The Bike Church is a community bicycle shop and tool collective where people can learn to repair their bicycles with the help of knowledgeable mechanics. We offer sliding scale services and affordable used and new parts. As a collectively run organization, we are committed to honoring the contribution of individuals while recognizing the importance of collaboration. Check out the video for more info.
The Bike Church is low on volunteer staff (click here for info on how to volunteer), and has cut our hours to 3 days and one evening a week. We are currently open Mon, Tue, and Thur 3-7pm, and Wed 6:30-9pm. Thu 10-2 are work trade hours. Visit the open hours section of this site for more information on our open shop hours, as well workshops and classes.
The Bike Church is HIRING!
Bike Church Job Description
Job Title: Bicycle Mechanic/Shop Attendant
The Bike Church is a cooperatively run bicycle repair shop and educational space located in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. We are seeking a highly motivated team player to assist with running the shop, which includes both working with the public during our open hours as well as maintaining and running the shop in the off hours. The Bike Church is a cooperative which means you will be working side-by-side with other mechanics on jobs that include but are not limited to: assisting the public in working on bikes, processing incoming donations of used bikes and parts, fixing bikes to sell, office work, cleaning, inventory, as well as one-off projects which vary.
You should be a focused individual who is task-oriented and understands the importance of communication. It is not required but helpful if applicants have some familiarity with our space. Likewise, a good working knowledge of bicycle mechanics is preferable, but as this is just one of many qualities required for the job, we invite applicants who may have less comprehensive knowledge of bicycle mechanics but are strong in other areas. An important value of the Bike Church is to be a safe space for individuals from our community no matter their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income, or ability. Thus any applicants must also be able to foster, respect and create a safe space for our community. In addition, the Bike Church is at times a very vibrant, busy space, and staff members must have strong people skills and communication about boundaries.
work at least two 4.5 hr shifts with the public per week
attend bi-monthly meetings (staff and collective)
work with other mechanics on tasks and projects which are chosen and guided by the collective
16 hours total per week
10 weeks vacation (unpaid) per year taken at once or intermittent, scheduled collectively with other staff members.