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Tessitura Training

Increasing Diversity in the Business of Arts & Culture

Early career development through Tessitura's hands-on programs

Are you an early career professional seeking to gain experience in the business of arts and culture?

In early 2021, we are piloting our first Early Career Development program with a long-term goal of increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the workforce. The ten-week program, which is open by application only, runs Feb. 15 – Apr. 23, 2021 and is offered free of charge.

Program Benefits

Over this ten-week program, you will:

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    Gain foundational knowledge, hands-on experience and practical skills using Tessitura’s CRM platform in either ticketing or fundraising

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    Join a community of colleagues and mentors providing support, community, and professional networking

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    Benefit from access to resources on tessituranetwork.com like industry forums, virtual events, and job postings

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    Secure access to a repository of training videos to expand your knowledge of Tessitura

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Program Details

The 10-week program runs Feb 15 – Apr 23, 2021 and is free of charge.

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    Up to three hours of self-paced online learning per week

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    Two 90-minute group conversations with students and mentors

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    Five 30-minute small group mentoring sessions

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    One 90-minute conversation with a guest speaker from the field

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    Weekly office hour with instructors, optional

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    Private online forum for students and mentors

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    One year of access to Tessitura’s website as a Tessitura Associate

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    One year of access to the Tessitura Center for Professional Development graduate library of video training resources

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    Full scholarship to the Tessitura Learning & Community Conference (conference fees only, travel and hotel not included)

Eligibility & application details

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Identify as a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in the arts & culture sector
  • Be located in North America, for the Spring 2021 pilot program

Timeline: 

  • Application period is December 14, 2020 – January 10, 2021. 
  • Applicants will be informed of the status of their application no later than Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Questions? Please get in touch.