We're hiring a Bike Mechanic/ Community-Builder!

As part of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, this role will span 9 weeks with 30 hours per week. There’s a flexible start date, with the earliest being May 13th and the latest being June 3rd. The pay will be $15/ hour. The candidate must be between 15 and 30 years old.

Overview:

London Cycle Link (LCL) is a small but growing non-profit organization that is dedicated to making cycling a natural choice for every Londoner. We imagine a London where bikes are commonplace, and everyone feels confident riding. We work to achieve this vision through advocacy, education, research, and community-building. A major component of LCL’s work is the operation of Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op (SWBC), which is a member-supported DIY bike shop that facilitates cycling education and empowerment. SWBC is operated by a team of volunteers and our executive director.

We are now searching for a self-motivated, diligent, and enthusiastic person to join the LCL team for the summer! Our summer employee is intended to provide more dedicated support to the shop operations (details outlined below) during the busiest part of bike season (although, we tend to think every season could be bike season)! Through this position, a motivated candidate will have opportunity to build their technical/ mechanical, client service, digital marketing, and team leadership skills. The successful candidate will work closely with our executive director and volunteer team to make a significant contribution to our community impact.

Through their positive attitude, confidence in cycling, and eagerness to learn, our summer employee will directly help get more Londoners on bikes!

Duties:

Support the Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op and its parent organization, London Cycle Link, in daily activities. This will consist of two main categories of work: supporting the Co-op, and supporting the organization as a whole.

Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op Responsibilities:

  • Assist and educate SWBC members in bike maintenance

  • Collaborate with volunteers and the Executive Director (ED) to manage the shop inventory, merchandising, sales/ transactions, etc

  • Provide knowledgeable and friendly customer service to all patrons, including folks who are brand-new to the organization

  • With the support of volunteers and ED, problem solve any issues that may arise in the bike shop

  • Build and repair donated bicycles to be distributed through our Bikes for Newcomers program or sold as affordable transportation.

  • Support the ED in volunteer coordination and scheduling for SWBC

London Cycle Link Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design, logistics, delivery, and promotion of cycling workshops and cycling advocacy events.

  • Contribute to the organization’s digital marketing/ storytelling. Capture the “life” of the bike shop and events and share publicly through social media, blogs, graphic design/ creation of promo materials, etc.

  • Support the ED with other administrative tasks such as responding to emails/public inquiries, screening volunteer applications, managing documents, writing grants, etc.

  • Imagine and implement new ways to promote cycling in London.

Requirements:

  • Experience with bicycle maintenance and mechanics

  • Experience in event planning and support

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated interest in teaching and advocacy

  • Demonstrated capacity for team leadership

  • Comfortable cycling in the city

  • Enthusiastic and friendly

  • Self-motivated

  • Diligent time-management and organization

  • Eager to learn

  • Dependable

  • Capacity for creative problem solving

Assets:

  • Familiarity with major topics in cycling advocacy

  • Experience in digital storytelling/ marketing/ promotions

  • Experience in cycling education

  • Retail service experience

Qualified individuals should email their cover letter and resume to Daniel Hall (director@londoncyclelink.ca) no later than Thursday May 9th with the subject line “Summer Job Application”.

London Cycle Link strives for equal opportunity in employment. We welcome applications from persons of diverse backgrounds. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required by AODA. If you require accommodations, please let us know of your needs in advance. We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please.

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