A Demand for Pay Transparency on Theatre Job Sites
After partnering on successful campaigns for pay transparency on Playbill and BroadwayWorld's job sites, On Our Team and Costume Professionals for Wage Equity are joining forces to demand that Backstage.com require clear rates of pay on their job site.
The organizations are gathering signatures to the open letter in support of pay transparency on Backstage.com’s job site.
Before releasing the open letter this week, On Our Team and Costume Professionals for Wage Equity contacted the leadership of Backstage.com directly to request the change. The request was supported by Theatre Communications Group (TCG) which sent a letter to Backstage.com supporting the call to change. Backstage.com did not respond to any of these requests for change.
OffStageJobs.com, USITT, TCG's ARTSEARCH, The League of Chicago Theatres, Playbill, and BroadwayWorld all require clear rates of pay on all jobs listed to their sites. Backstage.com remains as one of the last industry job sites in the United States without a requirement for clear rates of pay. Meanwhile, the need for a more diverse and equitable arts industry has become more urgent and apparent than ever. On Our Team and Costume Professionals for Wage Equity are calling on Backstage.com to join the ranks in championing the arts by helping to create a more honest and equitable theatre industry.
Help us spread the word about the campaign!
1. Sign and share the petition
2. Tell Backstage.com why pay transparency is important on social media and tag @backstage on Twitter or @backstagecast on Instagram and use #ShowUsTheMoney
2. Spread the word on social media. Use the social media images and resources in the Action Kit linked below!