The Peer Mentorship Program is available for any staff member at a PACT member company who wants to improve their skill set and increase their experience in an effort to become a better artist or arts administrator. This could include new Artistic Directors and General Managers who may feel challenged in his/her new position or any person new to their region, new to their position, or new to PACT.
Peer mentors act as a resource to their mentee, helping them learn skills the mentee has identified in preliminary meetings. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to check in with each other regularly and to agree on the frequency and length of meetings. It is not expected that the mentor will be able to answer all the mentee’s questions, but they are expected to be able to direct the mentee to someone who might. In some cases this can be a reciprocal relationship.
Mentors and mentees are matched through a short process. The mentee will fill out a short questionnaire, identifying the areas in which they are seeking mentorship. The PACT Membership and Communications Associate (under the guidance of the Executive Director and Membership Committee chair) will then take that information and pair the mentee with an appropriate match.
To become a mentor or seek out mentorship, contact Membership and Communications Associate Meg Shannon.