On Tuesday, October 21st, the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development will host an Arts Professions Panel for students who are interested in the arts, design and entertainment industries. One of the panelists for the event will be Joe Kluger, a Principal of WolfBrown. Joe holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from NYU and a B.A. in Music from Trinity College in Hartford.
We asked Mr. Kluger for his personal career advice for students who want to work in the arts. His advice:
- Do something you are really good at and that matches your strength.
- Do something you love (i.e. in an art form you’re passionate about).
- Be clear about what your work parameters and values are.
- Maintain patience and perseverance in the pursuit of short and long-term career goals that you set for yourself.
- Remain flexible and open to new opportunities.
Before his consulting career, Joe was the President of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, where he helped develop the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and raised over $130 million for endowment. Among many leadership positions he holds, Joe is an internationally recognized expert in the use of technology to accomplish strategic objectives in the arts. He has provided advice in this area to organizations such as the League of American Orchestras and OPERA America and their members.