Bluecoats Seeks Bloo19 Staff & Interns!

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Each summer the Bluecoats travel more than 10,000 miles, serve more than 800 meals per day on our kitchen truck, make pick-ups and drop-offs for hundreds of flights across the country, and keep a small city of 200 performers, educators, administrators, drivers, and volunteers running for three months straight. It takes a LOT of passion, drive, and elbow grease but we get it done each and every year. This year is no different!

We're seeking applicants who are industrious, enterprising, and love the 'marching arts.' There's a position for everyone. Please carefully read instructions for how to apply! We can't wait to meet you!

Bluecoats is an equal opportunity employer.

Internships Available

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 Bloo19 summer internship is 5:00 pm on March 12th.

The positions will be defined as follows:

Tour Operations Intern (2-3)

Reports to Tour Operations team.

Duties:

  • Assist with day-to-day logistics including management of rehearsal and housing locations, communication with hosts, and facility oversight.

    1. Assist with coordination and communication of volunteer, driving, and merchandise staff.

    2. Assist with tour travel logistics including airport and travel pick-ups, medical appointments, and other errands.

    3. Assist with food service logistics including management of shopping lists, inventory of food and supplies on hand, and food delivery.

    4. Assist with record keeping and office management including maintenance of Evernote, Google Calendar, To-Do Lists, and housing and rehearsal info sheets.

    5. 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.

    1. Ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced, intense, and sometimes stressful environment.

    2. Strong aptitude for out-of-the-box critical thinking skills.

    3. Highly organized with a dedication to adopting and maintaining organizational habits amidst a disorderly daily environment.

    4. Knowledge of basic productivity programs like Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, GSuite, Slack, and Evernote

    5. Aptitude for learning new collaboration technologies and an interest in finding new and creative ways to work in a cloud-based world.

    6. Experience in management, communications, or business is a plus.

    7. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail in all things big and small.

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

Reports to Tour Operations team.

Duties:

  • Manage repair of set and stage equipment.

    1. Manage prop and stage logistics for rehearsal and performance.

    2. Assist with equipment and facility maintenance as needed.

    3. Assist with duties of Tour Administration Intern listed above.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 or older to apply.

    1. Demonstrated aptitude for basic engineering and maintenance skills.

    2. Experience in prop or theater management is a plus.

    3. A working knowledge of drum corps or competitive marching performances and their operation is preferred.

    4. The qualifications of The Tour Administration internship listed above will be considered.

Food Service Operations Intern (1)

Reports to Foodservice Manager.

Duties:

  • Learn and understand the operations of a traveling commercial kitchen

    1. Assist the Food Service Manager

    2. Find ways to improve and refine the Bluecoats foodservice operation.

    3. Keep an accurate inventory of all ingredients and supplies, and execute regular inventory counting procedures.

    4. Work closely with the Food Service Manager and Chief Operations Officer in managing the foodservice supply chain.

    5. 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.

    1. Demonstrated aptitude for team management, operations improvement, and hard work

    2. Experience in food service or customer service is a plus

    3. A working knowledge of drum corps or competitive marching performances and their operation is preferred.

    4. The qualifications of The Tour Administration internship listed above will be considered.

Photography & Communications Intern (1)

Reports to Media Manager, CEO

Duties:

  • Shoot and edit photography daily, upload regular albums to public and parent social media platforms.

    1. Maintain a content schedule with weekly deadlines.

    2. Assist in managing the summer social content calendar.

    3. Maintain a high quality of work that represents the Bluecoats brand, values, and story.

    4. Assist with coordination of media projects with Development Manager.

    5. Conduct video interviews with corps members and staff as a part of the video series.

    6. Produce social video content for publishing to Facebook and Instagram.

Qualifications:

  • Strong photography and photo editing skills.

    1. Ability to tell a story

    2. Familiarity with a run-and-gun workflow.

    3. Must own DSLR camera and pro-grade laptop

    4. Knowledge of camera operation beyond auto..

Merchandising Intern (1)

Reports to Merchandise Manager.

Duties:

  • Assist with daily set-up and tear-down of the Bluecoats Marketplace.

    1. Be an outstanding ambassador of the Bluecoats at all shows and public events.

    2. Sell Bluecoats merchandise and interact with thousands of fans in an upbeat and positive way.

    3. Manage inventory and record keeping of product line and daily sales.

    4. Ship online merchandise orders daily.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced environment; often long hours.

    1. Strong aptitude for out-of-the-box critical thinking skills.

    2. Highly organized with a dedication to adopting and maintaining organizational habits amidst a disorderly daily environment.

    3. Advanced knowledge of basic productivity programs like Microsoft Office, GSuite, and Evernote

    4. Aptitude for learning new collaboration technologies like Slack.

    5. Experience in retail, retail management, or merchandising a plus.

Fundraising and Development Intern (1)

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

Reports to CEO.

Duties:

  • Be an outstanding representative of Bluecoats to our donors, alumni, parents, and fans.

    1. Using a thorough understanding of the Bluecoats' mission, wear it on your sleeve.

    2. 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,

    3. Communicate with our donors, alumni, and parents about upcoming events, notable news, and how to support Bluecoats.

    4. 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.

    5. Envisioning and executing opportunities for growth of The Shield sustaining membership program.

    6. Assisting with the execution of the #movingINBLUE Call-A-Thon

Qualifications:

  • Ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced, intense, and stressful environment.

    1. Strong aptitude for out-of-the-box critical thinking skills.

    2. Strong aptitude for using new technology

    3. Huge sense of initiative, an ability to see a project and know exactly how you can take small steps to improve it.

    4. Great interpersonal skills

    5. Excellent writing skills

Athletic Training Intern (1)

NOTE: This internship is for the duration of Spring Training only.

Reports to Athletic Trainer (ATC).

Duties:

  • Work daily with Athletic Trainer (ATC) on treatment of performers

    1. Help develop holistic protocols and procedures for all aspects of Bluecoats health & wellness program.

    2. Assist with coordination of doctor visits, shuttles, follow-up treatments, and referrals.

    3. Provide services to rehearsal including ice/water delivery, staff coordination, and team communication surrounding student wellness.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced, intense, and stressful environment.

    1. Strong aptitude for out-of-the-box critical thinking skills.

    2. Demonstrated experience in athletic training, health & wellness

    3. In training for ATC or other general medicine position is a plus.

    4. Understanding of athleticism in the marching arts. Drum corps experience a plus.

    5. Excellent verbal communication skills

 

All interns of The Bluecoats will be required:

  • to be 21 years of age or older,

    1. to have valid drivers license,

    2. to work entire summer from May 15/16 to Aug 12/13 2019 (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.

Seasonal Positions Available

Assistant Foodservice Manager

Reports to Foodservice Manager.

Duties:

  • Learn and understand the operations of a traveling commercial kitchen

    1. Assist the Food Service Manager

    2. Find ways to improve and refine the Bluecoats foodservice operation.

    3. Keep an accurate inventory of all ingredients and supplies, and execute regular inventory counting procedures.

    4. Work closely with the Food Service Manager and Chief Operations Officer in managing the foodservice supply chain.

    5. 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.

    1. Demonstrated aptitude for team management, operations improvement, and hard work

    2. Experience in food service or customer service is a plus

    3. A working knowledge of drum corps or competitive marching performances and their operation is preferred.

Merchandising Coordinator

Reports to CFO/COO.

More information soon. With inquires, please email ggeisler@bluecoats.com.

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Reports to CFO/COO.

See here.

To apply for a summer position, please submit the following to mscott@bluecoats.com.

  • A cover letter detailing why you would be an excellent, engaged, and interesting candidate for your position.

  • A signed and completed Insurance Background Check Authorization Form (download here).

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.