2017 Summer Internship Positions Available

Looking for an adventure this summer?

The Bluecoats are seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented individuals to fill internships during the Bluecoats 2017 Summer Tour.  Positions include:

Each summer Bluecoats operates a fast-paced and high-energy performance tour, traveling nearly 12,000 miles by road and performing more than 30 shows, parades, concerts, and clinics around the United States. Interns will think on their feet, define ways to expand and improve their roles, and work collaboratively with others. All interns must exhibit outstanding critical thinking and time management skills and show an aptitude for thinking outside of the box and inventing solutions for projects with limited time and resources. Interns should be skilled in modern business applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, GSuite, Evernote, and Google Maps. At Bluecoats we hope to create an intern team that will play an active and in-depth role in the execution of our summer tour and the development of our organization.

The deadline to apply for a Bluecoats summer internship is 5:00 pm on March 1st.

The positions will be defined as follows:

Tour Administration Intern (3)

Duties:

  • Assist with day-to-day logistics including management of rehearsal and housing locations, communication with hosts, and facility oversight.
  • Assist with marketing and development office work.
  • Assist with coordination and communication of volunteer, driving, and merchandise staff.
  • Assist with tour travel logistics including airport and travel pick-ups, medical appointments, and other errands.
  • Assist with foodservice logistics including management of shopping lists, inventory of food and supplies on hand, and food delivery.
  • Assist with record keeping and office management including maintenance of Evernote, Google Calendar, To-Do Lists, and housing and rehearsal info sheets.
  • Assist with other general housekeeping such as equipment maintenance, uniform cleaning and upkeep, foodservice assistance, and show-day logistics.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to collaborate with others in fast-paced, intense, and stressful environment.
  • Strong aptitude for out-of-the-box critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
  • Highly organized with a dedication for adopting and maintaining organizational habits amidst a disorderly daily environment.
  • Knowledge of basic productivity programs like Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, GSuite, Slack, and Evernote
  • Aptitude for learning new collaboration technologies and an interest in finding new and creative ways to work in a cloud-based world.
  • Experience in management, communications, or business is a plus.
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail in all things big and small.

Prop and Tour Administration Intern (1)

Duties:

  • Manage repair of props and other production set equipment.
  • Manage prop logistics for rehearsal and performance.
  • Assist with equipment and facility maintenance as needed.
  • Assist with duties of Tour Administration Intern listed above.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for basic engineering and maintenance skills.
  • Experience in prop or theater management is a plus.
  • A working knowledge of drum corps or competitive marching performances and their operation is preferred.
    The qualifications of The Tour Administration internship listed above will be considered.

Videography Intern(1)

Duties:

  • Produce, shoot, and edit the third season of True Bloo, corps section features, and hype videos.
  • Maintain a production schedule with weekly deadlines.
  • Maintain a high quality of work throughout the summer.
  • Coordinate storylines and episode outlines with corps administration and the media coordinator.
  • Assist with coordination of media projects with Development Manager.
  • Conduct video interviews with corps members and staff as a part of the video series.
  • Produce social video content for publishing to Facebook and Instagram.

Qualifications:

  • Strong video shooting and editing ability.
  • Ability to tell a story both visually and through use of interviews.
  • Familiarity with a run-and-gun workflow.
  • Must own a camera capable of shooting at least 720p HD video.
  • Knowledge of video techniques and camera operation beyond auto.
  • Must own audio equipment/microphone for camera.
  • Must own a laptop with a non-linear editor such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, or Avid.
  • This position will assist with photography duties of the social media manager/photographer when needed. Knowledge of digital photography is a strong plus.

Audio Production and Electronics Intern (1)

Duties:

  • Daily set-up and tear-down of touring audio system.
  • Daily maintenance and repair of audio equipment
  • Learn to mix live audio for all rehearsals and performances.
  • Work with other staff members to establish and backup plan for all equipment.
  • Report to supervisor any issues or problems with system.

Qualifications:

  • Experience mixing live audio on a digital consoles with at least 48 channels.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with wireless microphones including frequency coordination.
  • Experience with Digital Audio workstations and basic computer networking.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of marching arts a plus.
  • Highly motivated and pragmatic individual who holds oneself accountable.

Merchandising Intern (2)

Duties:

  • Assist with daily set-up and tear-down of the Bluecoats Marketplace.
  • Be an outstanding ambassador of the Bluecoats at all shows and public events.
  • Sell Bluecoats merchandise and interact with thousands of fans in an upbeat and positive way.
  • Manage inventory and record keeping of product line and daily sales.
  • Ship online merchandise orders daily.
  • Assist the Tour Administration Interns during the Bluecoats Spring Training.
  • Collaborate closely with Merchandise Coordinator and Development Manager on development and refinement of the Bluecoats merchandising operation.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to collaborate with others in fast-paced, intense, and stressful environment.
  • Strong aptitude for out-of-the-box critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
  • Highly organized with a dedication for adopting and maintaining organizational habits amidst a disorderly daily environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of basic productivity programs like Microsoft Office, GSuite, and Evernote
  • Aptitude for learning new collaboration technologies like Slack.
  • Experience in marketing, communications, or business is a plus.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a rigorous driving record background check.

All interns of The Bluecoats will be required:

  • to be 21 years of age or older.
  • to have valid drivers license.
  • to pass a rigorous driving record verification (admin, merchandise, prop only).
  • to submit to a FBI/BCI background check.
  • to work entire summer from May 17 to Aug 14 2017 (conflicts will be considered on case-by-case basis).

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, image of both sides of your drivers license (Tour Admin, Props, and Merch Interns only), and any other materials requested to the following to bhamilton@bluecoats.com.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on March 1st.