Orchestra & Opera Workplace Satisfaction: Spring 2018

At the end of 2016, we published a pair of articles that surveyed arts managers about how and why they changed jobs. Since then, I’ve been tracking workplace satisfaction levels at orchestras and operas by way of glassdoor.com reviews. The Spring 2018 update was published at my orchestra management blog but I wanted to see if any ArtsHacker readers would be interested in compiling similar data for other arts sectors (theater, dance, performing arts centers, etc.). Let’s Crowdsource This Thing To that end, there are two primary areas where we could use … Read more

Is Google Reading Your Data Correctly? Find Out with This Handy Tool

In order to really maximize your content in Google search results, you should be taking advantage of structured data. Back in December, 2015 we learned how to use Google’s terrific Data Highlighter tool to manually match your content up with their structured data formats. That tool is still available, but the best way is still integrated structured data tags right into your specialized content. However, figuring out if that task has been properly implemented wasn’t always easy, especially if you aren’t a programmer. Fortunately, Google released a new testing tool at the … Read more

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Stability and Security

While open source publishing platforms (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.) are loaded with positives, one of the growing challenges is making sure the combination of themes and plugins function as designed without conflicts following updates. If you think you can avoid the problem by simply ignoring updates, think again. They often include critical security updates that protect your site from hackers looking to exploit potential vulnerabilities. More often, updates include improvements and new features that keep your site running optimally across all device types and browsers as well as making sure you can … Read more

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