The Simple Joy Of Telling People To Go Away

If nothing else, the pandemic has made everyone aware of the need for establishing work/home boundaries in a home office setting. If only one person is working form home, that’s not too challenging but when you have two or more people regularly traveling through each other’s space, it’s not so straightforward. Case in point, I’ve always had a dedicated home office space but since March 2020, my wife has been working …

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How Did We Find Employees Before This?

I’m very happy to see the response coming in for the new Candidate Database at Arts Admin Jobs. We keep receiving new profile submissions on an almost daily basis (submit yours now) and each one gets us one step closer to fundamentally changing the way nonprofit arts and culture orgs go about finding talent. The Goal The Candidate Database should be the first stop any employer makes on the path for …

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You Don’t See This Every Day

We live in interesting times which means we get to see a lot of interesting things. Case in point, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced an event on April 30 and May 1 that will not only include members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra but serve as a benefit for the Met Orchestra Musician fund and relief for Dallas-Fort Worth Musicians. If someone told me 18 months ago that a large budget …

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Shop Talk S01E16: Academia/Pro Divide

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I ended up where I needed to be.” That’s one of my favorite lines from Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently series and it’s a perfect way to describe my conversation with guests Eric Esparza and Michael Lewanski. We started off talking about the academia/pro divide but that ended up evolving into an even more fascinating conversation about the double standard that …

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Looking At The Business Through Merlot Colored Glasses

I’m all for finding ways to infuse wine into the live concert experience. But while my own interest tends to start and stop at the actual consumption, others are giving the subject it the attention it deserves. Case in point, violinist Holly Mulcahy recently published an article at Neo Classical that casts an eye toward lessons our field can learn from the way the wine industry began to pivot 20 years …

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