Does your organization have other locations?
Originally started in Vancouver, BC, Pedalheads has been in Alberta since 2008 and is expanding with new locations each year. We currently have camps running in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer. Out of province sites include Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria and Seattle.
How many employees does your organization employ?
We employ approximately 200 instructors over the course of a summer in Alberta. As our summer camps expand our number for instructors also grows.
What type of positions do you offer?
Pedalheads offers seasonal summer positions to enthusiastic individuals to teach at all of our locations. Candidates need to be at least 17 by December 31st of this year. Pedalheads runs every week of the summer from June to the end of August. There's no need to be an expert biker, just someone that loves working outside, being active and teaching kids! We are looking for people who are fun, creative, dynamic and above all, responsible.
What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers?
Pedalheads offers instructor, supervisor and site manager positions at all their locations. These are the perfect job for those who need experience working with children: Teachers, Early Childhood Education Students, as well as those interested in Human Kinetics/or Sports and Recreation Management. It's also a great way to spend your summer outside riding your bike!
What is your hiring process / How can one apply?
Potential employees apply online and may be selected for an individual or group interview with a Pedalheads Hiring Coordinator. Those interested in working for Pedalheads are required to supply a current first aid certification, two character reference forms by responsible adults and undergo a criminal record check. Once they have been approved and reference/criminal checks are clear, instructors must attend three mandatory training dates before the start of the summer.
Applications are online on our website at http://pedalheads.com/About/jobs-and-volunteer
What do you look for in employees?
We look for potential instructor who have experience teaching or coaching young children. Are energetic, creative, motivated and hold a current first aid certificate.
What type of education/training/equipment do you require?
Education is not a requirement, we look for instructors who have experience working with children and who want to be active and teach kids. We require all our instructors to attend mandatory training sessions including New Staff, Proficiency and On-site training before summer camps begin. All instructors need to bring their own bike and helmet to camp, as they may be using them.
How old does someone have to be to work for your company?
At least 17 years of age by December 31st of this year.
How much will employees get paid?
Wages start at $11.25/ hour and rise depending on relevant experience.
How would someone find out about opportunities at your company?
Pedalheads attends many Calgary based career fairs such as the Youth Employment Centre’s Annual Youth Hiring Fair, University of Calgary Summer Hiring Fair and many local high school volunteer/career fairs.
Please list any diversity initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.
Pedalheads holds a partnership with Between Friends, a Calgary organization which supports a Recreation Inclusion Coordinator to be at our bike camps to assist in creating an environment that enables people of all abilities to attend summer camp.
Please list any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.
Atlantis Programs & Pedalheads Bike Camps donate contributions to Neighborhood House, a diverse charity across Canada & the US which help support local communities. With the support of donations Neighborhood House is able to fund their families' recreation and children health programs.