Some Fascinating Shifts In Job Seeker Stats

2022 continues to see a big increase in the number of job posts at Arts Admin Jobs but while checking in on quarterly stats, I found some fascinating trends taking shape.

Job seekers are getting younger. Compared to the same period from 2021, the 18-24 age group went from 14.29% of all traffic to 23.23%. That’s going from the smaller to largest age group in the space of one year.

There’s a nearly 10% shift if male/female job seekers. Female job seekers increased from 45% to 53.4%.

Female job seekers in the 55-64 age group are the most common user profile. While the younger age group is the largest overall, the 55-64 female user profile is the most common age group by gender.

Ohio and Virginia are the source of nearly 50% of all job seekers. I wouldn’t read into this too much, at the same time, it certainly isn’t something to ignore. It’s interesting to see states like Kansas and Alabama in the Top 10.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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