The Bike Church is a collectively run bicycle repair shop and educational space located in downtown Santa Cruz. We are seeking a highly motivate 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, doing repairs, 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 and also expand the business.
Please have some experience with bike repair and the bike industry; we are currently seeking a more experienced bike mechanic.
QTPOC applicants prioritized. Bilingual/multilingual is a plus, especially Spanish. Interest in bookkeeping is a plus. Grant writing is a plus. Computer skills are 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.
Duties: work at least two shifts with the public per week (shifts are 5.5 or 6.5 hours long) attend periodic meetings work with other mechanics on tasks and projects which are chosen and guided by the collective 19 hours total per week (might vary with season or need) $15 per hour
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: Bike Church 703 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060 OR firstname.lastname@example.org Email with any questions
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