The Recyclery Collective: The Recyclery Collective is an educational non-profit bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving access to tools, skills and opportunities for collaboration. We envision a diverse, resilient neighborhood filled with knowledgeable, self-reliant cyclists. We value Community Collaboration, Social Justice, and Ecological Sustainability. We aim to give used bicycles new life and spread bicycle culture throughout our community.
Job Description: The Recyclery Collective is hiring a full-time, head bicycle mechanic to fix used bicycles to sell and to help manage the physical shop. The mechanic will work 40 hrs per week (negotiable) with a semi-flexible schedule at the Recyclery storefront in Rogers Park. Position starts at $15 per hour with benefits after 90 days. Working with one or more employee/collective members, the mechanic will be responsible for:
Working with the Collective: The Recyclery is run by a Collective which meets twice a month to decide issues impacting the direction of the organization and operates using a consensus process. Staff are encouraged to join meetings and may be paid to participate when requested by the Collective. Staff members may be eligible to join the Collective after fulfilling certain membership requirements.
The Lead Mechanic must be willing to adapt to changing circumstances at The Recyclery, given COVID-19. Our shop model is in flux as we collectively modify our programs to ensure the safety of our staff and our community. The Lead Mechanic will consistently communicate and work with the Collective to ensure the safety of everyone at the shop, including themself.
Additional Skills Preferred
The Recyclery Collective is an equal opportunity employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, walk up and down stairs, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and lift 20 pounds overhead. The Recyclery encourages femme, trans, women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply.
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