Employment

interested in working at the Santa Monica Bike Center?

Our mission is to inspire people to ride bicycles for the benefit of one’s health, spirit and planet. The ideal candidate would share our passion, using a bicycle as their main form of transportation. We’re a tight-knit and diverse group working in a fast-paced environment. The Bike Center is open year-round and offers a variety of services, so we’re looking for versatile individuals who can take initiative and handle a wide array of tasks.

Benefits include:

  • Bonuses and tips.
  • Commuter credit (for those who cycle or ride public transportation to work).
  • Health insurance (for full time employees after 2 months of work)
  • Simple IRA (for all employees after 1 year of work)

 

Positions Available:


Rental Assistant Position

We’re looking for reliable, friendly and outgoing individuals.

  • Be the face of our business by greeting and assisting all customers that enter our shop.
  • Bicycle rental duties: complete rental agreement and process outgoing and incoming rental tickets on Point of Sale.
  • Size customers to appropriate bicycles based on their height and riding needs.
  • Perform minor mechanical work: mounting kids trailers, tag-a-longs, child seats, adjusting saddles, cleaning bikes, pumping tires, etc.
  • Work with large groups, families, and international customers.
  • Maintain an organized and clean retail space.
  • Stock merchandise.
  • Sales of accessories and used bicycles.
  • Professionally answer incoming phone calls and emails.

 

  • Must have 2 years retail experience and 1 year of bicycle industry experience.
  • Speaking another language and familiarity with the downtown Santa Monica area are a plus.

Apply by email. Send your resume and a brief statement of interest to andrea@smbikecenter.com (limit statement to two paragraphs or half a page).


Tour Guide POSITION

We’re looking for extremely well-organized, responsible, enthusiastic and flexible individuals with previous tour guide experience as well as one year of bike industry experience.  Must have excellent verbal communication skills; enjoy public speaking, can learn and retain information and travel routes.  Bilingual and familiarity with the downtown Santa Monica/Venice area are a plus. Tours can run any day of the week but will primarily be scheduled for weekends.

Apply by email: Please send your resume in PDF and a brief statement of interest to tours@smbikecenter.com (limit to two paragraphs or half a page).  Your resume will not be considered if you fail to send all of the above.


Mechanic POSITION

We’re looking for reliable and friendly individuals with two years of professional shop experience. UBI Professional Repair and Shop Operation (or equivalent) certification required.

Speaking another language, familiarity with the downtown Santa Monica area, and point of sale (POS) experience are a plus.

Apply by email. Send your resume and a brief statement of interest to mechanic@smbikecenter.com (limit to two paragraphs or half a page).


The Santa Monica Bike Center is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status or any disability as provided in the Americans With Disability Act.

 

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