Event Support Specia

NWA Trailblazers   Bentonville, AR   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 28, 2021
EVENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST
TYPE: Part-time hourly, 8-12 hours per week, average 45 hours per month
START DATE: June 16, 2021
COMPENSATION: $16/hour
REPORTS TO: Event Manager, Lauren Hildreth
HOW TO APPLY
Send a resume and cover letter to Gina Nida at gnida@nwatrailblazers.com.
SUMMARY
NWA Trailblazers/BikeNWA is hiring an Event Support Specialist to support the execution of
public engagement initiatives for the diverse NWA community, from kiddos to adults. This
person will be primarily involved in projects including Slow Streets, National Bike Challenge,
Let’s Play Bikes Experience activations, and external event support. The ideal candidate will
have an interest in public programming, events, community organizing, and cycling/active
transportation. The Event Support Specialist must have strong interpersonal communications
and time-management skills. This role requires confidence and decisiveness combined with
flexibility and a capacity to give and receive directions graciously.
Start date is Wednesday, June 16 or before, pending background check.
TIME REQUIREMENTS
The Event Support Specialist will work mainly on weekends and evenings; candidates must be
available with few exceptions.
This person will be expected to work 4-6 hours during the work week and 6-10 hours on
weekends. Time off for vacation is allowed and will need to be approved in advance.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Slow Streets- June through October
? Lead Slow Streets materials preparation, organization, and distribution
? Provide assistance to all cities during active program months with staff, reporting, and
material needs
? Oversee setup and breakdown on Friday and Sunday
? Drive truck or 15 passenger van with a 16 foot trailer
? Supervise and lead volunteers, when appropriate
? Serve as onsite lead and point of contact in case of concerns or emergencies
? Follow and enforce safety guidelines
Bike Challenge- May and September
? Program participation tracking through existing platform
? Email communication with users/registrations
? Bike to School and Bike to Workday activation support (dates TBD)
? Coordinate prizes and delivery to winners
? Support celebrations for Bike Month and Cycle SeptemberExternal Events/Boothing
? Support external programs such as group rides and materials/equipment transportation
? Represent BikeNWA/NWA Trailblazers to promote programs and answer questions at
external events such as farmers markets, races, first Fridays/Thursdays, festivals, and
more
Education Programs
? Support education initiatives under guidance of the Education Program Manager
Other events and program needs as appropriate
REQUIREMENTS
? Ability to work evenings and weekends
? Comfortable working with Google suite (gmail, google docs/sheets) and Microsoft Suite
? Valid AR drivers license and clean driving record
? Experience and/or willingness to learn to drive with a trailer- will be a component of the
job
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
? Working towards/completed associates or bachelors degree in related field
? Can be deemed an internship towards a degree, pending school approval
? Service industry experience
? Event volunteer experience
? Interest in cycling, transportation, or mobility
? Interest in working in public programming or community organizing
? Bilingual Spanish/English a plus
? Graphic design ability using Canva or Adobe Suite a plus
CONFIRMED EVENT DATES
The Special Projects Coordinator should expect to work the following dates in addition to the
Slow Streets weekend schedule.
June 18-20
June 30
July 17
June 27
July 22-24
July 28
August 20-21
August 25
September 12
September 29
October 2
October 10
October 17-20
October 27BENEFITS
Part-Time associates will receive a flat amount of four (4) hours of holiday pay
New Year's Day, MLK Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor
Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and
Your Birthday (floating holiday)
ODDS & ENDS
The work environment is often outdoors in variable weather conditions.
While performing the duties of this job, the Event Support Specialist is regularly required to
stand; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects and/or controls;
move/carry files; and sit, walk, talk, and hear. The Event Support Specialist must regularly lift
and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required to fulfill the duties of this job include
close vision, the ability to perceive color, and the ability to adjust focus in order to handle data
collection, analysis, and summary reporting. Computer work will be a small part of workflow.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Our policy is to provide equal opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion,
marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation,
or any other basis, which now or in the future may be specified by law. This policy springs from
our basic belief that “all people should be treated equally and with dignity and respect.”
OUR MISSION
Lead the development of an innovative regional recreation and transportation movement that
places trails and active transportation infrastructure at the core of an inclusive, vibrant, and
healthy culture.
OUR VALUES
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We commit to centering the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion in
our outreach, programs, operations, and governance in order to represent, reflect, and
celebrate the diversity of Northwest Arkansas.
Sustainability
We commit to innovating and optimizing to ensure that our programs and operations are
environmentally, fiscally, and socially sustainable.
Innovation
We commit to synthesizing the lived experiences of our constituents with best practices
from around the world to develop accessible, inclusive, and forward-thinking trail and
active transportation networks.
Collaboration
We commit to working closely with constituents, cities, corporations, organizations, and
industry thought leaders to develop programs and infrastructure that meets the needs
and exceeds the expectations of people in Northwest Arkansas.