Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 16th, 2014 at 4:57 pm
Do you get excited by the challenge of working on your bike, pulling a hefty trailer and chopping fresh, organic produce? We’re a small Portland company that makes and delivers organic soups using local ingredients. So far we’ve done 109,000 bicycle deliveries, and we’re hiring a new Backup SoupCycler.
We’re looking for an energetic, upbeat and strong-legged person who can brave the winter rains of Portland and still be smiling when they deliver soup to customers.
This is a backup position. There are no set hours, but you’ll be fully trained and ready to go for when we have an open shift for kitchen help, bicycle deliveries or catering. The right candidate for this position will have a flexible schedule and an established income source from another job.
A Few Requirements
-Able to commit to this position for at least six months.
-Have a pre-existing source of income/another job that doesn’t conflict with SoupCycle’s needed hours (listed below).
-Physically able to lift 75 lbs and pedal a bike trailer carrying 215 lbs.
-The owner of a sturdy and well-maintained bike to attach to our soup trailer for deliveries (you use your bike, we provide the trailer).
-An authentic people-person. There’ll be a lot of customer interaction while you deliver and strong customer service is a must.
-A safe cyclist (uses hand-signals, wears helmet, respects drivers, etc)
-Able to wield a kitchen knife and chop vegetables like it’s nobody’s business.
-Excited about food and sharing that with customers during deliveries.
Possible hours are…
Sundays (kitchen): 8am-5pm
Mondays (kitchen): 8am-6pm
Tuesdays (kitchen or deliveries): 8am-6pm
Wednesdays (deliveries): 8am-4pm
Thursdays (deliveries): 8am-4pm
$11.00/hour, generous soup allowance and the ability to work for a mission-driven company with passionate coworkers.
How to Apply
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 2-3 paragraphs outlining:
1) Why you’re interested in working for SoupCycle
2) Your bicycling and kitchen experience
3) Your current job situation and availability
The SoupCycle Crew