How September became Stafftember

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23 Nov 2017

Stafftember was an opportunity for employees at Theatre Royal Plymouth to find out about each other’s jobs, from operating the spotlights to casting a production. Rebecca Pettitt explains how it came about.

Paying a wage to live on

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16 Nov 2017

Following revelations of disappointingly low pay figures in the charity sector, Daniel Williams explains why it’s in arts organisations best interests to become Living Wage employers.

How to… deal with complaints of sexual harassment

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14 Nov 2017

Following revelations of inappropriate behaviour by high-profile figures in the arts, Simon Jones offers practical guidance for small organisations on handling such situations.

300 arts workers report being sexually harassed

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10 Nov 2017

The publication of a ‘Code of Behaviour’ for the arts coincides with disturbing early findings from an ArtsProfessional survey, raising serious questions about how arts organisation are dealing with complaints.

Parents’ campaign calls for theatres to embrace flexible working

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03 Nov 2017

25 theatres across the UK will trial a new employment charter, to help ensure they are “as inclusive as possible to carers and parents”.

From performer to leader

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26 Oct 2017

How easy is it to make the transition from being a performer to becoming the chief executive of an arts organisation? Coreene Archer discusses the tensions and the strategies for success.

Arts organisations stand firm against sexual harassment

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25 Oct 2017

A joint statement against abuse by almost 80 arts organisations coincides with the launch of a survey seeking to uncover the extent of sexual harassment in the sector.

Calls for Edinburgh Fringe to take action on ‘exploitation’

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17 Aug 2017

MP Tommy Sheppard has echoed calls by a new union-led campaign for fair wages and working conditions at the Fringe festival.

Stop the bullies!

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27 Jul 2017

What can you do if you are being bullied by a colleague but you need the work? Piers Jackson and Anne-Marie Quigg share their advice.

Online learning revisited

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20 Jul 2017

Many professionals have reservations about online learning courses, but new developments are making them an appealing alternative for time- and cash-strapped arts workers, argue Michelle Wright and Ben Walmsley.

“Lack of professional attitude and practices” plaguing theatres

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23 Jun 2017

Systemic failures in recruitment and professional development are leading to skills shortages and a damaging lack of diversity among theatre workers, according to a new report.

Learning isn’t just for Christmas

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01 Jun 2017

Arts organisations’ failure to devote proper resources to lifelong learning will lead to the sector falling behind, warns Michelle Wright.

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.

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