Job opening at IBMA

IBMAThe International Bluegrass Music Association has announced a job opening, necessitated by the imminent departure of long time staffer, Jill Crabtree.

Resumes are being accepted now (through April 15) for the position of Convention & Membership Services Director. They can be delivered to the IBMA office, or sent by email to Executive Director Nancy Cardwell by email.

Job requirements, as described by IBMA are:

Applicants should have skills in the following areas: accounting, logistics, event planning, database management, web design, contract negotiation, office management and committee work. Experience with Access, Quickbooks and WordPress is important.

In announcing her resignation, Crabtree shared her support for the organization and its goals.

Jill Crabtree with her husband, noted banjo player Barry“I care about the future of IBMA a great deal and hope the events will thrive in Raleigh, NC. The facilities, performances and other events planned for World of Bluegrass Week will certainly be something to see and the potential is exciting.

But with any big change comes a need to approach things in a new manner. I feel the organization will benefit from the fresh perspective of someone who can assist the current IBMA leadership with their new set of goals. I’ve learned a great deal in my tenure at IBMA and want to thank everyone who has supported me over these past 13 years. My passion and support of the bluegrass music community will certainly continue.”

She can only stay through June, so a new hire will be a top priority for Cardwell, who expressed gratitude to Jill for her service to IBMA.

“We’ll certainly miss Jill. She has worked tirelessly for the organization and contributed greatly to much of what we’ve accomplished since 2000. We wish her well.”

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