Looking Ahead

Today marks the end of an incredibly busy stretch of work which means time will once again materialize and we can pick up on a few of the topics waiting patiently on the backburner, such as equal pay for equal work.

In the meantime, a few things that slipped my mind but worth mentioning here include some updates at Adaptistration Jobs that combine the new user and job submission process. Simply put, what used to be separate actions of creating an account and submitting an opening have been combined into the same process, making it even easier for new users to send in their openings.

combined registration and submission process

ArtsHacker has been doing gangbuster traffic since its launch; each weeks sees a steady increase in direct traffic, social followers, social engagement (we’re loved on the twitterz), and subscribers. Without a doubt, the success is due thanks to the terrific stream of contributions coming from our crack team of ArtsHackers; several of which have some particular fun ideas in the works.

Consequently, if it hasn’t already become one of your regular online stops, swing by and check out what’s new to you.


About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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