Help Wanted: Colts & Colt Cadets Summer Staff Needs - Apply!
April 10, 2023
The Colts Youth Organization has two drum corps that need your help this summer! Interested individuals should submit an online application for consideration. Immediate needs for the Colts & Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps include: summer medical professionals, CDL drivers, audio technicians, merchandise managers, and media team personnel.
Use this link to SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.
There are many seasonal roles available for the Colts and Colt Cadets summer tours. All candidates should use this application portal to express their interest in working with the Colts.
The Colts will employ two Certified Athletic Trainers throughout spring training and will travel on tour with at least one ATC professional at all times. Colt Cadets also require a medical professional to be with them as they travel. The Colts are “in session” from Memorial Day weekend through DCI Championships in August. The Colt Cadets tour throughout five Midwest states for the first two weeks of July, and then the Open Class tour picks up in late July and leads them into DCI Championships in Indianapolis. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Athletic Training, BOC certification, CPR/AED certification and current state licensure is expected for lead roles.
CDL & GENERAL DRIVERS
The Colts seek Class A CDL drivers, Class B CDL drivers, a souvenir operation driver (dual axle truck with 18’ pull behind sales trailer), and a props driver. Class A & B drivers will need air brake certification for the summer tours. Preferred candidates will be those available from June 22 through August 13. The Colts own a fleet of vehicles including two motorcoaches, an entertainer bus, a semi tractor and three trailers, four passenger vans, a dually pickup, two UTVs, and a variety of utility trailers. Additionally, two semi tractors and one box truck are leased each season to carry each corps down the road.
The Colts will employ one or two merchandise managers for the summer tour. These individuals manage inventory, handle sales, and set up/tear down the summer souvenir operation for the organization. These roles offer a bit more flexibility with time and travel than other summer tour roles. Interested individuals may apply as part of a team or individually.
SOUND ENGINEERS / ELECTRONICS PRODUCTION
The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps seek sound production engineers and support team members. These roles are specifically for the Colts summer tour. Individuals will report to the lead audio engineer (specifically, A1 and A2 technicians are desired). The sound team is responsible for the assembly, operation and maintenance of the technical equipment used to amplify, balance and enhance the Colts sound during summer rehearsals and performances. Interested candidates should be beyond marching eligibility. Internship roles are available if desired.
MEDIA TEAM MEMBERS / PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER
Summer photographers and videographers will report to the media manager. A creative eye and understanding of basic photo or video editing is preferred. Internships may be arranged for these roles, but applicants should be beyond marching age.
PROPS / TOUR SUPPORT / EVENT ROLES
With two drum corps, there are always many roles that need to be covered for some or all of the summer months! Additionally, the Colts operate four DCI summer tour events along with offseason camps and occasional fundraising events. Let us know how you might be interested in supporting Colts members! Internships may be arranged for a variety of roles in media, arts administration, or business.
We have limited openings for our summer instructional teams. Please submit an application if you are interested in teaching so we have your information as opportunities become available.
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