Emergency Preparedness Consultant/Circuit Rider Program

To support the need for time and capacity to develop emergency action and business continuity plans, the PAR project hosts an Emergency Preparedness Consultant/Circuit Rider program that works directly with performing arts organizations on a local level, provides training, consulting, advice, and guidance to staffs, Boards, and volunteers. These “Circuit Rider” consultants support all aspects of emergency preparedness, from risk and needs assessment through creation of continuity of operations and disaster response plans, on-site training workshops & exercises, and information resources for response during emergencies. These twelve and eighteen-month consultant positions are hosted by local organizations. Five of these positions will be funded as 50% FTE for 2020-2022 and hosted by organizations selected by the PAR Steering Committee.

For a look at the type of work the PAR Circuit Riders are doing, see Sean Ferguson’s article "Emergency Preparedness in the Arts: A Team Approach." Sean served as a consultant during 2018-2019 for the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA.

For more information about the Emergency Preparedness Consultant/Circuit Rider program, please contact PAR Project Director Tom Clareson (tom.clareson@lyrasis.org or 800.999.8558 x 2911)