You Have More Control Than You Think

I finally found the time to write some code that displays the total number of entries in ArtsAdminJobs’ Candidate Database. It’s the most common question I get from employers interested in purchasing a subscription. I get it. Why would anyone want to buy a subscription to a database without knowing how many entries exist?

I’ve been meaning to get this done for several weeks and as of today, I’m happy to say the total number of candidates will be listed for both logged in and logged out users so you can always see exactly how many candidates are in the system.

And how fantastic is it that the database is up to 86 entries?!?

Technically, it’s 103, but candidates do set their profiles to draft mode from time to time as their job search status changes.

If your group has openings and you’re feeling down about the tough labor market, don’t be satisfied with sitting there thinking you don’t have control. This the only resource of its kind for finding arts and culture administration talent. Be proactive, get a subscription, and reach out to qualified candidates.

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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