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RACE OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Approximately ten (10) volunteer positions to be recruited.

This position is best suited to an individual who has a high attention to detail and has excellent communication abilities. The ideal candidate will perform impeccably under pressure and can quickly and effectively adjust to a constantly changing environment. The role requires the individual to work as a team with other Race Operations Associates.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate tasks and/or challenges for The Amazing Race Edmonton. This includes making arrangements with race venues and/or sponsors as required.
  • Connect with venue staff upon arrival at a location to confirm the venue is ready for contestants to complete tasks and/or challenges.
  • Setup and take down of race components including clue boxes, props for challenges and/or items pertaining to the Starting Line, Pit Stops and/or Finish Line.
  • Confirm team’s complete tasks and/or challenges according to provided instructions and do not violate race rules. If race rules are violated the Race Operations Associate must report the infringement to the Race Operations Manager so penalties can be assigned.
  • Respond to inquiries presented by contestants as permitted.
  • Ensure the public including spectators do not interfere with the race within the extent allowed by the venue agreement.
  • Monitor teams serving mandatory rest periods and/or penalties.
  • Document team progress using provided forms.
  • Coordinate with the Race Operations Manager as necessary to discuss current race status and/or issues at their location.
  • Develop a contingency plan urgently with the support or permission of the Race Operations Manager if an issue emerges.
  • Establish and/or have knowledge of emergency procedures at all locations including race venues. Emergency procedures may be developed by the race venue. An emergency includes but is not limited to local major crises, severe weather events and contestants/staff/special guests succumbing to injury.
  • Bring all necessary supplies as indicated and required by The Amazing Race Edmonton. This includes but is not limited to personal items, mobile devices, medications (prescribed or non-prescribed), food/beverage and/or equipment required for all tasks and/or challenges.
  • Travel safely using a variety of transportation modes to locations and destinations while obeying all applicable laws and bylaws.
  • Attend meetings and workshops as necessary to ensure your direct responsibilities are clearly understood.
  • Preserve confidentiality regarding the race route, locations, destinations, tasks and/or challenges
  • If designated, a Race Operations Associate(s) may also provide first-aid and/or CPR in an emergency if a contestant becomes injured during the race. In addition, the Race Operations Associate will work with first responders and/or staff from the venue with first-aid training to ensure they have immediate access to vital information regarding the contestant’s health. These responsibilities will be based on the designated Race Operations Associate’s first-aid and/or CPR training skills. At a minimum the designated Race Operations Associate(s) may be required to carry a first-aid kit, have access to confidential contestant health information and/or have knowledge of emergency procedures at each venue.
  • Act ethically and responsibly while upholding to high morals, standards and values as outlined by The Amazing Race Edmonton.
  • Represent The Amazing Race Edmonton corporate image and brand by respecting fellow staff, contestants, venue staff and/or special guests while adhering to dress code and appearance standards as outlined by The Amazing Race Edmonton.
  • Other duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Have fun!

Note, volunteers will not be compensated for their contributions including but not limited to labour, food/beverage, infractions and or costs associated with vehicle operation, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, fuel and/or parking.

"Race day" is defined as the day The Amazing Race Edmonton is hosted as determined by the Race Operations Group.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in using email software including Roundcube and Edison Mail or similar.
  • Own a personal computer capable of accessing the internet and transmitting emails.
  • Own a mobile device capable of accessing the internet, transmitting phone calls, text messages and emails. A mobile network provider with available data is required.
  • Own a safe operating motor vehicle that is registered and insured in the province of Alberta.
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. In Alberta, a valid motor vehicle operator’s license includes any one of the following: (1) Class 5 License, (2) Class 5 Graduated Driver’s License (Probationary), (3) equivalent license form another country or province/state, or (4) Class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 License.
  • Capable of navigating Edmonton and the metropolitan area.
  • Capable of lifting at least fifty (50) pounds unassisted.
  • Strong communication abilities including fluency in the English language (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Certified first-aid and/or CPR training is considered an asset.

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