About the Red Shed

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The Red Shed is the home of bicycle education programs at the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC), an environmental nonprofit in Providence, RI.  

Our main programs are Red Shed Bike Camp: a seven-week summer camp for children ages 8-12; and Rhode to Bicycle Safety: an in-school program for 5th grade students. We also partner with schools and community groups to offer after-school programs, adult bicycle education workshops and more.  

We work with over a thousand students each year. Bike Camp programs take place in Riverside Park in Providence. Our school and community programs take place at various locations throughout Rhode Island.  

Position Description

We are hiring a Bicycle Education Instructor to join the team delivering engaging bicycle education programs to children.  

Bike Education Instructors lead bicycle education programs in school-day, after-school, and community settings; and at the Red Shed program space in Providence’s Riverside Park. All programs include on- and off-bike instruction covering the rules of the road, bike handling skills, safety, and basic bike maintenance. 

 This is a seasonal full-time position June-August, with the potential to transition to school-year programs through mid-November. This role is very physical in nature and requires abundant enthusiasm and high levels of energy. 

Who we’re looking for

You might be just who we’re looking for if you: 

  • Are a confident and enthusiastic cyclist 
  • Enjoy working with K-8 students 
  • Believe in the benefits of cycling to individuals and communities 

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering programs in a professional, reliable, and engaging manner; 
  • Cultivating a fun and save camp experience for campers 
  • Setting up and putting away program equipment such as bikes, helmets, & cones 
  • Communicating consistently and promptly with team members regarding concerns, camper issues, and program needs;  
  • Following all safety procedures.  

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with K-8 Students 
  • Strong cycling skills (i.e. comfortable riding in groups and on the road)  
  • Knowledge of basic bike maintenance (or ability to learn) 
  • Knowledge of safe cycling practices (or ability to learn) 
  • A proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse ages, backgrounds, and interests.  
  • Creativity, flexibility, and personal warmth are essential 
  • The ability to travel to off-site locations 
  • Clear criminal record check (Rhode Island BCI) 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation to schools throughout Rhode Island 
  • First Aid training 
  • Spanish Language Fluency 

Employment Terms & Timeline 

Training will begin in June at 20-30 hours per week. Training will typically take place between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.  During camp, work hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm. Bike Camp begins July 1st and runs for 7 weeks, ending Friday, August 16th. Summer employment can continue for an additional 1-2 weeks. In September, a transition to school-year programs through mid-November may be possible.  

Compensation: $18.00/hr   

How to apply 

Please submit one PDF document that includes a cover letter and resume to dgreen@wrwc.org with “Bicycle Education Instructor Application” in the subject line. 


WRWC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, or genetic information. WRWC enthusiastically encourages BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) and Spanish speaking residents within the Woonasquatucket River Watershed: Providence, North Providence, Johnston, Smithfield, North Smithfield and Glocester—to apply.