Theatre Nova Scotia is hiring a summer intern

Theatre Nova Scotia is offering an 8-week summer position for an Administrative Intern.  The position will be full-time (35 hours per week), likely beginning Monday, June 142021 and ending Tuesday, August 10, 2021. 

Theatre Nova Scotia is a provincial service organization which encourages and supports all aspects of live theatre through its programs and services.  TNS is a member organization for professional, community and affiliate organizations and individual theatre practitioners.  Operating the NS High School Drama Festival, the PERFORM! Artists in the Schools program, the Robert Merritt Awards, and many other services, the organization serves as a resource and advocate for theatre throughout the province. 


The Administrative Intern will support Theatre Nova Scotia’s permanent staff in the planning and implementation of its current programs.  Responsibilities will include contributing to member communications, newsletters, tracking member events, website updates, database maintenance, research, membership drive, filing, assistance with programming and other duties as assigned.  

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and is designed to provide training and experience in arts administration.   The successful candidate will gain career-related work experience in communications, administration, annual planning and database management. 

The Administrative Intern will be paid $14.00 per hour and work a combination of remotely and at the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia offices, 1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax.   


The ideal candidate will be enrolled in or have completed degree or diploma in, public relations, arts administration, business or fine arts, with a demonstrated interest in the arts, good computer and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as under supervision.  


To be eligible for the position, applicants must: 

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; 
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and 
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. 


To Apply 

Email your resume and cover letter by Monday, June 7, 2021, 11:59pm to applications[at] .  Please use “Administrative Intern” as the subject of your email. 


Interviews are planned for either Wednesday, June 92021 (online). Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Hiring Values: Theatre Nova Scotia encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including (but not limited to) IBPOC folks, persons with disabilities and LGTBQ2+. Applicants from these or other communities wishing to self-identify may do so in their application. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, candidates will be welcomed and encouraged to contact Erin Taylor at etaylor[at] for assistance.  The Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia is an accessible building.  




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