Communications Assistant

Symphony Nova Scotia
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Position
Halifax, NS

Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. With a home base in Halifax and performances across the province, we are a vibrant, vital part of Nova Scotia’s rich cultural community. We’ve gained a reputation as one of Canada’s most exciting orchestras, and we’re proud to be a national leader in performance, programming, and community engagement.

Symphony Nova Scotia is committed to fostering a respectful workplace that supports professional and collegial working relationships, honest and considerate communication, and an accessible and inclusive environment. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, or from other racially visible groups, and/or who self-identify as 2SLGBTQIA+, are neurodiverse, or have a disability. We are happy to provide accommodation to those who request it.

Summary: The Communications Assistant will work closely with Symphony Nova Scotia’s communications and marketing team, supporting social media development and management across a variety of platforms. Our ideal candidate is a kind and creative communicator who’s genuinely passionate about sharing and celebrating the arts online.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Supporting, and at times leading, social media management for Symphony Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra; key channels include Facebook (pages and groups), Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok
  • Researching, creating, capturing, editing, and scheduling social media content, including photos, stories, articles, and short videos
  • Initiating, encouraging, and participating in social media conversations with supporters, partners, and followers
  • Growing Symphony Nova Scotia’s online community and reach
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Other projects and tasks as required

Skills and experience required

  • Very strong communication skills, especially written
  • Organized, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven social media experience
  • Able to work independently and with a remote-work team
  • Creative; problem-solving


  • Photo and video editing experience
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • A passion for symphonic music, and/or experience playing an instrument

Eligibility: This position is funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs program. You must be aged between 15 and 30 and be legally entitled to work in Canada. International students are not eligible.

Location and hours: We are working remotely! The successful candidate will be required to have reliable Internet access during work hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm), and will work 30-hour weeks. Symphony Nova Scotia will supply you with a laptop.

The position runs from June 19 to August 25, 2022, with two unpaid weeks off between July 24 and August 4 (8 weeks total).

Compensation: $15/hour

How to apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.