Assistant Race Director / Participant Orientation Specialist (ARD)

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What Triathlon Alberta is Hiring for:

Assistant Race Director / Participant Orientation Specialist (ARD)  

Great resume builder opportunity for a short-term and fun position in a positive environment!




Triathlon Alberta (TA), is looking to staff several key positions for an athletic event planned for the summer of 2021.  These events take place on Wednesday evenings at Calgary's Glenmore Athletic Park facility and the Argyll Velodrome in Edmonton.  The Calgary events make use of the Glenmore pool area, parks surrounding the Glenmore Athletic Park, and the scenic elbow river pathway system above Sandy Beach Park.     


This Calgary series will attract both Team Alberta High Performance and Development athletes as well as offerings to the general public at a nominal cost.  Public offerings are targeted at age group beginners, as well as intermediate athletes.  These events will offer Calgarians (aged 12+) an inclusive outdoor recreation opportunity, with a chance to discover or try out the sport of triathlon at a small event with a capacity of under 72 persons.  




Triathlon Alberta-led events are meant to encourage increased participation in triathlon and multisport events.  These events are an aerobic sport training opportunity that adds to the health and wellbeing of Albertans.  Social interaction ranks as one of the most valued components of sport participation among youth and adult participants.  Provincial Sport Organisation-led mini-series events are a safe and fun way for Albertans to connect and enjoy both the health benefits of cardiovascular exercise and a collegiate atmosphere with other athletes in a low-pressure fun racing environment.     

NOTE: There may be an additional opportunity in Edmonton in September 2021, however, this is not a requirement of this job posting and can be discussed with applicants as an option at the time of hiring.  



Part-Time, Casual  




Bursary / Contract - Amount negotiated depending on experience


Events Wednesday evenings - 7 hours per evening / 2 pm - 9 pm 


Training Session Wednesday, July 28th 2021 @ 4 pm-6 pm (2 hours) 

Event dates: August 4th, August 11th  




Assistant Race Director / Participant Orientation Specialist (ARD) 

Are you a well-organized individual who has outstanding leadership and communication skills?  Event management like the sport of triathlon can be a challenge, but working together with a great team makes all the difference.  As the Assistant Race Director / Participant Orientation Specialist you will work closely with the Race Director to provide a fun, positive and safe experience for Triathlon Alberta members at our 2021 Mad Moto Event Series.  


As the ARD, you will be the first point of contact for participants arriving at the event.  The first point of contact can make or break a participant's overall experience and feeling of an event.  A warm positive welcome, accompanied by the ability to confidently answer participants' questions will ensure enjoyment and instill trust.  In this key role, you will be an interface on-site with participants and the other event staff.  Success in this role requires the ability to interpret and disseminate information succinctly, effectively as we work together to stay on schedule.  Our participant's safety and enjoyment of the event are critical, so this role requires a smile and a positive attitude!   


Specific Duties Include: 

-Greeting participants as they arrive at Glenmore Athletic Park 

-Use radios to communicate clearly with event staff and volunteers

-Ensure participants are aware and following any  COVID 19 protocols in place at the time of the event

-Check-in and participants and ensure they are in the correct athlete group

- Assist with timing chip collection and hand out to participants

-Be aware of, and keep to a predetermined schedule for athlete group flow/communicate that flow schedule to arriving groups

-Communicate with pool staff and lifeguards 

-Liaise with event staff to move participants into the Glenmore Aquatic Center in an orderly and safe way on schedule

-Communicate safety protocols to participants 

-Communicate the general event timeline, activities and deliver racecourse information as required

-Attend all required training sessions and orientation modules

Read through all event materials and maps to understand the event as a whole

-Aid in the setup and teardown of event equipment as required 

-Attend a short brief meeting  before and debrief after each event

-Have fun and enjoy seeing a plan come together!

-Take charge and agency - be a part of the development of new iterations on event plans and schedules - think critically and be a team member!   




Credentials and Experience 

Must have: 

Basic first aid / CPR  

Previous experience dealing with members of the public

Customer service experience  



-University degree or enrolled University studies

-Athletic experience interest or knowledge of (swimming/cycling/running)

-Degree in the humanities or social sciences or helping professions eg. nursing 

-Medical training such as nurse EMR, paramedic, etc.

-Other event management or organization experience 

-CPS background check including vulnerable sector



Applications will be accepted up until June 15th, 2021. 

Email a PDF resume and cover letter to 

(You may submit a video resume using a LINK only.  In this case, a max 250 word cover letter and/or must accompany the video submission.)     

Mark the subject like as: INQUIRY - TA JOB POSTING 

Do not forward your CPS check and credentials unless you are contacted for an interview.



Location / region:

This Part-time, Temporary/Contract/Project listing from Triathlon Alberta is available in Calgary.

About Triathlon Alberta:

Non-profit Provincial Sports Organization, governing the sport of Triathlon and Multisport

Based in Edmonton & Calgary

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