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2014-15 Auditions - San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

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Post your Resume on the ACSO Website!

Are you new to the field of arts administration and looking to get your foot in the door? Or maybe you are an industry veteran who’s looking for a new position? ACSO is pleased to offer a new resume posting service to its Individual members free-of-charge. Your resume will be posted on the ACSO website in the Members-Only section and will be visible to ACSO members statewide. Our members include the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony, so this is your chance to be seen by some of the leading administrators in the business!

Not an Individual Member? Join today to receive this service as well as the other great benefits ACSO membership has to offer. We are also offering Non-Individual Members the option of paying the nominal fee of $15/month to take advantage of this program.

To post your resume, attach it as a PDF to and it will be posted within 2 business days. If you are not a member, you may submit payment via PayPal to or call the office at (916) 484-6744 to pay over the phone.

By posting your resume on this website, you acknowledge that your information can be accessed by members of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO). ACSO does not control how third parties will use this information. For your own protection, ACSO recommends that you exercise caution concerning the type of information you disclose in your online resume.

ACSO’s resume listing is a service to member individuals and to job applicants interested in working with California orchestras and choruses. By uploading your resume, you indicate that you are willing to be contacted by anyone affiliated with ACSO. Please do not contact ACSO to learn about the status of your resume; all hiring decisions are made by the member organizations and their affiliates. Listings will be removed at the end of one month or at ACSO’s discretion.

ACSO does not endorse any job, candidate or employer listed on this website.

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2013-14 "Ask an Expert" Webinars

All "Ask an Expert" webinars take place on Wednesdays between 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST. Registration information is available approximately one month prior to the webinar date. Webinars are free to members and $25 to nonmembers. 

Webinar #1: November 13, 2013
"Engage Your Audience! Support Your Orchestra with a Powerful Website"
Michael Slater, ceo, Webvanta

Webinar #2: January 15, 2014
"Gift Accounting and Budgets: Bridging the Gap Between Development and Finance"
Kate Akos, Katherine E. Akos Consulting Services
Michael Costa, executive director, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Webinar #3: February 12, 2014
"Personnel Reviews: CEO & Maestro, But Still Employees!"
Cindi Hubbard, director, executive search and transition services, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership
David Styers, director of consulting services, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership
Paul Jan Zdunek, ceo, Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Webinar #4: April 16, 2014
"From Outreach to Community Engagement"
Ron Gallman, director of education, San Francisco Symphony
Adrienne Valencia, director of education & community engagement, San Diego Symphony

Webinar #5: May 14, 2014
"Create Internal Controls and Separation of Duties in Financial and Accounting Functions"
Maya Rath, general manager, Oakland East Bay Symphony
Donna Williams, board member, Oakland East Bay Symphony; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

*Topics and presenters are subject to change

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A New Day: How Music Organizations are Adapting to the Economic Climate and the Changing Media Landscape

For the past four years, there has been a lively, ongoing discussion among ACSO's members about the difficulty in selling tickets in a struggling economy. The perception is that salaries have not grown in many organizations and in some cases key staff positions have been combined or eliminated; orchestras have painstakingly reopened contract negotiations with musicians. These decisions impact and organization's ability to sell tickets and raise money. At the same time, the media landscape continues to change as more and more consumers move away from traditional media to embrace various forms of digital and social media. ACSO kept hearing about these issues over and over from its constituents and wanted to look at empirical data to better understand what was happening in the field. Click here to download the report. 

This report was written by Patty Gessner in collaboration with ACSO, the California Arts Council and the California Cultural Data Project Working Group.

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Announcing Staccato - Short Informational Videos!

Enjoy the second in a series of brief informational videos aimed at providing you with advice for building your governing Board.

Click here to view the first video in the series.

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