Careers At Aspen Music Festival

Meadows Production Staff (Orchestral Stage Managers & Production Crew)

Department: Operations
Location: Aspen, CO

Aspen Music Festival and School Meadows Production Staff  

The Meadows Production crew consists of a team that holds responsibility for the production implementation of all concerts, rehearsals and events which occur at the Festival's main performance venues in Aspen, Colorado.  These facilities include our 2,050-seat Benedict Music Tent and the 500-seat Harris Concert Hall. Orchestra Stage Managers and Stage Crew work under the supervision of the Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager.

Orchestra Stage Managers/Stage Crew (4) are responsible for the production needs of an orchestra each with additional stage crew responsibilities (see below) as assigned. Orchestra Stage Managers interface closely with orchestra managers, librarians, artists, faculty, and audio staff to create logistically efficient paperwork including stage plots and run sheets for each concert cycle (1 per week).

Stage Crew (4): Daily tasks include implementing stage sets and changeovers, handling all concert and production equipment including everything from stands and chairs to rigging a line-array, electrics work, carpentry, stage managing chamber music concerts, recitals and master classes, and tending to occasional custodial needs. This team will also be working/communicating effectively with world-renowned artists, faculty, students, orchestra managers, librarians, house managers, audio engineers, and fellow production staff to ensure excellence for performers and audience members.

These positions are full time, seasonal positions with occasional overtime. Evening and weekend shifts are required and frequent.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have prior technical/production experience in the arts in stage work, electrics, rigging, and/or carpentry - prior classical music production a plus. The ideal candidate must be strong, proactive, intuitive, respectful, and energetic. Candidates must be able to prioritize well, to complete multiple tasks quickly and efficiently and to utilize a variably paced schedule in a productive manner. The ability to lift 50 plus pounds preferred. A valid driver's license with a clean record is recommended.  A DMV background check will be conducted for candidates hired.  

A humble and durable sense of humor is strongly advised.   


Compensation:  Hourly wage plus seasonal housing 

Duration:  Early/mid-June through late August, exact dates negotiable

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.

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