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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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Let’s Keep A Good Thing Going

Last week’s survey designed to learn more about what influenced your decision to change jobs and how satisfied they are with the change has generated a terrific number of replies, just over 400 so far. The response is strong enough, I published a similar version at ArtsHacker but geared toward the broader arts and culture field. And since replies have been consistent from one day to the next, I’m going to leave the survey open until this Friday, which is a little longer than originally planned. If you have been meaning to […]

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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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Smartphone Use During Event Poll Results (you might be surprised)

Last week’s poll asking users whether or not venues should reconsider Smartphone use during show policies if it meant increasing repeat ticket buyer earned income by 25 percent or more generated a great deal of interest. At just over 1000 responses, it is the third most popular poll to date so it seems clear that the issue generated some strong feelings among readers. Having said that, the responses didn’t exactly generate mandate level results. In fact, there was a nearly even split among respondents indicating yes or no and a little less […]

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Salary Shell Game Survey Results

We had just under 100 responses to the 6/3/15 survey asking readers their opinion on a variety of questions related to the practice of listing salary as “depends on experience” (DOE) in job descriptions and the results are, to say the least, thought-provoking. Respondents The overwhelming majority of respondents self-identified as job seekers and most of those indicated that job listings should include salary ranges. Among those who responded with “other” listed the following: “Job listings should include salary ranges when the employer is constrained and the range might be lower than […]

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