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  • Event Crew - People for Bikes
    Post date: Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:52

    Job Description:
    We are seeking four new staffers (two separate teams of two individuals each) to help grow our PeopleForBikes membership base even further in 2015. These individuals will be employees of the PeopleForBikes Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Seasonal Events Crews coordinate and lead all seasonal events for the PeopleForBikes. We are seeking to represent

    PeopleForBikes at multiple events throughout the United States. One team will be based mostly in the western half of the country, and the other team will serve events on the eastern half. This position is seasonal, with employee status, along with a set compensation of $14,000 per person for the duration of the project (roughly seven months). While on the road, most expenses will be absorbed by

    PeopleForBikes (within a daily per diem guideline). Start date for part-time work (roughly 10-15 hours per week) is March 1, 2015. Must be available full-time beginning April 1, 2015. Work hours from May through early to mid-October require weekends, with driving and occasional events on weekdays. A new Volkswagen PeopleForBikes branded vehicle will be provided for transportation to and from events.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Research the best events for PeopleForBikes and plan seasonal events schedule
    • Orchestrate all details for each event (i.e. shipping, arrival/departure times, space requirements, materials needed, etc) 
    • Organize volunteers to assist at each event
    • Travel to all events
    • Make travel arrangements for you and your partner for each event
    • Handle the logistics of setup, takedown, and booth maintenance at each event
    • Lead efforts to collect members for PeopleForBikes at each event
    • Act as an ambassador for the PeopleForBikes programs, answer questions knowledgably and professionally
    • Capture photos and video clips at each event
    • Upload photos/video/short messages about events to social media channels
    • Write monthly blogs
    • Strive to make connections at each event that will lead to further promotion of the PeopleForBikes movement
    • File trip reports and other regular documentation on a recurring basis
    • Visit retailers, suppliers, and other businesses that support PeopleForBikes
    • Other duties as assigned

    Job Qualifications:
    • Previous experience managing events
    • Ability to act as a professional and responsible ambassador for our brand
    • Good “people person” with strong customer service and oral communication skills
    • Team-oriented and able to accept ideas and strategy from other individuals
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
    • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in the face of changing priorities and requirements
    • Ability to compose well-framed photos
    • Good writing skills
    • Experience using social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
    • Willing to travel regularly
    • Must possess a valid drivers license, a clean driving record with no moving violations in the past three years, and be willing to drive between events as needed

    Beneficial Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Marketing/Public Relations, Communications, Management) or related field
    • Anyone is welcome to apply, but couples have historically worked well given the unique nature of working with a partner for long periods of time, away from home
    • A love of travel and a sense of adventure
    • Enthusiasm for bicycling in all its forms (commuting, recreation and sport)
    • A creative communicator with strong photography and/or writing skills
    • Direct experience in the bicycling industry, outdoor industry, or nonprofit desirable

    Compensation and Benefits:
    These contracted positions are seasonal with a set compensation of $14,000 per individual for the approximate seven-month commitment. In addition, a per diem is provided to help offset or absorb all necessary travel expenses. Consequently, due to the nature of the position, most of the standard living expenses are covered. However, because of the short duration on the contracted agreement, health insurance and other related benefits are not offered.

    How to Apply:
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references as one PDF file to

    • All materials should be received by January 30, 2015.
    • Telephone inquiries are not accepted.
    • Please include “Seasonal Events Crew” and your name in the subject line of your email application.