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Job Description

So you think you might like to be a Granpa Cratchet Star Performer and run a tour.  You might want to think again. It’s not just about performing puppets. It’s about performing performing as a professional business person, a public relations person and performing the duties of a route manager and more.

Here’s a few of the hats you have to wear to be a route manager:

  • Do the Granpa Voice
  • Set Up and Repair Equipment
  • Learn Fast, Take Instructions
  • Drive Equipment
  • Work Well With Kids
  • Impress the Clients/Sponsors/Professionals
  • Get Dirty and Work in the Heat
  • Do Great Puppets
  • Have a Lot of Energy
  • Have a Great Sense Of Humor
  • Love To Travel
  • Be Able to Drive & Maneuver  Equipment (truck & trailer)
  • Control Your Tongue and Temper
  • Think On Your Feet
  • Solve Problems
  • Have a Great Attitude No Matter What
  • Do Paperwork
  • Think Ahead
  • Be Cool In A Crises
  • Keep Thinks Neat, Clean and Orderly
  • Be A Can Do Person
  • Be A Handy Man Fix It Person
  • Keep Track Of Details
  • Take Responsibility
  • Schmooze The Client
  • Love The Kids
  • Entertain 250 People for 20 Minutes with Total off the Cuff Silliness
  • Drive A Little Mobile Safely While Looking Totally Out Of Control
  • Learn a Script and Blocking for A Twenty Minute Show
  • Sell Product Till Your Face Turns Blue and your pockets bulge with cash



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Sam is a businessman, writer, entertainer, speaker, husband, father to six children, grandfather and great grandfather. Sam graduated from Huntington University with a B.A. in phychology and drama and pursued a degree in Broadcasting from Illinois Central College with graduate level studies at Christian Leadership University. Sam is the creator of Granpa Cratchet, one of the most successful touring shows in the history of the live events industry. Millions of people see Granpa every year all across the United States at fairs and festivals. His characters have appeared on every major network: Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show (4 times). Sam and his characters have made over 500 local appearances and on all the major networks; NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, PBN, The LeSea Network, The PTL Network and Praise the Lord. They currently appear all around the world every week on YouTube and Facebook, and on several satellite networks via the Kidz Television Network and The Captain Hook (children's) Show.

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