NASAA Notes: November 2016

November 5, 2016

State Arts Agency Staffing Trends

SAA Aggregate Staff Size and Funding line graphNASAA’s latest State Arts Agency Staffing Trends Report highlights data and results from the Fiscal Year 2016 Staffing and Compensation Survey, NASAA’s most recent assessment of state arts agency (SAA) human resources.

The report shows that states are still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, with staff sizes remaining small even while agency budgets have increased in the aggregate. Since FY2000, aggregate declines in funding have consistently been coupled with aggregate declines in staff size. When funding recovers, however, staff size remains flat. This pattern has repeated twice since FY2000.

NASAA offers customized breakouts of staffing and compensation data to member states. This information can be useful in planning, budgeting and recruiting. NASAA also maintains a databank of state arts agency job descriptions and announcements across many positions. Contact Patricia Mullaney-Loss to request this information.

 

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