Stagehands make more money than any other staff members at Carnegie Hall, save its executive director, according to Bloomberg.
The prop manager at the New York venue earned $530,044 in salary and benefits for the year ending June 2008, and the other four full-time members of the stage crew averaged $430,543, thanks in part to the clout of their strong union, the news organization said. The artistic and executive director Clive Gillinson was paid $946,581 in the same period.
In other arts news, British museums are reporting higher visitor numbers but are cutting staff amid financial struggles, Third Sector Online reports.
And the Pennsylvania Ballet, which has suffered frequent fiscal troubles in past years, opens its new season this week on a relatively firm footing, having cut back on spending but retaining its full roster of dancers and musicians, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.