Arts recruitment for sector recovery

Changing expectations and a competitive job market means that recruiters need to think differently.

Job security, a stable income and flexible working arrangements, have taken priority for employees through the onslaught of COVID.

This brought along a significant downturn on the rate of job applications in Australia, as SEEK data recently revealed that applications per job ad are down 32% compared to two years ago. Furthermore, the number of applications made by each candidate has also fallen 15% on average.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.