Employment

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Ascend Performing Arts is a dynamic place to work, where our efforts make a difference in the quality education we offer in performing arts. We are passionate and dedicated to our cause and look for others who want to make a difference in developing excellence in young people as well. If you are willing to commit to developing excellence through passion, dedication and growing an organization that has a goal of personal development for our members and truly understanding the needs of our clients, we welcome the opportunity to meet you.

 


POSITION: “Athletic Trainer”

National Touring Performing Arts organization, Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, seeking to hire Certified Athletic Trainer.  Full-time paid summer position to tour with the Blue Knights from May 15 through August 15.

Responsibility

Position responsibilities include injury recognition, rehabilitative care, providing first responder care and general medical management of the performer athlete.

Requirements

Applicant must be able to adapt to the unique work environment of fulltime tours.

STATUS: Positioned currently filled but accepting applications to have on file.

» Send resume and questions to employment@ascendperformingarts.org.


 

POSITION: “Administrative Assistant”

Ascend Performing Arts is looking for a motivated, energetic person to provide customer service and general office support in our home office. While this is considered a “temp position”, qualified applicants may be considered for full-time employment with Ascend Performing Arts.

Responsibility

  • Provide customer service phone support, and greeting visitors to the office.
  • Support event ticket sales by taking online orders, pull tickets, package and ship.
  • Assist with online database entry and upkeep.
  • Assist with accounting data entry as needed.
  • Track online store orders, pull merchandise and package shipments.
  • General office support (organizing, filing, etc).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 18 years or older.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Available immediately.
  • Be knowledgable of the Blue Knights ensembles and Ascend events.

The ideal candidate should be energetic with great communication skills. Comfortable with computers (experience with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and QuickBooks a plus). An affinity with music and education a plus. The above job duties represent a small sampling of what you may be asked to do on any given day.

NOTE: This paid position is part-time, with the possibility of expanding to full-time for the right applicant.

» Send resume and questions to employment@ascendperformingarts.org.


POSITION: “Head Cook”

Responsibility

The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill the key support staff positions of Head Cook for the summer national tour. Each summer the Blue Knights operate a fast-paced and high-energy summer tour, traveling nearly 11,000 miles by road and performing more than 30 shows, parades, concerts, and clinics around the United States.

All Blue Knights paid position applicants will be required to:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have valid drivers license.
  • Pass a rigorous driving record verification (admin, merchandise, prop only).
  • Submit to an FBI/BCI background check.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Work entire summer from May 15 to August 15 (conflicts will be considered on case-by-case basis).

Duties:

  • Oversee daily food preparation on the 48-foot Blue Knights Kitchen Truck.
  • Prepare 4 meals per day for approximately 200 people with assistance of interns and volunteers.
  • Oversee and manage food service volunteers as they assist with meal preparation.
  • Assist with planning and development of menu and recipes.
  • Keep and store on-hand food in an orderly fashion.
  • Complete weekly inventory.
  • Follow food safety guidelines.
  • Ensure Blue Knights kitchen truck remains clean and tidy.

Qualifications:

  • Food preparation experience, preferably for large groups.
  • Ability to follow recipes and directions as provided.
  • Ability to prepare meals on-time.
  • Cooking skills and experience necessary to prepare good-tasting meals.
  • Ability to work well with people and guide anyone willing to help.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds and remain on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Be available for all, or a majority of, the summer tour starting on May 15th (for one week of prep work) and ending on August 15.
  • Be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a criminal background check.
  • Have access to your own laptop, email, and cell phone with data plan.

NOTE: The Head Cook will travel in the management team vehicle. In addition, they will be provided four daily meals and a place to sleep with the drum corps. Compensation and travel reimbursement is available for this position.

» Send resume and questions to employment@ascendperformingarts.org.


 

POSITION: “Promotions Booth Manager”

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Responsibility

The Blue Knights Promotions Booth Manager will actively be involved in the promotion of Blue Knights programs and Ascend events. Will set up the Blue Knights promotional booth and promote Ascend Events at local RMCGA, RMPA and WGI events. Must be pleasant, enjoy interacting with people, and be an advocate for the Blue Knights. Should have own car.

Requirements

  • 18 years or older.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Available for spring season (September 1 – April 15).
  • Be knowledgable of the Blue Knights ensembles and Ascend events.

NOTE: This is a paid position.  Compensation to be discussed at interview for those who are interested and able to meet these requirements.

» Send resume and questions to employment@ascendperformingarts.org.


POSITION: “BK Marketplace Booth Assistant”

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Responsibility

The Blue Knights Marketplace Booth Assistant will actively be involved in the promotion of Blue Knights programs and Ascend events. Will set up the Blue Knights Marketplace booth and sell merchandise at local Friendship Cup, RMCGA, RMPA and WGI events in Denver, Colorado. Must be pleasant, enjoy interacting with people, and be an advocate for the Blue Knights. Should have own vehicle transportation.

Requirements

  • 18 years or older.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Available weekends for fall & spring season (May 15 – August 15).
  • Be knowledgable of the Blue Knights ensembles and Ascend events.

NOTE: This is an unpaid position.  Compensation of travel to and from tour will be discussed at interview for those who are interested and able to meet these requirements.

» Send resume and questions to employment@ascendperformingarts.org.