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Article Published: 15 Sep 2023

Opera leaders discuss strategies for combatting high staff turnover

The times when people were committed to decades-long allegiances to their employer are gone. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, a record 50.5 million Americans quit their job in 2022 during the so-called “Great Resignation,” when employees quit en masse to find jobs that better aligned with their priorities and sense of balance after the forced downtime of the pandemic. That exodus has affected the arts with particular severity.

This article was published in the Fall 2023 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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