Today’s blog post is written by Christy Warren, Senior Manager of Education, PatronManager.
I worked in the box office for a non-profit arts center for over twelve years. I understand what it’s like. A typical day in the box office might involve any number of tasks from building new events in your ticketing system to interviewing potential box office staff to drafting next year’s annual budget… all while there are also three performances happening that day! It’s a lot. And I’ve seen similar workloads for my colleagues over in Development, Marketing, and Operations.
We venture into this line of work because we are passionate about the arts, right? We love music, theatre, dance, art exhibitions, etc. So even when it’s super busy, we still know deep inside that our work is vital to keeping the arts alive, and we sacrifice a little of ourselves in that mission.
While this post isn’t going to change your workload (or your stress), I’d like to remind you about something you may have forgotten because of everything you’re doing on a day-to-day basis. You are a professional and you are deserving of professional development.Read the Article