The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
$43,534 - $48,837 / year

In consultation with the Registrar, the Recruitment Officer is responsible for promoting the programs of NSCAD University on and off campus and online to prospective students, parents, high school guidance and teaching personnel and other individuals and groups. The majority of this outreach is conducted in Canada, concentrated in the Maritime Provinces, but international travel may be required. On campus work includes hosting tours and informational sessions for groups ranging from one to several hundred people.

What you'll do


  • Conducts recruitment activities and initiatives, in accordance with approved budget guidelines, inclusive of the design, development, scheduling and delivery of seminars and presentations for secondary and post-secondary institutions, and other organizations and groups.
  • Assists with the production of recruitment and admissions materials, including on-line, digital, email and social media-based campaigns.
  • Provides advice and referral to prospective students with respect to NSCAD admissions portfolio guidelines, admissions requirements and portfolio development.
  • Participates in on- and off-campus Portfolio Days and other events, conducts tours and other on-site information sessions, as assigned.
  • Operates office equipment and uses software as required, including: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook), Colleague, and CRM (EZ Recruit).
  • Tracking and recording all recruitment initiatives for reports requested by the Registrar, Business Plans and CRM entry.
  • Performing office functions including photocopying, scanning, filing of transcripts and other related information, sending and receiving faxes/scanned documents, correspondence, and information, and keeping updated records as assigned.
  • Replies to in person and email inquiries to potential students and the general public regarding admissions or institutional.

What you'll need


Undergraduate degree is required. A degree in Fine Arts or related contemporary visual art knowledge and experience (i.e. Gallery work, practicing artist etc.) would be consider an asset. Experience in the field of public relations, marketing or education, with specific experience in public presentation, group leadership and communications is preferred. Valid Nova Scotia Driver's License and ability to travel is required. Knowledge of general office systems, inclusive of Office Suite, data systems (Colleague), and CRM (EzRecruit) is required. Ability to use multimedia applications to support high school visits and career fairs is required.

A little bit about us

NSCAD University

NSCAD University and Halifax are in Mi'kma'ki, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq Nation. NSCAD University is committed to reconciliation and to building respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples and with the African Nova Scotian communities that have been enriching this region for 400 years. As a small school with three urban campuses, and programs across a range of fine arts, craft, design, and media arts, NSCAD University is an incubator for talent and an active contributor to the arts scene in Canada's fastest-growing city. Since 1887, NSCAD has been a leader in visual arts education in Canada, with distinguished alumni building careers all over the world. This is an exciting time to join us, as we have recently welcomed a cohort of 10 BIPOC faculty members who bring valuable perspectives, ways of thinking, and lived experience to all of our work, and as we look forward to a consolidated waterfront campus in 2030.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Applications should be sent via the CareerBeacon website. Applications should include a cover letter and detailed CV.

Deadline for applications: The University will begin considering applicants on July 8th, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. We appreciate all applicants, 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. Please note that this is a one year term position with an anticipated end date of August 31, 2025.

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.