Bike Shop Staff

Now hiring for Fall 2020 

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Application Deadline:  Sunday, July 12, 2020

Any students with a passion for empowering and inspiring the GVSU community through outdoor and adventure based opportunities (specifically, biking) should consider the Bike Shop Staff position. This part-time position focuses on running the day-to-day operations at our limited-service Bike Shop and rental program. 


  • Paid training
  • Valuable life skills practiced through the lens of bicycling: leadership, communication, team work, risk management, creative problem solving
  • Various discounts for Recreation & Wellness programs & services


Start Date:  Training: TBD    ; Shifts: 8/30/2020

Duration: 16 weeks

Hours: 4-6 per week

Location: GVSU Allendale Campus, Bike Shop (Ravine Center)

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Ideal applicants have a strong desire to empower & inspire the GVSU community through outdoor & adventure based opportunities
  • Good customer service skills are a must
  • Previous experience in bike maintenance preferred (training provided)
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for semester of employment or Fall semester if employed over Spring/ Summer (12 Credits if work study has been awarded)


  • Bike Rental Operations (50%)
    • Perform basic maintenance on fleet bikes (15%)
    • Refurbish &/or breakdown donated bikes (20%)
    • Facilitate rentals, returns, & exchanges (5%)
    • Maintain accurate rental records (5%)
    • Communicate with renters (5%)
  • Oversee Open Shop Time (40%)
    • Assist in self-service repairs and coordinate drop-off bike maintenance (35%)
    • Maintain records of services and scheduled repairs (5%)
  • Coordination and Facilitation of Workshops and Events (8%)
  • Other Duties as Assigned (2%)

Outdoor Adventures Anticipated Hiring Timeline


Application Period



Estimated Start


May - Mid-July


Late August

End of August


August - Mid-October

Mid/Late October


Early January


December - Mid-February

Mid/Late February


Early May