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Work at Ross Creek! Do good things!

Ross Creek is looking for permanent and seasonal staff for various positions, from cooking to  community development to arts programming. We’re also looking for people for our summer seasonal positions like camp counsellors and leaders, and accounting co-op students. We’re also hiring artist-educators for our summer camp workshops! Read on below to see our job postings.

Hiring Values 

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, which is grateful to be welcomed in Sipekne’katik, one of the seven regions of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the L’nu,  is looking for innovative and creative individuals who care about arts in the community and who love rural living. The Centre is committed to creating a great team environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, and we strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

While all applications are appreciated, only those individuals selected for interview will be contacted. 

Artist-educators, click here!

Casual employees:

Do you want to pick up some extra money each month? We are looking for casual employees who can help us get ready for big events and with quick turnovers – from housekeeping to bar staff to studio engineers for the Annex Studio! 
Send your interest here. 

Want to work for the summer?
Learn more on our Summer and Camp Jobs page here.

We’re hiring summer staff including summer chef, camp counsellors and leaders!
Come find out what a summer on the mountain can be like.
Help make our summer arts camps a magical experience!

New Postings for Permanent Staff: Join us!

Cheerful children, one looking at the camera and making a heart with their hands. Camp Counsellors are in the background supervising.

Program Coordinator 

Build community in and through the arts

Whether you are a newly graduated visual artist  or current program director with a visual arts background, you can make a life in the amazing Annapolis Valley and build a career in the arts where you can see the difference you make in the community every single day.

Work with artists in our community outreach, our camps, our residency and gallery programs all while encouraged to maintain your own practise with innovative benefits. 

Please note: A love of educating is essential, but an education degree is in no way required. 

Rate: $37,000-$39,000 to start depending on level of experience

Benefits: Co-pay health & dental package, creative renewal, etc.

Type of Employment: salaried, onsite work with  flexible schedule to accommodate events and performances.

Location: Canning, NS
Note: Must have own transportation, Ross Creek Centre is not on a public bus route. Must be willing to live within 30-40 minutes of Ross Creek. 

Deadline: ASAP. 

FOR PERMANENT POSITIONS, please fill in this form
diverse adults in a studio in front of charcoal sketches, facing the camera and smiling

Development Coordinator 

Build our community through meaningful connection

Do you care about building a better world through arts and culture, passing on knowledge and making Ross Creek and Two Planks sustainable  for years to come? We are looking for someone who has passion for the arts and community and wants to help us nurture relationships with community and volunteers.

Please note: If you are invested in community, eager to learn,  and passionate about what we do, please apply!

Rate: $35,000-$39,000 to start depending on level of experience

Benefits: Co-pay health & dental package, creative renewal, etc.

Type of Employment: salaried, onsite work with  flexible schedule to accommodate events and performances.

Location: Canning, NS

Note: Must have own transportation, Ross Creek Centre is not on a public bus route. *Potential to stay onsite for a short period.

Deadline: ASAP. 

FOR PERMANENT POSITIONS, please fill in this form

Head Chef

Build our community through food

Food is central to what we do at Ross Creek, both for our own programs and how we integrate our cultural programs with food security and community connection. We are looking for someone who can work full time and invest in the food part of what we do – feeding artists, campers and staff, while working with community to make it stronger, and to mentor volunteers and youth.

Please note: If you are love cooking, eager to learn,  and passionate about what we do, please apply!

Rate: $36,000-$38,500 to start depending on level of experience

Benefits: Co-pay health & dental package, creative renewal, etc.

Type of Employment: salaried, onsite work with  flexible schedule to accommodate events and performances.

Location: Canning, NS

Note: Must have own transportation, Ross Creek Centre is not on a public bus route. *Potential to stay onsite for a short period.

Deadline: ASAP. 

FOR PERMANENT POSITIONS, please fill in this form

Summer Positions 2024

To Apply

FOR SUMMER POSITIONS, please apply with our application form:

Summer Application Form

Please Include:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Ms. Chris O’Neill with the name of the position for which you are applying, detailing what you think you can bring to Ross Creek.
  2. CV with specifics on related education and/or experience
  3. Two references who can discuss your work experience, relevant skills, dependability, work ethic, and general awesomeness.

All attached documents should be in MS Word or PDF format. Due to funding requirements, all applicants must be a Canadian citizen OR a permanent resident who is legally entitled to work in Canada. See individual postings for other requirements. If you need any accommodations to apply, please let us know — we are happy to help.

Looking for Camp positions? See our Camp Jobs page here

Summer Cook

Job Description:

Make magic by creating delicious food for campers, the public, staff and artists. Working under our chef, you’ll work with a team of great people, using food from our gardens and making great, nutritious and yummy food.  

No formal chef training required, though experience in and a love of cooking and baking are essential. Working with our chef, you will develop and implement a nutritious and appropriate menu for a variety of visitors, from the pickiest young eater to a more adventurous adult audience. Working with other staff and guiding volunteers, you will work with our gardener to take advantage of our substantial organic gardens, learn to work with local suppliers whenever possible to provide excellent nutrition, taste, and education about healthy and delicious local food. It’s a great team!

Must be able to work in Canada 

Salaries:  $16.50/hour 35 paid hours weekly. 

Benefits: program discounts, and more!

Term: Summer 2024, May through August

Location: Canning, NS
Note: Must have own transportation, Ross Creek Centre is not on a public bus route

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Please fill out this form with

  • cover letter,
  • two references and a
  • resume

Visitor Serv/Box Office

Job Description:

Working with a great team, the Visitor Service Coordinator and the Box Office Manager  will be the front-line staff welcoming camp families, audiences, artists and visitors to Ross Creek. From the moment you pick up the phone, email or personally welcome someone, you are an ambassador for the theatre and the centre.

They are exciting and meaningful positions that have a huge impact on the position of Ross Creek and Two Planks in the community’s imagination.

Fields of Study: Public Relations, Arts, Theatre, Management, Hospitality or Tourism

Must be able to work in Canada 

Please note,  coop option is possible, but not required

Salaries:  $16.50/hour 35 paid hours weekly.

Benefits: program discounts, and more!

Term: Summer 2024, May through August

Location: Canning, NS
Note: Must have own transportation, Ross Creek Centre is not on a public bus route

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Please fill out this form with

  • cover letter,
  • two references and a
  • resume

Are you an artist educator?

We’re looking to add to our roster of talented artist faculty members, who encourage a sense of wonder and creativity in all who take part in our children, youth, and adult programs. We treasure excellent instructors; Those who understand our philosophy and want to educate of the next generation of artists or inspire lifelong learning in adults. Does this sound like you? Apply now!

For our current or former faculty members: We really appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill in this form so we can ensure we have the right contact information and know whether we should contact you for teaching opportunities.

Ross Creek is also looking for volunteers!

Whether you have a lot of time, or just a little, there is a place for you. We take Workawayer on extended trips, and locals who want to work on an event or be part of a regular shift. Find out more and apply here