Taking A Week Off

After a few unexpected curve balls over the weekend, I decided to take a week off of blogging but if anything big happens by way of the brewing labor disputes, I’ll likely pop back in for an overview. Having said that, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out an article by Joshua Kosman in the 1/19/2021 edition of the SF Chronicle that examines San Francisco Symphony’s new digital streaming …

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Good News Friday

While I don’t know if this is a sign of the times, the quantity of job openings at ArtsAdminJobs.com has really jumped in the last few weeks with five new opening in the last week alone and a total of 24. The Philanthropy System Coordinator at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival is an interesting looking gig: Philanthropy Systems Coordinator While there are two senior VP level positions open at Lookingglass Theatre Company …

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The Latest Waypoint In The Met’s Ugly Labor War

The Met is seeing a surge in negative feedback across their social media channels in response to the executive leadership’s decision to weaponize the negotiation process. By that, we mean it decided to cut off artist and technical employees from all current wages and insurance unless they agree to sizable long-term concessions. In an attempt to bolster good will and maintain audience engagement, the Met decided to release archived recordings from …

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Shop Talk S01E12: The Commercial Life

Today’s episode tackles the taboo topic of arts admins that leave the field for positions in the commercial sector. I’ve often wondered why this carries around so much baggage and why we don’t see more instances of professionals moving between sectors over the span of their career. We jump into those topics along with all sorts of related contrast/comparisons of board influence, resources, investments, culture, and more. We also answer the …

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