Safer Cycling Calgary is hiring! 2 types of positions available: Assistant Instructors will work under the supervision of a Certified Instructor; Certified Instructors can work independently.


Assistant Cycling Instructors needed to help with delivery of bicycling courses in Calgary and area.

First Time, for kids aged 4-13 or adults 14+ to learn how to ride a bike. You will work with or near a Certified Instructor, with a group of up to 4 participants, to teach them how the bike works, how to do a safety check, how to learn to glide and then pedal. 3 hour course, 2 per day, weekends only.

Novice, for people 7+ who already know how to ride a bike. You will work with or near a Certified Instructor, with a group of up to 15 participants, to teach them basic handling skills like straight line riding, hand signals and shoulder checks. 90 min course, 4 possible per day, weekends only.

Intermediate, is offered for competent cyclists age 9+ in kids only and families with kids 9+ formats. You will work with a Certified Instructor to assist with teaching participants handling skills as well as on-road riding. When on road, you will be monitoring participants position and behaviour and offering feedback to help them improve. Varying formats, including the possibility of full day summer camps (weekday). Weekend possibilities also.

Advanced, for somewhat experienced cyclists aged 16+. You will not be required to help with this course if you do not intend to pursue instructor certification but you will have to take it in order to become an assistant. 12 hours split between 2 x 3 hr evening sessions and 1 x 6 hr weekend session.

Uniform, which is provided, consists of a helmet cover and SCC t-shirt. All essential tools provided.

This is a part time job with lots of room for other work. Hours vary depending on the week from as low as 6 hours per week (1 day) to potentially 40+ hours (6 days) in a week however schedule is not flexible (courses are scheduled and can't be changed).

Interested Assistants will have the opportunity to pursue instructor certification and/or future employment. If you are interested in learning more about the Instructor Certification process, please click here

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to ride a bicycle with reasonable proficiency.
  • Must provide their own bicycle, in good working condition, and an approved bicycle helmet: road bikes not acceptable for teaching First Time or Novice. Electric-assist bikes are ok but must be able to operate without assist.
  • Must be willing and able to stand and/or ride your bike, outdoors, for up to 3 hours at a time. Some courses run regardless of weather; you must have your own equipment to remain outside no matter the weather.
  • Must be proficient in speaking and reading English (additional languages are an asset).
  • Must complete Calgary Police Service background check for working with Vulnerable Sector individuals (children), at your own expense.
  • Successful completion of the Advanced course is required to secure this position (you will have to pay half the regular cost), or proof of recent completion of a comparable course.
  • First Aid Certification is an asset.

No teaching experience is required, though obviously an asset.

Wage: Assistant instructors will receive $17/hr.

If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Instructor, please send a message through the contact form. Attach your resume as well as a copy of your Vulnerable Sector check, First Aid and course completion certificates (if applicable). Include relevant experience, particularly experience working with kids, in your application. Also describe your cycling style or experience (what kind of cycling you do/like).


Certified Instructors can work with another Certified Instructor or independently (with or without an Assistant as applicable to the course).

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to ride a bicycle with at least reasonable proficiency.
  • Must provide their own bicycle, in good working condition, and an approved bicycle helmet: road bikes not acceptable for teaching First Time or Novice. Electric-assist bikes are ok but must be able to operate without assist.
  • Must be willing and able to stand and/or ride your bike, outdoors, for up to 6 hours at a time. Some courses run regardless of weather; you must have your own equipment to remain outside no matter the weather if you teach these courses.
  • Must be proficient in speaking and reading English (additional languages are an asset).
  • Must complete Calgary Police Service background check for working with Vulnerable Sector individuals (children), at your own expense, if working with children.
  • First Aid Certification (Emergency or Standard with CPR C/AED) is required.

As a Certified Instructor, you will be able to teach the courses that you are qualified to teach on your own schedule. Safer Cycling Calgary will list, market and register all participants, provide all necessary paperwork, uniform (SCC t-shirt & helmet cover) and support. You will be responsible for sourcing course locations and route planning and arranging any necessary space rental. You will also be responsible for providing your own tool kit and any other equipment you need to teach the relevant course.

Wage: depending on course; $20/hr or percentage of registration fees.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Instructor, please send a message through the contact form. Attach your resume as well as a copy of your Vulnerable Sector check, First Aid and Instructor Certification. Include a list of your relevant experience and what courses you desire to teach.