Key Characteristics for Position
- Reliable and responsible: Event staff are given responsibility and we therefore look for team members who live up to this and can be relied upon to perform scripted tasks independently.
- Hard working: Working this event can be a lot of fun but also hard work. Our team members all have a strong work ethic, and don't mind putting in physical labor for their shift.
- Organized: Team members are expected to be organized and present in a clean, tidy, well-prepared and punctual manner.
- Flexible and resourceful: This event is well planned but anything can happen and our team members are often called upon to perform additional tasks or problem solve.
- Positive outlook: Above all, the reputation of the event team is one of great personalities who are always willing to help, and retain a sense of humor and positive outlook throughout.
- Experienced: Being able to demonstrate experience in any of the following fields: endurance sports events, and/or service industry.
- Sense of Adventure: This job is hard work and long days, but you'll meet lots of different folks from around CA and the US, plus work with a fun crew, who like to hang out in the off hours.
Tasks/Roles for Support Team
Flexibility and willingness to help out in support roles is key. The team is composed of incredible individuals, who possess a special customer‐first attitude. Support team may conduct all or any of the following tasks during their shift:
- Drive support vehicles
- Organize and staff rest stops/lunch stops for athletes which include packaged bars, drinks, and catered lunches, etc.
- Load, transport, and unload event equipment
- Liaise with participants
- Setup bike roadeos, arches, games, smores station, vendor booths, decorations, etc.
- Work the registration and sign-in table
- Work at Festival events off-site, interacting with participants
- Shop for perishable and non-perishable event supplies
- Fulfill participant/guest requests as needed
- Execute a variety of other daily logistics tasks
- Work long daily event hours (first ones up and last ones to sleep)
- A fit with the above Tasks/Roles
- Ability to work with team members easily, and follow instructions of Event Manager
- Ability and willingness to lift 40-pound pieces of event equipment repeatedly throughout the day of the event
- Ability to read and follow maps and GPS tools
- Ability to receive and send email prior and after the event
- Possess a USA provider cell phone with ability to send and receive text messages throughout the event
- Ability to download and read PDF documents and guides, which are written in English
- Not required, but if you like bikes or have a bike, you'll find the off-hours of this event much more fun, since it's bicycling oriented
- Free camping at the Paso Robles campground included.
- Meals included while working, plus any food as served by The Festival.
- Reimbursement of fuel, if you use your car for event purposes, not including travel to and from the event.
- Independent Contractor position. Completing W-9 required. 1099 sent at end of year.
- The Festival runs from Thursday morning, May 24 to Monday morning, May 28, 2018. Crew can choose to work 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of the event. Most work 2 days and play 2 days. If crew member work 2 days, then member receives free registration to the entire Festival, and can enjoy any of the Festival activities on off-hours or off-days.
- Event staff will be paid 10 to 15 days after the finish of an event.
What You Can Do On Your Off-Hours/Off Days At The Festival
You can choose to work 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of the event. Most staff work 2 days and play 2 days. If you work 2 days, you receive free registration to the entire Festival, and can enjoy any of the Festival activities on your off-hours or off-days.Check out The Festival schedule: http://www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com/schedule-of-events/
More event info: http://greatwesternbicyclerally.com