We saw an uptick in the number of responses this week thanks in large part to a 28 percent increase in respondents identifying as arts administrators. Having said that, the overall trajectory for each stakeholder group remains mostly unchanged as most continue moving toward higher ratios of under-employed and unemployed statuses,
Responses from Administrators maintained similar levels as previous two weeks. Having said that, there was a much larger number of responses. Only 22 percent indicated they were working or being paid at their regular full time or part time status. 36 percent are working at reduced hours and pay and 42 percent indicated they have either been furloughed, laid-off, or seen their positions eliminated.
Salaried musicians saw a bit of change in that the extremes of employment status generated no results while 57 percent indicated they are not drawing a salary but have health care benefits while the remaining 43 percent indicated being paid a reduced salary.
Per-service musicians continued to experience the brunt of economic paid with the highest ratio of respondents indicating they are not being paid for any cancelled services or are only receiving reduced payments.
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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