital platforms
  • Collaborate with festival departments, partners and vendors to ensure project goals and timelines are met
  • Participate in the festival debrief process and write a detailed final report


  • Set up, operate, and supervise
  • Monitor project-specific expenses and sales inventory
  • Coordinate deliveries, track box office sales, manage picks up / drop offs of pass and ticket packages

Event Planning

  • Work with Executive Director and Community Events Coordinator to develop strategy, lead outreach and oversee production of key events including workshops, industry professional development sessions, networking functions, awards ceremony, virtual reality arcade and other events
  • Coordinate delivery, setup and install of rental equipment, signage and other supplies as required
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment at all times and ensure accurate returns
  • Oversee volunteers as required
  • Arrange, oversee and manage the Film Club & Pub initiative


  • Ensure clear communication of Lunenburg Doc Fest’s mission and the value of our programs by drafting, copy editing and sending, website language and printed materials.
  • Maintain the festival database and update website and social media accounts as needed

Guest Services

  • Coordinate travel and accommodation, working with key suppliers and team members, and communicating with filmmakers, guests, sponsors, industry, media and staff to make arrangements for all festival guests to ensure an enjoyable and productive festival experience.
  • Coordinate with the Guest Service Centre/Box Office, including overseeing hosts and managing the box office.


  • Assist in the design and layout of festival site elements
  • Create and maintain the supplies and services schedule
  • Liaise with Community Events Coordinator and the Festival Technical Director to advance festival production details regarding venue, technology, services plus the dissemination of key logistical documents


  • Oversee Audience Award initiative including ordering awards, preparing jury meetings, collating jury results, and designing the awards ceremony


In order to be successful in this role, ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong strong computer skills including proficient typing and knowledge of Apple operating software, Excel, and social media platforms. Working knowledge of WordPress will be appreciated.
  • Ability to serve as a passionate ambassador for the organization with donors, sponsors, volunteers, filmmakers, industry professionals, and audience members
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to balance and prioritize competing demands and deadlines
  • Strong project planning and coordination skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with Executive Director, staff, board members and volunteer
  • Ability to develop, implement, and manage efficient processes and systems
  • Knowledge of documentary film, other media arts fields, or the nonprofit sector is beneficial


This job will be funded through the Job Creation Partnership Program (JCP) of Employment Nova Scotia. To be eligible for the position you must qualify for the JCP program.

You must be an unemployed individual (“insured participant”) as defined by Section 58 of the Employment Insurance Act. This means that you are an individual for whom:

  • an unemployment benefit period has been established or has ended within the five years prior to the date of requesting assistance;
  • or a benefit period that included a maternity or parental claim has been established within the five years prior to the date of requesting assistance, after which you remained out of the labour market in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force.


Please send a resume and cover letter outlining why you wish to work with Lunenburg Doc Fest to with the subject line Festival Production Coordinator by 5pm, March 23, 2018.


Pamela Segger
Executive Director
Sept 20 – 23, 2018
902.523.FILM (3456)

NEXT WEEK AT The Craig Gallery

-Blue Mondays, Life Drawing at The Craig
-Shauna MacLeod’s, “homesick” Opening in The Craig Case Galleries
-“Transitions, A Contemporary Textile Art Show” by SAQA Atlantic Region Opening in The Craig Main Gallery
-Now Hiring Summer Students!


Come to The Craig for Blue Mondays, March 26th, 7-9pm. There really is nothing better than drawing from a live model. We have some table easels and newsprint available, bring your own mark-making materials. Limited spaces!

First come first served – no rsvp necessary!

$5.00 drop in. Doors lock at 6:55pm!

Two great exhibits opening Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm:


A Contemporary Textile Art Show

by the SAQA Atlantic Region

Opening Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm – Exhibit runs through April 29th, 2018

“Every life, every city, every human interaction undergoes change; combine this with nature’s changing seasons and landscapes, and a plethora of transitional episodes occur. With a combination of fabrics and threads, along with embellishments in lace, embroidery floss, wool, and found items, including dyeing, painting, colouring or stamping, the artists have hand-stitched or machine quilted their interpretation of the theme ‘Transitions’.
The Transitions exhibition shows some of the finest textile art in Atlantic Canada, including interesting and unusual use of fibre.

This is the third exhibition of the SAQA Atlantic Canada group of fibre artists. This group is part of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. The Atlantic Canada chapter of SAQA include members from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland-Labrador.”

Sure to be a colourful, textural feast for the eyes! Transitions opens on Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm, this is a free, open to the public event. Please join us.


the Moon Jar by Shauna MacLeod

in The Craig Case Galleries

Opening Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm- Exhibit runs through April 29th, 2018

“In her new series of moon jars, Ceramicist Shauna MacLeod explores a sense of home, connectedness, and permanence, which was all challenged last year by a series of personal losses condensed into a short period of time.
“For Homesick, I had my family and friends collect dirt, soil, and rocks from their travelled destinations and I processed it to be added to the glaze. I am creating a permanent representation of the connection with these five people, the lands we live, and a moment in time. ”

Homesick is on display in The Craig Case Galleries March 28 – April 29 and opens on Wednesday, March 28, at 7pm.
Please join us to revel in the light of the moon jar!

Our Opening receptions are a great time to meet the artist and discuss their work, motivations and techniques.

Alderney Summer Camp Registration is open!

We have early bird pricing available before April – call 902-461-8401 or visit for more details!

University Students: Summer Positions Available

We’re hiring Summer students! The positions available are for the following:

*Art Gallery Assistant, who will be responsible for attending to The Craig Gallery’s daily administrative duties, promoting the artists and art within the Gallery exhibits, and liaising with Gallery patrons.

*Art and Theatre Camp Counselors, who are responsible for all aspects of the Children’s Art and Theatre camps​​, including programming and preparing materials. During the weeks of the camps they are responsible for children aged 6-12. Other tasks include assisting instructors, assisting children with art work, directing activities, related class structure and child supervision.

Please send cover letter stating qualifications and experience, and resume to


The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts – We are thrilled to be nominated, and our box office is open for 2018!

Two Planks Nominations are in!

We are thrilled!
What a wonderful day it was when we saw the nominations for professional theatre in Nova Scotia for last season!

We had both of our productions (Nothing Less! and Midsummer Night’s Dream by Fire) recognized by the theatre community and we garnered the following thirteen nominations, with the final awards to be presented on March 26, 2018:

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female): Burgandy Code for Bottom in Dream By Fire

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (male):

Devin Mackinnon as Demetrius in Dream By Fire AND
Graham Percy as Silas Rudge/Premier Murray in Nothing Less! AND
Ryan Rogerson as Calvin Landry in Nothing Less!

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (female): Stephanie MacDonald for Quince in Dream By Fire

Outstanding Choreography:

(Puppetry) Jim Morrow and Andrea Lee Norwood for Dream By Fire AND
Laura Caswell for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Costume Design: Jennifer Goodman for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Direction: Ken Schwartz for Dream By Fire

Outstanding Musical Direction: Ami McKay for Nothing Less!

Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian: Ken Schwartz and Ami MacKay for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Original Score: Ami McKay for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Production: Dream By Fire by William Shakespeare

Thanks to you for making our work possible and for being WHY we do our work!


If you thought that last year was great theatre, don’t wait for summer,
book now for our 2018 season!

As an E-news subscriber, you get the first peek at our 2018 season , and our tickets are online now!

Our 2018 season  includes North Mountain Vanya, a new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya by Ken Schwartz, re-imagining one of the great tragicomedies on the North Mountain in a story of farms, forests, and families.

In repertory with Vanya is a new musical adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm a timeless allegory set around the bonfire on our own farm. Created by Allen Cole and Ken Schwartz, our Animal Farm, will be unlike any seen before.

Rounding out our 27th season is the world premiere of  Elapultiek by shalan joudry (original poster artwork pending). Presented around the fire, the play focuses on the growing relationship between an indigenous and non-indigenous biologist as they conduct a daily wildlife count, and is a unique artistic experience about reconciliation, relationships and trust.

Each Wednesday of the season, we will have special events to add to your theatre-going experience.

Book your tickets now – you can change them up to two weeks before the show with no penalty if you book before April 15.

Still space in our March Break Camps!

We have filled some of our March Break programs, but there is still time to join in the fun and enrichment!

For older kids (aged 11-16), our week-long  Visual Arts Studio Program will be extraordinary! Each day, a difference art medium with one of our most fabulous instructors!

If you only have 1-4 days, try any of these:
TUESDAY: THEATRE STUDIO with award-winning director, Ken Schwartz
WEDNESDAY: WRITING STUDIO with award-nominated writer, Ken Schwartz
THURSDAY: MUSICAL MAYHEM! STUDIO with award-winning Kim Barlow!
FRIDAY: URBAN ART STUDIO with internationally acclaimed ​Christian Toth

We still have a few programs for kids aged 5-7 and 8-10 too!
Sign up here

Still looking for those special someones!

Be part of an extraordinary team.

We are currently looking for the following people to start ASAP. While in all cases the deadline is March 20, if we find the right person, we will hire them, so be that right person, and apply now!


Arts Administrator We are looking for a Nova Scotian who is underemployed who can bring skills in administration, and learn many more through this six month paid internship at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts (potential to become permanent).

Chef and Food Specialist ​If you love idea of helping make the centre more sustainable in its food production, creating fabulous meals for artists from around the world and kids from down the road, preserving and canning, mentoring kids in the love of cooking, leading workshops in cooking and baking for our local community and more, this is the job for you!

Environmental Farm Manager and Educator ​If you love idea of developing a landscape for sustainable food and beauty, creating a responsible trail system through old and new growth forests, and want to help manage a large property used by the public in all its facets, while developing and educational program for youth around local food, environmental issues and combining the arts and sciences through observational learning, this is the job for you.

Camp Director (Summer)  Do you understand camp life and love working with kids? Are you an emerging artist who is a great organiser and do you love leading and working with a team? We are looking for a summer camp director to have a great time and make the best camp experience ever for kids. This is a residential position with all accommodation and all meals provided.

Other positions also online. 

Support the 2018 season at our gala!

It would please his Royal Highness to have your company for an evening at his ​Royal Court on April 7, in the year 2018.
Legendary tales of Camelot’s astounding treasures, delicious drinks,
merry jests and royal feasts are a sight to behold!

​Tickets $55 each, or a round table of 8 knights and queens: $440

Our event raises the needed funds for our 2018 summer performances.
If you cannot attend, please consider sending a donation using this  form

Upcoming Camps & Events

Buy Tickets Here

Register Here

Dream of Summer

Our mailing address is:

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Box 190

Canning, NS B0P 1H0



Wanted: a creative and capable carpenter

Wanted: a creative and capable carpenter to design a fence in collaboration with me. You will build it but I can help with the lifting and holding! Compensation commensurate with the job.
I have some ideas but am very open to suggestions. Looking for something interesting and unusual, probably rustic and earthy but contemporary at the same time.
Please call Lynn Rotin at 902-346-2018 or email to discuss.

life modeling


My name is Carol. I have been a life model for the past few years with NSCAD and NSCC. I appreciate being a part of all the artistic processes that being a life model encompasses.  If you are looking for a nude or clothed life model for workshops, private sessions, retreats or paint nights please contact me.

Take care,


Email:      Phone: 902 456 1867