Bicycle Habitat is Hiring
Please take a few minutes to read what we're looking for before you apply. Once we receive your application, a manager will follow up with you if we need more information.
What we're looking for in our applicants (and a bit about Bicycle Habitat):
We have been in NYC since 1978 and have a long history of activism and support for the NYC cycling community. We are committed to making cycling safer, more fun, and more inclusive for all riders.
An incredible number of our clients are urban cyclists. Can you help them find the right bike and equipment for their cycling needs?
We are a fast-paced full-service bike shop. Can you switch gears quickly and help the dedicated mountain biker, the competitive road cyclist, and the 6 year old who is ready to ditch their training wheels? We are the busiest shop in NYC. We sell 1 of every 200 bikes Specialized sells, and 1 in every 300 bikes Trek sells in the USA. The vendors we work with make some of the greatest cycling products in the world and rely on us to provide the best service possible to our shared customers.
Applicants for all roles must be able to show up with a positive attitude and be ready to do their best every day. They must treat customers and co-workers with kindness and consideration, even when things get tough. In-season, a large part of our business happens on the weekends, so weekends are required for new hires and punctuality is non-negotiable. Full and part-time positions are available. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Bike shop experience is not required for sales applicants. A foundation in retail/customer service is helpful, but not a must. If you have a passion for cycling, a positive attitude and enthusiasm for providing great service, we can help you fill in the rest!
You have to be ready to get creative and think on your feet, all while maintaining composure even on the busiest of summer days. Every rider's needs are unique, and every purchase, large or small, is treated with importance. You must be able to hit the ground running. There are a lot of product, sales process, and technical details to absorb, and once the season starts there's not a lot of time to learn them. We provide the tools - knowledgable co-workers and managers, and training resources - but it's up to you to take initiative and build your knowledge.
We want our customers to love their cycling experience. Our priority is to make sure that every person who visits our stores leaves with the equipment and resources that they need to have the best time on their bikes. Our mission has not changed since we opened in 1978: More people on bikes more often. If you want to be part of a creative, high-energy team, please fill out our job application with as much information as possible, and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to talking with you!
Technicians and Assemblers:
We sell and assemble thousands of bikes a year. This means we work fast, but we always work carefully and hold ourselves to a high standard. Serving the NYC bike community means that we see all kinds of bikes and help all kinds of customers every day. It's great to have a speciality and a dedicated area of personal interest, but all techs should be prepared to care for whatever bikes end up in their stand.
Applicants for technician/assembler positions must have some prior experience building or servicing bikes in a bike shop. If your experience is somewhat limited, we can work with that as long as you are willing to accept and utilize feedback about your work. All applicants must have strong customer service and service writing skills. Our service areas are on the sales floor, so you must be ready to interface with customers regularly.
Service is central to the success of our business. If you want to be a part of a dedicated and skilled tech team, please complete our tech application below, and email your resume to email@example.com. We look forward to talking with you!