The Stupid Simple Way To Schedule Online Meetings

For the past few years, I’ve been using the online scheduling app Doodle to arrange meetings across a group of participants. Given that it wasn’t something that happened on a regular basis, I never took the time to look at other options. Then Covid-19 came along and some of Doodle’s pain points became more apparent. As a result, I started researching other options and the obvious choice became clear in short …

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Even In The Current Climate, There Are Jobs To Be Found

It’s times like the current job market that make me especially happy about the decision to set up ArtsAdminJobs.com a completely free resource for both employers and job seekers. While most organizations are doing a great job at maintaining* as much of their workforce as possible, that doesn’t mean arts administrators aren’t feeling the pain. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that opportunities aren’t at usual levels, but that’s not to …

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How To Be “That Guy” In Arts Administration

The past several days (months?) have been a trying time but that doesn’t mean things are beyond our control or ability to influence. To that end, efforts like #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused have garnered a great deal of participation among performing arts organizations. At the same time, it’s good to be honest and to that end, ArtsAdminSay posted a tweet that cuts deep ✅ Change social media profile pic to a b/w …

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Print Vs. Digital Program Book Survey Results

Last week, I asked readers for some feedback on whether they were considering replacing print program books with a digital alternative when concert events start up in the Fall. We had just under 150 responses and the results were fascinating. If concert activity resumes in the Fall, does your organization plan on using print program books? Exactly half of the respondents indicated they weren’t sure what they were going to do. …

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State Of Employment Poll & Review June 1 – 8

After two months of collecting input, trends continue to emerge as shutdowns continue. This week saw an increase in the ratio of arts admin indicating they have furloughed or laid off and after a few weeks of motion toward higher ratios of per-service musicians indicating they were being paid for some cancelled service, that trend lost ground. Weekly Report Administrators continuing their trend toward a larger ratio working reduced hours/pay and …

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