Arts Admin State Of Employment Poll, Update 1


By: Drew McManus

In: Reader Polls and Surveys

On April 12, we asked readers to complete a short, two question poll designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractors is being impacted by coronavirus related shutdowns.

Originally, we designed the poll to happen on a rolling weekly basis but it’s looking like a better option is to maintain the same poll from week to week and allow visitors to submit an updated status at least once a week if needed.

As of today, it’s looking like the vast majority of respondents are in good shape with 76 percent indicating they are working and being paid at regular full time or part time status, 18 percent are working at reduced hours or pay, 6 percent have been furloughed and no one has indicated being laid off or having their position/contract terminated.

Thank you in advance to everyone for taking the time to respond. I know this is a sensitive topic and can bring feelings of frustration and sadness to the surface but the more responses we have, the more useful the information becomes. As such, I appreciate your time and your willingness to share with friends and colleagues.

Drew McManus
Drew McManus
In addition to my consulting business, I'm also the Principal of Venture Industries Online but don’t let that title fool you into thinking I'm just a tech geek. I bring 20+ years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table to help clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver options allowing them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower. With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, my mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for the field of performing arts. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when The Venture Platform was released, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists. For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, lead a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, lead an arts business incubator, and love a good coffee drink.
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