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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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. Ascend Performing Arts offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity.

To deliver on our mission of “elevating life performance”, we are looking to fill a variety of roles, including positions in our Employment and Internship Program. The Internship programs are a mutually beneficial opportunity for the intern to gain valuable experience working with a major performing arts nonprofit that lays a foundation for their resume and portfolio.

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BKTourAdminTeamThe Tour Admin Intern will be the main service support for Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and provide administrative assistance for Spring Training and Summer Tour while reporting to the Tour Director. The position requires a highly motivated individual who looks to develop their administrative abilities in working with a world class performing arts program. Working with the drum corps as an intern is a fast paced job, requiring high energy with diverse tasks being performed each day. Although this is an unpaid position that provides valuable experience, a stipend may be offered depending on experience of the applicant.

Requirements

∴ 21 years or older.
∴ Valid drivers license with good driving record.
∴ Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
∴ Own your own laptop with knowledge of Microsoft office suite.
∴ Available for entire summer May 15 – August 15.
∴ Preferred experience/knowledge of drum corps, marching band or indoor activity is helpful.

Responsibilities

∴ Assist admin team with logistics of camps, spring training and tour including facility awareness/oversight during move-in, stay and check-out.
∴ Assist transportation of staff & members to and from airports, medical appointments and general running of errands.
∴ Assist kitchen team with daily grocery shopping, inventory of supplies, and food deliveries includes help with restocking of weekly orders.
∴ Assist with general administrative record keeping, filing and preparation of tour books.
∴ Assist with logistics of uniform cleaning, equipment storage and general performance needs.

Questions: employment@ascendperformingarts.org.

 

athletictrainerstockThe Athletic Training Intern will be the working closely with the licensed Athletic Trainer for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. They will work with the staff to help prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries of our performers. Working with the drum corps as an intern is a fast paced job, requiring high energy with diverse tasks being performed each day.

Requirements

∴ 18 years or older.
∴ Valid drivers license with good driving record.
∴ Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
∴ Own your own laptop with knowledge of Microsoft office suite.
∴ Available for entire summer May 22 – August 8.
∴ Preferred experience/knowledge of drum corps, marching band or indoor activity is helpful.
∴ Actively enrolled in an Athletic Training Program
∴ CPR/First Aid certified

Responsibilities

∴ Assist athletic trainer during training camps, all-days training and national tour.
∴ Assist with injury recognition, rehabilitative care, providing first responder care and general medical management of the performer athlete.

Questions: employment@ascendperformingarts.org

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The Culinary Intern will work closely with the Food Manager and other volunteer cook team for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.  This internship will be for one week and weekend a month (Nov-Apr) during Blue Knights Audition camps. The Culinary intern will learn everything there is to learn about managing food service for over 200 people during these audition camps.

Responsibilities:

Pre-camp:

Develop a meal plan to feed 7 meals over the course of a camp weekend. Meals must also include choices for special dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian,  GF, DF, etc.).

Use the menu to develop a shopping list.  This shopping list will also include other incidentals necessary to make the weekend successful.  A list of incidentals will be provided.

Shop with Food Manager for items, perishable and non-perishable.

At camp (Friday early evening):

Take pictures of the entire kitchen and tape off all host school equipment.  Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps use their own equipment.

Unload box truck and load and organize into the kitchen (volunteers and attendees will assist with this).

Prep the cafeteria area, setting up serving tables, a PB&J area, and a beverage area.

Clean, prepare and fill the juice and water cooler and keep them filled during the camp.

Cook menu planned meals. Assign food prep tasks to volunteers, referring them to recipes and/or handing out recipes to the volunteers.

At camps end (Sunday) use volunteer help to load box trucks and clean kitchen and cafeteria areas.

Requirements

∴ 18 years or older.

∴ Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

∴ Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

∴ Own your own laptop with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

∴ Available for one full week and weekend of entire audition camp season (or portion of) November-April

∴ Preferred experience/knowledge of drum corps, marching band or indoor activity is helpful but not required

Questions? Email employment@ascendperformingarts.org.

qtq80-HoQcE4The Development Intern assists the Director of Development with creating, developing, and implementing marketing materials and mailings. They also assist (as necessary) with the implementation of new fundraising strategies. Experience with Microsoft Office applications, web and social media. This position also assists with the development of a comprehensive communications strategy and follow through including print, digital, social media channels, and website management.

Great opportunity for a college student seeking a part-time job which can grow to full time career in the performing arts!

Location

Internships are located at the Ascend Performing Arts office (and special event locations):

Ascend Performing Arts
3538 Peoria St
Suite 500
Aurora, CO 80100

Experience:

∴ Looking for individual with Development or fund raising knowledge or willing to learn.

∴ Have Bachelor’s Degree in an arts-related field, nonprofit management or fundraising.

∴ Be experienced in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, donor data base systems such as Network For Good, Colorado Gives, and business and nonprofit email platforms such as Constant Contact, etc.

∴ Be an efficient and organized manager of time and myriad details.

∴ Be a Blue Knights Alumni or someone who is familiar with the performing arts.

Responsibilities

∴ Communication skills needed to communicate about:

∴ Ascend’s Mission
∴ Ascend’s Vision
∴ Ascend’s programs and future programs

∴ Assist development director in retaining current donors:

∴ Personal phone call with follow up e-mail “Thank you”
∴ Will communicate with donors to get specific information and to thank for donations

∴ Written skills: Write short thank you notes.

∴ Computer Skills:

∴ Familiar with Access, Word, Excel, Power Point and Salesforce
∴ May assist Development Director with Power Point Presentations

∴ Work with Alumni Coordinator

Compensation

This unpaid internship can provide school credit, portfolio-building experience, a flexible schedule and valuable experience in the non-profit fundraising world.

Questions: employment@ascendperformingarts.org

Ascend Performing Arts is now accepting applications for Multimedia Interns for the winter and summer seasons.

The Media Intern assists the Director of Communications with creating, developing, and implementing various video, social media and photography work for promotional use.

They will have the opportunity to cover various events with the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, the Blue Knights Winds, and Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. This position may also assist with the development of comprehensive communications and marketing strategy and follow-through including print, digital, social media channels, and website management. The Media Intern will work both independently and as a member of the Media Team.

Predominant work will be assisting with Blue Knights ensembles and Ascend Events. Ascend internships are built to be flexible, make this internship your own in a fun environment to work on projects you wish to pursue!

An ideal applicant would have experience in media production with an emphasis on video and photography work.

Currently seeking Media Interns for:
– Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble
– Blue Knights Winds
– Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps

Location

Internships are located primarily at special event locations in the greater Denver-metro area and at the Ascend Performing Arts office on occasion:

Ascend Performing Arts
3538 Peoria St,
Suite 500 Aurora, CO 80010

Experience:

∴ Looking for individuals with videography and photography knowledge and a willingness to learn.

∴ Currently enrolled or about to be enrolled in a media-related field at the college level, including degrees in journalism, communications, film studies, photography or similar area of study.

∴ Experience and accessibility to Adobe Products is a must. Products including Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom. Experience in Adobe After Effects is a bonus.

∴ Be an efficient worker and meet deadlines.

∴ Prefer a candidate who is familiar with DCI or WGI experience. College student needing flexible internship with potential room for advancement encouraged to apply.

∴ Experience in social media management and development.

∴ 18 years or older.

Expectations

Ascend Performing Arts’ small office environment means everyone plays an important role, and our interns are active members of the team. The real-world experience you will gain is invaluable, but be prepared to work hard among hard workers and achieve great things with us!

Media Internships are flexible based on the successful candidates’ particular focuses of study and interests, so we encourage interns to let us know how they want to grow as young professionals. Ascend’s Director of Operations will assign tasks based on the candidate’s personal goals and skill set.

The Media Team is always open to creativity, and we’ll give you room to make this internship your own. Bring a positive attitude, ideas that reflect your personality and a passion for music and the arts!

Responsibilities

∴ Gather and produce media at various Blue Knights ensemble rehearsals and Ascend Events.

∴ Assist with social media management and posting of content for posts.

∴ Produce content that supports Ascend’s mission and vision.

∴ Deploy content messaging in support of Director of Development’s fundraising campaign projects. 

Compensation

This unpaid internship can provide college credit, portfolio-building experience, a flexible schedule and valuable experience in the non-profit fundraising world.

Contact

For questions about this internship, please contact Ascend Director of Communications at communications@ascendperformingarts.org.

We’re looking for a safe, courteous 15-passenger Van driver who values a predictable schedule. Our organization makes safety our number one priority, which is reflected in our impeccable safety record.

No special license or CDL license is needed. Just a standard driver‘s license with a clean driving record. Must be 25 or over. This is considered a volunteer position and is unpaid however, we may cover transportation expenses to get you to and from tour.

Responsibility

  • Manage routes and routines so they proceed in the most efficient way possible.
  • Find ways to conserve resources, including fuel, to benefit the business.
  • Observe and report equipment or mechanical failures immediately.
  • 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.
  • 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.

» Send resume and questions to jordan.helwerda@ascendperformingarts.org or call (303) 777-1937.

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

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.

Responsibility

– Online database entry and upkeep
– General office support as needed (organizing, filing, etc)
– Provide customer service phone support
– Greet visitors to the office
– 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

Location

Internships are located primarily at special event locations in the greater Denver-metro area and at the Ascend Performing Arts office on occasion:

Ascend Performing Arts
3538 Peoria St,
Suite 500 Aurora, CO 80010

Compensation

This unpaid internship can provide college credit, portfolio-building experience, a flexible schedule and valuable experience in the non-profit and performing arts world.

Contact

For questions about this internship, please contact employment@ascendperformingarts.org.

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