We’re Hiring!

Seeking Part-Time Bike Mechanic / Cycling Educator

This position is an opportunity for an individual with some wrenching skills and a passion for cycling and active transportation. You will assess and refurbish donated bikes, sort and clean used parts, assist in our youth earn-a-bike and general Bike Kitchen education programs. You will receive Can-Bike training and certification and work with our teaching team delivering bike safety education across the region and supporting community bike rides on a seasonal basis. 

Title: Bike Mechanic / Cycling Educator

Position: Part-Time, Seasonal, possible Full-Time in Summer

Target Start: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; start date immediate.

Wage: $15.00/hr starting

Hours: Minimum 8 hours per week, 12 hours maximum, weekday afternoons and some evenings and weekends. May become full time depending upon funding. 

Mission: Bike Windsor Essex is a non-profit community cycling organization and resource centre dedicated to the promotion of cycling as an empowering, community-enriching, fun, environmentally sustainable, and active mode of transportation. 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assess and refurbish donated bikes and bike parts and components on multi-geared, hand-brake, hybrid bicycles.
    • Work with co-mechanics and volunteers to formulate effective workflow and organization of bikes, tools and parts.
    • Record work completed, keep supplies and bikes well organized, record parts and items that need replaced; submit summaries of work completed and inventory needed to Bike Kitchen supervisor.
    • Follow safety rules and procedures as set forth in the Bike Kitchen Terms of Reference. 
    • Participate in Children’s Bike Safety Rodeos and Can-Bike training classes.
    • Support community slow bicycle rides. 

 

OUR CANDIDATE:

  • Has some experience repairing bikes though we will train;
  • Is a competent commuter cyclist, familiar with the Rules of the Road and excited to become Can-Bike certified;
  • Is willing to ride 10 – 20 kilometres with participants during group rides;
  • Has some experience working with youth and volunteers;
  • Is reliable, works independently and is well organized;
  • Is available for evening, weekend, and some holidays; 
  • Is empathetic, outgoing and adept at engaging with many different types of personalities in an inclusive environment.

*We especially encourage women and those experiencing barriers to employment to apply. 

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to hello@bikewindsoressex.com. Please also indicate your general availability. 

Lori Newton
lori.newton@me.com
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