Thursday, September 6, 2012

Meet Ben Rusch

We selected a new staff person!  We hope you will meet and welcome Ben Rusch this weekend. He will be around on both Saturday and Sunday.

It was an interesting selection process.  We read over dozens of resumes, conducted phone interviews, checked references, and brought in four candidates for interviews.  I think young people today are more mission driven in their career and job choices today, and non-profits like MYA, benefit from an awesome pool of bright, talented and resourceful candidates who really want to make a difference.

Ben was the first choice of the entire staff because he had all the skills and ability we were looking for and applicable experience working in the Chicago community music schools niche.  Ben was the Marketing Coordinator at the DePaul Community Music Division, and prior to that, he was Operations and Marketing Assistant at Chicago Youth Symphony.  He has a Bachelor of Music in Performing Arts Management with a minor in Business Administration from DePaul University where he had a Presidential Scholarship.  He also plays bassoon and did a stint in a drum line in his high school in Texas.

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