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New Recruitment and Audition Advice for Orchestras

The MU has updated its pages regarding best practice for an inclusive recruitment process for orchestras.

Published: 08 February 2022 | 5:01 PM Updated: 08 February 2022 | 5:40 PM
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Many orchestras are working to improve diversity within their organisations. Image credit: Shutterstock.

The MU Equalities team has put together some new guidance on how orchestras can set up an inclusive recruitment and audition process. The information discusses:

  • Workforce
  • Advertising vacancies
  • Bad practice
  • Auditions
  • Trail periods
  • Inclusion

It has also published some sample diversity monitoring questions, which can be used to design your own diversity monitoring questionnaire.

Many orchestras are working to improve diversity within their organisations. Creating a transparent and fair recruitment process is one of the essential elements to building a more diverse workforce and creating an inclusive workplace.

If you would like any further information or advice, please email equalities@themu.org.

 

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