BICAS is seeking
Staff Mechanic Collective Members

Snapshot:

  • This position is half mechanic-educator, half collectively running a small non-profit.
  • Starting pay: $11.50/hr
  • Benefits: sick time & paid vacation, no health insurance
  • 16-30 hours/wk (some weekend availability a must)
  • Spanish-speaking, POCs, queer, transgender, women, immigrants, and/or refugees highly encouraged to apply!
  • Open until filled

To apply:

Read the job description & qualifications below and then send a cover letter and resume, including 3 references, to: hiring@bicas.org

Applications to be reviewed by: Oct 1st
Interviews to be held: Oct 3rd, 4th, 5th (& 10th, 11th, 12th if necessary)
Position/training to begin: Oct 23rd

Summary:

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the bicycle as a sustainable, equitable, and healthy form of transportation. BICAS staff frequently work with youth, houseless, refugee, immigrant, and low-income populations. Experience working with these populations in any capacity is a plus, as is being bilingual/multilingual. We encourage those who can work our WTF (Women, Transgender, Femme) workshop on Mondays to apply. Bicycle mechanical knowledge is not required but is desired. The ability to teach in a patient, compassionate, and hands­-off manner is necessary. Some evening and weekend availability is expected, as well as some work outside the shop, including administrative tasks, outreach events, teaching classes, etc. New hires will have paid training and a 90 day trial period, during which they are expected to work a full schedule, without extended vacations, until after a positive 90 day peer review. Please note that working at BICAS is much more than simply a mechanics position; the ideal candidate will be excited to participate fully in the communal governance of a small non-profit organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Personable and self­-motivated individual who can work efficiently on their own, in a group, and one-on-one in a hectic shop environment
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population while observing sensitivities and differences
  3. Willingness to foster an environment of empowerment and cooperation
  4. Strong communication skills including: interpersonal, electronic, and group settings
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community members
  6. Ability to multi­-task, helping several customers at a time
  7. Ability to lift & lower 20-35 lb bikes many times a day
  8. Passion for bikes and bicycling as transportation
  9. Desire to fully participate in the behind-the-scenes administrative duties of a small business/nonprofit
  10. Ability to work on some weekends and evenings
  11. Ability to work year-round
  12. Availability 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings each month from 6:30-8:30pm for mandatory Collective Meetings

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated experience/knowledge of bicycle repair and bicycle mechanics
  2. Spanish speaking bilingual/multilingual
  3. Experience working in a leadership role of a non­-profit organization, collective or equivalent
  4. Experience in collective, consensus-based, and/or non-hierarchical decision making
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication and public relations skills
  6. Experience teaching one­-on­-one or in class settings
  7. Experience in sustainable business practices
  8. Ability to set measurable goals and see them through to their completion
  9. Computer literacy, familiarity with Quick Books, and Google Office programs
  10. Commitment to use the bicycle as a legitimate form of transportation

Additional Skills:

Please mention any additional/exceptional experience in the following areas in your cover letter: fundraising, grant writing, art creation/curation, community education, community organizing, curriculum planning, youth programming, event planning, accounting, human resources, social media communications, volunteer management, and/or advanced/high-end bicycle mechanics.

Please read the entire job description before applying to the Shop Mechanic Collective Member position. Note that is is NOT just a wrenching job! Submit your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work at BICAS and how you would contribute to the BICAS Collective via email to hiring@bicas.org

*click here for printable version of official job description*

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