AdaptistrationJobs #Winning

2015 has really been a tipping point year for Adaptistration Jobs; with 12,000 average monthly pageviews, average session lengths over two minutes, and more than 250 registered users creating custom job alerts, the site is solidifying its position as the go-to resource for upwardly mobile arts admin pros and the employers looking to attract them.

Adaptistration People 151Add to that, a super user-friendly interface, hip contemporary design, and oh yeah, it’s still the only completely free arts admin jobs board for employers and candidates. Compared to the other options, AdaptiJobs is #CrushingIt.

Recently, we’ve been putting this platform to use for some Venture Platform clients and two projects stand out. The Conductors Guild adopted the format to convert their existing monthly opportunities bulletin into a real-time, dynamic opportunities listing service. Integrated directly into their primary website, their members find a dizzying assortment of assistantships, competitions, fellowships, internships, seminars, study opportunities, opening, and workshops. They do an amazing job of compiling those listings but the new feature is still a strictly member-only benefit so if you’re a conductor, you’ll need to join in order to get access.

New Opportunities Listings

The second example comes by way of one of Venture’s non-artistic clients, Creation Technologies, an Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) Provider that generates more than $500 million in annual revenue. With 16 facilities (10 Manufacturing Facilities, two Design Centers, two Rapid Prototyping Centers) in four countries, and more than 2700 workers they needed a unique in-house jobs management site.

What makes their solution stand out is the integrated application process and behind the scenes job management where multiple users across their facilities can input listings, process applications, and review resumes. Everything the company needs to manage their openings is available inside a single, dedicated website.

Creation Careers Cover 2015
Creation Careers Listring Apply and Resume 2015
Creation Careers Mega Menus 2015

Applying what we use at Adaptistration Jobs’ to these users has been an enormously gratifying experience that underscores the value of good design and solid coding.

What we would love to do next is apply this technique as an audition opening management system; in the meantime, make sure you swing by Adaptistration Jobs and check out what’s new or post an opening for your group.

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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