Join our team of bicycle safety experts & get paid to ride your bicycle!
BIKE WALK INSTRUCTOR (Limited Term)
Education · Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Employment Type Compensation Term
Part-time, 25-38 hrs/week Starts at $14.00/hour + DOE April-October
Spring through Fall positions & Summer-only position available
Bike Walk Instructors are seasonal employees working 25-38 hrs/week. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety programs for youth in MPS through our Safe Routes to School Program. This position also assists with aspects of our MilWALKee Walks programs, including pedestrian actions, traffic-calming installations, and community safety trainings. Bike Walk Instructors work between the hours of 8-5 PM Monday-Friday, with occasional opportunities to work special Bike Fed events on evenings and weekends. This person works closely with our amazing team of Bike Walk Instructors, Bike Fed staff, and reports to the Milwaukee Program Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead and assist instruction of our Walking Wisdom program, ages 5-8 .
- Lead and assist instruction of our Bicycle Driver’s Ed program, ages 9-11.
- Facilitate safe bicycle rides for Summer Camps, ages 10-13.
- Work cooperatively with MPS teachers to address student needs.
- Provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for youth to learn & facilitate conversation.
- Conduct assessments of streets for hazards and impediments to walking and biking.
- Lead and facilitate pedestrian safety trainings with community groups.
- Conduct pedestrian actions by encouraging people driving to yield and obey the law.
- Serve as a role model for safe walking and biking.
- Help our bike mechanic maintain a fleet of bicycles.
- Create, conduct, and facilitate interviews for our Story Corps community
- Assist with other projects and tasks as needed.
- MUST pass background check.
Follow this link to our Story Corps community to listen to interviews about your new job directly from the MPS teachers whose classrooms we serve.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Experience working with children required.
- Excellent speaking and presentation skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a strong team.
- Demonstrated practice or understanding of multi-modal transportation habits.
- Ability to manage stress and employ mindfulness techniques for team-building.
- First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard Certification (beneficial, but not required)
- Spanish Fluency (beneficial, but not required)
- Driver’s License and ability to drive a 10’-26’ moving truck (beneficial, but not required)
- Bicycle maintenance/mechanic skills( beneficial, but not required)
- Social Media/Computer graphic skills (beneficial, but not required)
Job Conditions/Work Location:
- Most time spent outside teaching on playgrounds and riding bicycles in the street.
- Time spent in a classroom, working with groups of diverse groups of children and teaching professionals.
- Sites are located throughout Milwaukee County and change every 2 weeks.
- Must be able to ride a bicycle between 10-30+ miles/day.
- Lift and move bicycles, boxes of helmets, and other equipment between school sites. 25+ lbs lifting
- Working & biking outside will build your muscles.
- Working with people who love their job!
- Getting to know your city better and making a difference in the lives of youth.
- Being part of a stronger & more inclusive, bicycle culture in Milwaukee.
- Discounts on bike parts and tools.
Hours are scheduled between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturdays, varies week to week. Additional employment opportunities may be available during the off-season.
Submit Cover Letter & Resume in PDF format by Sunday March 1, 2020 to
Michael Anderson, Milwaukee Program Manager
Interviews will take place March 3rd-6th
Candidates will be informed by Monday March 9, 2020
Training will begin in early April, with the first school site starting Tuesday April, 14th.
The Wisconsin Bike Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin and any other protected status.