Now Hiring Blimp Ground Crew Members

April 16, 2015

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Van Wagner Airship Group has an exciting, and important, temporary position available for a trustworthy and responsible individual interested in traveling, learning new skills, and participating with our Airship Ground Crew and Operations Team. The temporary position will be for 3 to 4 months.

Airships, also referred to as blimps, fly from one city to the next and need at least 13 crew members available at all times to keep the ship in top operation. As an Airship Ground Crew Member, you will follow the blimp from city to city and assist in handling certain critical aspects of the operation.

This unique opportunity is fitting for individuals that have a strong desire to travel. You will be on the road traveling with the ground crew for the entire period of your assignment and all lodging expenses are taken care of by Van Wagner.


1. Driving — The blimps travel from city to city, and stay in each city for about a week. As an Airship Ground Crew Member, you will assist the team in driving from place to place — day and night. We require a current driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

2. Flight Operations — As an Airship Ground Crew Member, you will help maneuver the blimp to and from its mooring mast for take offs and landings.

3. Security Watch — The airship is never left unattended. All Ground Crew will have to stand “watch” while the blimp is not flying. Watch duty is rotated through the crew via a weekly schedule.

4. Maintenance — Airship Ground Crew members are responsible for cleaning and maintaining vehicles, trailers, equipment and the blimp itself. No mechanical background is required, but it is helpful.


In order to be considered for a position within our company you must:

A. Must have a clean driving record.

B. Must be at least 21 years of age. (Federal DOT Requirement)

C. Must have a clean criminal background.

D. Must be able to do physically demanding work including, but not limited to, running, climbing, lifting, pulling. These tasks are often performed on uneven terrain.

E. Must be able to pass a hair analysis drug screen.

If you would like to hear more about the position and schedule an interview, please submit your resume to us at

About Van Wagner Group LLC

Van Wagner Group LLC is a multi-dimensional firm with specialties in Aerial Media, Sports and Entertainment, and Experiential Marketing. Van Wagner was founded over 40 years ago by Richard M. Schaps, who remains the company’s principal owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Van Wagner Aerial Media LLC operates the world’s largest aerial media business, with blimps and planes flying worldwide, reaching billions annually. We work with a wide range of brands, properties, teams, municipalities, public and private entities, and in each case, we help our advertising partners build their brands with fun displays that ennoble the events and venues that we fly over. In addition, our experiential marketing teams often participate in and around the same events on behalf of the brands we represent.

Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE), is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales groups in the world and a leading innovator in property consulting and branding solutions. Originally formed in 1996 with the acquisition of rotating signage company Dorna USA, VWSE is the global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible signage, premium seating programs, technology design, and in-venue content integrations that redefine the fan experience.

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