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January 18/11 19:46 pm - Call for Applicants for Volunteer Positions at Cycling BC


Posted by Editor on 01/18/11
 

Cycling BC is seeking people interested in volunteer opportunities as Race Timing Technicians and Event Representatives.

Event Representatives (Road/MTB/Cyclo-cross)

Cycling BC is recruiting people interested in occasional work as Cycling BC Event Representatives (ERs) for the Road, Mountain Bike, and Cyclo-cross Disciplines. ERs assist with race registration at major BC events in each discipline and represent the Cycling BC Office. Specific responsibilities include:

• Assisting the race organization with sign-in and start list creation, specifically to solve membership and licensing issues, and to ensure that the start lists are created in the correct format

• Working with the Commissaires, Timing Technicians and Organizer to produce race results

• Overseeing the Cycling BC part of the awards ceremonies, to ensure that leaders jerseys, championship jerseys and medals are correctly awarded

Ideal Event Representative Candidates have a background in the sport as a rider, parent or family member of a rider, or as a volunteer (e.g. race organizer, course marshal, coach, official). Some basic knowledge of cycling races is an asset, as is basic familiarity with computers and office software such as Microsoft Excel.

If you’re interested in a fun and interesting way to help the sport grow, we look forward to hearing from you.

Remuneration:
While this is primarily a volunteer role, trained and certified Event Representatives are paid an honorarium of $150 / race day (plus one travel day for events more than a 200 km round trip away, or involving a trip to/from Vancouver Island). ERs are paid mileage at $0.37 / km, plus ferry fares, and hotel expenses (if applicable).

To Apply:
If you would like to apply as an Event Representative, please send an e-mail containing the following information to Kevin MacCuish, Cycling BC Director of Technical Programs (kevin@cyclingbc.net). Applications are due no later than 4 pm on February 18, 2011. In your application e-mail:

• Summarize your background in cycling, and computer experience
• List any other relevant skills or experience (or include a recent resume)
• Describe your expected availability on weekends in spring and summer 2011

Training will be held in early March, 2011 at the Cycling BC office and is mandatory. Cycling BC may be able to help with travel cost for those who live some distance away, or can provide teleconference access to the training session.

Contact kevin@cyclingbc.net should you have any questions prior to applying.


Mountain Bike Race Timing Technician

Cycling BC is recruiting people interested in learning to use Cycling BC’s mountain bike race timing system in order to expand the number of people who can operate the equipment at BC mountain bike races.

If you are interested in helping the sport grow and can be available several weekends each year to help with timing at mountain bike races, then Cycling BC is interested in hearing from you.

The ideal Race Timing Technician candidate is someone who has a background in the sport as a rider, parent or family member of a rider, or as a volunteer (e.g. race organizer, course marshal, coach, official). Some basic knowledge about the various types of mountain bike race that are typically held in BC is an asset, as is basic familiarity with computers and office software such as Microsoft Excel.

Remuneration:
While this is primarily a volunteer role, trained and certified Race Timing Technicians are paid an honorarium of $150 / day (for each assignment, technicians are paid for 1 travel / setup day and for each race day).

Timers are also paid mileage at $0.37 / km, and are given accommodation by the race organizer if the race is more than a 150 km round trip away (or if it involves a trip on BC Ferries).

To Apply:
If you would like to apply as a Race Timing Technician, please send an e-mail containing the following information to Kevin MacCuish, Cycling BC Director of Technical Programs (kevin@cyclingbc.net). Applications are due no later than 4 pm on February 18, 2011. Include in your application e-mail:

• A brief summary of your background in the sport and your experience with computers
• A summary of any other relevant skills (education, recent work history) or a recent resume
• An estimate of your availability on weekends during spring and summer 2011

Timing system training will be conducted in early March, 2011 and is mandatory for all Race Timing Technician candidates (Cycling BC may be able to help with travel cost for those who live some distance away). New timing technicians will also serve as an assistant timer at an early season race in order to gain field experience.

If you have any questions prior to applying, please contact Kevin MacCuish via e-mail at the address found above.

 


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