Help Wanted! Join the Bloo18 Intern Team!

    • Looking for an adventure this summer?

Bluecoats is seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented individuals to fill internships during the Bluecoats Bloo18 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 Bloo18 summer internship is 5:00 pm on March 12th.

The positions will be defined as follows:

Tour Operations Intern (2-3)

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 food service 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:

      • NOTE: Due to fleet insurance requirements, at least one position will be filled by a candidate that is 23 years or older. All candidates must be 21 or older to apply.
      • Ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced, intense, and sometimes 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 to 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.

Tour Operations Intern w/ Stage Management and Prop Focus (1)

Duties:

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

Qualifications:

      • Must be 21 or older to apply.
      • 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.

Food Service Operations Intern (1)

Duties:

      • Learn and understand the operations of a traveling commercial kitchen
      • Assist the Food Service Manager
      • Find ways to improve and refine the Bluecoats foodservice operation.
      • Keep an accurate inventory of all ingredients and supplies, and execute regular inventory counting procedures.
      • Work closely with the Food Service Manager and Chief Operations Officer in managing the foodservice supply chain.
      • Integrate with the Bluecoats Tour Operations team, including the Tour Operations Intern, to ensure on-schedule procurement of ingredients and supplies

Qualifications:

      • Must be 21 or older to apply.
      • Demonstrated aptitude for team management, operations improvement, and hard work
      • Experience in food service or customer service 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.

Media and Communications 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.

Merchandising Intern (1)

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 a 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 to 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.

Fundraising and Development Intern (1)

NOTE: This internship can follow either a Spring Training-only schedule or a Tour-only schedule, or both.

Duties:

      • Be an outstanding representative of Bluecoats to our donors, alumni, parents, and fans.
      • Using a thorough understanding of the Bluecoats’ mission, wear it on your sleeve.
      • Assist with the improvement of the Bluecoats Constituent Relationship Managment (CRM) database including:
        • learning how to be a Salesforce Admin and improve our CRM systems and processes,
        • working through de-duplication of Household and Contact records,
        • improving our email marketing system,
      • Communicate with our donors, alumni, and parents about upcoming events, notable news, and how to support Bluecoats.
      • Assisting with the management of development events including alumni and community events at Spring Training, the Bluecoats-operated DCI shows, and the VIP reception for members of The Shield Community.
      • Envisioning and executing opportunities for growth of The Shield sustaining membership program.
      • Assisting with the execution of the #movingINBLUE Call-A-Thon

Qualifications:

      • Ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced, intense, and stressful environment.
      • Strong aptitude for out-of-the-box critical thinking skills.
      • Strong aptitude for using new technology
      • Huge sense of initiative, an ability to see a project and know exactly how you can take small steps to improve it.
      • Great interpersonal skills
      • Excellent writing skills

 


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, foodservice. and props only),
      • to submit to a FBI/BCI background check; and,
      • to work entire summer from May 15/16 to Aug 12/13 2018 (conflicts will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
        • Fundraising and Development interns can be available for only Spring Training (15 May – 20 June) if necessary.

To apply, please submit the following to bhamilton@bluecoats.com:

  • A cover letter detailing why you would be an excellent, engaged, and interesting choice for the Bloo18 intern team,
  • Your Resume
  • Tour Operations, Food Service, and Merchandising applicants should submit a signed and completed Insurance Background Check Authorization Form (download here).
  • Media & Communications Intern applicants should submit links or attach copies of their portfolio or other relevant and notable work.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on March 12th.

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