After eight years as one of the more familiar faces at Zumix, the popular music and arts program’s Director of Operations Jenny Shulman announced last week she will leave the nonprofit at the end of December.
“I will be leaving my position as Director of Operations at Zumix at the end of December,” said Shulman. “The last eight years have been an incredible journey filled with a lot of growth and inspiration and I want you all to know that this is not a decision I’ve made lightly. It has come with a lot of consideration, care, and a bit of trepidation.”
Shulman joined Zumix in 2012 and after three years working as a Program Advisor for an international volunteering organization.
“It has been an honor and privilege to work alongside you all and an absolute pleasure to watch so many young people grow and thrive through the work we do,” said Shulman. “I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved together and although I will be moving on in the new year, this is not ‘goodbye’.”
Shulman also worked in many developing countries, establishing community-based service learning programs for volunteer educators, health providers, and care workers. She also developed and implemented a cross-cultural training curriculum for volunteers, conducted capacity-building workshops, and was responsible for organizational growth and change.
For her Master’s Degree, Shulman worked with the civil organization, Acortar Distancias in Guadalajara, Mexico, teaching theatre and improvisation to at-risk youth. She previously worked as a casting director in New York City for seven years, casting independent films, music videos, commercials, and voice-overs.
She holds a Master of Arts in International Development from La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and University of Sussex, Roehampton in London and a BFA in Drama with a concentration in Directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Shulman has lived and worked in Thailand, Mexico, London, Ghana, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Mongolia, and Nepal.
“We are currently hiring for a Director of Programs – a position similar to the one I currently hold,” said Shulman. “I do not have a solid plan for my own future yet and I recognize that this is a challenging time to move on, but necessary for my own personal growth. I am applying for new opportunities outside of Boston, ideally on the philanthropic side but also thinking about returning to work. I also might just follow my bliss and become a professional SCUBA diver.”