Criminal record and vulnerable sector check, valid driver’s license, current first aid and CPR (or willingness to participate in first aid training), availability to work several weekday afternoons, ability to travel to downtown location, access to personal cell phone. To be eligible for this Canada Summer Jobs funded position applicants must be eligible to work in Canada, be 15-30 years of age, and be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have been granted refugee status.
Skills and Experience:
Experience in Education, Childcare, other (e.g. working in a day camp setting) welcome.
Experience working with children of a range of ages and abilities.
Prepared and enthusiastic to be outdoors for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.
Must be able to cycle and be physically active for several hours at a time.
Comfort and confidence with addressing members in a leadership role
Basic bike mechanic training
Computer savvy – ability to navigate online booking software
Punctual and organized with strong communication skills.
Prior experience teaching and leading groups of children would be an asset.
Standard First Aid and CPR-C
A clean Criminal Record check with Vulnerable Sector Report
Valid driver’s license
Post secondary training in a related field (e.g. Education, Kinesiology, Sustainability, Recreation) is considered an asset, but not required
Hours and Salary
$18 per hour
Must be available to work weekdays, weekends, and evenings.
Approximately 35 hours per week over July and August, with opportunity for extension. Note: training day(s) will take place at the end of June.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Cycle Guide will drive and operate a children’s pedal bus on a multi-use trail along the South Saskatchewan River and act as an interpreter to groups of tourists. This position utilizes communication and leadership skills daily. This role involves being physically active outdoors in a range of weather conditions, attending to guest comfort and safety, completing bike maintenance, using a digital platform, and working independently.
This role involves regular interactions with customers, members of the public and partnering organizations. For example, frequent communication with the supervisor and the public will be needed to respond to challenges (e.g. changing weather) that arise and improve the customer experience. This involves welcoming and providing instruction to multiple small groups in one day. The Cycle Guide will also act as a local resource assisting clients in extending their tourism experience along Saskatoon’s downtown riverbank. Additionally, the guide will use their leadership and communication skills to model and facilitate teamwork within each group of cycling tourists they host on the pedal bus. Staff in this role will need to differentiate the different language and tone of voice appropriate to use with young children, youth and adults.
Digital skills are required to enter and retrieve information from the online booking platform. The cycling guide will learn to use this digital platform to send notifications to passengers in advance of their tour to notify them of any cancellations or changes to their scheduled booking.
The Cycle Guide will have set-up and take-down duties at the beginning and end of each shift. They will also be required to be mindful of time and follow a schedule.
How to Apply:
Please email a current resume and cover letter to email@example.com . Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.