THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT
ANNOUNCES PART-TIME JOB OPENING FOR
AMP VAN DRIVER
Part-Time, Starting Immediately
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Please follow application instructions listed at the end of this job description
Summary of Position
The Atlanta Music Project seeks a safety-first, dependable, motivated, detail-oriented individual to take on the position of AMP Van Driver.
The AMP Van Driver will provide general support to the Operations Team in the areas of transportation and special projects. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Operations.
This position will support Atlanta Music Project programming and operations through positive team practices. The AMP Van Driver will be responsible primarily for the transportation of youth and will also ensure that the highest possible safety standards are followed in the operation and maintenance of AMP vehicles. The AMP Van Driver will follow all state, local and organizational requirements relating to the position. The winning candidate will need to be detail oriented, a strong multitasker and able to receive feedback in a direct and positive way.
- Safely transport students on the AMP Van from school to AMP sites, to and from concerts, field trips and special events
- At all times ensure and monitor the safety and comfort of all AMP Van passengers
- Perform thorough pre/post trip vehicle inspections and reporting equipment concerns and maintenance problems
- Assist students in the loading and unloading process
- Maintaining the strict requirement of the vehicle capacity
- Coordinate and communicate with AMP Staff
- Understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
- Be a positive representative of the Atlanta Music Project in the community
- 2 years bus driving experience
- Valid CDL Class B with passenger endorsement
- Good driving record and valid auto insurance (Must not have had their drivers license suspended for traffic accidents/violations within the past 3 years; Must not have any at fault accidents in the past 3 years)
- Successful candidate is required to pass criminal background check, drug test and safe driving course
- High School diploma or GED
- Must possess reliable personal transportation
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:
- Experience driving children on buses, preferably school buses or charter buses
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Exemplary dependability and punctuality
- Cheerful personality and comfortable working around children
- Thorough knowledge of City of Atlanta streets and neighborhoods
Notes: The AMP Van Driver is an hourly, contracted position beginning November 13, 2023. Hourly rate is $22.00/hour. Successful candidate must be available Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Saturdays, 12n-4pm.
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “AMP Van Driver” no later than Friday, November 10, 2023. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline. It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.
About the Atlanta Music Project
Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP’s mission is to empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music. In addition to four after-school learning sites providing band, orchestra and choir instruction, AMP’s programs include: the AMP Academy, providing advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students; the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school; and the AMP Youth Orchestras and Choirs. AMP also recently launched a college scholarship program supporting AMP alumni pursuing four-year college degrees. With a 2020-2021 annual operating budget of $1.9MM, AMP will serve 350 young musicians.
AMP music ensembles perform more than 50 concerts annually, performing in venues all across Atlanta, from community centers to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. AMP music ensembles have performed alongside international stars such as the Harlem Quartet, electric violinist Lindsey Stirling, pianist Terrence Wilson, soprano Alison Buchanan, rapper Lecrae, R&B singer Monica, and the Imani Winds. AMP musicians can be seen performing with rapper T.I. on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. AMP’s young musicians have successfully auditioned for Georgia All-State ensembles, the Atlanta Opera, and have concertized as far away as Los Angeles, Aspen, Mexico City and Scotland. AMP is a 2019 winner of ArtsATL’s Luminary Award for Arts Education and a 2018 winner of Emory University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. In 2016 and 2017, the White House named AMP one of the top 50 youth arts programs in the nation.
AMP’s existence is a direct result of the 2009 TED Prize, which was awarded to Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela’s El Sistema. AMP’s co-founders were members of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
AMP’s current and past funders include Carnegie Hall, PwC, Bank of America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, Mailchimp, The Zeist Foundation, the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation, the Harland Charitable Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Music Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
AMP’s partners and collaborators include the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton State University, and the Chestnut Family Foundation.
AMP is a member of “El Sistema USA,” the National Alliance of El Sistema Inspired Programs.
For more information visit http://www.atlantamusicproject.org