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Employment: Summer Bike Valet Ambassadors – Go By Bike

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Summer Bike Valet Ambassadors

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Ride a bike

job description

Come work at the largest bike valet in North America! (South Portland Waterfront)

Go By Bike offers two great summer job opportunities! We are looking for a full-time Bike Ambassador for summer coverage, as well as a part-time Bike Ambassador in the afternoons. These two positions are seasonal and each pays $17/hour.

At Go By Bike, located under the South Waterfront Cable Car, we serve cyclists and cyclists from all walks of life. Our mission is to provide the best start and end experience for people who travel to the tram. Throughout the year, we park an average of 200 bikes per day and this number is growing. Go By Bike also provides same-day repairs while people are at work, offering full tune-ups and other repairs. We also run a bike share system and a new loaner bike program for OHSU.

Our store is a converted 20ft shipping container with air conditioning, heating and large windows. Most of your working day will be spent outdoors, parking and removing bikes and interacting with customers.

Responsibilities. Customer service and a friendly, positive attitude are a must. The ability to multi-task and problem-solve, as well as reliability, are also required. Top priority is bike valeting, which means parking and retrieving bikes for cyclists. When cyclists drop off their bikes, you will take the cyclist’s bike and park it on one of our racks. When picking up, you pick up the bike from the rack and hand it over to the rider. This job is quite physical as it involves a lot of walking and lifting. We have parked and returned over 510,000 bikes in our 10 years of business!

Full-Time Seasonal Bike Ambassador:
This position will run from June 13 to August 12. Schedule flexibility is required. Your schedule will change every 2 weeks between the following shifts:
5:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Weekly hours will vary from 21 to 30 hours/week.
At times, you will be responsible for opening and closing the store. During these shifts, you will work alone for over an hour.
It can be a fun way to get a taste of how Go By Bike works throughout the day!

Seasonal Part-Time Afternoon Bike Ambassador:
This position will continue from June to September
Schedule 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday
You will be working during our peak hours, so be prepared to move a lot!

Pay is $17/hour, 10% commission, split tip, and access to purchase bike parts/equipment at cost.

Must be outgoing, honest, punctual, kind person and have open and strong communication. You should also be able to answer basic bike questions or ask for help with unfamiliar issues.

Please note that proof of Covid vaccination is required. We work near OHSU, so we need to take our health precautions seriously.

How to register

To apply, email gobybikeshop@gmail.com with a resume and 1-2 paragraphs telling us what position you are applying for and why you would like to work at Go By Bike.