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2014-2015 Performances

Position Available

Chamber Music Albuquerque seeks an Operations Director - $27,000 to $32,500 depending on experience, plus benefits (half-time).

Chamber Music Albuquerque is a presenter of world-class chamber music groups, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The organization has been a leader in concert presentation for 80 years.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music Albuquerque is now looking for a self-starting, energetic, highly-organized, knowledgeable, (computer and design-literate), professional Operations Director (OD) to administer the program and report to the President of the Board. The OD will run the day-to-day operations of the organization on a flexible schedule. Currently most of the management is handled by the President of the Board and various board members.

While much of the work is of a clerical nature, there is ample opportunity for creativity in the areas of grant-writing, public relations, community development and music education. This job includes creating and executing all publicity within budgetary limits, including news releases and scripts to a variety of media, (on-line, radio, TV) and tailoring them as appropriate to the specific artists and musical programs being presented. Additional tasks include finding sponsors for program ads and individual concerts, creating program notes, when not provided, and designing and printing the program booklet.

Chamber Music Albuquerque presents approximately six concerts a year.  The OD is responsible for the mechanics of each concert, in a season that runs from September through June, including responsibility for the performers from the moment they arrive at the airport till they depart and arranging all details of their stay.


The OD is also in charge of all relations with the performance venue, overseeing set up, ticket sales at concerts, refreshments for artists, and take down. The OD oversees the volunteers who work each concert by welcoming, ushering, and staffing the refreshment table. This entire process is currently operational and does not have to be created by the OD, although improvements and alterations as appropriate are welcome.

While the job is half time, averaging 20 hours a week, the actual work intensifies around the concert dates, so flexibility in terms of time and scheduling is a requirement.

Once there has been suitable training and experience on the job, the OD will operate with a high degree of autonomy based on a thorough knowledge of CMA’s priorities and goals, but with continued regular contact with the President and the Board.

The overall budget is handled by the Board, so there is no financial responsibility assigned to the OD.  However, the OD could propose to the Board specific financial requirements needed to complete projects they might suggest for implementation.


CMA has no brick-and-mortar office, but all necessary equipment and supplies are provided to equip a home office.

While there is no specific start date for this position, Chamber Music Albuquerque is eager to have the successful candidate on board in mid 2023.  There will be a three-month and a six-month evaluation conducted by the President/Board to assure an appropriate learning curve, successful personal interactions with the Board, and general satisfaction of the candidate with the job, and the Board with the candidate.

Chamber Music Albuquerque is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or national origin.

Applicants are asked to prepare a cover letter describing specific interest in Chamber Music Albuquerque and outlining qualifications for the position.   Submit with a resume and contact information for at least three professional references.  Electronic submissions are requested.  All applications will be treated as confidential and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement.

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