Careers At Aspen Music Festival

Company Manager - Aspen Opera Center

Department: Operations
Location: Aspen, CO

Company Manager - Aspen Opera Center 

The Company Manager of the Aspen Opera Center (AOC) manages the general operation and production of the Aspen Opera Center of the Aspen Music Festival and School. The Company Manager supervises both production and administrative staff of the Aspen Opera Center, and serves as the liaison between the AOC and the operations department. Responsibilities include:

  •  Coordinate and manage overall Aspen Opera Center calendar in the ArtsVision database, including oversight of student schedules, rehearsal schedules, and tech schedules created by the Program Administrator, Production Stage Manager, and the Technical Director, respectively.
  •  Track and oversee AOC season production budgets
  •  Attend weekly AMFS operations meetings to coordinate AOC events with other members of the AMFS Operations team (facilities, orchestra mangers, librarians, IT, etc.)
  •  Lead weekly AOC operations meetings with AOC administrative staff and weekly AOC production meetings with production staff.
  •  Work closely with the director of the Aspen Opera Center to ensure that the artistic expectations and vision for the program are executed effectively, with appropriate emphasis placed on the artistic quality produced by the company.
  •  Balance the vision of the designers, directors, and artistic staff with budgetary and operational constraints, by managing the scale and complexity of productions to ensure financially and artistically viable productions.
  •  Act as a primary liaison between Wheeler Opera House staff and AMFS staff. This includes weekly coordination with Wheeler front of house staff, production staff, and administration.
  •  Assist with recruitment and hiring of AOC staff members for the season, and plan and implement training for AOC staff in consultation with the Director of Production.


  •  3-5 years of related experience in production management, company management, or technical direction in opera, theater, or classical music
  •  Significant experience managing production staff, and oversight of production budgets in a fast paced, festival environment
  •  Ability to provide leadership, organize, motivate, problem solve, delegate, follow-up, and communicate effectively
  •  The ideal candidate will have a sensitivity to the needs of artistic staff and student performers, while creating creative solutions within budgetary and staffing constraints as well as a demonstrated strong background in interpersonal skills with an ability to mitigate and solve difficult issues with musicians, managers, and seasonal staff
  •  Valid drivers license required for summer of 2018, and ability to operate a manual transmission vehicle is preferred. DMV check will be conducted for the candidate hired 

Duration: June 3 - August 27, 2019, plus some pre-Festival remote work from January May

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 files only.

No phone calls please.

Application deadline: December 31, 2018

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