Events Internship

Dates: January 2020 – April 2020
Applications due : October 18, 2019
Overview: An exciting opportunity to help build your portfolio! Assist with making all details of WGI Regional Championships and World Championships come to life. Assist with organizing materials and schedules, managing shipping calendars, and creating documents and signs to assure the events run smoothly. Assignments will focus on operational tasks (facility/equipment/supply issues and arrangements) and event on-site operation (scheduling and correspondence/procedure & flow operations).

Details: Approximately 10 – 15 hours per week in our Dayton, Ohio, office. Because we are a producer of “special events,” employees and interns sometimes work on a flexible basis, with substantially more time being worked during and immediately prior to events. Hours will be flexible to fit your schedule between a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. regular work-day. The program adjusts to your school calendar and WGI will do all that is possible and necessary to assist in efforts to secure academic credit for your experience. During our World Championships in April, hours will include up to nine, 16- to 18-hour days.

Apply: Submit resume and cover letter by October 18, 2019. Applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person as determined by WGI on a case-by-case basis.

Email[email protected], Lyera Hammons, Senior Event Manager

 

Marketing Internship

Dates: January 2020 – April 2020
Applications due : October 18, 2019

Overview: Did you know that most marching arts fans keep up with their favorite WGI division through social media? Be one of the people who communicate with them on behalf of WGI! In this position, the marketing intern will not only communicate to WGI’s audience, but will also help craft campaigns, ads and messages that make performers and fans become excited about WGI’s events.

Details: This is a paid internship that requires approximately 10 – 15 hours per week. Because we are a producer of “special events,” employees and interns sometimes work on a flexible basis, with substantially more time being worked during and immediately prior to events. Hours will be flexible to fit your schedule between a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. regular work-day. The program adjusts to your school calendar and WGI will do all that is possible and necessary to assist in efforts to secure academic credit for your experience. During our World Championships in April, hours will include up to nine, 16- to 18-hour days.

Responsibilities include: Social Media Marketing, working with the Marketing Manager to create a social media calendar, develop and schedule content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) and website, and coordinate additional social media promotions/initiatives as needed; Organizing World Championships photos; Creating Facebook events for WGI Regionals, Power Regionals and World Championships; Sharing content from WGI’s sponsors and partners; Tracking WGI’s social media analytics; Helping to create and distribute WGI’s Facebook digital awards; Assisting the marketing manager in summarizing social media content from each WGI Regional and World Championships using Wakelet; Assisting the marketing manager in coordinating WGI’s social media crew as needed; Writing and creating new feature stories for wgi.org; Moderating and approving content for WGI’s year-round and World Championships social media feeds using Tagboard.com; Assisting the WGI office on its move to the World Championships site and performing operational tasks.

Requirements: The Marketing Internship is catered towards individuals studying marketing or communications degree, but is open to applicants of all fields. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills; An in-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat; and experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insight. Experience posting and scheduling content across various social media platforms using Hootsuite (or similar scheduling program) and WordPress (or similar program) preferred, but not required. Graphic design experience (including a working proficiency of Photoshop) preferred, but not required.

Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and three writing samples by October 18, 2019. Applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person as determined by WGI on a case-by-case basis.

Email: [email protected], Trevor Jordan, Marketing Manager

 

Marketing Internship

Dates: May 2020 – Flexible (Dependent on Applicant’s Schedule; Minimum of 3 Months Preferred)
Applications due: February 28, 2020

Overview: Help create and communicate WGI marketing initiatives following the 2020 season! In this position, the marketing intern will not only communicate to WGI’s audience, but will also help craft campaigns, ads and messages that make performers and fans become excited about WGI’s events during WGI’s typical off-season.

Details: This is a paid internship that requires approximately 10 – 15 hours per week. Hours will be flexible to fit your schedule between a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. regular work-day. The program adjusts to your school calendar and WGI will do all that is possible and necessary to assist in efforts to secure academic credit for your experience.

Responsibilities include: Social Media Marketing, working with the Marketing Manager to create a social media calendar, develop and schedule content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) and website, and coordinate additional social media promotions/initiatives as needed; Organizing World Championships photos; Creating Facebook events for WGI Regionals, Power Regionals and World Championships; Sharing content from WGI’s sponsors and partners; Tracking WGI’s social media analytics; Assisting the marketing manager in coordinating WGI’s social media crew as needed; Writing and creating new feature stories for wgi.org; Moderating and approving content for WGI’s social media feeds (displayed on wgi.org) using Tagboard.com.

Requirements: Applicants must be working towards a marketing or communications degree, or similar field. Applicants must have experience posting and scheduling content across various social media platforms and proficiency with Hootsuite (or similar scheduling program) and WordPress (or similar program). Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills; An in-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat; and experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insight. Graphic design experience (including a limited proficiency with Photoshop) preferred, but not required.

Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and three writing samples by February 28, 2020. Applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person as determined by WGI on a case-by-case basis.

Email[email protected], Trevor Jordan, Marketing Manager

 

WGI Writers

Overview: This is a great year-round opportunity for anyone who seeks to write about the marching arts. WGI offers freelance and contracted writing positions to keep WGI’s audience up-to-date on the latest color guard, percussion and winds news. Writers will be assigned stories as well as be asked to pitch article ideas for website features and event coverage.

Details: This position is for someone with experience in writing for publications or is studying to become a journalist.

Apply: To apply please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples. Applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person as determined by WGI on a case-by-case basis.

Email: [email protected], Trevor Jordan, Marketing Manager

 

Video Opportunity – WGI News Crew

Dates: January 2020 – April 2020

Overview: A fun opportunity to build your video experience and demo reel while working in the exciting activity of Winter Guard, Indoor Percussion, and Winds. WGI is looking for creative volunteers to produce highlight videos from their local WGI events as part of the “WGI News Crew.” You will record your own footage and produce/edit a final video that we will post across WGI’s social media with your name as creator!

Details: Applicants must have video shooting/editing experience and access to HD recording equipment and most important, a passion for the indoor activities. Must be 18+ to apply.

Apply: Email [email protected], Amy Racic, Video Specialist

 

Onsite Social Media Crew Member

Overview: Are you attending a WGI regional this season? Consider yourself a social media pro? Then apply now and join the Onsite Social Media Crew.

This is a great one or multiple day opportunity for individuals that are unable to physically help at the WGI office but are able to attend a color guard/percussion/winds regional near their hometown. In this capacity, the crew member serves WGI as a social media ambassador covering WGI regional events. The crew member is required to cover these events through means of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Members working the event will virtually work with the WGI Marketing Manager on the best content approach and schedule. Those applying must also have excellent social media time management, communication and writing skills.

Details: Applicants must be proficient in the latest social media platforms. Must also share a passion for the marching arts. You will be working a full day (7 to 9 hours) alone at the WGI regional until the end of the awards ceremony. Being a part of the WGI Social Media Crew you will be required to work from your mobile phone or tablet (newer phones with great picture & video quality preferred). Extra data charges may apply. This is a voluntary one-day regional event position for those seeking to expand their knowledge on strategic social media methods for WGI. Must be 18+ to apply.

Apply: Email [email protected], Trevor Jordan, Marketing Manager