Aspen Music Festival and School

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Updated January 20, 2015
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  1. Fantastic Institution With Great Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspen Music Festival and School full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I spent two years here in an administrative role. The senior staff members at the AMFS are hardworking, sincere, and forward-looking, and thus great to work for. For a non-profit, the organization has great benefits and respectable pay. More importantly, the institution truly values its mission and employees get the added benefit of knowing that they change lives through music every summer.

    Cons

    -Due to limited staff size, there isn't much opportunity for upward advancement within the organization.
    -Summers are incredibly busy and rewarding, but work can become boring during the off-season.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you do and changing lives, but doing forget to develop less-experienced employees so they are more inclined to stick around.


  2. A fun place to learn festival operations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assistant Production Manager in Aspen, CO
    Former Contractor - Assistant Production Manager in Aspen, CO

    I worked at Aspen Music Festival and School as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, beautiful location, and fun office culture!

    Cons

    Administration is slow to adopt new policies, even when the proposed changes promote a healthier work environment or aim to improve operations. Lots of "red tape" and unnecessary approvals needed for seemingly minor changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the input of seasonal employees and meet with them during pre- and post-season weeks to discuss operations.


  3. It was a immersive, real (academic) life environment, where the responsibilities were clear and compensation reasonable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Instructor
    Current Employee - Associate Instructor

    I have been working at Aspen Music Festival and School part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many resources at Indiana University which one can take advantage of as an employee, and my boss was responsible, caring, and attentive.

    Cons

    As a large environment, you are a small fish in a big pond. Recognition beyond your immediate circle is difficult, but it is the surrounding people that you form the most meaningful relationships anyways.



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