The Director of Production is responsible for the overall production logistics of the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), including oversight of all seasonal production staff, management of all production budgets, and outside rentals. This position interfaces closely with the Artistic, Student Services, Development, and Facilities Departments to provide production support for all AMFS events. Reporting to the Vice President & General Manager, the Director of Production is responsible for the creation and execution of training and operating protocols for all AMFS production staff.


  • Oversee the planning, budgeting, and execution of production elements of all AMFS presentations—over 400 annual public events across 3 separate campuses, including: orchestral concerts, solo and chamber music recitals, masterclasses, seminars, opera productions, venue rentals, and special events.
  • Hire, train, and manage all production personnel including 2 production crews, a team of recording engineers, piano technology staff, house managers, opera production staff, and parking staff.
  • Develop, track, and manage production and staff budgets, rental income, instrument and equipment rental, replacement, and purchases, opera production budgets, and special events budgets.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for outside facility rentals, community events, and special events; advance the rental needs of each group for facility use and staff; track and bill expenses to Lessees.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • 3-5 years of experience managing production teams in an orchestra, opera, or theater organization.
  • Proven history of effectively managing a large and diverse staff in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment.
  • Practical knowledge of orchestral and theatrical production elements: lighting, live sound, recording, video and projection, rigging, scenery, props, costumes, stage management, first aid and freight.
  • Experience negotiating favorable and competitive terms with vendors and equipment providers.
  • Ability to balance a strong sensitivity to needs of guest artists, faculty, and students, while maintaining strict accountability to operational limitations, organizational procedure, and budgetary requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, Skype, etc.), recruiting (ClearCompany), drafting (AutoCAD/Vectorworks), collaboration (Slack) and ArtsVision software.
  • Extended hours as well as evening, weekend, and holiday work will be required.
  • Ability to provide leadership, prioritize, organize, motivate, problem solve, delegate, and resolve conflict.
  • Must be able to work under pressure with multiple stakeholders to meet strict deadlines.

About Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School is the United States’ premier classical music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its eight-week summer season in Aspen. The institution draws top classical musicians from around the world to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled combination of performances and music education. More than 630 young-adult students, from more than 40 U.S. states and more than 40 countries, come each summer to play in five orchestras, sing, conduct, compose and study with approximately 130 renowned artist-faculty members.


Organization/Company: Aspen Music Festival and School
Location: Aspen, CO
Deadline: Open until filled
How to Apply: To apply: please submit a cover letter, résumé, references, and salary requirements to Justin Brown, Vice President & General Manager at [email protected]