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Careers in Arts Management
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  • 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Creative Thought in the Workplace: Careers in Arts Management featuring Meredith Hodges Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 2. Careers in Arts Management I. About Meredith II. Overview of the Industry III. How to Research the Industry IV. What are Firms Looking For? V. What to Expect in the Job Search Process VI. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 3. About Meredith Education: • Graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA ‟10) and Harvard University (B.A. Social Anthropology „03) Previously: • Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company • Finance Manager at The Museum of Modern Art • Executive Director Fellow at The Public Theater • Have also worked in film and dance Currently: • Project Director at The Museum of Modern Art • 5+ years of experience in non-profit management and careers in the arts Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 4. Overview of the Industry Non-Profit / Mission-Driven Commercial Visual Arts • Museums • Auction Houses • Galleries Performing Arts • Theater, Opera, Ballet Companies • Some venues (e.g. Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall) • Broadway • Some venues (e.g. concert venues) Media • Public radio/television • Some production companies (especially documentary film) • Hollywood • Television • Gaming Funding • Foundations • Media-focused investment companies • M&A departments Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 5. Overview of the Industry Creative workplace Diverse colleagues Using your powers for good Great perks, parties, and stories Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 6. How to Research the Industry • Recommended listservs and websites – Artsjournal.com (daily news) – Elnya.com (issues, events and job postings) – Idealist.org (job postings) – Nyfa.org (job postings for NYC) – Variety and Hollywood Reporter • Organization websites – Most reliable place for job postings – Annual reports will have detailed information about mission, org structure, financials • Guidestar.org (non-profit only) – Free registration required – 990 filings for non-profits • Short-term engagements with an arts organization – Internships – Field studies – Volunteer consulting – Board membership – Usually no or low comp, but you‟re “testing a hypothesis” about your career Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 7. What are Firms Looking For? This Not This • Real understanding of the organization and its mission • A false sense of the industry‟s glamour • “I thought this would be easier than my investment banking job” • Experience in a particular function: marketing, fundraising, operations • Someone who needs training from scratch • Poise, maturity, well-spoken-ness • Good writing skills • Someone who can‟t communicate with the artistic staff • Someone who can‟t be left with a donor • Willingness to start at an entry level (especially for commercial organizations) • Unrealistic expectations about pay, initial responsibility • Demonstrated interest in the arts • Virtuoso performance career Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 8. What to Expect in the Job Search Process • Very long cycle time, with no set recruitment season – START EARLY – Combine general networking with applications to specific job openings • Network-based hiring – Have networking conversations / “Informational Interviews” – Use alumni networks from your college and grad school – Use networks from previous jobs – Use family and friend networks (everyone has a friend who has an uncle who worked at . . .) – Attend industry conferences if you‟re running dry on personal contacts – Have an articulate, 2-sentence explanation of the job you‟re trying to get • Formal Interviews – Similar to other industries: prior experience, interest, fit Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 9. Q&A • Questions please! Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 10. Questions & Answers Question 1: Coming from a consulting background, is business experience important for an arts career? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 11. Questions & Answers Question 2: Why did you choose an MBA over an MA? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 12. Questions & Answers Question 3: Have you noticed any particular traits essential to an arts career vs. a business career? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 13. Questions & Answers Question 4: What biases did you have working for Bain Consulting? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 14. Questions & Answers Question 5: Is there a lot of mobility within career progression? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 15. Questions & Answers Question 6: What is your 2-sentence pitch when searching for jobs? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 16. Questions & Answers Question 7: What is the best perk at your job? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54
  • 17. Thanks for Joining! Book a one-on-one session with Meredith at www.evisors.com/expert/407 View our past webinars at evisors.com/webinars Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/54

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