The Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia, established in 1977 as a provincial charitable organization with a mandate to Protect, Preserve and Promote African Nova Scotian Heritage and Culture. These objectives are carried out through the operation and management of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.
The Society is seeking energetic, community minded individuals who have a passion to do more and to serve on our volunteer board of directors for a 3 year term, with a focus on the following areas of expertise or professional knowledge:
– Community Development
Recently the Black Cultural Society underwent important changes to its operations and the Provincial Legislation that governs the organization. These changes have resulted in a reduction of board size and realignment of our goals to be relevant in today’s society. We are seeking perspective board members to represent one of the following regions:
~ Halifax Regional Municipality ~ North (Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou)
~ Cape Breton ~ Valley (Kings, Annapolis, Hants)
~ South Shore (Shelburne, Lunenburg, Queens) ~ West (Yarmouth, Digby)
~ East (Antigonish, Guysborough) ~ At Large
Completed nomination forms can be submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by mail or in person at the Black Cultural Centre, no later than June 26, 2015.
Black Cultural Society for Nova Scotia
Attn: Board Recruitment Committee
10 Cherry Brook Road
Cherry Brook, NS B2Z 1A8
All nominations will be held in strict confidentiality and will be reviewed by the board recruitment / nomination committee.
Summer Employment Opportunities
The Black Cultural Centre is please to be able to offer (4) four summer employment positions this year. The application deadline is May 22, 2105 at 4pm. Deadline EXTENDED to June 26, 2015 – 4pm
Current Opportunities (click position for more details):
- Museum Assistant / Interpreter / Tour Guide ( 1 Position )
- Museum Interpreter / Tour Guide (2 Positions)
- Researcher / Curatorial Assistant (1 Position)
The Black Cultural Centre produces a quarterly newsletter called the Preserver, to share past events at the Centre and promote upcoming programs and activities. If you have a story idea, or would like to comment on the newsletter please feel free to contact us.
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“Together As One”
Preston Area Community Art Project
JOB POSTING EXTENDED TO MAY 23, 2015
The Black Cultural Centre in partnership with the Together As One Planning Committee, and the Halifax Regional Municipality, are pleased to offer this unique project to develop three distinct street art designs. One in each community to celebrate community spirit, history and culture.
Preston is made up of three distinct and historically-related communities: North Preston, East Preston, Cherry Brook/Lake Loon. The Preston communities have always been communities that, even in the face of adversity, are strong in culture, kinship and community. You only need to visit a senior for a tea to hear about the sense of community and how ‘back in the day, we we’re each others keepers’.
The “Together As One” Community Art Project will consist of three (3) distinct art pieces located in each the communities. Painted on the pavement in a unique location in each community. The three art pieces will show the uniqueness of each of the communities, but will reflect how the communities are connected. A finished collective legend illustration will be displayed at the Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia at the end of the project. The art project will reflect the power of community, through all ages and families working together. The project will inspire and empower the community to look at creative art through African Nova Scotian lenses.
We are currently seeking to hire a project coordinator and two community artists (see links below).
Join is on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 7pm
for a Project Information Session
at the Black Cultural Centre:
10 Cherry Brook Road, Cherry Brook.
- Project Brochure
- Project Coordinator Job Posting (closing date: May 23, 2015 – 4pm)
- Community Artist Job Posting (closing date: May 23, 2015 – 4pm)
Seniors Digital Storytelling Showcase
“TAKE IT ALL IN”
A DIGITAL STORY TELLING PRESENTATION
The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia wishes to invite you to attend a Digital Story-Telling Presentation. A collection of stories by Seniors from Lake Loon / Cherry Brook and surrounding areas.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 2:00 p.m.
BLACK CULTURAL CENTRE, 10 Cherry Brook Road
Local Musical Talent:
Deacons Stan Carvery, Harold Johnston, Muriel Cromwell
and Seniors In Motion (Lucasville and Cobequid Road)
Digital Stories by:
Muriel Cromwell, Bernice MacLaughlan, Gilford Drummond, Ardith Downey, Joyce Riley and Alma Johnston-Tynes
African Descent Inventors Forum
Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 10am – 12noon
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia