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Julia Durkin

Chief Financial Officer & Director of Human Resources, ArtistYear

Julia Durkin is a native of Philadelphia and joined ArtistYear in 2018 as Director of Finance and Human Resources. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer & Director of Human Resources in July 2021. In her role, Durklin leads finance, compliance, and human resource planning and implementation in addition to supporting ArtistYear’s operations, strategy, and realization.

Prior to ArtistYear, Julia served as Operations Director for Play On Philly, where she created the Human Resources department, guided the organization through six years of successful financial audits, and managed the budget growth from $1.2 million in 2013 to $2.4 million in 2018. In addition, she served as Operations Director and Director of Compliance for Senator Bob Casey’s 2012 reelection campaign.

Durkin received a Bachelor of the Arts with a double major in Performance Studies and Political Science from Northwestern University in 2009. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, and a certification in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resources.