The bad times have begun: Boston Symphony sacks 50main
The orchestra has laid off almost one-third of its administrative staff ‘in direct response to the devastating financial effects of COVID-19’.
As a result of lost revenue and an undetermined timetable for return to full operations, the organization will lay off 50 employees out of a current full-time administrative staff of 180 (30 additional positions have been frozen or left vacant since March 2020). The remaining full-time staff will number 130. The plan at this time also includes eight full-time staff members being furloughed at various periods from September through December. The layoffs and furloughs have been determined following an analysis of the orchestra’s operations and the staffing needed given the reduced workload during the upcoming period of live performance hiatus.