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ONLINE (NSW): Creative’s Guide to Recruitment

June 12 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Even a small creative business will need to hire people eventually. Freelancers, casual employees, even more permanent staff – but where even to begin?

Creative businesses and arts organisations have unique staffing requirements. They need talented and loyal people, as well as the nimble necessity of scaling up and down depending on the number of projects on the slate. A typical staffing system is a complicated combination of freelancers, interns, casuals and friends – and an absence of workable and practical HR policies and processes. Creative’s Guide to Recruitment is a workshop that discusses a better way of finding, attracting and retaining clever people suitable for your ever-changing needs.


You will learn the practical and professional elements of:

+ How to write a useful position description, and all the different ways it will be used.

+ Using external recruitment companies and maintaining a ‘Freelance Book’.

+ Using interns, work experience people and other volunteers legally and fairly.

+ Marketing the role and using processes to help with selection.

+ Conducting meaningful interviews with potential candidates.

+ Being the Best Boss and the Performance Review Process.

+ Understanding superannuation, fair work policies and more from the employers’ point of view.

This workshop has been created by arts business professionals with a specific focus on the creative industries. It is suitable for emerging to more experienced practitioners.

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

+ Lifetime access to a Dropbox folder jam-packed with additional resources and helpful links.

+ A practical Workbook to assist with the interactive elements of the workshops.

+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop.

+ The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors. We have a whole team ready to help!

We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help by sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice.

Who is presenting?
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.

What is Service NSW Business Connect? 
Service NSW Business Connect provides free, independent, tailored business advice from experienced advisors in one‑on‑one sessions. We offer practical insights and business skills development. Services also include events and resources on a range of topics for small business.

Accessibility: if you have any access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in an email from Creative Plus Business prior to the workshop.

Creative Plus Business is an approved independent provider for Service NSW Business Connect until June 2025.