Transportation Positions Available at YEA!

 

Driver SquareA note from George Hopkins, the Director and CEO of Youth Education in the Arts:

Youth Education in the Arts is an awesome company. We have thousands of students involved in our programs.

Marching bands, drum corps, dance, concert bands and all other musical and scholastic programs.

We travel a good deal, we have a number of vehicles, and we need some help with this transportation effort.
It’s a big deal … and we need to be better at it.
Without great travel, the kids do not get the greatest of experience.

Unfortunately, most of us at the YEA! office are musicians and when it comes to tractor trailers and buses … we are not the best.

Take a look below and perhaps you would love to join the team.
We would, I assure you, Love to talk to you.

GJH

 


 

Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) is a non-profit organization based in Allentown, PA. Its programs allow thousands of talented performers to participate in pageantry events nationwide.
YEA!'s programs include:

  • The Cadets - 10-Time World Champion Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Cadets2 - 2016 World Champion Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Xcape Dance Studio - Hip-Hop Dance Company
  • USBands - The largest sanctioning body for scholastic music competitions in the United States

Born from the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, which began in 1934, Youth Education in the Arts, founded in 1990, affords young members the opportunity to participate in some of the most prestigious events in the world. Each year YEA! members participate in numerous high-profile ceremonies celebrating sporting events and political inaugurations as well as movie premieres and television commercials. YEA! performers have most recently performed with recording acts such as Shania Twain and Destiny's Child, appeared on MTV, the Late Show with David Letterman and the Today Show, as well as being featured performers in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. YEA! has also provided ensembles for professional sports teams including the New York Jets, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets.

In the organization's illustrious history, YEA! performers have had the unique experience to appear most notably at the Summer Olympic Games, the Major-League Baseball All-Star Game, the World Cup and other notable national and international sporting events.

While amassing a long and storied tradition, YEA! groups have been recognized as World Champions in various disciplines. Over 750 members have had the experience of winning gold medals for their performances, quite possibly an honor they would not be able to realize in any other part of their lives.

YEA! invites the world of tomorrow and makes a huge difference in the lives of thousands of young people each year. Within the programs of YEA! young people gain an edge. They learn to cooperate, they learn to set goals, they work long and hard and they learn what it takes to be a success!

 



Fleet Manager

Job Summary: We are looking for a strong candidate to become our first ever fleet manager. YEA! owns trailers, entertainers, box trucks, RV’s and small vehicles. We also rent tractors each weekend and all summer.

The vehicles sit in yard in Allentown and we suffer greatly due to a lack of care. We are looking for someone to maintain maintenance schedules, do basic repair, and to be able to transport vehicles as needed to and from repair shops or other locations. Ideally, the candidate will have a Class A and Class B CDL. This is pretty important!

If you are interested, we can also add to the position by employing you to drive a tractor trailer each weekend.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Overall improvement - Take care of all vehicles so that small problems do not become large issues.
Maintain and support the overall maintaining of all vehicles. In the summer, most are in use so … this can be a part time job. At this moment — we can employ the right candidate for a pretty active period of time.

What Are We Looking For?

  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain business and maintenance plans. An ability to maintain and understand budgets would be a huge bonus.
  • Work with area truck and bus garages to find us the best deals and the best relationships
  • Work in your spare time to find us a no cost storage location. Find us an inside location if at all possible.
  • Develop and teach a driving safety course for volunteers and other drivers
  • Manage the EDL mandate with all YEA! summer tour drivers
  • Lessen expenditures for vehicles. Each year we have a major expense and this should NOT be the case.
  • Provide technical support to the nonprofits staff.

Qualifications:

  • A high school degree.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record ... CDL; Class A and B Endorsements.
  • Complete a favorable background check and pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must have exceptional customer service, presentation skills and ability to relate to range of staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal to all levels of organizations.
  • Requires strong problem solving, organizational and time management capabilities.
  • Must be able to read and understand technical and financial aspects on all related products including all vehicles.
  • Proficient in computer skills.

Job Type: Full-time or part-time. We are open to discussion.

Experience: Fleet management for three years

Education: Bachelor's (Preferred)

Depending on full or part-time, we do offer benefits including medical, retirement, vacation and holidays.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to .

 

 


 

CDL SquareSummer Tractor Trailer Drivers

June 15- August 15

 

Job Summary - The Cadets Drum Corps travels the country each summer. We hit 40 cities in 60 days with drives each night from 2 to 10 hours. We travel as a caravan and we many times are fortunate to have volunteer drivers but, I am anticipating the need for paid drivers for some of the vehicles.

Interested? Pay is not, great but you are provided four meals a day, all driving support (food) and we are a ton of fun! You are traveling with a musical ensemble and kids that are truly tremendous. Some days, no travel at all. Some days, just an hour or two.

We would love to have you. A guess on salary? We would love to have you at $500 a week but we are unfortunately, negotiable.

Qualifications:

  • A high school degree.
  • Mechanical aptitude a bonus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record .. CDL; Class A and B Endorsements.
  • Complete a favorable background check and pre-employment drug screen. This includes all PA child safety clearances including FBI (state law).
  • Must be a great team member.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal to all levels of organizations including students.
  • Requires strong problem solving, organizational and time management capabilities.


Other Notes

  • No smoking on school grounds which is most of our stays.
  • Sleeping is on air mattress or cot in a private driver room at the schools. You will team up with a driving team of 13.
  • No Alcohol through the summer unless you are given a night off from driving and then, with moderation.
  • We have students and parents all around us.

Interested or looking for more information? Please send a note with references and your experience to .

We will be in touch!

 


 

Cadets2 Tractor Trailer Drivers

May 1 - September 4th (weekends only)

 

Job Description: Cadets2 is a local music ensemble. Beginning in May, C2 rehearses or performs each weekend. If you are close to Allentown, this is a fabulous weekend job for you.

If you are a bit father away, this could still be a weekend gig that is enjoyable and does not require a lot of hours on the road.

Here is a typical weekend schedule:

 

Friday
5 pm — pick up the truck in Allentown, PA — Drive to rehearsal facility in Central PA or New Jersey
7 pm — Truck dropped off. Done for the evening

Saturday
1 pm — Arrive at rehearsal location
2 pm — Truck packed up
3:30 pm - Travel to school for performance (2-3 hours)
5:00 pm — Arrive at the school; unloaded
9:00 pm - Truck Loaded
10:30 pm - Truck returns to housing in PA
12:00 am — Done for the day

Sunday
3 pm - Truck is loaded
4 pm - Truck returned to the yard
6 pm or so — done for the weekend

 

Qualifications for Weekend Driving Position:

  • A high school degree. College would be phenomenal.
  • Mechanical aptitude a bonus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record ... CDL; Class A and B Endorsements.
  • Complete a favorable background check and pre-employment drug screen. This includes all PA chid safety clearances including FBI (state law).
  • Must be a great team member.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal to all levels of organizations including students.
  • Requires strong problem solving, organizational and time management capabilities.
  • We would love to have volunteers for this gig but sometimes this is difficult. That said, anyone who has the CDL, is looking to make a little cash and loves kids and music … well, I bet we can work something out.

Want more information? Please send information regarding your experience to . Please make note of the job you are pursuing.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.


For more information on Youth Education in the Arts to go www.yea.org.

 

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