Do job openings signal recovery for Sacramento arts?

Posted on: July 7, 2010

In Wednesday’s (7/7) Sacramento Bee (California), Edward Ortiz writes, “A recent spike in hiring among local arts nonprofit groups seems to suggest that jobs in that sector are not vanishing like jobs elsewhere. But arts groups aren’t in the clear yet. Most of the hiring has been triggered by seasonal staffing, the expansion of the Crocker Art Museum and the replenishing or reconfiguring of administrative positions. … At the Sacramento Philharmonic, which operates on a $1.5 million budget, four instrumental positions and two administrative positions have been added in the last year, said Marc Feldman, executive director of the Philharmonic. But no more such hiring is expected, he said. At present the orchestra is looking to replace a violinist and violist. ‘But, this is part of the normal churn,’ said Feldman. … The Sacramento Ballet is hiring a new production manager, who will join a recently hired development director. It also will be adding several part-time temporary positions in ticketing, costume and wardrobe, said Greg Smith, ballet executive director.”

Posted July 7, 2010