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 Instructor Job Details

Company Description:smiling assistant

Safer Cycling Calgary (SCC) is the only business in Calgary offering a full range of bicycling courses. These courses offer instruction for people who have never learned to ride a bike how to ride through to people who want to ride their bike on the road downtown. The focus for Assistants will be First Time (never ridden before) through Intermediate (for riding on residential roads). There will be the opportunity to pursue instructor certification for employment in future years. This is a high-growth position: I would like to take the Intermediate Kids course into schools in the future.

Location of work:

At this time, almost all work is done at or starting from the Haysboro Community Association. You will be responsible for transportation of your bike and all required items to the course location.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Owner, you will:

  • Assist with the delivery of courses. 
  • Teach children and/or adults how to ride a bike.
  • Create working relationships with participants and parents of participants.
  • Communicate the principles of curriculum and specific feedback to all participants.
  • Network with people of varied ages and backgrounds.
  • Model appropriate helmet use and safe cycling skills. 
  • Gain experience with communicating constructive criticism, cycling skills, leading groups, time management, working with children and adults.

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 (not recommended for First Time or Novice).
  • 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.
  • 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. Uniform, which is provided, consists of a helmet cover and SCC t-shirt. All essential tools provided.

Wage and other benefits:

Assistant instructors will receive $17 per hour. While we don't offer medical benefits, this is a unique work opportunity with the potential for continued employment or growth (pursuit of instructor certification). You will get plenty of fresh air and sunshine, your work literally changes people's lives, training and experience will increase your cycling skills and knowledge and it's a lot of fun, too! Yes, you will get paid to ride your bike.

COVID-19 Protocols:

Adjustments have been made to normal operations to cope with the pandemic. Please see current protocols and adjustments here.

Apply:

If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Instructor, please send This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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 Instructor Job Details

Company Description:teaching outdoors

Safer Cycling Calgary (SCC) is the only business in Calgary offering a full range of bicycling courses. These courses offer instruction for people who have never learned to ride a bike how to ride through to people who want to ride their bike on the road downtown. You will work independently and with provided assistants when necessary to teach all courses that you are qualified to, on your own schedule and at location(s) that work best for you.

Location of work:

Currently, most courses are run out of the Haysboro Community Association. Pending covid protocols, additional First Time courses run out of Rundle Community Association in NE Calgary. We will assist you to locate appropriate locations for the courses you'd like to run. High demand in NW Calgary. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Depending on the level of courses you teach, you will:

  • Organize locations and schedule courses.
  • Monitor, evaluate and support participants through their online learning.
  • Manage, lead and direct assistant instructors.
  • Create working relationships with participants and possibly parents of participants.
  • Communicate the principles of curriculum and specific feedback to all participants.
  • Network with people of varied ages and backgrounds.
  • Model appropriate helmet use and safe cycling skills. 
  • Gain experience with communicating constructive criticism, cycling skills, leading groups, time management, working with children and/or adults.

 Qualifications:

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 (including costs). You will also be responsible for providing your own tool kit and any other equipment you need to teach the relevant course.

Wage and other benefits:

Wage: depending on course; $20 per hour or percentage of registration fees. This is a unique work opportunity: you will get to set your own schedule, choose your audience based on the courses you teach, get plenty of fresh air and sunshine, meet plenty of people with interesting stories, and change people's lives. You will get paid to ride your bike and have fun!

Apply:

If you are interested in becoming an SCC Certified Instructor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and attach your resume as well as a copy of your Instructor Certification  and Vulnerable Sector check (if applicable). Include a list of your relevant experience and what courses you desire to teach.

More information on the process of becoming a Certified Instructor here.

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