The Cadets

Cadets Seeking Athletic Trainers, Transportation Manager

We're looking for two important additions to The Cadets' tour this summer, an Athletic Trainer and a Transportation Manager. We can't get down the road without these two members of our team, literally and figuratively. Keep reading for what we're looking for and how you can apply!

Athletic Trainers

Drum corps can often be just as grueling as most physical contact sports these days. Pulled groins, twisted ankles, sprains, bumps and bruises are all common occurrences. We rehearse 12 hours a day, we have challenges and there is an instructional team that needs to be coordinated and assisted. We need talented, educated individuals to travel the road with us and help keep us at 100%. This is not an easy task, but this is a great educational experience, a great resume builder, and an opportunity to give back to many young men and women giving their all in the pursuit of perfection.

You DO NOT need to: prescribe medication or administer stitches
You DO need to: know CPR, be able to wrap an ankle, assess minor injuries and constantly have the health and wellness of our performers at the forefront of your mind. 

Said person should plan to develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for The Cadets. The head athletic trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program. This is a paid position. The intern position is also paid ($100 per week). Travel, meals and housing is provided along with lots of music.

Lead Athletic Trainer

Education: Bachelor's in appropriate area of specialization.

Experience: Two to three years of professional experience, although more is a plus.

Certificate/Licenses (preferred): Certified by the NATA BOC, State Athletic Training Licensure, Familiarity with NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA governing rules.

Primary Responsibilities for the Lead Athletic Trainer:

  • Develop overall sports medicine program for The Cadets, including injury prevention program, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes. We have had past trainers and what we're looking for is the ability to work will all of the staff as a member of the team.
  • Provide athletic training services for The Cadets, including attendance at scheduled rehearsals. The total number of Cadets is approximately 150 plus staff.
  • Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete as necessary.
  • Responsible for the formation of the corps athletic training staff (two additional people), including hiring, training, and supervision of assistant/associate athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers and student athletic trainers.
  • Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs.
  • Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff for coverage of all corps practices and competitions.
  • Record keeping and documentation.

Student assistants may also apply. What we're looking for is experience, the ability and desire to work long hours. The lead trainer will take the interview and make the decision regarding the team.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 24. You can send letters of interest and resumes directly to Mike Pfeil at

Please make note of whether you are applying for the Lead Athletic Training position or one of the supporting assistant positions. 


Transportation Manager

Do you know a lot about charter buses, semi-trucks, motor coaches and small vehicles? Do you dream of catalytic converters, the smell of diesel and the roar of the engine? Do you love the performing arts and assisting in the growth of young adults? 

Well, you just found your perfect summer job.

We're seeking a Transportation Manager for the 2017 summer season. This is a paid position and will require the focus of said individual from May 1 to August 14.

You'll manage the operation of the organizations' motor vehicles and oversee DOT compliance and reporting as it relates to the fleet. You'll also develop and implement vehicle and equipment preventive maintenance programs, as well as managing transportation department budgets. Developing and maintaining outside vendor and service provider relationships is important. This position may require some involvement or familiarity in the drum corps arena and familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures. You will rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, perform a variety of tasks, and lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. This position reports to the tour manager and/or the corps director. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Must have CDL and equipped to drive semis. charter coaches with passengers, entertainer coaches and all small vehicles.
  • Provide daily oversight and service to entire fleet of vehicles.
  • Train paid and volunteer drivers on the log book process and collect daily.
  • Create nightly/daily transportation routes for the fleet.
  • Schedule and coordinate driving staff for complete summer coverage.
  • Schedule and maintain routine maintenance on all fleet vehicles.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 24. You can send letters of interest and resumes directly to Mike Pfeil at

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