The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent
$37,972 - $42,586 / year

The Program Assistant will provide office support as well as onsite program support to the programs offered through Extended Studies. Working with the Manager, Extended Studies, the Program Assistant will assist with programming administration, scheduling, database management of courses, instructors and student information.

What you'll do


  • Work in conjunction with the Extended Studies Manage, in course planning, database updates, instructor communication, web administration, and advertising campaigns.
  • Support student registration through the Destiny One content management system.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of adult and youth programming for the School of Extended Studies. Includes the responsibility of coordinating directly with instructors regarding scheduling, materials and resources required on a term-by-term basis.
  • Create class lists for instructors, security, and the service center. Prepare course outlines and handouts as necessary.
  • Manage and maintain inventory for the School of Extended studies. Source and track materials for courses.
  • Update and maintain the School of Extended Studies webpage as required.

What you'll need


Completion of a Degree from NSCAD or another Fine Arts institution in addition to demonstrated familiarity with extended studies programming (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. The successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively in a highly interactive environment. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in keyboarding and business applications using MAC OSX computer (word processing, desktop publishing spreadsheet, E-mail, graphic design applications [Adobe Creative Suite], social media) is essential.

We're looking for

Core Skills

ACE Instructors Management Materials Support

A little bit about us

NSCAD University

NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) is one of Canada's oldest independent cultural institutions and regarded as a principal center for education and research in visual culture in North America. NSCAD University offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in fine and media arts, craft, design, art history, art education and critical studies, as well as an ambitious array of Extended Studies courses. NSCAD University alumni are among the world's most highly regarded artists, gallery directors, designers, curators and art educators.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in this search. NSCAD university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Deadline for applications: The University will begin considering applicants on April 17th 2023 and continue until the position is filled. We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected to move forward in the competition will be contacted. This position is being advertised internally and externally concurrently. Bargaining unit employees for NSGEU Local 82 are given first consideration.