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City Of Boston Hiring Cycling Instructors

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 11

And more, from their website:

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.

Cycling Instructor:

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.

Bike mechanic:

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:

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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Kryptonite Has An Awesome Job For You

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 27

Getting paid to make bikes safer? Sounds awesome to me! Job posting below:

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Job Title: Customer Service Associate

Contact Information
Company Name: Kryptonite Lock
Address: 437 Turnpike St
Canton, MA 02021
United States
Company Phone: 800-729-5625
Web Site: http://www.kryptonitelock.com

Job Description
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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PARLEE Cycles Hirring Frame Finisher

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 07

From Craig’s List

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Frame Finishing Technician Wanted

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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Boston Bikes Update

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 14

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.

Email najah.shakir@cityofboston.gov to volunteer as a convoy leader

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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
Boston Conservancy
31 Hemenway St, T401, Fenway

Bike lanes on West Broadway
Tuesday, August 20th
6pm-7pm
J. F. Condon School
200 D Street, South Boston, MA

Cycle-track around Public Garden
Wednesday, September 18th
6pm – 8pm
Firehouse
127 Mount Vernon Street, Beacon Hill

Visit our website for more information. If you cannot attend the meetings, send us your comments via e-mailFacebook, or Twitter.

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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Electric Bike Company Looking For a Sales/Customer Service Rockstar! (Cambridge (Remote Possible))

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 01

(This is a sponsored post)

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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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HubWay Is Hiring

Written by Boston Biker on May 20

Check out the new positions here:

Bicycle Service Technician


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MassBike Is Hiring

Written by Boston Biker on May 08

From MassBike:

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We are excited to announce two great job opportunities. We are hiring a part-time Bike Safety Instructor for the Boston area and a Project Coordinator based in Springfield, Massachusetts. If you or anyone you know would be interested in either of these positions, please send in an application. We are expecting to close the hiring process within a few weeks, so you’ll need to act quickly.

Bike Safety Instructor

Our Instructors deliver the bike safety education for our Education Program. We currently have four instructors located around the state, but are looking for an additional instructor for the Boston Metro area. The key to this position is having a flexible schedule, as many of the classes we teach are during the day, though occasionally on nights or weekends. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience and are intimately familiar with bicyclist issues. Time commitment will only rarely exceed 20 hours per month. To see the job description, click here.

Project Coordinator

We are searching for a top-notch candidate to help the City of Springfield build its bicycle and pedestrian network. The Project Coordinator is a full-time position based in Springfield that will work closely with staff from the City and from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. An ideal candidate would have a Master’s Degree and a minimum one year of experience, or two to four years of experience doing related work. Spanish language skills and familiarity with or residency in Springfield a HUGE plus. To see the job description, click here.


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Boston Hiring Bike Program Manager

Written by Boston Biker on May 07

From the city:
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Boston Bikes is Hiring!

Boston Bikes is seeking an experienced results-oriented Program Manager with a strong record of management, organization and influencing.  This well-rounded individual will have a proven record of success in executing initiatives in a fast-paced environment.   The position reports directly to the Director of Boston Bikes.

 

See job description and application information.


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