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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What Employers Are Looking For In Job Candidates: Survey Results

On March 18th, I launched a poll asking employers what they would find most valuable in job candidate profiles. Those responses have helped shape the sorts of search filters being designed for the new Arts Admin Jobs Candidate Database. A few the responses were genuinely surprising. The Three Most Important Items Hands down, the three most important items to employers were: Desired employment level (full, part, freelance, etc.). Desired department (development, …

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The Intersection Of Ethics, Accountability, and Executive Privilege At The Curtis Institute of Music

Warning: today’s article includes description of sexual violence. The 9/22/20 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article by Peter Dobrin that examines the report filed by law firm Cozen O’Connor into allegations from violinist Lara St. John of rape and sexual abuse by former Curtis faculty member, Jascha Brodsky, during her time at Curtis Institute of Music. The report not only found St. John’s claims credible, they found her tenacity …

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Sometimes Silver Linings Are Cathartic

At this point, I am happy to take whatever silver linings I can find and when it comes to coronavirus shutdown silver linings, we’re all starting to see how much employees can accomplish through working remotely. We touched on this topic several weeks ago just as shutdowns were starting to roll out. Ready Or Not, Nonprofit Arts Orgs Need To Start Thinking About Working From Home Options As it turns out, …

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Why Non-Artistic Duties And Responsibilities Are More Important Now Than Ever

Even before coronavirus shutdowns, music director compensation was a hot topic, but the current environment introduces a new layer when the issue of shared sacrifice enters the picture. And while there’s plenty of good material to examine regarding releasing enough details for patrons to decide just how evenly sacrifices are shared, that’s not what this post is about. Instead, it’s about a music director’s ability to earn their keep, so to …

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