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MSF range aide?

I know there's a few MSF instructors on here. What do the range aides get paid? How many courses are you assigned, and do you have to work every single one? There'll be a few weekends i'll be out of town in the summer. I'm a teenager, so saying that they get paid hardly anything may be an understatement. Thanks.
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I did it for a session or two at UIUC. It was pretty boring and I pretty much only did it because my gf was learning how to ride in one of the sessions. I think you make about $100 a session (session meaning the entire weekend/week).
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If there's two classes going on at the same time (one riding in the morning and classroom after, the other being the other way), do you only work for one of the classes? And do you only come when that class is out riding?
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If there's two classes going on at the same time (one riding in the morning and classroom after, the other being the other way), do you only work for one of the classes? And do you only come when that class is out riding?
You bid on your schedule. So you work when you want to and when there is need. There are usually plenty of opportunities to work.

Yes, you're only working when your class is riding. So you only work part of the day on the two weekend days of riding. Some sites have am and pm classes. So you may be able to double up if you wanted to. Working all day and making twice as much. It's pretty easy work. The requirement for range aid's is that you have to pass the Basic Rider Course. So if you haven't, you will need to get in to a class for that. PM if you have more questions.

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+rep, all i wanted to know.
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Couldn't have said it any better than Greg

Just keep in mind there different MSF courses, both state classes and private classes. Yes, at Rider's Edge we only require our range aids to be with us when we are at the range and not the classroom, but in addition to our weekend classes, we have day classes during the week also. To my knowledge we have all the range aids we need, but I can find out if we will be needing any just in case. Looking at where you live and how far you are willing to travel, the closest ranges I can think of for you would be Triton College and Moose Lodge

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I was gonna sign up for the state ones.
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I believe if your qualified through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, you can do any courses that operate on that curriculum any where in the country.

I believe Riders Edge (Harley Davidson program) uses the MSF (right sunshine smiles?)
Ride Chicago (I think uses it as well)
State programs (NIU and U of I in this area and SIU down south)

Anyone know of others to help them out?

You have options other then the state programs if you want to do this. Not that I'm saying don't do the state programs. Just that if we are fully staffed, there are other options.

I believe we also have more then enough range aides. But it never hurts to ask.

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1. Pay rate is around 136 bucks ($68 a day)
2. If you do a double (2 ranges at the same time) its about $170
3. Ride Chicago doesnt use the MSF curriculum but still may need range aids
4. For every hour you are there, about 15 minutes is actually working and setting up cones. Most times the aides set-up a chair and read, etc.
5. as Greg said - The requirement for range aid's is that you have to pass the Basic Rider Course

Pretty decent partime gig - very easy.

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Pretty decent partime gig - very easy.
I think the only thing easier is being on food stamps.

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I believe Riders Edge (Harley Davidson program) uses the MSF (right sunshine smiles?)
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