So, apparently my new M.O. is to interview for a job and then start it within the next 24-48 hours, before I am even an official employee! I now have two bike-related jobs, both of which I was hired and completed the paperwork at my interview:
The first one is with Boston Bikes, which is part of Mayor Menino’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors. Boston Bikes focuses on improvements in all five universal bike planning areas: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, and Evaluation. My official title is Youth Cycling Instructor – I teach kids about bikes, how to ride them, how they work, and how to be safe. (City employee baby!)
The second one is with Alta Bike Share, which is the the company that is running The Hubway, Boston’s new bike share program (600 bikes spread out at 61 stations for people to use and share). I’m not sure what my title is, but I’m basically doing tabling and promo work as the program kicks off.
I was temporarily working/apprenticing at Urban AdvenTours as a bicycle tour guide, but due to scheduling conflicts and other opportunities, it didn’t work out. But, I can still give a pretty mean tour of the city, complete with odd facts.