I think we all come to eventually realize that responsibilities within small arts organizations are more fluid than fixed: individual talents, seasonal demands and “all hands on deck” trump the most thoughtfully developed job descriptions. Andrew Taylor, one of my favorite arts bloggers (The Artful Manager) has proposed an exciting new way to think about who does what within your organization. Check out the blog posts below, especially if you are integrating new staff at the start of this season.
Full-length, static, and all-inclusive job descriptions are supposed to be the gold standard. But for small and midsize arts organization, they’re actually rather stupid. Here’s my modest proposal for an alternative.
More thoughts and party games for the newly minted ‘job function trading cards’.