Foodservice Manager

Contractor - Touring

Bluecoats, Inc. is seeking to hire a contractor from mid-June to early August to manage the tour foodservice operations for the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

This individual will manage a team of between three and seven volunteers, as well as the Assistant Foodservice Manager. A qualified candidate will have experience managing a commercial kitchen, be energetic and empathetic, and ready for the rigors of serving 900 meals per day on a 10,000 mile summer tour.


  • Ensure the safe preparation and service of 900 individual meals every day on a commercial kitchen food trailer. This includes the planning and preparation of agreed-upon special dietary meals.

  • Preparation managements includes ensuring that all food safety procedures and policies are followed.

  • Manage a team of one Assistant Foodservice Manager and 3-7 volunteer cooks. Management includes setting report times, establishing priorities, ensuring menus and recipes are followed, and scheduling adequate times for individual breaks.

  • Work closely with the Tour Operations team on ordering, inventory, maintenance, and schedule.


  • Demonstrated abilities as a cook and manager.

  • Signed Participant Safety Agreement

  • Available for full term of contract - mid-June to the DCI World Championships in August, 2020.


  • Love of drum corps

  • Experience as professional cook or chef in commercial kitchen, particularly serving meals to large groups regularly.



Bluecoats is a non-profit performing arts education organization that operates programming for thousands of young aspiring musicians including the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, Bluecoats Indoor, Artistry IN BLUE, and THE BLUE WAY educational events. Bluecoats is a 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Canton, OH.

Mike Scott

Mike Scott is a clinician, consultant, and the CEO of Rhythm X, Inc., a non-profit music education company in Dayton, Ohio. Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2012. There he studied percussion and conducting and completed the Farmer School of Business Summer Institute. Before beginning his career as an administrator and teacher, Mike was an active performer in the marching arts. In 2011 Mike was the conductor of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio and was a performer in Rhythm X’s percussion ensemble from 2011-2012. Mike was also a member of the Miami University Marching Band for four years, serving as the drum major during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2013 Mike began work at Rhythm X, Inc. as the Operations Director, managing the business development and logistics of the organization. He was also the Director of Instrumental Music at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio. There he taught band, orchestra, and general music in grades 6-12. Prior to the 2015 competitive season, Mike became the first full-time employee at Rhythm X, Inc. as the company’s CEO. There he works with the organization’s President Tim Fairbanks to develop the future strategy of the company. During the summer months, Mike travels the country with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps as the group’s Tour Administrator. He has also served as the tour manager of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mike proudly endorses Innovative Percussion, Etymotic Research, and Fred J. Miller Inc.