Apparently, Tuesday Was Post An Arts Admin Job Day

For whatever reason, a slew of new job listings went up at Arts Admin Jobs, three of which are Featured Listings.

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Executive Director

Development Director

Artistic Operations Manager

And in case you haven’t already noticed, ArtsAdminJobs.com has a new logo…because why not? Change is good and I’m in a minimalist art deco phase.

And just a quick bit of commentary on the AAAE executive director job: it was most recently occupied by Katy Coy who is moving over to become the new Valley Symphony Orchestra executive director (kudos Katy!). If there’s ever a gig where you can trust the predecessor ran a tight ship, it would be one that was most recently occupied by Katy.

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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