Events Internship

Dates: January – April
Applications due : November 1st
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 seven, 16- to 18-hour days.

Apply: Submit resume and cover letter by November 1st. 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 – April
Applications due : November 1st

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 seven, 16- to 18-hour days.

Responsibilities include: Social Media Marketing, working with the Digital 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, Tik Tok, 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 November 1st. Applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person as determined by WGI on a case-by-case basis.

Email: [email protected], Bart Woodley, Operations 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], Bart Woodley, Operations Manager

 

WGI Social Media Video Highlight Crew

Dates: February – April

Overview: Are you a master at social media or video production? Help WGI cover your local regional on social media or through a video montage! Join our WGI Social Media or Video Highlight Crew TODAY! Click the button below to learn more.

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