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The AZ Jazz Academy: Onward And Upward

By Published: November 6, 2006
Speaking of Ed Ulman, as I was a few paragraphs ago, he has resigned after five years as executive director of the New Mexico Jazz Workshop to take a position at a local public television station in Albuquerque, and the Workshop is seeking a replacement. Applications are being accepted through December 6.

Here are some details from the group's web site: "The NMJW desires candidates with a visible, vested long-term interest in jazz, blues, salsa, and Latin jazz with the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with area arts organizations and with the support of a volunteer board of directors. Qualified applicants must have: at least two years experience in a management position with a non-profit, government entity, or business; bachelor's degree or equivalent; M.A. desired; strong oral and written communication skills; computer skills. Successful candidates will possess a track record of proven leadership, with skills in personnel and time management, annual budgeting and finance, public relations, advocacy, and entrepreneurship, experience in programming, strategic planning, and successful fund-raising. Evidence of expertise in managing a non-profit organization and examples of collaboration with culturally diverse individuals and organizations should be indicated in the application materials. Annual salary: $45,000+ depending on experience and qualifications. Compensation package includes medical benefits.

To apply, candidates should send a detailed résumé, references and cover letter by Dec. 6, 2006 to: Search Committee, New Mexico Jazz Workshop, 5500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. (Electronic applications will be accepted at

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