Now hiring: Youth Apprenticeship
Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear, Executive Director aka CBO "Chief Biking Officer"
Kris Day grew up in the fields and woods of New England, hiking and climbing, sailing and riding from an early age. This love of the outdoors followed him to a degree in Outdoor Education and Community Building, encouraging others to get outside and engaged.
Ready for a shift and to focus on family, home and farm, he recently stepped down as Chief of an historic sailing vessel but will still occasionally get out sailing with students. He's excited to help fix up old bicycles to get folks out on the road and trail, feeling the wind on their faces, keeping themselves active, and doing something good for the environment. With plenty of experience as a mechanic, and more as a program leader and educator, it's a comfortable fit to manage the repair shop at the ReCyclery, working alongside people of all ages and backgrounds to move toward sustainable transportation and reuse.
When not on a bike about town or out on the water, he can be found in the fields and forest of the Peninsula, foraging mushrooms, working in the garden, or leading a pack of ducks across the land.
Zach is no longer new to Port Townsend, moving from Seattle more than a year ago, where he became committed to bicycle transportation and recreation as a lifestyle. While in in the big city, he earned a Masters of Education from Islandwood and the University of Washington. In Seattle he worked for Tilth, managing a small farm access and training program. He also spent some of his free time volunteering at Bike Works, which is a model for building community and educating youth about bicycle transportation. Zach delights in re-using and re-purposing neglected bicycles and most anything else that might be headed for the landfill. He strongly believes that bicycle transportation can allow one to form stronger connections with their human and natural communities, thereby inspiring stewardship, wonder, good health, and joy. Swing by the ReCyclery and you might have the pleasure to see Zach wrenching on bikes.
The ReCyclery Apprenticeship program is a chance to build and improve your bicycle mechanic skills while learning to work in a fun and dynamic staff team. You will learn about the technical aspects of bicycle componentry and mechanics, as well as the interpersonal skills required to work in a community bike shop. We look forward to receiving your application. Thanks for considering joining our team!
How To Apply: Send email with cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern will be responsible for:
assisting with tuning up and building bikes
assisting with shop tasks and Community Shop Days
educating the public on the role sustainable transportation has in our lives as well as practical appreciation of bicycles.
cycling and bicycle safety advocacy work
attending staff meetings once a week
Begins July 1st
12 hrs/wk minimum (4 hrs every Sat)
2 positions open
30 hrs mandatory for first week - “Immersion Week”
Community-supporting project(s) offered and encouraged
Monthly performance reviews
Minimum two month commitment required
Internship is a volunteer position, not to be seen as “Employment”
Advanced internships available, depending on experience
Interns chosen by two step interview process
A fun and educational experience!
$200 stipend per month