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The nine most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Fort Myer, Va.; Philadelphia; Helena, Mont.; Houma, La.; Georgetown, Del.; Huntsville, Ala.; Ayr, Neb.; Rogers, Ark.; and Ida, Mich.
1. 3rd trombone, US Army Blues band
Employer: US Army
Wages/Salary: $51,000 to $58,000
Details: Audition is scheduled July 7 for spot in the premier jazz ensemble that is part of the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The 18-piece ensemble is one of the few remaining professional big bands playing today. (Click here or more information.)
Location: Fort Myer, Va. (pop. 1,293; median family income $53,542) is a military community situated five minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
2. Churrasqueiro chef
Employer: Fogo de Chao restaurant
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Prepare, grill, and present meats in traditional Brazilian “churrasco” style. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Philadelphia (pop. 1,447,395; median family income $44,134) is the fourth largest US urban area and home to the reigning champs of Major League Baseball.
3. Helicopter manager
Employer: Forestry Division of the Natural Resources and Conservation Dept.
Wages/salary: $12.63 to $14.85 an hour
Details: Track flight hours and crew time reports and direct helitack squad in suppression of wildland fires. Must be willing to travel throughout Montana and stay for two weeks at a time at a moment’s notice. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Helena, Mont. (pop. 25,780; median family income $63,473) is called a city that gold built, after the rush commenced in 1864. The city’s Mansion District is a reminder of when Helena had more millionaires per capita “than any other city on earth.”
4. Cargo claims investigator
Employer: SAIA Freight
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Investigate and determine carrier liability on all cargo loss and damage claims valued between $100 and $1,000 (Click here for more information.)
Location: Houma, La. (pop. 32,393; median family income $43,050), named after the Houmas Indian tribe, sits squarely in Cajun country about 30 miles southwest of New Orleans.