Careers At Aspen Music Festival

Recording Engineer

Department: Operations
Location: Aspen, CO

Aspen Music Festival & School – Engineer 

Engineers are members of the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Center (ESARC) staff which also includes a Director of Audio Production, Chief Engineer, Head Media Engineer, Senior Engineers, Assistant Engineers, and a Dub Room/Archive Manager. This team records most of the performances for the eight-week summer season as well as provides sound reinforcement for many Aspen Music Festival and School events. The ESARC staff Engineers record a wide variety of performing ensembles encompassing symphonic orchestras, recitals, chamber ensembles, operas and choral groups, and new music ensembles, in a variety of venues including the Benedict Music Tent, Harris Concert Hall, Wheeler Opera House, Paepcke Auditorium, and at the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Bucksbaum Campus. Engineers will assist Senior Engineers for broadcast recordings.

Qualifications: Engineers should have a good deal of experience and prior training in recording classical music and/or providing sound reinforcement for a variety of music genres and/or editing classical music. Applicants must have a degree in audio engineering plus 1 year of professional experience. In lieu of a degree, 5 years of professional experience will be considered acceptable. He/she must have a positive attitude, great attention to detail, and strong organization and communication skills. Commitment to a team effort throughout the course of the summer program is essential.  

Engineers should be prepared to follow prescribed guidelines for recording and sound reinforcement set-ups and to provide additional leadership to assist in mentoring Assistant Engineers.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States,* have the ability to lift boxes up to 50 lbs. and have a valid driver’s license.

Application Procedure: Along with completing the online application and uploading PDFs of your resume, references, and cover letter, applicants are to submit a stereo recording of representative classical music, no longer than 20 minutes in length, and an accompanying recording report detailing the process.  (We prefer a variety of shorter excerpts of various ensembles.)  Send your audio examples via or any other file sharing utility to

Duration: approx. June 11 -August 20, 2018

Compensation:  weekly salary, plus housing

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

*The AMFS cannot sponsor Visa applications

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