Each Orchestra Manager here at the Aspen Music Festival and School is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of their assigned orchestra/ensemble over the course of this 10 week contract. Duties include, but are not limited to, managing and reporting on all orchestral rehearsals and concerts, creating weekly rosters and stage plots, handling all orchestra personnel issues as they arise, assisting with auditions, benefits and special projects as assigned, and working/communicating effectively with world-renowned artists, faculty, students, house managers, audio technicians, librarians, and AMFS production staff to ensure a high quality experience for performers and audience alike. This position is supervised by the Director of Operations. Evenings and weekends are to be expected.
Duration: June 12 - August 22, 2017
Compensation: Weekly salary plus seasonal housing
Application procedure: Please complete the online application process and attach your cover letter and resume (with references) where prompted. PDF format only.
No phone calls please.
Application Deadline: Application will remain open until all positions have been filled.
Qualifications: Prior ensemble management experience is required. In this position it is essential to have great attention to detail, strong organization and communication skills, and the ability to meet strict deadlines, while demonstrating patience, good judgment, and a positive attitude. Each OM will have the opportunity to work with prominent conductors and soloists throughout the course of the season here at the AMFS. A background in classical music, basic computer skills, and a valid driver's license are required. Candidates must have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license for the summer of 2017. A DMV background check will be conducted for candidates hired.
Additional Salary Information: Weekly salary plus seasonal housing provided.
Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students. The typical eight-week summer season includes more than 300 classical music events—including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully st...aged opera productions, master classes, lectures, and children’s programming—and brings in 70,000 audience members. In the winter, the AMFS presents a small series of recitals and Metropolitan Opera Live in HD screenings.