We’re helping make the region a cleaner, healthier, more livable and more prosperous place by enabling more people to choose bicycling for everyday travel. Our work includes advocacy, project review, technical assistance and community engagement. We’re also one of the only organizations in the Sacramento region to earn the Gold designation as a Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists.
ABOUT THE BIKE VALET PROGRAM
Bike Valet turns community events into bikeable destinations by providing turn-key valet bike parking services for event participants who arrive by bike (it’s like coat check for your bike). We park more than 15,000 bikes a year at 160+ community events for clients as varied as the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, The Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Republic FC, SactoMoFo, Sacramento Farm to Fork Festival, Capitol Beer Fest, TBD Festival and the Sacramento Rotary Club. Bike Valet is our most visible program.
The Bike Valet serves SABA’s mission by coordinating the start-to-finish delivery of valet bike parking services at community events. This position will be the face of SABA to on-site event staff, Bike Valet volunteers and individual Bike Valet customers.
Organize and transport Bike Valet equipment to and from SABA’s Bike Valet storage space in downtown Sacramento, by bike + trailer (provided) or car
Set up the Bike Valet compound before the event
Engage with guests to answer questions about SABA’s mission and the 529 Garage Bicycle Registration program
Give great guest service with a friendly, welcoming attitude
Break down, organize, and transport equipment to storage space after the event
Orient and supervise volunteers throughout the event
Coordinate with the event organizer to address problems during the event (must be available by phone)
Perform post-event tasks including documenting volunteer hours, number of bikes parked and donations received
SKILLS & TRAITS
Interest in bicycling in Sacramento and SABA’s mission
Dependable, punctual, organized and detail-oriented
Equally able to work independently and lead a team
Strong logistical and simple mechanical problem-solving skills—experience with bikes is ideal
Strong oral communication skills—must speak clearly, persuasively and appropriately in positive and negative situations
Strong customer service skills
Solid supervisory skills, including supervision of volunteers
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to stand for extended periods
Ability to work in low light situations (early morning, dusk, night)
Solid bike handling skills, including the ability to pedal an ebike pulling a fully loaded 8-foot bike trailer (about 300 lb. max) for distances up to 4-5 miles (we’ll train you)
Valid CA Driver’s License
Current auto insurance is strongly preferred
Smartphone is strongly preferred
COMPENSATION & JOB DETAILS
$16/hr. hourly rate.
Bike Valet events occur seasonally with a schedule averaging 2-3 shifts per month (more depending on availability). Shifts typically last 4-6 hours, with the possibility of occasional overtime for longer events. Shifts include early morning, daytime, evening and late night events.
You’ll work mostly off-site at Bike Valet events in a variety of outdoor settings (parks, plazas, parking lots, trails, etc.) in a variety of weather. You’ll also occasionally work from SABA’s Bike Valet storage space and offices in downtown Sacramento.
In instances where you may use your own vehicle to transport Bike Valet equipment outside of the grid, we pay the current IRS mileage reimbursement for vehicle use off-site.
Bike Valet Leads report to the Bike Valet Program Manager, who will train you on all aspects of the Bike Valet program and SABA’s operation. Training will be on the job staffing Bike Valet events (paid).
SABA was founded in 1991 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2003 (ID #37-1474544). We currently have one full-time employee and several part-time employees working on our Bike Valet, Bike MD and 529 Garage bike registration programs. We have fairly simple processes and we’re always striving to improve, so we will welcome your observations and common sense suggestions.
We operate from offices in downtown Sacramento. We work in a building shared with other cool nonprofits that is located a half-block south of the 12th Street light rail station, has a secured bike room, and is the first collection site for the nation’s first commercial program to convert food waste into vehicle fuel.