Vice President for Advancement

Aspen Music Festival and School - Aspen, CO
Aspen Music Festival and School seeks a Vice President for Advancement to lead the strategic planning, operations, and oversight of philanthropic programs and events to advance the goals and mission of the organization.

Founded in 1949, AMFS is regarded as one of the leading classical music festivals in the world, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult students. The typical eight-week summer season includes more than 300 classical music events—including concerts by three 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.

AMFS is a leader among Aspen’s extraordinary group of cultural and humanistic non-profits. The Aspen Institute is an internationally important organization; Aspen Art Museum is nationally recognized and celebrated; AspenFilm, Theatre Aspen, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Aspen Center for Physics, and many other groups sustain an unparalleled climate for philanthropy and engagement. Among these, AMFS receives the strongest support from the City of Aspen and is the leading grant recipient in Colorado from the National Endowment for the Arts. Aspen is internationally renowned as a destination for outdoor sports, both winter and summer.

"This is an exciting time for the Aspen Music Festival and School. 2024 is the 75th Anniversary of AMFS and we will have an extraordinary summer to celebrate. We are in the nucleus phase of a capital campaign to support new initiatives and the Vice President for Advancement will have the opportunity to participate in shaping this campaign and strategizing its execution." — Alan Fletcher, President and CEO

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.