ABOUT CREW JOBS
While Crew jobs vary in skill and physicality all jobs are critical in order to have a successful event. All Crew teams are fun and no matter what you do you will have an incredible experience. It's a lot of work but also a lot of fun. It's also the most rewarding work you can do.
Our Crew teams are broken into 5 divisions: Camp Based Teams, Route Services Teams, Road Support Teams, Operations Teams, and Health & Wellness Teams.
Please read below for job descriptions for each team. These are general job descriptions and you may be doing other duties as necessary. We try to place everyone on the team of their choice but this isn't always possible. The goal is to ensure every team is filled to capacity with the skills need to get the job done. Please be flexible and know you will make a difference, you will work hard and you will have a blast!
Camp Based Teams
Bike Parking: This team is responsible for setting up, breaking down and managing the bike parking area in camp. Involves checking in each Rider and their bike as they enter camp each evening and checking them out in the morning. This team also assists with any “bike pulls” necessitated for medical, safety or other issues. Need to be able to lift 25-50 pounds and be outside for extended periods of time.
Gear & Tent: This team manages the collection and distribution of all participant gear and tents throughout the event. Team will load all gear into trucks each morning, and will offload gear in the assigned area each afternoon. They assist participants in locating their personal gear. Ability to drive a 26-foot truck. Must be able to lift 70lb+.
Food Services: This team serves breakfast and dinner cafeteria style and assists in stocking food service area. Breakfast is 3:45am - 8:00am, Dinner is 3:45pm - 9:00pm This job is customer service oriented and you will need to be able to stand for long periods.
Camp Signage: This team is responsible for displaying all the signage in Camp, directional signs, information signs, sponsorship signs and more. Need to be able to lift up to 50lbs and walk long distances.
Camp Lounge: This team is responsible for setting up our activities area and creating a welcoming, fun environment for all Participants. This team will be working most days from 7:00am - 2:00pm setting up the and taking down the Camp Lounge. Team members must be able to lift up to 30lbs. will need to be able to lift 30lb+. Members of this team should be customer service oriented.
Camp Store: This team is responsible for the management of setting up, taking down and selling merchandise as well as registrations for the following years event. This is a customer service position with a lot of sales. Must be able to work with technology. This requires lifting and transporting merchandise boxes, must be able to lift 40lb+. PLEASE NOTE: ALL Camp Store volunteers will be required to submit to a background check.
Information Services: This is the first place participants go for more information on camp, messages, directions or to meet with visitors. This team checks all visitors in and out of camp each day, manages Lost & Found and the suggestion box. This is a customer service oriented job and needs Crew members willing to work with participants, vendors, and visitors. Must be able to lift 20lbs and work long hours.
Traffic: This position is responsible for managing bicycle, vehicle and pedestrian traffic coming in and out of Camp. Checks in all vehicles and directs vehicles to appropriate parking areas. Must be able to lift 25lbs.
Command Center: This team is the brain of the Ride and consists of Dispatch and Participant Support. All communication comes in and out of the Command Center through Dispatch. Participant Support takes care of participant needs, checks in all late arrivals and checks out all early departures. Must be able to site for long periods, work long hours, be a critical thinker or have experience with crisis management to be considered for this team.
Site Manager: This team works closely with staff to ensure that each Camp gets set up in the established format. This team assists in working with vendors, placing them and ensuring they have all they need. Must be able to lift 25lbs.
Hydration: This team assists in the distribution and replenishment of water and ice needed for each of the Pit Stops and Camp. Team works closely with Dispatch to be certain that all Pit Stops have sufficient hydration supplies each day. Should be able to lift up to 50lbs; ability to drive a 26’ truck, a plus.
Shuttle Bus: This team drives passenger vans to transport participants to and from camp that are staying in official Ride hotels. Shuttle hours are from 3:45am - 7:30am and 2:00pm - 9:00pm. Must be able to lift 50lb+. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a good driving record.
Clean Up: This team manages the clean up of camp. This includes monitoring garbage during meal times, disposing of the trash and recycling, and cleaning up prior to leaving camp. They ensure that the entire camp is cleaner than when the event arrived. Must be able to lift 50lbs.
Route Based Teams
Pit Stops: This team is responsible for the daily set-up, food distribution, hydration distribution, bike parking, and traffic control at each pit stop location. They are the first to leave in the morning and often the last to return to camp each night. Must be able to lift 40lbs., stand for extended periods and be outdoors in all types of weather.
Lunch: This team is responsible for the daily set-up, operation, and take-down of the lunch area. Specific tasks include packing and distributing bag lunches, distributing drinks, controlling bicycle and vehicle traffic, and cleaning up the lunch area. Must be able to lift 40lbs., stand for extended periods and be outdoors in all types of weather.
Advance Route: This team is rresponsible for checking the route (signs, road hazards) prior to route opening and assisting with the closing ceremony. This job often leaves camp at 3:30am. Must be able to sit in a car for extended periods. They should have their own personal vehicle and insurance.
Route Marking: This team typically begins marking the next day's route by 7:00 AM each day. Attention to detail is key, the riders will rely upon route marking to find their way along the route. After completing marking the route they return to Camp for the night. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and able to get in and out of a vehicle multiple times a day. They should have their own personal vehicle and insurance. Route Marking must be able to leave Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
Sweep: This team circulates throughout the route in personally owned vans or SUV’s outfitted with bike racks, providing transportation to pit stops for Riders who may not be able to complete the day’s route. This team leaves early in the morning and arrives to camp late, after all Riders have completed the route. To be considered for the Sweep team you must have participated in one Red Ribbon Ride, preferably as a Rider. Must be able to lift 30lbs, have a mechanically sound vehicle, valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a good driving record.
Moto Safety: This team works with Route Deputy and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage of riders during each day's route. Assist at difficult intersections and other locations as requested. Must provide own motorcycle, helmet, insurance, and verification of Class-M1 drivers license. Must be able to stand long periods of time.
Caboose: This team drives the route, following the last rider each day and offering assistance where needed. They should have their own personal vehicle and insurance.
Fix It: This team works closely with the Dispatch and Route Deputy to identify problem areas where signage might be insufficient or needing replacement along the route. They circulate the route addressing these problem areas. Often working with Route Marking and UnMarking to pick up extra signs for problem areas. Must be able to lift 30lbs. and able to get in and out of a vehicle multiple times a day. They should have their own personal vehicle and insurance.
Route UnMarking (R.U.M): This team follows behind the Caboose, picking up all route marking signage and organizing it so that it can be redistributed back to the Route Marking team for use the following day. This team is usually one of the last teams to arrive in camp. Must be able to lift 30lbs. and able to get in and out of a vehicle multiple times a day. They should have their own personal vehicle and insurance.
SAG: This team driver passenger vans to provide transportation to our participants along the route who are returning to Camp. They provide moral support to our Riders who are disheartened by their inability to complete the route. This is a customer service oreinted position. Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a good driving record.
Bike Transport: This team provides transport of bikes to camp for Riders unable to complete the day's route. They load and move bikes from camp and at Pit Stops and offload bikes in the next camp. Must be able to lift 50lb+ and drive a truck.
Health & Wellness Teams
First Aid: Comprised of a variety of medical professionals, this team provides basic first-aid services to participants in camp and at pit stops and may provide emergency service where necessary until local EMS/Paramedics arrive on scene. The First Aid Crew is available 24 hours each day. Must have a current and active license or certificate as a physician (M.D./D.O.), registered nurse (R.N.), licensed practical nurse, or vocational nurse (L.P.N./L.V.N.), Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.)/Paramedic, Physician Assistant or Associate (P.A.), OR have current certification in Advanced First Aid and CPR Training for Health Professionals.
Massage: This team provides essential massage services to participants for free during the event. Ideally, massage therapists will be experienced in sports massage, with proof of certification or student status.
Sports Medicine: The Sports Medicine team is trained to handle all types of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. This team consists of licensed allied health professionals: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Certified Athletic Trainers and students in each discipline. Must be experienced with assessment and treatment of acute injury and prepared to treat with modalities, soft tissue mobilization, stretching and taping to the involved areas. Members will be screened as necessary for appropriate licensing, experience and training.
Chiropractic: This team provides free chiropractic services for Riders and Crew in camp each day. Must provide proof of insurance and certification.
Medical Transport: This team works directly with the First Aid Team Captains and Participant Support to transport participants with non medical emergencies to and from the hospital. They may be ask to run other errands as needed and in some cases may be driving to Pit Stops to transport participants. They should have their own personal vehicle, driver must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a good driving record. Must be able to lift 30lbs.