The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Aspen Music Festival and School in the search for a Vice President and General Manager.
The Vice President and General Manager (VPGM) leads operational efforts for an eight-week program encompassing more than 300 events. Areas of oversight include all operations, box office, house management, and residencies for more than 100 faculty members. Additionally, this position produces all collaborations with The Aspen Institute, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Art Museum, and other institutions. The Vice President and General Manager works closely with the senior staff team, the President, and Music Director on a range of institutional, educational, and artistic planning matters and has direct responsibility for generating faculty contracts, negotiating broadcast/recording media rights agreements, and negotiating rental agreements for facilities.
This is an exciting time for the Aspen Music Festival and School. With the completion of a new teaching campus, significant accomplishments in its latest strategic plan, and increased focus on collaborations, the Vice President and General Manager will have the opportunity to participate in shaping the next phase of AMFS. The new teaching facilities have the possibility to change how AMFS programs function, how musicians interact and collaborate, and what curriculum is now possible. The VPGM will work to structure scheduling, staffing, and service to enhance programs on the new campus.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is five to ten years of symphony orchestra, opera, or festival management experience. Familiarity with professional orchestra management and operations is required. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
About Aspen Music Festival and School
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 staged 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.
The Aspen Music Festival and School offers musicians a choice of twelve programs of study: Orchestra, Brass Quintet Studies, Solo Piano, Collaborative Piano, Opera Coaching, the Aspen Opera Center, the Aspen Conducting Academy, the Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, and Classical Guitar.