Job Announcement: Bike Parking Coordinator Background Bike Easy
works to make bicycling in Greater New Orleans easy, safe, and fun
for everyone. To accomplish the mission, we focus on safety
education, advocacy, and encouragement. One important way to help
encourage more people to ride bikes is to make sure they’ve got a
good, secure place to park them upon reaching their destination.
This part-time, hourly position will focus on various aspects of
bike parking, especially our popular Bicycle Valet Program.
Bicycle Valet by Bike Easy provides a free VIP experience to all
guests arriving by bicycle to a festival or event. It encourages
more people to enjoy the benefits of riding bikes to the incredible
local festivals, fairs, and events that occur so often in the
Greater New Orleans region. For event organizers, it’s a great way
to support the New Orleans bicycle culture while creating a better
event experience for all attendees. See current list of events
Through our participation in the Dero Advocacy Dealer Program,
Bike Easy works with businesses, developers, and others to
implement bike parking solutions. We help people navigate New
Orleans’ bike parking standards and permits, conduct free site
visits, recommend quality Dero bike racks, and support clients’
through the purchasing process. All bike parking sales benefit Bike
Easy’s bike advocacy efforts.
Bike Parking Coordinator Job Responsibilities Bicycle Valet
Organize bike valet corrals, including all planning, logistics, and
day-of execution, at various events & festivals to help encourage
Provide excellent customer service while representing Bike Easy
to the public
Recruit, train, and manage volunteers who make bike valet
Raise funds by recruiting Bike Easy Members through one-on-one
conversations at bike valet events
Manage relationships and contract process with host festivals &
Expand number of bike valet events throughout the region
Manage and grow Dero Advocacy Dealer Program to help get more
bike racks in residential buildings, employment centers, and
businesses throughout the region while raising funds for Bike
Build customer base for high-quality bike racks
Provide free consultations to educate business owners, building
managers, developers, and others on bike rack solutions that fit
Oversee sales process with customers and Dero
Bike Parking Advocacy Assist with pushing for more publicly
available bike parking
Occasionally help with projects like creating a bike rack
Desired Qualifications Passion for bicycling, bicycles, and
Grassroots organizing experience
Volunteer recruitment, training, and management abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to transport large materials throughout the region (bike
with trailer is fine, although sometimes a car may be
Construction, bike rack installation, or bike mechanic skills a
Spanish or Vietnamese fluency a plus
Hours and Compensation This is a gig-based position, and hours
vary from 2 to 20+ per week, depending on the schedule of events
and volume of bike rack sales. Pay is $15 / hour with a commission
structure for Dero products sales. There will be ample training and
professional development opportunities. It is possible to expand
the hours and scope of this position based on performance. To
start, no benefits are offered.
Known 2017 Schedule of Bicycle Valet Events (lots more to be
added!) Wednesday at the Square – Every Wednesday from March 15 –
May 24, and Tuesday, May 2
Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival – March 18-19
NOLA on Tap – Sept 23
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest – Oct 13-15
Po-Boy Fest (tentative) – late Oct
Cajun Zydeco Festival – mid-Nov
There is massive potential to expand the number of Bike Valet
events as our capacity grows!
Application Process To apply, submit a cover letter and resume
to Executive Director, Dan Favre, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Bike
Parking Coordinator Application” in the subject line. We are
looking for someone to start by March 13th and will be interviewing
qualified candidates as their applications are received.
Bike Easy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all
persons to apply for this position regardless of race, color,
ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation,
gender identity, disability, sex, age, or political
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Get in touch Bike Easy
2100 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 861-4022