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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 email@example.com and it will be posted within 2 business days. If you are not a member, you may submit payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Development and finance do not always see eye-to-eye. How did you count that? Are you really sure? Confusion abounds when we bump up against the murky topics of contributed income and accounting. But clarity is just understanding best practices and proper guidelines for budgeting and gift accounting. In this session we'll explore basic principles of gift accounting; how development and finance can work together; specific problem areas–donor restrictions, multi-year commitments, and endowment gifts; and best practices when creating budgets for contributed income.
Presenters: Kate Akos & Michael Costa
Kate Akos has provided fundraising and management counsel to non-profit organizations since 2006. She has served in interim executive & development leadership roles for The Philadelphia Orchestra, United Way of the Bay Area, California Shakespeare Theater, Monterey Jazz Festival, Pacific Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Oregon Symphony, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, & Chabot Space & Science Center, among others. Other services include strategic planning, organizational assessment, campaign planning & strategic fundraising counsel, proposal & case development, and executive search. Kate previously served as president and ceo of the Fort Worth Symphony, and vice president of advancement for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Graduate Theological Union. She also held senior management positions with the San Francisco and Detroit Symphony orchestras.
Michael Costa has been executive director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (PBO) since January 2012. He joined PBO's staff as director of finance and administration in January 2010 and was promoted to general manager in June 2011. Prior to joining PBO he served as a consultant with Exponent Partners and began his work life as an eighth grade classroom teacher in Chicago through the Inner-City Teaching Corps and worked later as program coordinator for Resources for Indispensable Schools and Educators (RISE), a non-profit organization that keeps effective teachers in schools serving low-income communities. Michael also serves on the Board of Clerestory, the Bay Area's acclaimed 9-man vocal ensemble.
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"
Michael Costa, executive director, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Webinar #3: February 12, 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
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
"Personnel Reviews for Music Directors & Executive Directors"
*Topics and presenters are subject to change
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.