Bici is Hiring
Job Title: Bicycle Mechanic/Collective member
The Bike Church is a collectively run bicycle repair shop and educational space
located in downtown Santa Cruz. We are seeking a highly motivated core member to
share responsibility in running the shop. This includes both working with the
public during our open hours as well as maintaining/running the shop in the off
hours, and strategizing for the shop's long term plan.
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 must be a self-motivated, responsible individual who is task-oriented and
understands the importance of communication. It is not required but very helpful if
applicants have some familiarity with our space and collectively run groups.
We would like to strengthen the collective process.
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
Interest in bookkeeping is a plus.
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, fun, 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, importantly,
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
up to 20 hours total per week
vacation (unpaid) per year taken at once or intermittent, scheduled
collectively with other staff members.
at least one year commitment with a performance review after 3 months
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:
703 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95060