Assistant Ride Instructor (seasonal)

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Minimum: $13.00
Maximum: $14.00
Details: This is a Temporary Part-Time position. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



3939 Lancaster Avenue
United States


Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW)nspires youth and strengthens Philadelphia communities by providing equitable access to bicycling and bike repair through education, recreation, leadership and career building opportunities. NBW offers after school and summer programming to youth, a space for adults to utilize our tools and equipment during Bike Church, our DIY bicycle workshop for adults, and Mel’s Community Bike Shop.

Position Summary: NBW has one available, temporary, part-time position for an Assistant Ride Instructor in our after school and summer programs. This individual will primarily be responsible for co-leading group rides and providing some mechanical support in our shop during our after-school Ride Club, Summer Camp, and Monthly Ride programs. Ideally the candidate has experience and knowledge of riding a bike in Philadelphia and specific street laws pertaining to biking. NBW will train the candidate on our Ride Standards and policies when riding with youth ages 8-18. The candidate is expected to adhere to NBW’s safety standards when repairing and riding bicycles, and to promote safety with our youth.

Reports to: Program Director

Dates: Position is May 1, 2018 through November 2, 2018

Schedule and Hours:

Weekday office and administrative time are flexible, with weekly scheduled meetings  

Schedule for monthly events, rides and weekly Drop-in is Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

  • May and June: 20 hours per week, includes orientation and training
  • Schedule for after-school Ride Club is Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 – 6:30 PM  
  • July and August: 25 hours per week
  • Schedule for Summer Camp is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • September and October: 20 hours per week

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Support the youth programs staff with the daily operations of programs including preparing for class, lesson planning and delivery, providing youth with creative and engaging ways to learn and involving youth participants in activities.
  • Co-lead group rides during Ride Club, Summer Camp, Freedom Riders and Monthly Ride programs  
  • Support Youth Assistant Instructors as they interact with campers; providing encouragement, feedback and supervision as necessary.
  • Learn and adhere to NBW’s safety standards when repairing and riding bicycles to promote safety among our youth  
  • Mentor youth with a positive and supportive attitude, including holding youth accountable to NBW expectations and policies  
  • Participate in administrative tasks, staff and planning meetings as needed

The qualified person is:  

  • A competent and experienced cyclist, familiar with safe urban traffic skills and navigation and comfortable riding in the city.   
  • Experienced in bicycle mechanics (highly desired, but not a deal breaker).  
  • Upbeat, reliable, creative, a good team player, and likes working with diverse sets of youth both in groups, and individually  
  • Able to demonstrate their ability to work with diverse groups of youth.  
  • An effective communicator and demonstrates time management skills  
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds  
  • A positive representative of Neighborhood Bike Works to the greater community  


 The position is eligible for all benefits required by state and federal laws. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter illustrating relevant experience to the Director of Youth Programs, Shivon Love at by March 29th.

Include your experience and knowledge of cycling. Please use Microsoft Word or PDF attachments including your name and “Assistant Ride Instructor” in the subject line.

Employment is contingent upon successful passing of PA State Police Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Clearance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek staff who reflect the community we serve. Candidates of color, women and those identifying as LGBTQIA are encouraged to apply.

Check our website for more information on NBW at prior to applying.