Summer 2023 Co-op – Production Assistant, Image Services Intern –

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: January 24, 2023

Production Assistant, Image Services Intern

Competition # : 37684

Department: Communications Nova Scotia

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Internship

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: ​1/24/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

This opportunity is designated for to applicants that identify as:

African Nova Scotian – is any Nova Scotian who chooses to declare African ancestry, regardless of how long they have lived here and regardless of how much African ancestry they can declare.

Indigenous Peoples – persons who identify themselves as First Nation (Status and non-Status), Métis, or Inuit

Persons With Disabilities – persons who, for the purposes of employment, identify themselves or believe that an employer is likely to consider that the workplace environment may create a barrier due to a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, hearing, neurological psychiatric or learning disability.

Racially Visible Persons – persons, other than Aboriginal people or African Nova Scotians, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.

About Us

As government’s central communications agency, Communications Nova Scotia helps ensure Nova Scotians have the information they want and need about the programs and services available to them.

We are a group of high-energy, hard-working and experienced communicators looking for new, fresh perspectives and talent to join our agency.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Image Services, the Production Assistant supports the Video Production and Photography teams in the project management of all government communications initiatives produced by the Image Services division.

Primary Accountabilities

Projects include photography, video production, live multi-cam broadcasts, radio, and animation. The projects vary considerably in scope, cost, and timelines. Responsibilities include initial client contact, coordinating meetings, hiring suppliers, scheduling shoots, booking locations as well as production assistance for the in-house teams.

The Production Assistant facilitates communication and collaboration between the Image Services team, client departments and external suppliers. They are responsible for the successful budgeting and scheduling of all Photo and Video initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have the following mandatory qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma within the last three years, in a relevant field (Photography, Video and Film production, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or Project Management)
  • Above average organizational, consultation and client service skills
  • Above average communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Proactively applying equity and accessibility lenses in your work

Other experience beneficial to this position (assets):

  • Problem solving skills
  • A strong focus on client service delivery and relationship-building
  • An understanding of photography and video production
  • A passion for visual storytelling

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade:  PR 06  

Salary Range:  $1,936.88 –  Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to