Do You Want To Work With One Of Most Creative People In Arts Administration?

The José Limón Dance Foundation is looking for a development director which means you have an opportunity to work with Juan José Escalante, one of ArtsHacker’s Most Creative People In Arts Administration, 2016.

Adaptistration People 021You can learn all about what made Escalante one of the most creative people in arts admin at his ArtsHacker program profile plus you can read the full job description and apply for the gig via their listing at Arts Admin Jobs.

And speaking of new gigs, there’s quite a bit of organizational variety available right now. In addition to a dance foundation, there are openings at a children’s chorus, a theatre, a performing arts presenter, along with the regular staple of orchestra oriented gigs.

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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