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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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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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Urban Adventours Hiring

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 12

via email:

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Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, is gearing up for the summer!
UA is looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable cyclists to be summer tour
guides and customer service associates.  Experienced mechanics also wanted.

Job postings listed at: urbanadventours.com/employment or are pasted below.

Tour Guide and 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 throughout the season (mid-March through
September/October) but will try to accommodate schedules for anyone that
fits the above description. Must have urban cycling and customer service
experience, a love of history and additional language skills are a plus.

If you would enjoy showing people our beautiful city from the seat of a
bike, just drop us a line! We will begin bringing in applicants in late
February.

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.

Sales/Customer Service Associate/Boston Bike Concierge

If you are ready to interact with people from 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 ready to take ownership of our front desk and serve as
the first line of
contact for our customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Assist in daily rental, tour, and retail operations.
-Maintain a high level of customer service to every guest.
-Assist guests with bookings and questions through phone, email, and in
person.
-Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the workspace inside and
out.
-Maintain a positive customer environment and experience.

Qualifications:

-Tour or travel sales experience a plus.
-Must be comfortable on a bike with a strong knowledge of Boston.
-Self motivated, positive, and dependable.
-Experience with Quickbooks POS a plus.
-Other language skill a plus.

Must have excellent initiative, attention to detail, and follow through, and
the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment.


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Bike Jobs: Urban Adventours

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 19

From c-list (1, 2)

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Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s first and finest bicycle tour company, is hiring! We take pride in offering the highest level of customer service from our tours to our bike shop. If you are a driven and outgoing individual who loves the city of Boston, we want to hear from you!

If you love bikes and riding in Boston, then being a tour guide at Urban AdvenTours is the perfect job! No tour guide experience required. We hire cyclists who are outgoing, friendly, hard working and knowledgeable about safe riding in an urban environment. A love of history and pop culture is a big plus as well!

Your primary responsibilities would be supporting and leading tours, giving content in a unique and professional fashion while on tour, keeping our guests safe and sound while out in the streets, and most importantly, making sure everyone has fun!

If you would enjoy showing people our beautiful city from the seat of a bike please send us an email with a brief bio of yourself and a resume.

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Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, is hiring! We take pride in offering the highest level of customer service from our tours to our bike shop. If you are a driven and efficient individual who loves the city of Boston, we want to hear from you!

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, as is a friendly, ready-to-help attitude! You will be at the forefront of our business’s customer service department.

Your primary responsibilities would include professional level bike service and sales, receiving and executing tune-ups in a quick fashion, maintaining our extensive fleet of rental and tour bikes, and assisting the shop manager with inventory, ordering and receiving. We would prefer to hire someone with at least two years of experience in a shop. You must be able to work on any style of bike, have a strong motivation and attention to detail, and be neat and organized in your work. Retail experience is a big plus as well!

If you can make any bike run like new, we want to hear from you! E-mail us with a brief bio of yourself as well as a resume.


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Haunted “Hey” Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 17

Second year in a row Urban Adventours is putting on this fun event.

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2nd Annual Haunted “Hey” Ride
Keeping the good feelings rolling with this years edition of the Hey Ride ending at Redbones – October 30th

The cycling industry, bike organizations and the public are all welcome on our fall social ride to Redbones!

Last year’s ride was such a success we’re once again bringing folks together for good conversation, BBQ and a haunted good ride. Expect a moderate pace so bring your; road, cx, commuter bike; anything with slicks should be fine.

We are leaving from our bike shop at 109 Atlantic Ave at 4pm on Sunday, October 30th and going for a ride to a few of our favorite haunts. Expect the ride to last two hours ending at Redbones for BBQ/Beer and some laughs. Join us and your friends on Facebook for more info.


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Bike Jobs: Two Jobs At Urban Adventours

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 13

Job 1
From Craig’s List

Urban AdvenTours is a bike rental and tour company and the only bike shop Downtown. We are looking for an experienced bicycle mechanic who is eager to help develop a growing shop. In addition to working on customer bikes, responsibilities will include maintaining our fleet of rental bikes, managing shop inventory, and selling bike parts and accessories. This is an opportunity for a motivated and knowledgeable individual to take ownership of a growing shop and responsibility for repairs and maintenance. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, friendly with customers, and prepared to take on responsibilities beyond just wrenching. Email JOBSatURBANADVENTOURSdotCOM with a resume and brief letter explaining your interest.

Job 2
Also from Craig’s List

Urban AdvenTours: Guided Bicycle Tours and Bike Rentals is a local, green company that shows visitors and locals the best of Boston by bike. We are currently a top rated Boston activity on TripAdvisor and we just opened a new location in the North End.
Urban AdvenTours is looking to add more enthusiastic, hard-working Tour Guides to help lead our daily and custom tours of Boston. Tours visit several of Boston’s neighborhoods and highlight the history, architecture, and other points of interest that make Boston such a wonderful city. Tour guides are the face of the company and can make a huge impact on tourists and residents alike.
Responsibilities:
• Preparing for tour by readying bikes, water bottles, helmets, and more
• Enthusiastically greeting all tour participants and making them feel comfortable about their bike tour
• Safely leading groups on Boston’s streets and paths
• Delivering tour information during several stops along the tour
• Engaging customers in conversation throughout their tour
• Participating in tour debriefs with UA guides and staff
• When not on tour, guides may be asked to help with:
o Sizing rental bikes for customers
o Assisting with shop duties
o Tuning and cleaning our bike fleet
o Other tasks as needed
Qualifications:
• Must demonstrate a commitment to safety and display conservative judgment
• Must be a cyclist
• Must be comfortable cycling in the city
• Must be professional and have excellent interpersonal skills
• Should be comfortable with basic bicycle maintenance
To apply for the Guide position, email JOBSatURBANADVENTOURSdotCOM


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Work For Urban Adventours

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 24

Think you know how to bike Boston?

Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s bicycle tour and rental resource, has openings for guides for our exciting bike tours. If you are personable, social, eco-friendly, enjoy meeting new people and riding your bike, this job is for you. We are looking for enthusiastic people who think on their feet, ride bikes, and know their way around Boston. If interested please email [email protected] with a resume and cover letter. Training starts the first weekend in March.


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Urban Adventours Launching The Urban Cycling Institute

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 18

got this bit of interesting news in the email today, urban adventours are good people, check this out. Cheap good quality bikes too!

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come check out the future site of the
Urban Cycling Institute
109 Alantic Ave, Boston
Saturday, February 20
Noon – 5pm
-Used bikes for sale ($100 – $1000)
-Giveaways
-Chat with our staff
-Sneak a peek at our handpicked 2010 bike line


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