Woodruff Arts Center – Why Work For Us?

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The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.


The Woodruff Arts Center offers employees an opportunity to be part of creating and supporting great art as well as extending that art throughout our community through our education initiatives. In addition the Woodruff Arts Center offers employees a full range of benefits – including discount parking, plus the added bonus of free or discounted tickets for most Center events.

We are always looking for new members for our team.

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The Woodruff Arts Center is the heartbeat of Atlanta's arts community. Located in Midtown, the Center offers Atlantans a bold variety of performing and visual arts - both traditional and avant-garde.

For 45 years, the Woodruff Arts Center has set the arts standard for Atlanta and the Southeast. But there was a time it seemed the arts would die in Georgia's capitol city. In 1962, a chartered plane, full of Atlanta's arts community leaders, crashed near Orly Field outside of Paris, France.

Of the 132 people on board, all but two crew members perished. Never had a city suffered such a terrible loss. Stunned, Atlanta went into mourning.

When the shock finally began to wear off, the tragedy galvanized the city into action. Plans that had existed, or were in the works, prior to the crash were dusted off and re-thought. The concept of a memorial for the Orly victims—something involving the arts—floated through the city. The idea that developed was a bold never-before-tried one. Why not combine the cream of Atlanta's performing and visual arts venues into a center for the arts?

Committees were formed, citizens sent checks, the business community became involved for the first time, and an anonymous donor hinted at an astounding gift of $4 million. The Atlanta Arts Alliance was formed. The then-anonymous donor, the Woodruff Foundation, established by Atlanta-based Coca-Cola magnate Robert W. Woodruff, came through and the grand idea went forward.

Since its inception, the Woodruff Arts Center has grown into the most dynamic center for the visual and performing arts in the South and is among the top such centers in the nation. Today the Woodruff Arts Center includes the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and our education focused partner Arts for Learning.

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    An HR Assistant called and left a message regarding my application for employment and requested that I call back to speak to her. I called and left a message within 3 hours of receiving the voicemail. I didn't hear anything back for 48 hours so I called and spoke to the lady who called me. She said that she would call me back in 30 minutes because she had something to do; Of course she never did. If they were no longer interested, just communicate that instead of being completely unprofessional.

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Additional Info

Website www.woodruffcenter.org
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

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