As Arts administrators, we often work our tails off and then stand in the background. But it can be a lot of fun to stand in the background when you get to meet and interact with amazing artists!
Here are some of the perks of the arts admin life:
Free tickets to a lot of shows
Meeting world famous artists
Working with local arts professionals everyday
Getting to 'make art happen.' It's a little altruistic but a lot of fun, really
Listening to Bach everyday and being able to call it work!
Meeting other interesting, zany, fun arts administrators
Someone said to me lately "you must be living the dream." I actually laughed out loud...every job is a job and comes with good and bad days, benefits and perks. Arts administrators often don't make what they deserve and only a few are lucky to be in positions of making substantial change in the field. That being said, we get to have quite a bit of fun along the way.