JOB CALL: Accessibility Coordinator

Position Title Accessibility Coordinator

Location New Glasgow, Kensington & Charlottetown, PE – Remote Work Options Available

Duration of Activity (# of weeks) 52 (contract)

Hours Per Week 26

Wage Rate ($/Hr) $25.00

This is a shared-services position to advance the accessibility initiatives of River Clyde Pageant, this town is small and Under the Spire Music Festival. Please note, this is an anticipatory hire, pending funding approval.

The Accessibility Coordinator shall be an employee of River Clyde Pageant, who will administer the position.

The River Clyde Pageant is a non-profit organization that unites local creators, volunteers & professional artists across cultures & creative practices in the making of ambitious, awe-inspiring outdoor theatre and seasonal events. Our central project is our summer production of the same name, created and performed in New Glasgow, PEI since 2016. Other annual projects include Sharing the Field, a weekend celebration of art, food and community during the fall harvest, and the River Clyde Solstice Walk, an outdoor lantern walk celebrating the winter solstice.

this town is small (TTIS) is Prince Edward Island’s artist-run centre, established in 2010. TTIS is a spaceless organization that is committed to supporting contemporary art through diverse and supportive community partnerships, providing opportunities for artists and making connections with the public. It operates from an office space in The Vessel in Charlottetown, PEI and it presents exhibitions, residencies, workshops, artist talks, and other programming with partnering venues across Prince Edward Island.

Under the Spire Music Festival, formerly known as Indian River Festival, has been presenting the very best in classical, traditional, folk, jazz and world music in Historic St. Mary’s since 1996. An annual destination event for tourists and locals alike, it continues to facilitate restoration projects to preserve this beloved venue while maintaining a busy concert schedule from June-September each year.


The Accessibility Coordinator will work closely with the staff and core teams of River Clyde Pageant, this town is small, and Under the Spire festival to advance accessibility initiatives within each organization’s programming and operations. In contributing to this project, the Accessibility Coordinator will work to promote accessibility within the arts on PEI and realize a shared vision of greater inclusivity in our present work and future aspirations. The Accessibility Coordinator will be offered mentorship from an Accessibility Consultant in an effort to share knowledge and foster connections between disability and arts communities. The Accessibility Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of accessibility goals and measures at each organization. The scale and scope of this work will be kept reasonable for the Accessibility Coordinator, who will split their time between the River Clyde Pageant (June-October), this town is small (November-January), and Under the Spire Festival (February-May), with some crossover therein. See below for specific duties related to each organization.

The position includes the opportunity for self-directed work. We are committed to the development of Accessibility practices across PEI’s arts sector; however, we recognize that this is a huge task and cannot realistically be taken on by one person. We want to grant the Accessibility Coordinator the agency to decide how they can best contribute to this larger goal during their tenure. Self-directed work could include research, the development of shared resources, advocacy, or something else entirely. Once a plan has been mutually agreed upon, hours will be set aside as part of this contract to dedicate to this work. Support will be provided to the Accessibility Coordinator from the three participating organizations.


River Clyde Pageant:

  • Attend production meetings and assist with accessibility related production needs as they arise
  • Collaborate with RCP’s Accessibility Consultant, Artistic Director and Director of Production on the design and implementation of accessibility improvements for the 2022 Pageant
  • Participate in equity, diversity and inclusion training
  • Create and disseminate multimedia access guides specific to our 2023 Season’s events and activities
  • Organize golf cart transportation for audience during performance week
  • Assist with coordination of rideshares and shuttle transport for Pageant participants and audiences
  • Help to incorporate new accessible performance elements into the production, such as captioning, digital scripts and touch tours
  • Offer insight and feedback on The River Clyde Pageant’s Accessibility Action Plan
  • Lead the evaluation of 2023 season’s accessibility initiatives and planning next steps

this town is small:

  • Participate in training to develop an understanding of this town is small as an
    organisation, the role of artist-run centres, and our current programming/initiatives
  • Develop a list of accessibility improvements and actions the organisation can undertake
    and begin action on that list
  • Attend staff meetings and assist with accessibility related needs as they arise
  • Assist with questions and requests from the public related to accessibility as they arise

Under the Spire Music Festival:

  • Collaborate with USMF’s Executive Director & Office Manager on the design and implementation of accessibility improvements for the 2024 season
  • Conduct an accessibility review of Historic St. Mary’s and the St. Mary’s Pavilion
  • Attend logistic meetings and assist with accessibility related needs as they arise


● Strong interest in the arts and community engagement
● Some knowledge of concepts, practices, and issues relating to Disability Justice work and advocacy
● Experience working for a non-profit organization an asset, either within the arts or another sector
● Excellent organizational skills
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Strong collaborative spirit and dedication to co-creating a positive work environment for everyone
● Strong interpersonal skills. Comfortable working with a variety of people
● Flexible, creative problem solver who can plan ahead, anticipate potential problems/outcomes, and adapt to changing circumstances with ease
● Must be comfortable using: Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and Google Products: Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Gmail primarily

This position will be funded through SkillsPEI’s WorkExperience Program, which has the following requirements for candidates:

● Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
● Must have a current claim for Employment Insurance benefits; or Must have a previous EI claim whose benefit period ended within the previous 60 months; or Be an unemployed person who paid, in at least 5 of the last 10 years, employee’s premiums that did not entitle the person to a refund (i.e. If the person made less than $2,000 in earnings in a year, any EI premiums that they would have paid would be reimbursed)


Candidates with lived experience of disability will be prioritized for this position. The River Clyde Pageant welcomes applications from individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, a person of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ or who identify as a member of other underrepresented groups. We recognize that the traditional arts model prioritizes institutional certifications and measures success in ways that gatekeep, creating barriers to participation. We embrace alternative ways of learning and recognize that lived experience can be as valuable as a diploma. If you have experience that you feel makes you qualified for this role, we ask you to share the experience that has prepared you for this position and how you hope to continue to learn and grow in this role.

We strive to create a supportive environment for all our employees. Although some work will be time sensitive, the majority of the work can be accomplished on a flexible timeline. We will ensure that any on-site or outdoor work can be adapted or delegated to ensure any candidate’s accessibility needs are accommodated.

This position is for candidates based in Prince Edward Island. Employees will have access to a shared office space in Charlottetown, with remote work and hybrid options. Irregular working hours will sometimes be required, including work on evenings and weekends.


To apply, send a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your skills and relevant experience to Artistic Director Megan Stewart at: , with “Associate Producer” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until filled. If you require assistance or accommodations during the application or interview process, please do not hesitate to let us know. We thank everyone who applies, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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