ERIC Number: ED257696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Careers and Opinions of Administrators of U.S. Art Museums, Resident Theatres, Orchestras, and Local Arts Agencies.
Addressed to practitioners, donors, and policy makers, this document describes and compares responses to survey questions administered to top managers of resident theaters, art museums, symphony orchestras, and local arts agencies. Chapter 1 discusses research methodology and design. Organizations participating in the project included 102 theaters, 113 orchestras, 132 art museums, and 171 community arts agencies. Chapter 2 looks at family backgrounds, educational preparation, and career experiences of arts administrators. Chapter 3 considers career satisfaction and expectations for future employment. Chapter 4 analyzes questions about the preparation arts administrators receive for their positions. Chapter 5 looks at such professional participation outside the administrator's own organizations and examines attitudes about professionalism. Chapter 6 analyzes administrators' attitudes towards the missions of their organizations. Chapter 7 discusses specific themes that emerge from the previous chapters, and considers the implications of these themes for practitioners and policy makers. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A