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Getting paid to make bikes safer? Sounds awesome to me! Job posting below:
Job Title: Customer Service Associate
Company Name: Kryptonite Lock
Address: 437 Turnpike St
Canton, MA 02021
Company Phone: 800-729-5625
Web Site: http://www.kryptonitelock.com
The Position: Customer Service Associate
Customer Service Position – Kryptonite Lock headquarters, Canton, MA
Team Kryptonite is seeking an energetic individual who can:
• Demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Interact with various levels of employees and departments within the organization.
• Manage a fluctuating workload while coordinating efforts within a team.
• Input accurate data into customer service database.
• Communicate with consumers via phone/email regarding product inquiries and technical information.
• Complete additional administrative duties as assigned by manager.
Position Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience Required: 1-3 years
E-mail resumes to Daryl Slater at [email protected]
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We’ve got a great job opportunity for those social media wizards and writing gurus. MassBike is seeking a full-time Communications and Outreach Coordinator. We want to generate more excitement and interest in the great work we do to help more people ride bikes in Massachusetts, with the goal of increasing our membership, donors, volunteers, and event participants. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work closely with other MassBike staff members.
An ideal candidate would have strong communication skills, both writing and speaking, one to three years of experience developing social media strategy and a proven ability to manage time and prioritize tasks in a high-demand environment. Some of the duties specifically include:
- Take primary responsibility for MassBike’s day-to-day communications needs.
- Create content for our communications outlets, in consultation with other staff members.
- Manage MassBike’s electronic communications (website content, social media, and The Quick Release–MassBike’s bi-monthly e-newsletter)
- Update and develop new promotional materials for MassBike’s fundraising, membership, technical assistance, and other activities.
- Promote MassBike events widely to increase participation.
- Draft press releases and seek media opportunities; update and expand our media contact list.
For more information, check out our job posting here. Job applications are due by Friday, November 8th. Please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining why you are a great fit for this position, and three short writing samples (blog posts or news articles preferred, hyperlinks are fine) to [email protected]. We are looking to hire a qualified applicant as soon as possible, so please spread the word!
- See more at: http://massbike.org/blog/2013/10/25/massbike-hiring/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.m9U1lBjf.dpuf
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PARLEE Cycles, located in Beverly Massachusetts, seeks a fulltime, frame finisher.
Candidates should have high mechanical aptitude, strong organization skills, and a background in shop related work. General bicycle knowledge is a plus.
Work hours are 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Starting pay for this position depends on experience.
PARLEE Cycles has been in the business of building carbon fiber road bicycles for over a decade and is an industry leader in carbon fiber innovation.
As a fulltime employee you will qualify for health insurance, programs to promote cycling, and discounts on cycling related products.
- Location: Beverly Ma
- Compensation: $10 per hour and up based on qualifications
- Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
- Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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The city is doing all sorts of things, check it out below:
Join us for the last Bike Friday of the year!
August 30th, 7-9am
It will be a special event with a safety demonstration!
Stop by to learn about truck side guards, blind spots on large vehicles, and bike racks on buses.
Come join hundreds of cyclists for a morning bike party on City Hall Plaza. We’ll start the morning right - enjoy free breakfast by Boloco, bike away with free goodies, and spend the morning with some of your best cycling friends. Register now at www.bikefridays.org.
Upcoming Public Meetings
Attend these upcoming public meetings to voice your support or criticism of bike facilities in the following areas.
Bike facilities on Hemenway St
Wednesday, August 14th
6pm – 7pm
31 Hemenway St, T401, Fenway
Bike lanes on West Broadway
Tuesday, August 20th
J. F. Condon School
200 D Street, South Boston, MA
Cycle-track around Public Garden
Wednesday, September 18th
6pm – 8pm
127 Mount Vernon Street, Beacon Hill
We’re hiring instructors for the fall season of our Youth Cycling Program
The instructors will provide in-classroom and on-the-bike youth and adult cycling educational programming at Boston Public Schools and other community locations. A variety of hours will be available. Visit
bostonbikes.org to learn more about the program and e-mail
[email protected] for more information.
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From Urban AdvenTours, lots of jobs!
Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, Urban AdvenTours, is hiring bikers and
bike-friendly people of all kinds for part and full time work.
We have a variety of positions available from tour guide to sales.
Interested applicants should check our our listings on Craigslist and on our
website then email a resume and short cover letter to
Tour Guide and Boston Cycling Ambassador
If you love bikes and love riding in Boston, then this is the perfect job
for you! No tour guide experience required. We hire cyclists who are
outgoing, friendly, hardworking and knowledgeable about safe riding in an
urban environment. Guides will be responsible for groups of 2-25 and must
be able to safely lead, and entertain our guests throughout the busy streets
We prefer a weekly shift commitment but will consider different schedules.
Must have urban cycling and customer service experience, a love of history
is a plus.
If you would enjoy showing people our beautiful city from the seat of a
bike, just drop us a line! Cyclists with experience cycling in Boston,
customer service and fast-paced work environments encouraged to apply.
Additional language skills a plus. Familiarity with Boston, knowledge of
how to get around and places to see are a must! Please send your resume and
a short cover letter to [email protected]
Customer Service Associate/Boston Bike Concierge
If you are ready to interact with people across the globe, get visitors out
on bikes and maintain a high level of customer service, Urban AdvenTours
wants you! We are looking for multiple individuals familiar with Boston who
are ready to take ownership of our front desk and serve as the first line of
contact for our customers.
Responsibilities: Interact in person and on the phone with a variety of
guests, continuously ensuring a high level of professionalism. Maintain the
appearance and organization of the space inside and out. Manage the comings
and goings of our tour and rental customers. Provide Boston recommendations
for guests and assist with directions. Maintain our online photo archives
and customer database.
Cyclists with experience cycling in Boston, customer service and fast-paced
work environments encouraged to apply. Additional language skills a plus.
Familiarity with Boston, knowledge of how to get around and places to see
are a must! Please send your resume and a short cover letter to
Knowledgeable about the latest and greatest new bikes and accessories?
Ready to help check in bikes for service and assist folks in finding the
perfect bike for them? Urban AdvenTours wants you on our sales floor! We
are looking for candidates with familiarity in sales, knowledge about bikes,
accessories, apparel and parts.
Responsibilities: Interact in person and on the phone with a variety of
customers, continuously ensuring a high level of professionalism. Maintain
the appearance and organization of the space inside and out (restocking,
refolding, cleaning, etc). Assist in checking in repair bicycles.
Familiarity with POS systems, retail environments and extensive bicycle
knowledge a plus. Weekly shift commitments are preferred but a variety of
hours are available.
Please send your resume and a short cover letter to
We are looking for some dedicated mechanics to ensure a professional level
of service on every customer’s bike. Attention to detail is paramount to
•Professional level bike service.
•Bike shop floor sales.
•Receiving tune-ups fully and properly.
•Maintenance of tour/rental bike fleet.
•Assisting the shop manager in ordering/receiving/inventory.
•2+ years shop experience as a mechanic.
•Ability to work on all bike styles.
•Strong attention to detail.
•Floor sales experience is a plus.
We are looking to hire a qualified candidate to assist in our extensive
marketing and sales projects for the fall/winter of 2013. The Marketing
Assistant will be working directly with our Marketing team to facilitate our
varied communications and outreach, as well as taking part in event planning
and execution. The workload will be split between marketing duties and bike
shop operations. Applicants should be skilled at multitasking and
prioritization with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
•Sales and Marketing
oSocial media updates
oCustomer contact through email campaigns
oWeb statistics tracking
oAssisting in the day-to-day tour and rental operations.
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(This is a sponsored post)
Well, hello there!
We’re so glad that you’ve come across this ad, as it may be the start of a beautiful [work] relationship!
Does this sound like you:
- Do you have an interest in cycling and green technology and ways that can get more people to drive less and bike more?
- Do you truly enjoy interacting with people and believe that the right interaction with a customer or a vendor can make a world of difference?
- Are you attracted to a flexible working environment, when you have flexible hours and can work remotely (or from an awesome “startup” office surrounded by dozens of other great companies)?
- And, most importantly, do you want to be a part of a small, close knit start up team where your contributions are valued, appreciated and make a real impact?
If the answer is yes, then by all means – keep reading!.
=== Who We Are ===
We are EVELO (www.evelo.com), a Boston-based electric bicycle company that is focused on developing ways to make cycling more accessible to a wider range of the population by removing barriers that keep people from cycling in the first place (hills, age, fitness levels or even arriving to work sweaty).
We are fanatically focused on delivering a wonderful customer experience to everybody who comes in touch with our company, as we believe that a friendly, personal and emphatic customer service is really what makes the customers happy and companies achieve greatness.
We are growing quickly and so we are looking to fill a new Sales & Customer Service part-time position with a bright, ambitious individual who wants a job with direct impact and responsibility.
=== What’s The Job? ===
It’s simple! Help our prospects, customers and dealers have a fantastic experience before and after they start riding an electric bike by delivering great customer service.
This position includes (but not limited to):
- Handling incoming sales and support inquiries by email, live chat and phone;
- Ensuring that customers are having a fantastic experience from the first contact to sale and beyond;
- Participating in outdoor demo events to educate people about electric bikes;
- Helping to grow our Ambassador and Dealer program to develop a stronger presence around the country.
=== What does a typical day at EVELO look like? ===
It certainly varies, but in a course of a day, you may deal with a:
- Prospect who has a few questions about the bikes before they make the purchase and want to talk to somebody about it. You return their call and address their questions.
- Customer who received a bike but has questions about assembly and wants someone to work them through it. So you help them out and then work with the rest of the team to put together ideas for a new video that can help customers assemble the bikes easier.
- Customer is experiencing an issue with the bike after riding it for 6 months and wants help to troubleshoot and resolve it. You get in touch with them, diagnose the issue and schedule a visit to a nearby bike shop to have the problem resolved under warranty.
- Bike Shop wants to receive more information about becoming a dealer. You give them a call to learn more about their needs, let them know what we can offer and schedule to follow up with them in a week.
- A few potential customers who have reached out to us the past week, but haven’t moved forward. So you give them a call or shoot them an email to find out if there is anything else we can do to make it easier.
This is just a small sample of the issues that come in, but they give you a glimpse of what you’d be dealing with on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, you’ll also be involved in our outdoor demo events where showcase the bikes, offer test rides and educate the public about it.
=== The Logistics: ===
Location: This job is open both for remote applicants and those who wish to work from our office in Cambridge, MA (in Kendall Sq.).
Hours: This job starts off with 20-25 hours per week. Hours are flexible as long as they fit between 9am – 9pm EST.
Ability to work 1 or 2 weekend days is also preferred, although not required (e.g. Saturday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Sunday).
Compensation: You will begin at $15/hour with 2 raises per year.
=== Are You Interested? ===
Wonderful! If you’ve made it this far, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter and answer the following questions:
1. What do you think about electric bicycles? If this is the first time you hear about them, do a quick Google search or visit our website for more info.
2. Why do you want this position?
3. What has been some of the best examples of customer service that you’ve experienced (or heard about)?
4. What do you think companies should do to deliver better customer service and where do they fall short?
5. Do you have any experience with bikes or electric vehicle technology? It’s OK, if you do not.
6. What parts of the “What’s The Job” section appealed to you most and why?
7. Anything else about you that we should know about?
Thank you and we really look forward to hearing from you!
Applications should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line: EVELO Customer Service Position.
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We hope you’ve heard about our Bikeable Communities Program, because we are looking for some help to finish up a few BCT projects we’ve had simmering. This is a great opportunity for a current or recent student to help out with advancing bicycle infrastructure, policies and programs in communities around the state.
Much of this work will be research-oriented. We need to find out about best practices from around the state and nation, and communicate those to the relevant decision makers in our communities. However, there will be multiple opportunities to get your hands dirty in the field. We frequently attend public meetings, undertake bikeability assessments, or do site visits. We are also interested in innovative ways to present information, so any experience with video or other multimedia is a big plus.
This internship only lasts until September 30th, and we have flexibility in the time commitment. Depending on the candidate’s availability and qualifications, we could go as high as 40 hours per week, but definitely will be at least 20 hours per week.
See the full job description here.
If you are interested in applying to this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no longer than two pages to [email protected]. We will accept applications until the position is filled, though prefer applications to be sent in by Friday, August 2nd.
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BNB Job Opening: International Programs Coordinator
The International Programs Coordinator will work closely with the International Programs Director, and will be responsible for coordinating technical assistance and support to BNB international partners. This position includes extensive cross-cultural communication, relationship building, training and facilitation, management of project monitoring systems, container loading logistics organizing and some international travel.
Details: Full-time with benefits
Start Date: September 1 – October 15, 2013
Application Process: Rolling
For more information on the International Programs Coordinator position and how to apply, please refer to theJob Description on the BNB website.
JP NET, Bikes Not Bombs, The Boston Collective Delivery & Metro Pedal Power invite you to participate in a potluck on June 27 at 6:30pm at Nate Smith House in Jamaica Plain, a few blocks from the Stony Brook T Station.
Come hear from BNB Executive Director Jodi Sugerman-Brozan, James Bachez & Wenzday Jane as they set the stage to envision bike-based businesses in JP. Hear entrepreneurial ideas from youth employees of Bike Not Bombs as they join the conversation along with a representative from Boston Pedicab.
Want to learn more about BNB’s programs? Want to volunteer or become more involved? Want to meet members of the BNB staff and board? Join us for an Open House on Saturday, July 27th from 1-4pm.
In addition to learning about BNB’s work, open houses are a fun way to explore our main program space, the Hub! We’re going to have a number of interactive activities including “guess that bike part” and we’ll be making smoothies with our pedal-powered blender.
Spread the word! Open houses are also a great way to introduce your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to Bikes Not Bombs. We hope you can join us! Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm at the Bikes Not Bombs Hub at 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Erica Rotman, Director of Fundraising & Events at [email protected] or 617-522-0222 x106
Join us on Sunday July 21st to help load a container of 500 bikes to CESTA in El Salvador! RSVP online.
CESTA (El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technology) works towards the sustainability of El Salvador through programs that include bicycle mechanics training for young people, environmental education and conservation, training people in the use of sustainable appropriate technology and supporting the Movement of Victims and People affected by Climate Change and Mega-projects (MOVIAC) in El Salvador. CESTA also contributes a critical voice to international discourse on the social and environmental impacts of carbon emissions, and is the El Salvadoran branch of the international organization Friends of the Earth.
Help BNB load bikes to CESTA! RSVP online.
TIME: Sunday July 21st from 10am to 5pm. Drop in for an hour or stay all day!
PLACE: The BNB warehouse at 10 Harvard Street in Dorchester
DETAILS: Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Equal Exchange coffee is generously donated by City Feed & Supply!
YOU and everyone you know are invited to Flatbread in Davis Square on Tuesday July 2nd from 5-11pm for a night of pizza and bowling! Hang out with Bikes Not Bombs folks while showcasing the best of your bowling skills.
Flatbread has offered to donate a portion of each pizza sold to Bikes Not Bombs. Their famous flatbreads are absolutely delicious and made in a wood burning oven with local ingredients (gluten-free and vegan options available).
Please help us spread the word and invite your friends on Facebook. Can’t wait to see you there!
This July we will be offering a number of free clinics at the Bike Shop. Our Flat Fixing Clinic will be Tuesday July 9th from 8-9pm. We’ll also be offering a Know Your Bike Clinic Thursday July 25th from 8-9pm. Know Your Bike will be a beginner’s clinic going over different parts of the bike and what they do. More info online. No need to sign up just show up at 8pm!
Tool Time is Monday July 1st from 7-9pm and does require both a BNB Membership and sign-up ahead of time.
Earlier this year the Shop started stocking the Bianchi Camaleonte 2, a flat bar road bike with disc brakes great for recreational rides and faster commutes. We now also have the Camaleonte 3, which has an upgraded 9-speed drive train, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Stop by and try it out if you’ve been looking for the ultimate speedy around town bike.
We’ll be closed this July 4th but wish everyone a happy Independence Day (and Happy 29th Birthday to Bikes Not Bombs!), and we’re pleased to announce that Corrina Roche-Cross, a BNB Youth Programs graduate, is our newest shop employee! Say hi the next time you’re in.
(Note: our Summer programs are already fully enrolled.)
Girls In Action: September 9 – October 10, 2013
Earn-A-Bike: October 21 – November 21, 2013
Bikes Not Bombs is currently enrolling applicants for the Fall 2013 sessions of Earn-A-Bike and Girls In Action. In these programs, young people ages 12-18 choose a bike and not only learn the skills to build it up, but maintain it as well. At the end of the program, once the bike is built, it is theirs to take home! Additionally, we go on bike adventures to explore some of the fascinating places Boston has to offer, and look into various environmental and social justice issues. Earn-A-Bike is co-ed, Girls In Action is for girls only.
Applications are available online. There are a limited number of spots available. Applicants are chosen based on application date, and the applicant’s availability and willingness to commit. To qualify for enrollment, BOTH the completed application and payment (cash, check, money order or fee waiver) need to be submitted. If you are not accepted into the program for any reason, you will be notified and your program fee will be returned.
Fall 2013 Adult Instructor Training is currently accepting applications. The program will run fromAugust 19th – 30th. It meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 6-9PM.
Anyone who is interested and dedicated to youth work is encouraged to apply! We’ll give you a free course in methods of teaching bike mechanics to youth, and then you will help teach young people to rebuild and earn a bike of their own! Volunteers of all identities are welcome. Spanish language skills are helpful. No previous mechanics experience is required.Adult Instructors are REQUIRED to volunteer a minimum of one program day from 3pm-7pm, and are of course welcome to volunteer more than that.
Girls In Action: September 9 – October 10, 2013
Earn-A-Bike: October 21 – November 21, 2013
Spending time on the Cape this summer? Bikes Not Bombs will be partnering with Payomet Performing Arts Center for a fantastic show on Sunday, August 4th. Catch the David Wax Museum and local singer/songwriter, Sarah Swain, for a night of folky-fun music and outdoor entertainment. The David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock, while Sarah Swain carries a country folk tune. All proceeds from this show will benefit BNB, so if you are thinking of hitting a concert on the Cape this summer, make sure you consider this one! For more info and tickets available online.
Bikes Not Bombs is looking for 5-10 artists to feature in our JP Open Studios group show at the BNB Hub in the Brewery Complex. We’re looking for bicycle-themed art, or art that highlights an aspect of Bikes Not Bombs’ mission, history, or programs. We are hoping to showcase several types of media (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry, photography, video, spoke-card art, etc) and we’re especially looking for art made with recycled bike parts and photographs of our programs. We’re happy to coordinate opportunities for photographers to take photos of our programs or to provide access to old parts bins at BNB.
This is a great opportunity for artists, cyclists, and BNB fans to get creative, have some fun, and support our bicycle-based programs! Even if you do not already have bicycle-themed artwork, we encourage you to create a piece (or more than one piece) to include in this group show. In addition to the exposure of being featured at the event, artists will be listed on the BNB website and JP Open Studios website.
During the event, we’ll hold a silent auction to support Bikes Not Bombs’ local and international programs and all artists will be asked to donate one or more pieces for the auction. In addition to the auction, artists can sell their artwork and elect to donate either 50% or 100% of profits back to Bikes Not Bombs.
If you are interested in showcasing your bicycle-themed artwork, please fill out our brief artwork submission form by August 23rd. Spaces are limited and preference will be given to artists that apply early. If you have any questions, contact Erica Rotman, Director of Fundraising & Events, at[email protected]. Thanks!!
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 8am
at: Space with a Soul
281 Summer Street, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02210
Save the date! Bikes Not Bombs’ third annual Building Momentum Breakfast will take placeWednesday, October 23rd at 8am at Space with a Soul in the Fort Point Channel area of Boston. The Building Momentum Breakfast is designed to raise critical financial support for Bikes Not Bombs and spread the word about our innovative work using donated bicycles as a tool for self-empowerment and community transformation. The event will feature breakfast from our friends at Ula Café, inspiring stories from individuals who have been impacted by our work, a short video, and more. While attendees will be asked to consider making a donation to support Bikes Not Bombs, there is no obligation to give!
Call for Table Captains! Signing up as a Table Captain is a great way to increase your impact at Bikes Not Bombs and ensure that the third annual Building Momentum Breakfast is a success! As a Table Captain you will be responsible for bringing nine people to the Building Momentum Breakfast – friends, family, and colleagues – who you think will connect with the mission and work of Bikes Not Bombs. In August, we will host a kick-off event for Table Captains to guide you through the process and provide you with all the information and materials you’ll need. Again, while this is a fundraiser, there is no obligation for Table Captains or guests to donate at the event.
If you would like to receive a formal invitation to the Building Momentum Breakfast or get more information about becoming a Table Captain, contact Erica Rotman, Director of Fundraising & Events, at [email protected]. Also, read about last year’s Building Momentum Breakfast.
Full results of our outstanding 26th annual Bike-A-Thonare now posted on our website (with links to many more photos). Here are some of the record-breaking successes we’re proud to share with you:
We are so thrilled to report that this year’s Bike-A-Thon had 559 registered riders and has raised $162,000 to support the work of Bikes Not Bombs! In addition to providing critical funds for BNB’s youth and international work, the Bike-A-Thon is important because it helps strengthen the movement for environmental sustainability and social justice. We could not have done it without the amazing support of our volunteers, riders, event sponsors, and dedicated members of the BNB community. From all of us at BNB, thank you so much to everyone from the BNB community for making it happen!
Between the four routes, Bike-A-Thon riders collectively rode 21,330 miles on June 2nd! Equal to over 3 trips between Boston and our partner in Amuru Uganda (6,753 miles per trip).
The Bike-A-Thon simply would not have been possible without support from our sponsors and community partners. A HUGE thanks is certainly in order! The full list of event sponsors is up on our website, but we want to specifically thank our Title Sponsors: Amir’s Natural Foods, City Feed & Supply, Ula Cafe, Pedro’s, Vita Coco, and Jason & Fischer.
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