Along with tracking orchestra manager and musician employment rates here at Adaptistration, I’ve been running a similar survey at ArtsHacker.
In addition to a much broader cross section of arts admins, it also measures the impact among independent contractors such as consultants, service providers, practitioners, etc. One fascinating detail to emerge is how much harder independent contractors are getting hit.
For example, 20 percent of independent contractors indicated their existing contracts have been terminated while an additional seven percent working in a temporary position capacity here laid off.
That’s almost twice the number of admins identifying as full or part time employees.
You can see the full breakdown in the review article and if you’re an orchestra manager or independent contractor, take a moment to complete that survey in addition to the one here that only measures orchestra positions.