The Black Cultural Centre is pleased to be able to offer summer employment positions this year. The application deadline is May 18,  2018 at 4pm.

Students who are currently enrolled in an educational insulation and plan to return to studies in the fall and are be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment are eligible to apply.  

Current Opportunities (click position for more details):

Museum Interpreter / Tour Guide – Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia (4 Positions Available)

Program Coordinator Assistant – Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia (1 Position Available)

Researcher / Collection Assistant – Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Amherst, NS  (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Truro, NS  (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Whitney Pier, NS  (1 Position Available)

Community Outreach Researcher  – Halifax Region, NS  (1 Position Available)

All positions range in duration from 8-13 weeks (June – August) and are a total of 35 hours per week based on a Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle) with an hourly rate of $11.50 per hour.

How To Apply:

Step 1:
Register online at Young Canada Works (www.youngcanadaworks.ca)

Step 2:
Submit resume and cover letter attention Summer Employment Opportunities via email: jobs@bccns.com, via fax: 902-434-2306 or in person at the Black Cultural Centre (10 Cherry Brook Road, Cherry Brook)

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018 – 4pm.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The Black Cultural Society / Centre Acknowledges the Financial Support of The Young Canada Works program, the Canadian Museum Association and Service Canada

 

 

Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 10:30 am
DeCoste Centre, Pictou, Nova Scotia

The Black Cultural Society / Centre of Nova Scotia

Cordially invite you to attend the:
Annual Memorial Commemoration
of the No. 2 Construction Battalion
Canada’s first and only all Black regiment in WWI

A community bus service, departing from the
Black Cultural Centre will also be available.
Space is limited, please call: 902-434-6223 to register.


The Black Culture Centre for Nova Scotia and African Nova Scotian Affairs we are pleased to introduce the Tri-Community Newsletter.

This project is to try and bring about a deeper understanding about what is going on in the communities of Lake Loon – Cherry Brook, North Preston and East Preston.

We think a newsletter of this type is a good way to share information, tell OUR stories and be a way for us to start talking among ourselves.

The next addition will come out the first week of June and will be available at various locations listed below as well as online at communitynews.bccnsweb.com.

We are asking you to please share information or a story idea with Miranda Cain at 902-809-4164 or mirandacain@hotmail.com. We really want this newsletter to be of the people and by the people, and with your support we hope that this can be an important tool for sharing information between the communities. It is also our desire that this project be a model for similar newsletters in other African Nova Scotian communities in the province.

Thank you for helping us with this project and enjoy the newsletter.

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Community Pickup Locations:

Lake Loon / Cherry Brook
Cherry Brook United Baptist Church
New Beginnings Ministries
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

East Preston
East Preston Recreation Centre
East Preston United Baptist Church
East Preston Family Resource Centre

North Preston
North Preston Recreation Centre
St. Thomas United Baptist Church

2018 Rev. Dr. William Pearly Oliver Night of Honour
Call For Nominations

The Rev. Dr. William Pearly Oliver Night of Honour is hosted by the Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia at the Black Cultural Centre in commemoration of founding member Rev. Dr. W.P. Oliver, who exemplified dedicated and outstanding community leadership. In recognition of his legacy members of the Society are invited to nominate person (s) for consideration of this award. Since its inception the Wall of Honour has inducted over 135 deserving inductees. This year we have updated the nomination process to present seven awards representing the seven regions of the province. In addition we are also pleased to launch an annual youth category:”Inspired Youth Award”

The deadline for nominations is May 25, 2018

Nomination forms can be downloaded.

Rev. Dr. W.P. Oliver Nomination Form (download)
Inspired Youth Award Nomination Form (download)

For further information contact:
The Black Cultural Centre
Tel: (902) 434-6223 or Toll Free 1-800-465-0767
website: www.bccns.com

African Heritage Month 2018

CELEBRATE AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2018
Sharing the History and Culture of African Nova Scotians

The 2018 African Heritage Month theme “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community” will honour and pay homage to African Nova Scotians and their long legacy of uniting a passion that has provided a base to educate and celebrate an important part of Nova Scotia’s culture and Heritage. The theme embraces education and encourages all Nova Scotians with the desire to educate oneself about African Nova Scotian history. Together, we can unite and ignite the culture and heritage we share as a community as we observe the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024. This observation focuses on three pillars: Recognition, Justice, and Development.

The province of Nova Scotia has over 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities, dating back over 400 years. These communities have a unique and rich legacy of resistance, resilience and triumph that needs to be shared with all of Nova Scotia. It is for this reason we must Educate, Unite and Celebrate African Heritage Month.

List of 2018 African Heritage Month Events

Order 2018 African Heritage Month Poster

About The African Heritage Month Information Network

The African Heritage Month Information Network is a partnership between African Nova Scotian Affairs, The Black Cultural Society / Centre (Organizational Lead), African Nova Scotian Music Association, African Nova Scotian North-Central Network, African Heritage Month Southwest Network, Africville Heritage Trust, Black Educators Association, Black History Month Association, Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association, Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association, the Halifax Regional Municipality’s African Nova Scotian Integration Office, and the Guysborough, Antigonish Strait African Regional Network

For More Information, Contact:
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
902-434-6223 or email: contact@bccns.com

Please complete the form below to order your copy of the 2018 African Heritage Month Poster. Quantities are limited, so please place your request early. Orders are generally processed within two business days and allow for 1-2 days shipping time. Posters can also be picked up at various locations in the province. For requests from outside Atlantic Canada, minimal shipping rates may apply.

Annual Black Cultural Centre Christmas Concert
A Gospel Christmas  

Featuring a selection of Gospel Choirs and Artists such as:

The Sanctified Brothers
The Cherry Brook Mass Choir
Revival Tabernacle Youth Choir
and more!

Join us for some great Gospel music and light refreshments.
Tickets are $ 10.00 and are on sale now!
Buy Tickets Now
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 6:30pm

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
10 Cherry Brook Road, Cherry Brook, NS B2Z 1A8

Buy Tickets Online

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Family Day BBQ and Free Jazz Concert
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 1pm – 5pm
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia

Join us at the Black Cultural Centre as we Celebrate Jazz Music with a BBQ and Live Concert as part of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival – Jazz Connects Series. The featured performers will be:

  • Keonte Beals (1pm)
  • Jody Upshaw (2pm)
  • Kristen Olivia (3pm)
  • Maje (4pm)

All performances will take place on the grounds of the Centre on the TD Halifax Jazz Fest Stage. Free family BBQ starting at 1pm with free admission to the Black Cultural Centre. Come out and enjoy some great music, food and culture.

2017 No.  2  Construction  Battalion  Ceremony 

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – DeCoste Centre, Pictou NS

This  is our  24th  recognition  service  in  honor  and  memory of  the  No.  2  Construction Battalion  C.E.F.,  Canada’s  first  and only  all  Black  regiment.   

The  event  will  be  held  on  Saturday  July  8,  2017  at  the  deCoste  Centre,  with  the  honor  parade  starting at 10:30am  and the ceremony starting at  11:00am.

2nd Annual Spirit of Gospel Workshop
September 7-10, 2017
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Sharp 5 Productions in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, is hosting, a multi-day Gospel Workshop featuring Javert “Jaye” Haynes, music minister of Blessed Hope Missionary Church, Cleveland, Ohio, organist, percussionist, vocal coach and bassist on Bobby Jones Gospel Hour.

For the second year, this unique development workshop will take place September 7-10th, 2017 at the Black Cultural Centre and will provide an opportunity for the development and inspiration of those who would like to develop their music harmonizing and vocal techniques.  This multi-day event will end with a concert performance on the final day.

Registration is $ 60 per person with limited spaces available.


 

2017 Summer Student Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Researcher / Cultural Program Assistant (2 positions)

Duration: 8-12 weeks:  June – August 31, 2017: Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle)

Wage: $ 11.50 per hour (35 hours per week)

Work Language: English, basic French knowledge would be an asset but not required.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4:00 pm

 

Be Inspired! Celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich Black History

Be a part of sharing the rich history and diverse culture of African Nova Scotians. The Black Cultural Centre is looking for energetic and creative individuals to inspire and welcome visitors to the museum and interpret the history of African Nova Scotians.

Job Description: The successful candidate will be required to complete several tasks related to program development, research and curatorial support. Will be required to become familiar with the history, displays and exhibits of the museum to complete tasks associated with developing programs and research to educate and inform the community and visitors to the Centre, also work to electronically digitize and record artifacts to support the museum collection. Repair, maintain and update museum displays and exhibits. Provide outreach during community events and activities associated with African Nova Scotian culture and history.

Duties: Provide assistance to visitors and provide guided tours as well as provide support to researchers and educators.  Fulfill requests for those seeking photo reproductions, research materials and artifacts. Cataloging of digital records and organizing information so that data can be searched via keyword or description. The position will also include duties associated with special program development and general museum operations.

Qualifications:

  • University and/or college student (returning to studies)
  • General knowledge and interest of African-Nova Scotia History;
  • Digital graphics computer skills (Photography, Photoshop etc)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to conduct research via internet and library;
  • Customer service skills an asset
  • Ability to read/write French would be an asset.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office
  • Retail experience an asset

Important Notes:

Please be advised of the eligibility criteria for the position:

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada;
  • (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) candidate inventory (young-canada-works.canada.ca);
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  •  not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the summer period;
  • have been a full-time student (as defined their educational institutions) in the semester preceding their job with summer employment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following their summer job.

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must be approved by the Summer Employment Program funding agencies.

How To Apply:

Step 1: Register online at Young Canada Works (young-canada-works.canada.ca)

Step 2:  Submit resume and cover letter via email: jobs@bccns.com or via fax: 902-434-2306

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4pm.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

The Black Cultural Society is grateful for the support of Young Canada Works and the Service Canada Summer Employment Program.

>> Download Job Posting 2017 Summer Job Posting (Researcher)


Job Title: Museum Interpreter / Tour Guide (3 positions)

Duration: 8-12 weeks June – August 31, 2017: Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle)

Wage: $ 11.50 per hour (35 hours per week)

Work Language: English, basic French knowledge would be an asset but not required.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4:00 pm

 

Be Inspired! Celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich Black History

Be a part of sharing the rich history and diverse culture of African Nova Scotians. The Black Cultural Centre established in 1983 is looking for energetic and creative individuals to inspire and welcome visitors to the museum, assist in developing programs and events.

Job Description: Be part of the museum team, interacting with visitors to the museum. Occasional assignments which will include assisting with exhibits that portray African Nova Scotian heritage as well as guided tours and hosting visitors. Providing services that assist tourists and researchers in gaining valuable knowledge of Black history and culture through the many displays, exhibits and artifacts at the Black Cultural Centre.

Duties: Provide guided museum interpretive tours to visitors; assist public in orientation to Centre; conduct youth activity programs and summer camps; assist in library research by patrons; assist in retail sales in gift shop, assist in museum and display maintenance and upkeep. Update basic web pages and develop web newsletter content. The position will also include duties associated with special programs, events and general museum operations.

Qualifications:

  • University and/or college student (returning to studies)
  • General knowledge and interest of African-Nova Scotia History;
  • Digital graphics computer skills (Photography, Photoshop etc)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to conduct research via internet and library;
  • Customer service skills an asset
  • Ability to read/write French would be an asset.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office
  • Retail experience an asset

Important Notes:

Please be advised of the eligibility criteria for the position:

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada;
  • (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) candidate inventory (young-canada-works.canada.ca);
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the summer period;
  • have been a full-time student (as defined their educational institutions) in the semester preceding their job with summer employment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following their summer job.

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must be approved by the Summer Employment Program funding agencies.

How To Apply:

Step 1: Register online at Young Canada Works (young-canada-works.canada.ca)

Step 2:  Submit resume and cover letter via email: jobs@bccns.com or via fax: 902-434-2306

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4pm.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The Black Cultural Society is grateful for the support of Young Canada Works and the Service Canada Summer Employment Program.

>> Download Job Posting: 2017 Summer Job Posting (Tour Guide)

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