The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Development Associate/Fundraising Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Development Associate/Fundraising Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts in June 2008.
Interview Details – Internal Company Job Posting, Basic Information Required Plus Resume, One Formal Interview With Direct Supervisor Plus One Other Associate, Positive Recommendation of Current Supervisor Critical, Impression was the Candidate for the Position had Already Been Chosen and the Interview was an Exercise in "Going Through the Motions" to Fulfill a Company Requirement of Multiple Interviews, Long Tenure with Company Seemed to Matter Little if not in Fact Hurt Prospects of Attaining Position, Department has Long History of "Passing Over" Experienced Candidates in Favor of Individuals Recently Hired and Less Knowledgeable, This Particular Department has an Exaggerated Sense of It's Contribution and Importance to the Organization, Majority of the Department's Employees are Female, Questionable Credentials and Expertise in Fundraising of Department Members, Innovation, New Ideas, and "Thinking Outside the Box" Appear to be Lacking if not Discouraged.
Interview Question – How Do You Feel About Moving From a Position with Union Representation to a Position That Does Not Have a Collective Bargaining Unit? View Answer