Wheel Kids is seeking counselors and managers 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 (click each title for more details):
Directeur Sportif – 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.
Assistant Director – Two Wheelers Club – a teacher and manager who can take charge of our learn-to-ride camp in San Francisco, running the daily operations of events for kids 5 through 8 years old. The AD is responsible for daily activities of Two Wheelers Club, and is active as an instructor, camp counselor, and team manager. Preferred candidates are working toward a college degree and have 6 or more completed ECE units.
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, Assistant Director, Head Coach and Assistant Coach candidates must provide proof of first aid and CPR certification prior to hire. Wheel Kids may offer training depending on candidates’ schedules.
Please use the Employment Application linked above. 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 U.S. mail.
Wheel Kids Employment Opportunity for MSBS Class:
Assistant Instructor – Wheel Kids is looking for paid, part-time, summer assistant instructor to team-teach Palo Alto’s Middle School Bike Skills (MSBS) classes for several Saturdays and one Sunday between June and August 2017. The MSBS class offers a great opportunity to work in a community where more than forty percent of middle and high students commute by bicycle! Each class runs for approximately five hours (8am- 1pm) and is held at the Mitchell Park Community Center. Class size is typically 10-13 students, plus their parents/guardians. More information about the program, including specific dates are available here. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a scanned (PDF version) of your resume or summary of your experience, a cover letter is optional. If you cannot email, then please mail to PO Box 1306, Palo Alto, CA 94302. Experience and overall fit with the team will be prioritized. An LCI credential is NOT required. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.