TTIS is hiring!

This Town is Small inc. – Executive Director Position

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2020

Position Summary:

  • Full time salaried position with flexible working hours
  • Annual salary of 36,400$ to be regularly reviewed alongside organizational growth
  • Office space in downtown Charlottetown with some option to work from home
  • Start date is mid-November 2020

About the organization:

Since incorporating in 2010, this town is small inc. (TTIS) has been a leader in Contemporary Art and has helped revitalize the Contemporary Art community in PEI.

this town is small is a leader of contemporary art creation, presentation and events; we advocate on behalf of and create opportunities for contemporary artists on PEI where we promote and develop a public understanding of contemporary art. Our mission is to foster sustainability for contemporary arts practice on PEI, encouraging communication and collaboration among members of the artistic community and with the community at large.

this town is small is dedicated to providing innovative, challenging and boundary pushing programming for contemporary artists on PEI. As such, the organization does not focus its energy on running a typical, static gallery space. Instead TTIS commits to developing diverse and unexpected partnerships within the community in order to present cutting edge opportunities for artists and unique art experiences for the public.


As a strategic thinker, the ED will lead government relations, activities, develop and nurture strategic partnerships, and bring the strategic plan to life while incorporating the goals and objectives of the organization. Demonstrating a strong knowledge of the arts, the ED will demonstrate high professional and ethical standards, a philosophy of inclusion and  general thoughtfulness.

Holding certification in a relevant field and arts management experience, the successful candidate will have a passion for the PEI Contemporary Art community and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

Displaying strong financial, fundraising, administrative and project management experience, the ED will be responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $80,000.

The ED is expected to have a solid foundation in non-profit finance, and previous experience in developing partnerships with arts organizations, artists, the business community and government; modeling through advocacy the value of the arts and cultural sector to the community as a whole.

Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with TTIS’ Board of Directors, the responsibilities of the Executive Director include:

  • Directing the organization and supervising all of TTIS’s activities, in continual dialogue with its members across PEI;
  • Acting as the organization’s spokesperson, representing the organization to stakeholders and beneficiaries, and drafting letters, media releases, social media, and other communications;
  • Working alongside the board of directors to determine the organization’s strategic priorities and action plan, and supervising their implementation;
  • Participating in the organization’s meetings, and preparing and delivering reports to the Board on the organization’s activities and finances;
  • Identifying and preparing grant applications to government, private, and other partners with an emphasis on diversifying revenue sources in the interests of TTIS’s long-term sustainability, and preparing and submitting grant reports as required;
  • Preparing annual budgets with quarterly updates to the Board Treasurer; supervising production of the annual financial report, and ensuring fulfillment of other legal obligations of the organization;
  • Planning, producing, and supervising the production of research and other specialized resources for the benefit of the membership;
  • Coordination, installation, documentation, and promotion of all exhibition programming;
  • Development of outreach strategies and initiatives to increase membership and community engagement;


The Executive Director will possess strong arts administration knowledge and report to the TTIS Board of Directors. The candidate is particularly good at interpersonal relations, consensus building, and negotiation, and is committed to gender equity and antiracism. The candidate is flexible, excels in communications and is fluent in written and spoken English and ideally French as well. 

The ED will hold post-secondary education in a cultural field or equivalent experience.

Candidate must: 

  • Be based in PEI or willing to relocate to PEI in time to begin position mid-November
  • Be willing to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and from home as needed
  • Be able to travel as needed for the position (PEI/Alantic region primarily)
  • Have a strong interest in contemporary visual art and have a strong interest in working in arts and culture as a career
  • Have initiative/motivation/drive/willingness to dream big & put things into motion
  • Possess excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Be anchored in kindness/sense of humour/an ability to play well with others & manage their own well-being
  • Have a strong understanding of what we do at this town is small inc. and our past projects
  • Have a strong interest in serving the arts community


Please APPLY VIA EMAIL with a cover letter, CV, and two references to:

Monica Lacey, Executive Director, at

Please note that ONLY those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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