The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) have both made salary disclosures mandatory on their job listings, echoing a measure put in place by the BC Alliance in 2017.
PACT announced the change to their Artsboard on July 16 in a post entitled “Salary Information Becoming Mandatory on Artsboard,” which reads, in part:
Our decision follows a similar requirement that the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture has had in place since late 2017. Most employers using Artsboard are already including numerical information in their postings, and we consider it a best practice that:
Respects the time and effort that job-seekers put into applying for positions
Ensures that employers are seeing candidates who are able to take the compensation on offer
Helps fight the gender wage gap and support equity-seeking workers in our sector
Starts off the potential employment relationship from a place of openness and trust
This week, TAPA posted a similar notice, mentioning the BC Alliance and PACT as factors in its decision.
The BC Alliance congratulates PACT and TAPA on taking this important step toward fairness for job-seekers in the arts, culture and heritage sectors!