Now hiring: Shop Mechanic, Programs Mngr, Apprenticeship
Part Time Shop Mechanic
Reports to: Shop Manager (primary), Executive Director (secondary)
Primary Responsibilities: 1. Deliver professional, accessible, and helpful customer service to a diverse population Assess customer needs and assist in determining their needs through interview Assist customers in choosing a bike, parts, accessories and other retail goods Monitor stock and offer current information to customers on bike and part availability Diagnose, repair and maintain customer bikes as needed
2. Support daily Bike Shop operations Open and close Shop, including: displaying bikes for sale in the front of shop, moving and securing customer bikes, close out Point of Sale system for Close of Day transactions Perform sales transactions, enters sales data into Point of Sale database Answer phone calls and respond to voice message Maintain a clean and organized work environment in the shop and storage areas Maintain an organized and attractive shop front, including merchandise displays, parts bins, and educational information Assist with processing donated and dumped bikes, parts, and accessories Assist with the recycling of bicycle bi-products and shop materials Assists with inventory upkeep and yearly inventory reporting
3. Perform repairs, maintenance, and walk-in services on customer bicycles of all types and conditions Assist Shop Manager, seeking their lead in prioritizing repair work in the shop. Diagnose repair needs and write up repair tags completely and clearly Communicate diagnoses and estimates clearly and thoroughly with customers and then deliver professional level repairs within budget restraints Ensure a clear understanding of repairs/projects by reviewing repair tags and communicating with customers and/or shop staff Gather necessary materials and parts to perform the task Clean, inspect and road-test bicycles before they leave the shop
4. Recondition / over-hall used bicycles of all types and conditions for resale. Assist Shop Manager, seeking their lead in prioritizing projects for sale or stock. Assess bikes for damage and/or wear. Determine a course of action to make the necessary repairs according to parts availability and cost. Gather necessary parts. Repair bike to yield a safe, fully functional, and clean product for customers Clean, inspect and road-test bicycles before they leave the shop
5. Represent The ReCyclery to the neighborhood & act as a resource for the community.
Articulate the organization's mission and operations (both shop and programs) to our community. Maintain a welcoming, accessible, respectful and professional environment for all visiting public. Act as a consultant, role model and mentor for youth, amateur and enthusiast cyclists
Please apply to email@example.com by May 1st, midnight
Jefferson County ReCyclery
Enthusiastic toward cycling and programs
Bicycle mechanic skills and experience
Ability to design and implement creative programs/curricula, write grants and report on
Must work most Saturdays
$1,440 per month starting first 2 mo at 20 hrs per week, and then $1,800 per month, 30 hrs per week.
10 days paid vacation/yr, accrued at 1 day per month starting 8/1/15
7 days sick leave/yr, accrued at 1 day per month starting 8/1/15
5 days paid Holidays/yr
1 week paid leave for training/continuing education, with Board approval
$1000 for education/training
leave without pay with Board approval
wholesale pricing + sales tax for bike parts
One whole free bike per year using used parts with staff consent.
Reports to: Shop Manager for shop work. Reports to Chief Biking Officer for program work from 5/1/15 through 9/30/15 and then to the Board.
1. Oversees program development and evaluation (20%)
Plans and schedules annual programming
Schedules and facilitates meetings for Middle School Mt. Bike Team (MMBT)
Curriculum Development including policies and procedures
Markets programs to schools and community
Works with Program Volunteers and staff
Provides monthly reports for review at board meetings
Helps write grants to support programs
2. Manages programs (30%)
Including Earn-a-Bike, Volunteer Repair Parties (VRPs), Community Shop Day, Summer Camps, Mountain Bike Teams, Adult Repair Classes and Partnerships, and future programs
Monitors student recruitment, registration, scholarships and fee collection
Leads bike rides with Bike School program, bike team, and other program rides
Supervises volunteer mechanics working at the shop on Saturdays
3.Performs bicycle repair, maintenance, and other services (30%)
Works in bike shop one weekday and most Community Shop Saturdays
Reconditions/overhauls used bicycles of all types and conditions for resale
Repairs bikes to yield a safe, fully functional, and clean product.
4. Ensures risk management process is comprehensive & adequate for ReCyclery Programs(10%)
Oversees, guides and supports risk management policies and procedures
Ensures program compliance with insurance policy requirements
Ensures compliance amongst staff and volunteers with following Incident report protocol
Creates risk management scenarios and ways to test the system as needed
5. Assists Board of Directors, other staff, and Key Stakeholders in strategic planning process to create annual operational plans, fundraising goals and a finance plan (10%)
Helps create and manage program budgets
Attends annual ReCyclery events
Supports fundraising efforts
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.
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