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The Bike-A-Thon team is looking to bring on two part-time outreach coordinators this Spring. The Phone Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for calling past riders and encouraging them to register for the ride. The Direct Outreach Coordinator’s role involves tabling at various community events and promoting the Bike-A-Thon in person.
We would prefer to hire the same person for both roles, but it is not necessary.
Please download the job descriptions and email [email protected] with any questions.
Applications are due by Friday January 30th.
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A great organization if you are looking for a job.
Deputy Director: LivableStreets seeks a highly motivated and experienced professional who will play a critical role in helping LivableStreets achieve its vision to provide high quality programs and have a major impact on transforming our streets in metro Boston. The Deputy Director will be instrumental in our strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s programs, and positioning the organization for continuedsuccess. Click here for full Deputy Director job posting and how to apply.
Executive Assistant: LivableStreets seeks a detail-oriented individual with experience in an office setting to serve as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant will work to maintain and improve LivableStreets internal systems and be instrumental in ensuring day-to-day operations run efficiently and effectively to help achieve our strategic plan. Click here for full Executive Assistant job posting and how to apply.
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two cool jobs from Boston bikes.
Boston Bikes employs a small team of part-time, somewhat seasonal 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 candidates for September-October 2014.
Cycling Instructors (actively hiring):
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, which serves over 5,000 youth per year. 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 Forwardprogram 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.
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We need some good strong-hearted riders to join our team! If you want a job working with awesome people that pays you to get exercise, be outside all day, and get lots of local farm veggies, all while making a real impact on our urban ecology, then this is for you!
MetroPedal Power is hiring delivery drivers.
Hit us up if you’re interested, or pass the message along to others you know who might be!
Introductions, letters, and resumes should be sent to [email protected]
Please check out the full job description HERE
METRO PEDAL POWER
Metro Pedal Power is seeking vibrant, athletic and self-motivated individuals to join our team of delivery drivers. We are a small growing company advancing the role of bicycles and human powered vehicles for last mile transportation in urban areas. We are currently seeking part time delivery riders who are interested in the opportunity to grow with the company.
Delivery Driver Role and Responsibilities:
- parcel delivery and other hauling services around the urban Boston area using our unique pedal-trucks, bicycle trailers, and other cargo bikes
- developing and practicing excellent road etiquette, fostering mutual respect with other road users.
- autonomous time management, completing deliveries and routes on deadlines.
- providing excellent customer service in the field on both ends of the delivery process.
- is comfortable, professional, and safe navigating Metro Boston streets and traffic on a bike
- is passionate about the role of the bicycle in transforming urban culture
- is responsible, dependable, and punctual.
- is meticulous and detail oriented at work.
- maintains healthy personal appearance and has positive attitude.
- has an entrepreneurial spirit, learns quickly and can problem solve on the fly
- is able to endure harsh New England weather conditions while maintaining professionalism and superior customer service
- takes full ownership and accountability for their work
- embodies our shared values of providing an excellent and unique service, a voluntary and collaborative workplace, and of advancing the movements of local community economy.
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CommonWheels is seeking a passionate, organized and self-directed person to manage Open Shop events in conjunction with a mechanic and additional volunteers. This is a part-time, seasonal position for someone who wants to make a difference in their bike community. We are looking for someone who will take initiative, engage others, and promote our Open Shops.
Compensation: $15 $18/hr, commensurate with experience
CommonWheels is seeking a passionate and self-directed person with demonstrated mechanics experience to staff Open Shop events in conjunction with an Event Coordinator and additional volunteers. This is a part-time, seasonal position.
The CommonWheels Board serves as the backbone for all of our programs, keeping the organization running smoothly administratively, planning events and programs, and on occasion pitching in as volunteers on the ground. Our paid staff consists of an event coordinator and a mechanic to staff our Open Shops, but Board members play a brainstorming, fundraising, and leadership role to make all our other programs happen.
CommonWheels is excited to expand our Board and bring in people with new and diverse ideas about how to bring our mission to life: “To empower people to use the bicycle to enhance their lives.”
Read the full description at www.commonwheels.org/jobs
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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
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The MassBike Staff
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