The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps is looking to fill a few open positions on their summer-tour management team. If you are looking to get experience working with a World Class touring music organization, this could be a great opportunity for you!
The Madison Scouts will tour and perform throughout North America from June 21st through the Drum Corps International World Championships on August 10th. Members of the management team are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corps as it travels and performs throughout the 2013 summer tour.
The positions include:
The equipment manager oversees the care, maintenance, and storage of all the instruments in our inventory including 84 various brass instruments, battery percussion, and front ensemble percussion. This person also oversees the configuration, maintenance, and loading of our 53’ equipment trailer. A qualified candidate needs to have construction skills, knowledge of instruments & basic instrument repair, and a proactive problem solving approach. The candidate must be physically fit and be able to assist in the loading of heavy equipment and transportation of equipment to and from the field.
Food Operations Manager
The food operations manager is responsible for developing and implementing the food purchasing, preparation, and serving for the entire organization. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in large-scale institutional food preparation and is able to work and manage a team of 4-6 volunteer workers. The environment is high-stress as the working conditions are often hot and uncomfortable. The team must prepare 4 meals daily in a recently upgraded 53’ mobile kitchen trailer. The candidate is responsible for helping develop a menu that is optimal for the nutrition and caloric requirements for over 150 high-activity athletes. The candidate must be physically able to meet the rigors of the job objectives while maintaining a positive attitude. A compensation package is available for this position.
The candidate must be a certified athletic trainer who can oversee the development and implementation of an athletic training program required of a drum and bugle corps. The candidate will serve as a first responder and diagnose various injuries and medical ailments. He or she will be involved in ongoing therapeutic measures to keep the members performing at their highest level. The candidate will need to manage the daily workload of 150 athletes and will be teamed with a supporting intern. In addition to the care provided, the candidate will log and document all medical interactions and advise the corps director on the status and recommendations for member health. This position requires an all-day attention to their job duties throughout the entire tour. A compensation package is available for this position.
Athletic Trainer Intern
The candidate will be in the academic process of obtaining their certification and should be within one year of receiving it. Under the supervision of the Athletic Trainer, the intern will assist in managing medical and orthopedic issues with the corps membership. This will include physical treatments, triage, and assisting in medical runs. This position requires an all-day attention to their job duties throughout the entire tour.
The marketing intern will assist in the development of the corps brand, event promotion, and social media strategy in addition to exposure in public relations and non-profit fundraising. The ideal candidate will be working towards a business, marketing, or music marketing degree and have a high-level of interest in the music industry and non-profit development.
The administrative intern will be exposed to a wide-variety of activities as directed by the corps director and will assist in the day-to-day administration tasks for the corps. This can include helping manage tour details, working with facility managers, booking flights for staff, sourcing groceries, working with various vendors, addressing member concerns and more. The ideal candidate will have great disposition, a problem solving approach, and a willingness to tackle almost any situation thrown at them.
All the positions are full time from May 24 – August 10. We will interview candidates who may have different schedule requirements but could still be available for the majority of the dates listed. The ideal candidate will be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and may be required to drive a corps vehicle from time-to-time. The candidates must provide their own mobile phone with a data plan and ideally would have their own laptop as well.
All of the aforementioned positions will travel on the management team bus and will be provided a horizontal bunk as their primary sleeping area and can eat their meals with the corps. Reimbursement for travel to/from the corps may available for select positions.
We will be interviewing candidates at the upcoming rehearsal camps in Bloomington, IN on February 22-24 or March 15-17. Interested candidates should send an email of interest along with a resume to ScoutsManagement@madisonscouts.org