RISCA Policy: Salary and Job Posting requirements

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is committed to equity and access, as well as acknowledging the economic value of artists and arts administrators. As a result of our recent strategic planning process, RISCA has created a Values Statement that guides our grantmaking, programming and services, which includes honoring the time, skills, talents and excellence of artists and arts administrators through fair compensation. Therefore, starting immediately, any job announcement we distribute must clearly and transparently list hourly pay or salary in combination with estimated time commitment (e.g. part-time, full-time, 15 hours/week, etc.). RISCA also encourages job posters to include details about benefits (e.g. vacation time, sick leave policies, health insurance).
Job announcements must clearly list the following:
  • Job title.
  • Deadline for application.
  • Hourly pay or salary.
  • Estimated time commitment (e.g. part-time, full-time, 15 hours/week, etc.).
  • Link to online job posting.
To post a job, email: either RISCA.Contact@arts.ri.gov or faye.zuckerman@arts.ri.gov.
Employers, are you interested in hosting a virtual job fair? If so, email: dlt.esu@dlt.ri.gov. RI Department of Labor and Training’s online jobs fair page is at BacktoWorkRI.com.
For more information on the benefits and reasoning behind including a salary range in job postings, see the resources below: 
https://nonprofitaf.com/2015/06/when-you-dont-disclose-salary-range-on-a-job-posting-a-unicorn-loses-its-wings/.
https://www.nten.org/article/youre-not-serious-about-equity-if-you-dont-post-salaries/.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90394268/why-its-time-to-include-compensation-ranges-in-job-postings.

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