The arts job search in New York City - it can be intimidating, exhausting, and sometimes seemingly never-ending. And though you can do absolutely everything right in pursuit of your dream job, there are often so many external factors that also need to line-up perfectly in order to land it. Knowing where to start, how to maximize your time, bolster your application, and ultimately, manage your sanity are crucial tactics as you begin your search and are all topics we discussed at ypa’s Jobs Hunting in the Arts panel co-hosted at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on June 18, 2019.Read More
The cherry blossoms are blooming and with that, a sign that the bi-yearly wave of arts and cultural centers galas and benefit’s are arriving in time for the festive spring season. Arts galas, or spring flings, happenings, parties, award shows, benefits, or whatever you want to call them—are the major fundraiser event of the year for institutions and typically honors their programs, artists, and prime supporters.Read More
This fall, YPA partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emerging Leaders program to present the workshop, Managing Up and Down: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace alongside mentors Judith Pineiro, Executive Director at Association of Art Museum Curators, Maria Villafranca, Director of Communications at The Andy Warhol Foundation, and Renee Foster, Chair of Fundraising and Development for the Universal Hip Hop Museum. The mentors shared their own experiences facing conflict head on in the field and we had a chance to discuss as a group various scenarios typically encountered in the workforce. We learned quite a deal from the evening and gathered up some key takeaways for approaching conflict.
Interviewing is always stressful no matter what field you are in. YPA has found that when it comes to the arts, different paths call on distinct tools to prepare for each interview. Marketing and Development roles within the arts are similar in that they demand keen communication skills, a personable nature, and the ability to adapt as technology and methods evolve. It involves having to comprehend and sell the mission and big picture goals of the organization to audiences and supporters on a daily basis, and because of that your first impression during an interview can impact everything. So how should one prepare for a dream job interview specifically for a role in the coveted Development or Marketing fields? Leaders Erica Sattin, Director of Development at National Sawdust, and Nella Vera, Director of Marketing for BFV Management, disclosed to us at last month’s Professional Development Workshop: The Art Job Interview a few key pointers on how to do your homework before stepping into your next big interview. Below we piled up our favorite steps!Read More
The last ELNYA/YPA workshop brought together young art professionals on October 10 at the Roger Smith hotel to learn and hone their pitching skills from Vladimir Vukicevic, Co-Founder and CEO of Meural.
Pitching is an integral part of every art professionals day-to-day life. Whether you’re looking for a new job, telling colleagues about a new idea, seeking funding for an arts project, or looking for funders or investors for a new production. Great pitching skills will always be useful to you.Read More
On Tuesday, June 27, a room at LMHQ slowly filled with women working in the arts and started buzzing with the usual sounds of first introductions and the greetings of familiar faces. We all gathered to hear from two remarkable women leaders: Mara Manus, Executive Director of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and Pauline Willis, Director of the American Federation of Arts (AFA).Read More
I’ve recently attended a workshop organized by the Arts & Business Council of New York on “Moving Arts Leadership Forward” and one of the panelist's statement has stuck with me for days: “Art professionals are not failed artists”.
Regardless of the definition problem of arts professionals, there is a common sense that we have tried to become full-time artists, failed miserably, needed to pay rent and settled on arts administration.Read More
We know job hunting can be exhausting. Believe us, we've been in your shoes so many times ourselves and tried to keep sane and motivated at the same time. That's why we want to share tips with you, as well as many resources, to help you land your dream gig in the arts. Let's do it!Read More