Do you often help your neighbors and friends fix their bikes? Are you excited about helping explain to people how to make basic bike repairs? Are you excited about providing accessible bike mechanic services to more Baltimore neighborhoods?
We’re hiring Mobile Bike Shop Mechanics to keep more bikes on the street, and use bikes as a tool to have conversations and connect with communities. The Mobile Bike Shop visits community events and parks, and fixes bikes for free. Through this interaction we’re able to talk with people about their neighborhood, how they get around, and what they want to see in the future. You should feel comfortable working on a range of bikes, but don’t need to have experience working at a bike shop or formal training to be a good fit.
We realize job descriptions and the hiring process are imperfect. We do not hire based solely on experience. If the work sounds interesting to you and you believe you have the aptitude to develop the skills required, we encourage you to apply. We’re looking for applicants with diverse experiences and perspectives that will help strengthen our organization.
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Mobile Bike Shop Mechanic (Part Time)
For the past six years Bikemore has worked to increase and improve bicycle infrastructure, policies, and awareness to create a safer, healthier, more livable bicycling city. We use the bike as a tool to facilitate discussion around equitable transportation and land use policy. We are a small but mighty staff of three that is growing quickly and the Mobile Bike Shop Mechanic will serve an integral role, improving service and helping to build community relationships.
ABOUT THE MOBILE BIKE SHOP
The Mobile Bike Shop provides approachable, free access to bike repair services while engaging communities in conversations about bike and livable cities advocacy. By partnering with existing community events, we bring inclusive repair experiences to neighborhoods that don’t have easy access to a bike shop. Now in its fourth season, we’re working to expand the Mobile Bike Shop by attending more events, and are looking for a couple part time mechanics.
With a Bikemore team member, load and unload, set up and breakdown of tent, bike stands, and shop tools.
Process bikes as they visit the mobile shop, quickly assessing and triaging level of repair needed.
Provide high quality repairs on a variety of types of bikes, including older bikes, bmx, and kids bikes.
Make recommendations for additional tools or parts needed for shop inventory.
Ability to set up and oversee mobile shop system that works for you. The Mobile Bike Shop is focused on basic bike repairs that help keep bikes working and safe; any repairs that take a longer amount of time or require specialized parts will be referred to a bike shop.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Comfortable working in a fast paced and outdoor environment.
Ability to engage both kids and adults, explaining to them the repairs their bike needs and answer questions about repair and maintenance in an understandable and accessible manner.
Act as a public face of Bikemore, operating and communicating in a professional manner.
Have enthusiasm about keeping bikes working and safe, and providing accessible repair services.
SCHEDULE AND PAY
The community events the Mobile Bike Shop attends are located throughout Baltimore City.
Most events are in the evenings during the week, and during the day on weekends.
A schedule of events will be sent out 4 weeks ahead of time, and the mechanic will sign up for the events they’re able to work.
About 15 opportunities through the summer and early fall season will be available, and each event is typically a 4 hour shift.
Pay is based on experience, starting at $15/hour.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mobile Bike Shop Mechanic” in the subject line. Candidates we interview will be required to provide 3 references.
Bikemore provides equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.