Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts

Many Hands Make Light Work

We need you to lend a hand in support of the planning for member and festival events. There are many tasks available. Please sign up for one or more of the following. (No previous experience is required for most of these tasks and plenty of support will be provided to newbies.)


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Available Slot

Member of the Board: (7)

financial management and governance of PCAFA society; oversight of events; communications and website

4 of 7 slots filled
Debbie Smith
RJ Marchand
Shardi Janes

Recording Secretary

responsible for taking minutes at 5 - 6 board meetings.


Bay Treasure Chest coordinator:

honorarium applications and volunteer coordination (2 times per year)


Bay Treasure Chest Counter (6)

volunteer for Toonie Count (4 hrs)

1 of 6 slots filled
Sheilagh McQuinn

District Capital Funding:

District Capital Funding application (March)


Grant Funding:

funding applications in March (Aspotogan Heritage Trust & SMBRTDA)

Debbie Smith
Federal Grant only


correspondence with past and potential sponsors



create invoices for advertisers and sponsors (experience with Excel required)

Lima Mishra

Google Forms:

develop forms for membership registration and registration in various events

Janet Taylor

Volunteer coordinator:

email past and prospective volunteers about volunteering in 2023

Lima Mishra


update artist profile pages, tags and images on website (experience with Word Press required)

Lima Mishra

Membership registration:

review, verify and record PCAFA membership registrations

Kip Harris


oversee all aspects of marketing; prepare event budget; report to the Board


Marketing Committee Member (3)

responsibilities to be determined


Event listings:

post Festival event listings on NS Tourism Partner Portal, and various other media websites


Marquis signs:

correspond with various community organizations about posting notices for Festival events


Marquis signs:

put-up display on Tantallon Farmer’s Market sign (July)


Festival signage:

arrange for inventory and printing of event signage (May/June)


Print materials coordinator:

coordinate volunteers for distribution; prepare packages for Studio Tour locations and events


Print material distribution: (4)

distribute materials by mail or by hand (May/June)


Social Media: (2)

posts and promotional campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter



write news articles for Masthead News and other publications

Sharon Jessup Joyce

Graphic design:

design Festival ads, guidebook ads, social media graphics, event posters

Grant Tomchuk
One stipulation: Not available from March17th -April 28th

Sandwich boards: (10)

responsible for 2-4 sandwich boards in various areas (July)

2 of 10 slots filled
Brian Smith
Crossroads at CEC & Redmonds
Jerry Walsh
Crossroads Area

Sandwich Boards

spring maintenance and repairs


Community Enterprise Centre exhibits: (3)

register, collect and hang member art at the CEC for special events, (3 times per year)

1 of 3 slots filled
Sharon Jessup Joyce

Community Art Exhibits:

coordinate artists hanging works at the C.U.A and the C.E.C (monthly)

Sharon Jessup Joyce


oversee all aspects of the print and online publications; prepare event budget; report to the Board


Guidebook ad sales:

correspondence with local restaurants about advertising in the Studio Tour Map (Nov to Feb)


Guidebook ad sales:

correspondence with local businesses about advertising in the Studio Tour Map (Nov to Feb)


Studio Tour map locations:

develop Google Map of ST locations and eateries (April)


Studio Tour print map: (2)

work with hired designer to develop and edit content for print Studio Tour map (Mar to May)


Studio Tour online map: (2)

work with Halifax Art Map to develop and edit content for online Studio Tour Guide (Mar to May)

1 of 2 slots filled
Debbie Smith

Studio Tour images:

review images submitted by artists for requirements, corresponding with artists as necessary (March)


PRE-Studio Tour: (3)

coordinate Studio Tour sign and passport pick up; arrange for pick-up after the date for no-shows (June)


POST-Studio Tour:

collect Studio Tour signs and passports; track down passports and signs not returned (July)


POST- Studio Tour:

data analysis from passports; correspond with artists about number of visitors (July)

Philip Hodges
data analysis


coordinate venue, rentals, and band; prepare event budget; report to the Board

Margo Mosher-Swain
Margo Mosher-Swain

Opening Night catering:

coordinate with caterer; assist with set up

Sheilagh McQuinn

Opening Night bar:

responsible for liquor license, purchase, and bar set up

Margo Mosher-Swain
Margo Mosher-Swain

Opening Night decorations

responsible for flowers or other event decorations


Opening Night art collection

accept art and donations for art exhibit, July 5th


Opening Night art exhibit: (4)

responsible for registration, display, and sales of artwork


Opening Night door prizes:

collect artwork and put together door prizes


Opening Night 50/50 Tickets

Sell tickets at the event


Opening Night Ticket Sales

monitor online sales; create list of sold tickets


Opening Night door monitor (2)

greet attendees at the door and check for names on list

1 of 2 slots filled
Sheilagh McQuinn

Opening Night parking attendent (2)

control traffic in parking lot on night of July 5th



oversee all aspects of the event; prepare event budget; report to the Board

Patricia Lindley

Paint Peggy’s Cove registration:

registration and communication with participating artists

Patricia Musyk

Paint Peggy’s Cove studio art: (2)

collection, display and sales of studio art

All slots filled
Patricia Lindley
Patricia Muzyk

Paint Peggy’s Cove plein air art:

collection, display and sales of art painted on site

Anne Patrick

Paint Peggy’s Cove children’s art tent:

coordinate materials and volunteers

Yvonne Blanchard

Paint Peggy’s Cove volunteer coordinator:

schedule and correspond with event volunteers

Anne Patrick

Paint Peggy's Cove volunteer (15)

volunteer for one or more 4 hour shifts

3 of 15 slots filled
Sheilagh McQuinn
Kathy Boutilier (2)
Will help Anne, collect art, or work in tent


oversee all aspects of new members’ event; prepare event budget; report to the Board


Special Event Committee: (3)

responsibilities to be determined


Special Events Volunteer (6)

duties to be determined

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