I Feel Like I May Have To Say This A Lot Over The Next Several Weeks

We’re only a month or so away from this year’s installment of the Orchestra Compensation Reports, where we take a deep dive into compensation trends among orchestra executives, music directors, and concertmasters at more than 65 professional U.S. orchestras. Each year, there are always some readers that presume the figures are for the most recent year, but the reality is the most recent season available with data for every potential orchestra …

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The Latest Take A Friend To The Orchestra Archive Update Is Live

Thanks to a recent tweet from Sam Bergman, I decided to comb through the Take A Friend To The Orchestra archives: Huh. Turns out @Adaptistration still has that piece up in the archives. Also, turns out I was 29. https://t.co/AFnbGzDSuG pic.twitter.com/QXhrXS8U3x — Sam Bergman (@violanorth) May 16, 2021 Turns out, it’s been four years since the site had a design update so I decided to put some time in over the …

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Sold-Out Ticket Scams Start Hitting Social Media

Scammers haven’t wasted any time attempting to suck blood from the turnip of burgeoning performing arts org concert activity. The latest attempt to exploit organizations targets events that are at capacity or sell out quickly thanks to limited numbers of seats available due to COVID restrictions. The scam is straightforward enough: Fake user posts a comment to an event post at your Facebook wall saying they have some of the limited …

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Come Work With Me: I Have A UX/UI Front-End Designer (React/AWS) Opening

It’s official: I have a new opening for a UX/UI Front-End Designer (React/AWS) for a 3-4 month contract position with optional path toward exempt employee status. The position is 100% remote, flexible hours (although candidates must be available during regular US business hours), and compensation is $40-$70 per hour (full job description). Vision & Culture Do you want to use your coding skills to revolutionize an entire industry? Do you prefer …

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More Metrics That Things Are Coming Back

Just a quick post today. I’ve been combing through some data from Arts Admin Jobs and it’s remarkable at how quickly things have changed over the pandemic. Jobs Posted Things fell off a cliff as the pandemic set in starting in March 2020 and stayed at those lows until the following year. In fact, there were no new jobs posted in April or May that year. Things began picking up as …

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