• Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • 2023-04-02

Bike Centre

Please note we cannot accommodate students on a co-op term who will be working full-time hours. This is due to coordinators needing to be available regularly during the day to run their operations. If you have any questions, please contact services.support@wusa.ca

Service Description: The Bike Centre is a do-it-yourself style bike shop located in the Student Life Centre. We are a resource for the Waterloo community, providing tools and workspace to do bike repairs. Customers now do not pay any fees to use our shop! We also rent out bikes on a termly basis and collect abandoned bikes on campus to be fixed up and sold at our termly bike auction.

Job Title: Bike Centre Staff (Spring 2023)
Department: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Student-Run Service
Reports to: Bike Centre Manager
Weekly Hours: Up to 10/Hrs per week*
Rate: $16
Effective Date: May 1st, 2023
End Date: August 29th, 2023
*Note: Must be available to work at least two days per week during business hours for 5 hours per day 

Benefits of Working for the Bike Centre: 
– Full access to the Bike Centre tools and space
– Interact with new and exciting people
– Join an awesome team
– Discount at WUSA services

Role Description: The Bike Centre staff will be responsible for ensuring the Bike Centre is open on time, is ready for visitors, and for operating the Point of Sale system as needed. The staff person should be knowledgeable in retail operations, inventory management, and have a good understanding of bicycles, cycling culture, and at least some knowledge of bike repair. Training will be provided.

Key Accountabilities:  

  • Work 10 hours per week in two 5 hours shifts
  • Clean and organize the shop and ensure the Centre is prepared for all visitors
  • Assist in restocking parts needed in the shop
  • Use the Point of Sale system for all sales and ensure all required accounting practices are followed
  • Assist visitors with locating tools, workspaces, and other equipment as needed.
  • Encourage and support volunteers
  • Help organize and advertise Bike Centre events, services and workshops throughout the year to the student body including Orientation Week
  • Work with the Manager to explore new Bike Centre programs or activities

Requirements and assets for the role:

  • Previous retails experience is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Dedication and commitment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and skills around bicycles and repair is an asset

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your experience and how you meet the requirements of the role, also add you availability for the next term in message box. Your availability should include which days and times you are available for 5 consecutive hours between 11am to 7pm. 


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