Join the Team!
Love driving? UMass Transit Services is looking for more students to become bus operators! UMTS is a student-run organization that is responsible for keeping UMass Amherst running smoothly every day. With our fully-paid training program, we're a group unlike any other on campus!
Why should you work here?
During our summer training session, you will complete the training program over three weeks (instead of the usual 8-10 weeks during the semester). This way, your semester weekends will not be spent training! We will pay for you to live on campus, and your food for the entire three week period. You will be able to start the semester with a new, high-paying job that you can keep until you graduate, and on into grad school, if you choose! Be sure to indicate that you are "Interested in Summer Training" on your application.
There are four summer sessions:
To Schedule a Bus Driver Interview
To fill out a bus driver application, you can submit an online application.
If you qualify you will be contacted shortly to set up an interview. If you have any questions please call UMass Transit Service at (413) 545-0056 or visit the UMass Transit Bus Garage, located on Holdsworth Way, at the northwest corner of campus.
To Schedule a Van Driver Interview
We are currently not hiring Van Drivers. Please check back later.
What Opportunities for Advancement Are There?
All UMass Transit employees start out as drivers, but there are many promotional positions available to student employees. For instance, you can become a field trip driver, a trainer, a radio operator, a driver supervisor, or a student staff member. These are supervisory positions, and they can help you gain valuable experience that future employers will be looking for. This also allows for a very diverse work-week, and creates more money-making opportunities.