Wheel Kids is seeking counselors for Summer Camp and possible school-year events. We call our instructors Coaches – because, like a bicycling team’s coaches, our staff do anything they can to make sure their riders (the kids) have a great time, are kept safe during all of our events, and reach their full potential no matter what program we’re providing. We’re looking for creative and energetic people who love kids, bicycling, adventure and fun; who can lead, mentor and inspire; and who want to expand their own horizons and gain great career experience while working in one of the most exciting and unique day camps in the Bay Area. Coaches are expected to be ambassadors of good bicycling who actively model and demonstrate the skills and attitudes necessary to promote a positive relationship with the public. We have openings in all Bay Area locations.
Available positions include:
Directeur Sportif – needs someone with excellent organizational and communication skills as well as knowledge of educational and childhood development concepts. The DS will run the day-to-day operations of the camp, including staffing, events and team management, communications, and facilities operations. A college degree and professional work experience is preferred for this position. A well-qualified DS will be considered for advancement to General Manager.
Head Coach – ideal for those with experience teaching, coaching or otherwise engaging with children in a camp, academic or organizational setting and who are willing and able to take on daily management responsibilities. A college degree, or progress toward a degree, is preferred for this position.
Assistant Coach – suited for those currently or recently engaged in academic programs and experience involved with child development or similar and/or those with previous experience who are contemplating academic studies in education, child development or similar. Rising high school juniors and above are welcome to apply for this position.
Volunteer Coach – perfect for those seeking to gain experience working with children or for those with the time to devote to sharing their experience and expertise. Rising high school Freshmen and above are welcome to apply.
Summer camp positions are full time. Preferred candidates will be available for the duration of the summer, plus a pre-camp orientation and training weekend. If you have pre-existing summer plans we’ll try to work with you to accommodate as many weeks as you’re available.
All candidates must:
- Complete and return the Employment Application form with a resume; email preferred.
- Pass a background check.
- Provide a minimum of two references and verifiable work experience.
- Complete an interview with Wheel Kids’ management.
- Directeur Sportif, Head Coach and Assistant Coach candidates must provide proof of first aid and CPR certification prior to hire.
Use the Employment Application linked above. Please include a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a resume or summary of your skills and experience. We place a high value on professionalism; incomplete applications are not likely to be considered. Delivery by email preferred; US mail okay. If you cannot scan your material as a PDF, please use US mail.