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
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.
Let’s make sure we all get out and vote tomorrow, folks! Find your local NYC poll site here, if you haven’t done so already, and execute your civic duty. If the political climate has you looking for a little hope, read about how an entire community helped a local bookstore move in our READ section. In GO we’re already looking ahead to next week’s YPA November Event, join us at the ICP Young Patrons Party. If you’ve always looked for an easy way to borrow any type of equipment (electronics, photography, film, etc.), there’s now a site for that called Fat Llama (see below). Lastly, a good way to always keep your career on its toes is to check out job opportunities under APPLY.Read More
Harvest negative feelings into productive conversations and creative friction at tonight’s workshop hosted in partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts. Three leaders in the arts, 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, will share strategies and advice to successfully tackle conflict resolution in the work space. Can’t make this session? Plenty of ways to expand your comfort zone in this week’s Art Weekly below!Read More
We don’t know about you, but colder days for us mean it’s just a tad harder to be out and about and be social. But we’ll give you plenty of reasons to do so in our GO section. And if networking or making new friends is not your forte, we have some advice under READ. Introvert or not, it’s always a good reminder to focus on asking great questions while networking. We’re looking forward to our event in partnership with NYFA’s Emerging Leaders program “Managing Up and Down: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace” on Monday, Oct. 29 (register now!). As always, we have job opportunities for you to APPLY as well.Read More
You know those days that could use a few extra hours? All of last week felt like that for us. But especially so when we discovered the “Arts + Social Impact Explorer” by Americans for the Arts. Not only is it a great resource for stats, facts, and data, but each segment includes an additional reading list that makes us wish for extra reading time. Under GO this week, we’re excited to share our next event in partnership with NYFA’s Emerging Leaders program “Managing Up and Down: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace” on Monday, Oct. 29 (register now!). Lastly, even if you have a full-time job, you might want to consider becoming a "People Mover” at National Sawdust for two days? We were intrigued. More below under APPLY.Read More
Feeling down after a tumultuous week that bled into the weekend? US TOO. If only all our problems would self-destruct just like Banksy’s latest stunt. But there is no better time to get educated, connect with your community, and rally together. Below are some reads, events, and new horizons toward a brighter, more inclusive, and fair future. Because we can’t stay stagnant, not in times like these. Onwards.Read More
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
Did you know 200 students a year spend time working at the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London? They get to experience the backstage of one of the busiest opera houses in Europe for a couple of weeks. At the center of it all was Sarah Foxlee, the Work Experience and Training Coordinator at the ROH.Read More
Each Sunday at YPA we huddle and pick out our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Here's what we're into this week:Read More
Welcome YPA-ers to the first edition of our new weekly round-up series! Each Sunday we will be wrangling up our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Our goal is to share relevant content, promote crucial arts organizations, and provide a curated comprehensive guide to what’s happening in the arts around the city. Here’s what we are into this week:Read More