The museum is outsourcing jobs in its retail shops to Event Network, a company that manages museum stores nationwide.
Guggenheim Museum Lays Off 24 Workers, Citing Ongoing Losses
“We have leaned into all the options we have available to us, including decreasing operating expenses, hiring freezes, analyzing business needs and departmental priorities, and reducing leadership salaries,” said Director Richard Armstrong in a letter to staff today.
Metropolitan Museum Issues Second Round of Layoffs and Furloughs, Reducing Staff by 20%
Days ahead of today’s announcement, a group of Met employees sent a letter to museum administrators demanding greater transparency and protection for workers.
After Layoffs, Tenement Museum Union Files Complaint With National Labor Relations Board
A complaint by UAW Local 2110 on behalf of the staffers accuses the museum of laying off workers without notice or severance and withholding information from the union.
Brooklyn Museum Lays Off 29 Workers; New Museum Lays Off 18
Both museums received Paycheck Protection Program loans in the millions.