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How And Why Orchestra Managers Change Jobs Part 2

In Part 1, we examined the reasons why orchestra managers change jobs across all age groups and today’s installment will drill down into these figures via breaking things up by demographics to see if there are any unique trends from one age group to the next. The survey produced 523 responses and here is what we learned about why and how these individuals changed jobs. Responses By Age Group Perhaps unsurprisingly, younger age groups were more likely to change jobs while job stability increased with age. Top Five Reasons Orchestra Managers Left […]

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How And Why Orchestra Managers Change Jobs Part 1

It should come as no surprise to learn that attrition rates for orchestra managers are high but does that mean those moving to new jobs find what they’re looking for? That was the basis for a survey designed to learn more about what influenced the decision to change jobs and how satisfied individuals were following the change. The survey produced 523 responses and here is what we learned about why and how these individuals changed jobs. Top Five Reasons Orchestra Managers Left Their Current Position: All Age Groups Unsatisfied with the work […]

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Survey: How Did Changing Jobs Work Out For You?

It is no secret that attrition and job turnover has plagued this field for decades. There are a host of reasons why that’s the case, but this article isn’t about that topic; instead, let’s learn more about what influenced the decision to change jobs and how satisfied they are with the change. Please note, this survey is open to both administrative and musician employees. Notice: this survey is now closed. Results will be published on 9/7/2016.

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Workplace Satisfaction Among Opera Organizations

As promised at the conclusion of yesterday’s post examining workplace satisfaction among symphony orchestra institutions, today’s installment will take a look at opera employers. #Winning #Again Although there wasn’t as large of an uptick in opera organizations as compared to their symphonic orchestra peers, the number of groups with at least one review within the last 12 months increased 40 percent, which is pretty darn good! As such, let’s get right down to the numbers and see how each group fared. # reviews Score (5.0 max) previous score Arizona Opera 2 4.7 […]

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Checking In With The Movement To Improve Workplace Satisfaction

That last time we examined the value of improving workplace satisfaction within the orchestra field via grassroots efforts, we saw some improvement. Six months later, it is time to see where things are related to your efforts on increasing the quantity and frequency of reviews from arts administrators and staffers about their respective institutions at GlassDoor.com. #Winning Six months ago, there were 17 orchestra and opera organizations with at least one review within the last 12 months and there are now 32, that’s a 357 percent increase! This a tremendous jump from last […]

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