ACSO is seeking to bring on a few new board members to serve three-year terms beginning in October 2019. We are looking for individuals who are diverse, passionate, and dedicated to guiding the organization into its next 50 years of service to the classical music field.

Our Mission
The Association of California Symphony Orchestras provides essential leadership and resources to classical music advocates and organizations, encouraging and supporting their artistic, organizational, and fiscal development.

Our Vision
The classical music landscape of California and the region is vibrant, healthy, diverse, and connected to the communities it serves.

Our Work
The Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO), founded in 1969, serves over 150 organizations and their 2,000 board and staff members. ACSO’s members are comprised of professional, academic, youth, and community orchestras, choruses, and festivals in California and the western region. We support our members and create a network of colleagues through our Annual Conference, professional development convenings and workshops, online learning, consulting services grant program, advocacy efforts, information-sharing and research, and staff technical support.

ACSO Needs You if…
• You are passionate about classical music
• You are excited about being part of a hard-working and respectful team
• You have the time and energy to spend 6 -10 hours a month doing board work: attending board meetings, participating in committee work, and being an ambassador for ACSO in your community and around the state
• You are motivated to become a great fundraiser and prepared to learn new skills to succeed in this role

We are especially interested if you meet any (not all) of the following:
• You come from a diverse background
• You are currently a trustee, a music or artistic director, or work in education at an orchestra
• You are a young professional with future leadership aspirations
• You have connections to the corporate or state government sectors

Next Steps
If you are interested in this opportunity, read the full job description (here), complete the application below, and upload your current resume or CV. Interested candidates must complete an application and may be interviewed by our Governance Committee. Application deadline: May 1, 2019.

Please email sweber@acso.org with any questions about the application process or the position.

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* 1. What about the mission and work of ACSO interests you the most?

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* 2. Have you had any prior board leadership and if so, what were your roles on those boards?

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* 3. Why are you interested in serving on the ACSO board?

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* 4. How will ACSO benefit from your participation? What skills, connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer?

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* 5. What would make a satisfying board experience for you?

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* 6. Do you have any personal aspirations that could be enhanced by board service?

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* 7. What kind of work do you hope you don’t have to do as a member of the ACSO Board?

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* 8. Would you be able to meet or exceed the giving policy for ACSO board members?

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* 9. Do you have any worries or concerns about joining the board?

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* 10. Please upload your current CV or resume here.

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