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 3 divisions: Camp Based Teams, Route BasedTeams, 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
All Camp based teams will arrive at Camp One Heartland Center in Willow River, MN to help set up Camp and Check in on Friday, July 20, 2018 unless otherwise instructed by the Ride office. Transportation will be provided to and from Camp. NO unauthorized vehicles are allowed at Camp.
Bike Parking: Need 1 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: Need 2 This team manages the collection and distribution of all participant gear on and off of the buses. Team will unload gear in the assigned area as buses arrive and load all gear onto buses prior to departure. They assist participants in locating their personal gear. Must be able to lift 70lb+.
Food Services: Need 4 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 Lounge: Need 4 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 6:00am - 7:00pm. The Camp Lounge team arrives at Camp early on Friday to assist in Camp and Check In set up and take down on Sunday. Camp Lounge is comprised of Camp Store, Info Services, Registration, Signage and Stage. 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, energetic, fun and helpful.
Hotel Shuttle Bus: Need 1 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.
Route Based Teams
All Route based teams will arrive at Camp One Heartland Center in Willow River, MN on Friday, July 20, 2018 after 3pm, unless otherwise instructed by the Ride office. Most Route based teams require personal vehicles and should follow the direction of their Crew Team Captain and the Ride office. NO unauthorized vehicles are allowed at Camp.
Pit Stops: Need 4 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: Need 6 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.
Route Marking: Need 2 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 come to Camp One Heartland early on Friday, July 20, 2018 to begin route marking.
Sweep: Need 7 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: Need 6 This team works with Dispatch, Sweep and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage of riders during each day's route. Assist at difficult intersections and other locations as requested. This team only manages Rider traffic and does NOT monitor vehicle traffic. Must provide own motorcycle, helmet, insurance, and verification of Class-M1 drivers license. Must be able to stand long periods of time.
Caboose: Need 1 This team drives the route, following the last rider each day and offering assistance where needed. This is a two car team and 2 members of the team should have their own personal vehicle and insurance.
Fix It: FULL This team works closely with the Dispatch, Route Marking and Route Unmarking to identify problem areas where signage might be insufficient or needing replacement along the route. They circulate the route addressing these 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): FULL 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: Need 3 This team drives 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 oriented position. Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a good driving record.
Bike Transport: Need 1 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
All Health & Wellness teams will arrive at Camp One Heartland Center in Willow River, MN on Friday, July 20, 2018 after 3pm, unless otherwise instructed by the Ride office. Most Health & Wellness based teams require personal vehicles and should follow the direction of their Crew Team Captain and the Ride office. NO unauthorized vehicles are allowed at Camp.
First Aid: Need 2 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.
Sports Medicine: Need 4 The Sports Medicine team is comprised of Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturist. All are 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.
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.