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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.


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. Assist Head Athletic Trainer with treatment of performers as well as educational purposes for the Athletic Training intern(s).

Requirements

Applicant should be BOC certified and must be able to adapt to the unique work environment of fulltime tours.

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

Ascend Performing Arts is looking for a motivated, energetic person to provide accounting and general data entry support in our Denver home office. Depending upon applicant, flexible office hours may be considered.

Responsibility

– Accounting data entry
– QuickBooks experience preferred
– Online database entry and upkeep
– General office support as needed (organizing, filing, etc)
– Provide customer service phone support, and greeting visitors to the office as needed
– Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

– Able to work independently
– Self-motivated
– Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
– Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.
– Organized, detailed oriented, and a team player
– Have a positive approach to customer service
– Be knowledgeable of the performing arts and Ascend Performing Arts mission

Compensation

Compensation varies depending on experience and skill level to be discussed in
interview.

The ideal candidate should be energetic with great communication skills. Comfortable
with computers (experience with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and QuickBooks). 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.

» For more information, please contact GM with your resume (with at least 3 references) and a cover letter at employment@ascendperformingarts.org.

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 53-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.

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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.

Responsibility

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The Blue Knights Merchandise Manager (paid position) is in charge of the merchandise booth that tours throughout the summer with the drum corps.  This position is a great opportunity to spend time on the road with a drum corps , make friends and have fun!

Must be pleasant, enjoy interacting with people, and be an advocate for the Blue Knights.

All Blue Knights paid position applicants will be required to:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have valid drivers license.
  • Pass a driving record verification.
  • Submit to an FBI/BCI background check.
  • Be a United States citizen.

Duties:

  • Oversee team of 2-3 people.
  • Assist in set up and tear down of merchandise booth.
  • Assist with selling merchandise using Square POS system.
  • Keep track of inventory and paperwork on the road.
  • Coordinate with home office regarding inventory.

Qualifications:

  • Merchandise, inventory and/or sales experience.
  • Ability to work well with people and guide anyone willing to help.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Be available for all, or a majority of, the summer tour starting on June 4th 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.

NOTE: The Merchandise Manager will travel in the merchandise van with the other team members.  Food and lodging (with the drum corps) are included.  Compensation and travel reimbursement is available for this position.

» Send resume and questions to jordan.kuzma@ascendperformingarts.org.

Responsibility

The Blue Knights Merchandise Assistant will be a member of the merchandise team that tours throughout the summer with the drum corps.  This position is a great opportunity to spend time on the road with a drum corps , make friends and have fun!

Must be pleasant, enjoy interacting with people, and be an advocate for the Blue Knights.

Requirements

  • 18 years or older.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Be available for all, or a majority of, the summer tour starting on June 11th (for one week of prep work) and ending on August 15.

Duties:

  • Team member
  • Assist in set up and tear down of merchandise booth.
  • Assist with selling merchandise using Square POS system.
  • Assist with inventory managment

NOTE: This is an unpaid position (will include small stipend).  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 jordan.kuzma@ascendperformingarts.org.

Do you love driving a truck?

You might flourish in our open position as a Truck Driver for the Blue Knights!

We’re looking for a safe, courteous driver who values a predictable schedule. Our organization makes safety our number one priority, which is reflected in our impeccable safety record.

Responsibility

  • Complete a daily truck log and submit reports of mileage covered at EOD.
  • Observe and report equipment or mechanical failures immediately.
  • Manage routes and routines so they proceed in the most efficient way possible.
  • Find ways to conserve resources, including fuel, to benefit the business.
  • Serve as a brand advocate and ambassador in every interaction with clients and the public.
  • Conduct daily inspections of the vehicle at the end of the shift and report any problems or damage to management.

Requirements

  • Comply with all DOT and in-house regulations and rules.
  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Class A driver’s license in good standing.
  • No serious tickets or accidents in last 5 years.
  • No DWI/DUI in last 10 years.
  • Willing to submit to a Background Check.
  • 2+ years’ commercial driving experience required.

» Send resume and questions to mark.arnold@ascendperformingarts.org.