Executing a job search and hiring a new artistic or executive director is a challenging undertaking. Asking the right questions before and during the process and having a system for gathering input can make a difficult task a bit easier.
Steps for Hiring a New AD
This document describes the overall process for hiring an artistic director in an overview fashion.
AD Resume Ranking
This spreadsheet facilitates a comparison of the resumes received for the position by ranking them on a set of criteria defined by job description.The spreadsheet can be easily adapted to match a particular chorus' criteria.
AD Interview Sample Questions
The document contains an extensive list of possible interview questions. Each chorus can choose and adapt the questions that are most relevant for their situation.
AD Audition -Singer Feedback
A simple half-page form for collecting feedback from singers following auditions of multiple candidates
Selection Committee Audition Ranking Form
A somewhat more comprehensive ranking form including specific criteria for evaluation of candidates
ED Interview Questions
Provides an outline for an in person interview of a candidate for an executive director position.
Reference Release Form
A form to use to collect references and provide clearance to contact the references.
ED Question Bank
This document contains a list of questions to be asked of a candidate for an executive director position.
ED Phone Interviews
This document contains a script and questions for a phone interview of an executive director candidate.
ED Resume Ranking
This spreadsheet contains criteria for ranking resumes received from executive director position candidates.