After two months of collecting input, trends continue to emerge as shutdowns continue. This week saw an increase in the ratio of arts admin indicating they have furloughed or laid off and after a few weeks of motion toward higher ratios of per-service musicians indicating they were being paid for some cancelled service, that trend lost ground.
Administrators continuing their trend toward a larger ratio working reduced hours/pay and those who are laid off or furloughed. However, this was the first week since the end of April where the highest number of respondents indicated they were still working and being paid at regular full time or part time status.
Large changes came those identifying as salaried musicians. This was the first time since early April where a sizable ratio indicating they are not drawing a salary but have health care benefits.
Per service musicians saw a large swing toward the ratio of respondents indicating they were not being paid for any cancelled services since shutdowns began.
You can track the per week and cumulative totals along with all of the stakeholder charts at the Orchestra Stakeholder Employment Status During Coronavirus Shutdowns Google Sheet.
This Week’s Poll
- For staffers and managers, the questions are straightforward. Music directors (employee or independent contractor status) and staff conductor positions should respond as an administrator.
- For musicians, questions are specialized for salary and per-service level musicians. While there are certainly musicians that fall between those groups, I’m asking that you use your best judgement to select answers that best represent your current work status.
- Each weekly poll will allow you to submit one reply. Having said that, it is important for each respondent to return the following week in order to confirm or update your status with a new reply. Doing so will provide an even clearer sense of how things change from week to week.
If you have not yet submitted a response this week, please take a moment to submit your status below. The more submissions we have, the better the data represents current conditions. To that end, we’ll be collecting results through Sunday for this week’s totals so if you have yet to submit a response, please take a moment to do so.
Likewise, submitting a response each week goes a long way toward tracking major changes in status. So, thank you in advance for taking part and encouraging your friends and colleagues to do the same.
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