Skills for cultural workers

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24 May 2017

What skills are creative organisations actually looking for in their employees? George Windsor and Cath Sleeman have been analysing job adverts to find out.

New research to examine workplace bullying in the arts

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19 May 2017

Those with experience of bullying in the arts and cultural sector are invited to give confidential feedback to inform a new book.

Internships threaten diversity in the creative industries

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21 Apr 2017

Young people in creative occupations are almost 50% more likely to have had a parent working in a professional position while growing up, new research has found.

A change in status

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20 Apr 2017

Some freelancers and contractors working in the public sector may be taxed at source via PAYE following changes in legislation. Mahmood Reza explains what has changed and the implications.

Challenging a monolithic culture

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21 Jul 2016

The arts sector talks a lot about diversity, but what can actually be done to achieve it? Monica Montgomery suggests ten ways to take action.

Training for senior fundraisers

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19 May 2016

How best can we serve the professional development needs of senior fundraisers? Amanda Rigali asked some development specialists what training they would like to receive.

Developing a workforce

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05 May 2016

A third of frontline staff in Brighton’s museums have now taken part in a placement programme that is boosting their skills. Helen Graham explains how it works. 

Recruiting millennials

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31 Mar 2016

Tech and data-savvy millennials are ideal employees for arts organisations, but how can we make the sector attractive enough to recruit them, asks Libby Penn.

The gig economy explored

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17 Mar 2016

How do we best manage an economy in which many people don’t have a salaried job? Michelle Wright discusses the move away from 9 to 5 employment in the arts.

External commitments

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15 Feb 2016

When employees work freelance or have second jobs, issues can arise. Eleanor Deem explains how to avoid the pitfalls and reap the rewards.

Where are the career paths?

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18 Nov 2015

The creative sector is growing, so where are the jobs? Pauline Tambling squares up to the challenges facing young people and arts organisations. 

Pensions time-bomb to hit small arts organisations

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30 Oct 2015

Many arts organisations will face increased payroll costs of up to 3% as pensions legislation starts to affect smaller employers.

First impressions

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29 Oct 2015

Might you be guilty of unconscious bias when recruiting? Eleanor Deem discusses what it is and how to avoid it.

Arts salary survey reveals stark gender pay gap

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22 Oct 2015

Full-time working women earn less than men doing the same level of work at all stages in their careers, with the gap at senior levels having grown since 2006.

A perfect placement

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15 Oct 2015

Unable to take on unpaid work, Salome Wagaine thought she might be excluded from a career in the arts. Then she found out about the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme.

Developing vital skills

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15 Oct 2015

Tracey Gregory reports on the lifeline provided by Catalyst funding for six small arts organisations in Milton Keynes.

Work experience that works

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24 Sep 2015

Disappointed by a low take-up in its traineeship scheme, Curious Minds decided to shake things up and think about what disadvantaged young people really need and want, writes Derri Burdon.

Graduates need not apply

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22 Sep 2015

Recent arts graduate Gemma Whitham assesses the prospects for those, like her, seeking employment in the arts. 

A working life that works

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09 Jul 2015

A production company run by two women with seven children between them is rewriting the rules that separate work and family life, explains Sarah Bird.

Structured salary systems

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20 May 2015

Do all arts organisations need a formal salary structure? Eleanor Deem discusses why they can be useful.

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