Job: Summer Bike Valet Ambassadors – Go By Bike

Job Title

Summer Bike Valet Ambassadors

Company / Organization

Go By Bike

Job Description

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

Go By Bike is offering two great opportunities for summer jobs! We seek a full-time bike ambassador for summer coverage, as well as a part-time afternoon bike ambassador. These are both seasonal positions and each pays $17/hour.

At Go By Bike, which is located under the aerial tram in South Waterfront, we serve riders and bikes from all walks of life. Our mission is to provide the best beginning and end trip experience for people riding to the tram. Throughout the year we park an average of 200 bikes a day and that count is on the rise. Go By Bike also provides same-day repairs while people are at work, offering full tune-ups and other repairs. We manage a bike share system and new rider loaner program for OHSU as well.

Our shop is a converted 20-foot shipping container with AC, heating, and big windows. Most of your work day will be spent outside, parking and unparking bikes, and interacting with customers.

Responsibilities. Customer service and a friendly, positive attitude are a must. Ability to multitask and problem solve, as well as reliability, are also required. Top priority is valeting bikes, which means parking and retrieving bikes for riders. When riders drop off their bikes, you will take the bike from the rider and park it on one of our racks. When picking up, you will retrieve the bike from the rack and pass it back to the rider. This work is pretty physical as it involves a lot of walking and some lifting. We have parked and returned over 510,000 bikes in our 10 years of operation!

Seasonal Full-Time Bike Ambassador:
This position will run June 13 through August 12. Schedule flexibility is required. Your schedule will change every 2 weeks between the following shifts:
5:45am – 12:00pm 6:30am – 2:00pm
12:00pm – 6:30pm 1:45pm – 8:00pm
Weekly hours will range from 21 to 30 hours/week.
At some points you will be responsible for opening the shop and closing the shop. During these shifts you will be working on your own for 1+ hour.
This can be a fun way to get a taste for how things run at Go By Bike throughout the day!

Seasonal Part-Time Afternoon Bike Ambassador:
This position will run June through September
Schedule 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday
You’ll be working during our rush hours, so be prepared to move a lot!

Compensation is $17/hour, a 10% commission, split tips and access to purchase bike parts/gear at cost.

Must be a people person, honest, punctual, kind and have strong open communication. You also need to be able to answer basic bike questions or ask for help on questions you do not know.

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

How to Apply

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