A Google spreadsheet also has the ability to change the art world.
Since May 31, employees working in museums and art galleries around the world have quietly publicized their salaries in a Google (Spreadsheet) spreadsheet titled "Arts + All Museums Salary Transparency 2019 "(Transparency of art museums 2019). And less than a week later, this spreadsheet had more than 1,800 items filled out.
This strange spreadsheet also lists a list of museums and art galleries where employees work, the same country, roles, incentives in work, education, gender, ethnicity. many other things. It appears in the context of salary surveys in the art industry being seriously considered worldwide after years of secrecy.
The above workbook is said to be created by a curator assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Michelle Millar Fisher, inspired by New York City University's Adjunct Project (CUNY) – a project that aims to payroll for students who are pursuing a PhD program and teaching in CUNY's system. Both projects have one thing in common: encourage salary transparency.
Part of the payroll on Google Spreadsheet
"I used to be an assistant, a nanny, a cook – and many other jobs to earn a living "- Fisher said. "All art workers like us should have done other jobs, and maybe everyone. "
Although positions like curatorial assistants have a salary of about $ 40,000 per year, the highest position in a museum, like the President or the Museum Director, can earn between $ 400,000 and $ 800,000 – according to What is shown in the spreadsheet. The work of seasonal staff in museums is also becoming more and more popular.
Although this data cannot be confirmed by the anonymous nature of data sources, spreadsheets that appear in the context of many industries are having serious and open debates surrounding the problem of discontent salary. For example, a recent analysis by Axios shows that the average salary of a health care CEO in 2018 is $ 7.7 million, and the CEO of 177 health care companies has a level. The total salary is up to 2.6 billion USD.
And a Wall Street Journal analysis in 2019 showed that the average salary of 132 CEOs in the S&P 500 rankings was $ 12.4 million in 2018, up from $ 11.7 million in 2017.