The new Midas Venice F32 is priced pretty good! It is a nice desk and sounds really good if you use it properly. I don't really care for their weird auxiliary naming though? It is only a 6 aux desk, but it has a matrix out and is XLY everything. You can find them new for around 3-4K. My second choice would be the A&H GL series. I think the 2400 series only has 6 auxes, but the 3800 series has 8? It is a nice desk and again sound really good if you use it a certain way.
In your case with other operators I would stick to analog. You need something that anyone can walk in and run. A digital mixer is going to leave some people with a large learning curve.