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Boston Bikes employs a small team of part-time employees, primarily for Community Cycling Programs. Once you’re a part of our team, you’ll have opportunities to support all of our projects.
We are actively seeking Cycling Instructor applicants to hire for our Spring 2014 season and will begin interviewing in late February/March. We also hire interns.
You don’t need to be a bike expert: An affinity for teaching, youth development, and a relentless work ethic are much more important. Reliability and professionalism are expected at all times. We’re looking for people who take personal pride in their work, regardless of whether you’re teaching a classroom or loading a truck. Work happens primarily during day time hours on weekdays (during the school day), with some night and weekend events. Applicants should live in the City of Boston or anticipate living in Boston before beginning employment.
Cycling instructors work as part of a team to teach cycling skills and safety to kids and teens in the Boston Public Schools as part of our Youth Cycling Program. Our program visits a school for two weeks with a fleet of bikes and helmets. On the first day, instructors lay the groundwork for safe riding including helmet fitting, signaling, and safe biking behaviors during a classroom-based workshop. The rest of the time, instructors lead on-the-bike activities and games to reinforce safety lessons and to expose kids to the fun of riding a bike. Cycling instructors also support our Roll it Forward program by leading safety workshops and fitting recipients for helmets and bikes.
This is a fun job, but without a doubt, it is highly physical work. Our instructors and mechanics are constantly lifting bikes, loading trucks, and climbing stairs. If hired, you will be expected to jump in, learn quickly, and be ready to get your hands dirty. Training is provided, but the ability to learn on-the-job is just as important.
To apply, send a resume and a short message of interest to Jenny Duquette. Please include an overview of when you would be able to work and how many hours you seek. Resumes should focus on teaching experience, youth development or early-childhood development, and bicycling experience (if applicable). Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a response to all applicants. CORI background checks will be performed on candidates that advance past the interview.
This is a serious mechanic job and we are looking for experienced shop mechanics. Experience from home or on friends’ bikes is not sufficient. Boston Bikes mechanics chip away at a steady workload alternating between children’s bikes and used bikes for Roll It Forward. Often these are low-cost bikes or very old bikes with multiple problems. Accurate diagnosis (e.g. service writing), patience, and diligence are expected on every bike to meet the number-one goal: A bike does not leave our shop if it isn’t safe. Quality work and quick, efficient repair are expected in equal measure.
Despite the bikes, we want our mechanics to apply the same standard of care as they would for a customer’s high-end racing bike. Rigid repair rules do not apply: we need problem solvers and improvisers. We are also looking for candidates that have an interest in working outside the shop with children and youth: a significant portion of time is spent out in the field, supporting Youth Cycling Programs and Roll It Forward giveaways. Working hours are flexible (including evenings) once candidates have demonstrated responsibility and an unquestionable work ethic.
To apply, send a resumedetailing your experience at bike shops. Include specific capacities as they would relate to our work with difficult bikes. Also include a short statement of interest that lets us know why you’re interested in the gig. Moonlighting veterans from local shops are most welcome! CORI background checks will be performed on candidates that advance past the interview.
Mayor Menino with 2011 interns
Internships and Co-ops are available year-round within our office. We design internship responsibilities in conjunction with your field of study and the duration of the internship. At Boston Bikes, interns start contributing to essential program functions on day one. Please start the process at your school with a placement or internship coordinator who shouldcontact Nicole Freedman for openings. There is an interview and selection process.
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From the email:
Despite the freezing weather Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, is looking forward to spring and summer and need knowledgeable cyclists to help us with our tours, rentals, bike shop and repairs.
A variety of schedules and positions are available from full to part time. Positions like Bicycle Tour Guide, Sales Associate, Marketing Manager, Bicycle Concierge and Shop Manager are available. We are looking for folks with a range of experiences who can fit into our fun and friendly staff! A love of bikes is a must!
More information and additional openings can be found on our Craigslist post
We are looking forward to making our 10th Anniversary year the best yet!
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Broadway is a fantastic shop, and if you got the mechanical chops I can’t think of a better place to work. See below for details:
Broadway Bicycle School is looking for some mechanically inclined people who are enthusiastic about bicycles to work at our shop as full-time bike mechanics/sales-people from Mid-March through October 2014. Previous bike shop experience is preferred but not necessary. For more information, stop by the shop at 351 Broadway in Cambridge or visit broadwaybicycleschool.com.
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Massbike update below:
Before you even read the rest of this Quick Release, take two minutes and support MassBike’s work by donating to our Winter Appeal right now!
In this edition, we update you on our legislative advocacy efforts, recap Springfield’s recent public meetings, invite you to our annual meeting, and encourage you to use a 20% off promo code (DEC13) for our online shop.
If you enjoy MassBike’s Quick Release, please join MassBike today. Add your voice to the thousands of bicyclists who already look to MassBike to protect their rights and promote their dreams of making Massachusetts a safer, more enjoyable place to ride!
Thanks as always and happy riding,
The MassBike Team
MassBike has dramatically expanded its program offerings over the past two years, with a focus on education and technical assistance. We need an experienced manager with knowledge of bicycle planning and advocacy to help us deliver top-notch services. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to have a direct impact on bicycling across the Commonwealth, and to take our programs to the next level!
Check out the full job description here.
Yesterday, the House Bonding Committee held a public hearing onH.3763, also known as the Transportation Bond Bill. This bill is one of the intermediate steps in securing more funding for transportation infrastructure, including bicycling and walking facilities. Back in April and May, there was a major push to increase the amount of funding the state dedicates to transportation. Now the state needs the Legislature to give it the authority to issue bonds to actually fund building roads, bridges, transit stations, multi-use paths, and everything else.
The good news is that the Governor’s proposal includes almost $430 million for bike/ped infrastructure is in the bond bill. The bad news is that even if this allocation in the bond bill survives the legislative process, the funding is not “real” until it is included in the budget. Nonetheless, we are working hard to make sure that this provision makes it to that next step. To that end, MassBike Executive Director David Watson testified; click here to read his full remarks.
When we get to the budget debate, we may need your help to push our legislators to fully fund biking and walking, so stay tuned for an Action Alert. In the meantime, we will continue working with other organizations and our legislative partners to make sure biking and walking are an important part of the funding discussion.
VACA Youth Gathered Around A Neighborhood Map
Last week, MassBike held three public meetings in Springfield to get input on barriers to biking and walking in the city, and thoughts on what our priorities should be to improve the streets. These public meetings were hosted by Live Well Springfield’s community partners, Gardening The Community (GTC), Mason Square Health Task Force (MSHTF), Vietnamese-
There will be one more public meeting held in Metro Center some time in January (the details are still being finalized). If you cannot make the public meetings, then please feel free to give your input here.
The attendees were candid and informative about the barriers they face every day when biking or walking. Attendees from GTC and MSHTF highlighted the need for better bicycle facilities. Gardening The Community is an organization that grows food on an urban farm and then delivers the food via bicycle to customers. Because of this, they are keenly aware of the deficit of bicycle facilities in the city. In particular, they highlighted I-291 as a barrier which cuts Springfield in half (I-291 is an urban highway connector from the Mass Pike to I-91). There was also a more general desire for better separation and protection from motor vehicle traffic.
The board and staff of MassBike invite you to our Annual Meeting on Thursday
From 6-7 PM, the MassBike Board of Directors will hold a businessmeeting, where Executive Director David Watson will review our 2013 accomplishments and preview our 2014 plans. Then socialize and enjoy pizza, Harpoon beer, and more. Food is generously provided by the event’s sponsor, Jason & Fischer. This is a great chance to meet others in the bicycling community working to make our rides safer and even more fun!
The event is free and open to the public, but a $5 donation is suggested.
Please RSVP to [email protected] or he
With a large inventory of t-shirts, cycling apparel and accessories MassBike is your one stop shop for all your holiday gift needs. As a special gift to you we are offering20% off all merch during the holiday season with promo code DEC13, in addition to the deep discount that members already get on all MassBike merchandise.
Volunteers make up a huge part of our success, so we want to make volunteering with us even better. Anyone who volunteers ten hours of their time will automatically earn a MassBike membership!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7th: MassBike Volunteer Night5:30 – 8:00 PM | MassBike Office | 171 Milk St, Suite 33 | Boston, MA 02109
Come join us for free pizza and cold beer (generously provided by Harpoon) at our upcoming volunteer night, which is a great opportunity to help your state-wide bicycle advocacy group while having a good time and meeting great people.
Volunteers help MassBike send out our monthly membership renewal reminders, prepare membership packets, and help out with other activities as they come up.
Be sure to RSVP to [email protected]!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
- 6:00 PM Public Meeting: Boston, Proposed Redesign of Union Street and the “Blackstone Block” (Connect Historic Boston)
- 7:00 PM Public Meeting: Chicopee, Signal and Intersection Improvements along Memorial Drive and Broadway project
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17
- 6:00 PM Public Meeting: Boston, Revised Design for Causeway Street and Staniford Street (Connect Historic Boston)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
- 6:00 PM MassBike Annual Meeting (Boston)
- 6:00 PM Public Meeting: Boston, Commercial Street Redesign (Connect Historic Boston)
- Public Meeting: Worcester, bridge reconstruction project of Belmont Street (Route 9) over Interstate I-290
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
Check the MassBike Calendar for the latest
information on events in your area:
Members are an essential part of our success and are the driving force behind what we do at MassBike. Not a member yet? Join here. Thank you for your support!<
The MassBike Staff
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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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