The Cadets seeking Summer Tour help for 2011

Tour admin, drivers, food service, seamstresses and more!

Come on board in 2011! The Cadets need your help for Spring Training and Summer Tour.

Are you looking for the ideal summer job that allows you to enjoy drum corps, too! Or do you have a few weeks or days to spend on the road helping fantastic people reach their potential?  

The Cadets might just have the summer opportunity for you! 

Letters of interest are now being taken for a variety of summer positions, including Tour Assistants, CDL and small vehicle drivers, food manager, seamstresses, medical assistants and more! 

Read through the job descriptions and see which might be your summer dream job! 



  • Volunteer management and care – schedule and communicate the day ahead for foodservice volunteers, based on schedules, menus, manpower, and logistical considerations
  • Manage the “Volunteer RV” living arrangements with the tour manager
  • Keep an open line of communication with the tour manager and administration


  • Plan menus in advance (three meals, plus one snack per day)
  • Work with admin/medical team to plan a strategic, nutritious, varied menu
  • Prepare daily shopping lists within budget considerations
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment in the food truck
  • Plan and manage Sam’s Club trips in coordination with tour manager
  • Supervise the packing and unpacking of the truck
  • Provide meals according to special needs (vegetarians, allergies, etc.)
  • Maintain organization of the truck (dry goods, refrigerator, cans, cookware, etc.)

Timeframe: May 13 thru August 14 


The Cadets have a team of three Tour Assistants, whom report to the Tour Manager in the Administration RV on a constant basis. These individuals work to manage all behind-the-scenes operations of the drum corps, facilitating everyone in the corps to perform their specific roles at a world class level. Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


  • Airport Pickups/Drop-offs
  • Hospital Pickups/Drop-offs
  • Shopping Trips
  • Fueling Trips
  • Stadium Trips

*Must be willing to drive larger vehicles, including RV, passenger van, and box truck. Experience with trailers is not required, but is a bonus!  


  • Act as liaison to staff, members, volunteers, medical personnel, hosts, show coordinators, parents, etc.
  • Coordinates vehicle management, logistics and maintenance
  • Coordinate mailings and shipments to/from the corps on the road


  • Keep inventories of field paint, supplies
  • Assist with uniform maintenance and laundry days (ability to sew is a bonus!)
  • Assist staff and members with equipment needs


  • Ability to work in an organized and efficient fashion with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Google Maps, Email, and Web browsers is important.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and through the written word is a necessity.

Timeframe: May 10 thru Aug. 15
Availability: 2-3 positions available (minimum age 22) 


The Cadets’ convoy will include two 48’ semi-trailers on their 17,000 mile journey in 2011, carrying all food and equipment supplies. We are fortunate and grateful to have several volunteer drivers with Class A CDL certification, but we are always looking for more qualified assistance to get the corps down the road safely and efficiently.  

If you are able to commit to two weeks, three weeks, or even the whole summer, we would love to hear from you! We will coordinate travel and provide meals during your time on the road; and, for the right experience and commitment; there is the possibility of a small stipend for your time and services.  

However, this position is available specifically for someone looking to spend some quality time around some of the most fabulous people in the world – The Cadets! 

Timeframe: June 8 – Aug. 15
Availability: two tractors  


The Cadets’ convoy will include three RVs, two box trucks, and 1 passenger van in 2011. Each of these vehicles will have trailers attached, from scaffolding, to golf carts, to equipment, to satellite vehicles. We are looking for assistance to get the convoy down the road safely and efficiently, as we travel from city to city through the night.  

If you’d like to sign up for one week, two weeks, or even more, let us know!  

Timeframe: June 8 – Aug. 15
Availability: Six drivers per night 


The Cadets are looking for qualified, experienced assistance in fitting and maintaining the Maroon and Gold uniform in 2011. Beginning in January, we are looking for assistance with measurements during the winter camps. At the end of May, during Spring Training, we’ll be fitting the corps with their very own threads. We are also looking for assistance throughout the summer, as adjustments and maintenance is required for The Cadets to look excellent at each and every show, regardless of how much weight they’ve lost!  


To provide four meals per day to 200+ individuals, The Cadets will need approximately eight individuals for each day of Spring Training and tour. Are you a parent, alumnus, friend, or fan? We’d love to have you on board! No experience is necessary, as there is a role for everyone: whether it’s mixing the drink coolers, taking out the garbage, washing dishes, or slicing and dicing. Many hands make for light work!

Feel free to sign up for a week, a month, or more!  

Timeframe: May 13 – Aug. 14
Availability: Eight positions available 


The Cadets have been fortunate to gather a team of fantastic medical staff with various backgrounds over the past few years. That said, we are always looking to add experience and talent to our team. Are you a student looking for an athletic training (or similar) internship? Have you graduated and you’re looking for some summer experience in a demanding, rewarding setting? We may have just the situation for you!  

Timeframe: May 14 - Aug. 15

Interested in any of these positions?
Send your letter of interest to Justin Heimbecker, assistant director of The Cadets, at, or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 112, or Melissa Barlow at, or (610) 821-0345, Ext. 115.


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