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CommonWheels Is Looking For Folks For 2014 Season

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 13

Got this in the email, some great bike job opportunities!
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Event Coordinator:

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

Mechanic/Bike Educator:

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.
Compensation: $20/hr

CommonWheels Board Member

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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Urban AdvenTours Hiring!

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 27

From the email:

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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
(http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bus/4290506865.html) or website
(http://www.urbanadventours.com/employment/).

We are looking forward to making our 10th Anniversary year the best yet!


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Broadway Bicycle School Is Hiring For The Season

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 07

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:

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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: New Job Opportunity, More Bikes!

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 16

Massbike update below:

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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 Is Hiring: Programs Director

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!

The Programs Director is responsible for the Bikeable Communities Program, and also oversees the Education Program.

 

Check out the full job description here.

Legislative Update: MassBike ED Urges More Bike Funding

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.

 

Read more here…

Springfield Residents Discuss How To Improve Streets

VACA Youth Gathered Around A Neighborhood Map

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-American Civic Association (VACA), and Caring Health Center. MassBike brought large maps, distributed surveys, and led the discussion to generate ideas for making things better.

 

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.

 

Read more here…

MassBike Annual Meeting Is Just Around The Corner

You're invited to MassBike's Annual Meeting! Thurs. Dec. 19th from 6-9 PM at our office (171 Milk St., Suite 33, Boston, 02109). RSVP to bikeinfo@massbike.org

The board and staff of MassBike invite you to our Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 19th, from 6-9 PM. This year, we’re having an Open House at our office (171 Milk St, Suite 33, Boston, MA 02109).

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 here so we know how many people to expect and get enough pizza. Our office space is limited so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to reserve spots for you and your friends!

MassBike Holiday Sale Begins!

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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.

 

So check out the MassBike online store and be sure to pick up a water bottle,

t-shirtjersey, or map today!

Volunteer Opportunities

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]!

MassBike Calendar<

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

Check the MassBike Calendar for the latest 

information on events in your area:

http://massbike.org/newsevents/

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!<

Sincerely,
The MassBike Staff


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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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MassBike Is Hiring

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 29

From MassBike:

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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Urban AdvenTours Is Hiring!

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 13

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
[email protected].

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
of Boston.
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
[email protected]

Sales Associate
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
[email protected]

Mechanic
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
success.
Primary Responsibilities:
•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.
Qualifications:
•2+ years shop experience as a mechanic.
•Ability to work on all bike styles.
•Strong attention to detail.
•Floor sales experience is a plus.

Marketing Assistant
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.
Primary Responsibilities:
•Sales and Marketing
oSocial media updates
oCustomer contact through email campaigns
oEvents
oWeb statistics tracking
•Operations
oAssisting in the day-to-day tour and rental operations.
oCustomer Service


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MassBike Hiring Intern

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 19

Via MassBike:

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MassBike Seeks A Paid Intern ASAP!

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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