Toolkit for hiring staff

Hire well and you will save yourself a lot of problems later on. ArtsHub looks at the key steps in recruiting arts workers.
job interview. Three women at a desk, two with their backs to the camera, one on the other side being interviewed.

Career advice is largely tilted towards the hopeful employee or freelancer – the person hoping to snag a new gig. But getting through the interview process can be just as challenging for employers. Learning how to hire staff – how to read between the lines of that pile of CVs, and how to ask the right questions to find the right fit – is key to building a strong workplace environment.

As arts organisations, we don’t always have the luxury of a HR (human resources) team to manage this process. So ArtsHub has pulled together this handy toolkit of advice and tips to help arts managers through the recruitment stage.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina