Recycle Cycles is a community bike shop that provides a caring and supportive space where folks can access the tools, space, and knowledge they need to fix their own bicycles for free, and access to inexpensive bicycles and parts. Recycle Cycles is a Community Tools Projects of The Working Centre.
Experience with mechanics is not required, although some mechanical aptitude is an asset and an interest in bikes and learning about them is necessary. This is not, primarily, a job as a bike mechanic.
We host the shop during open hours, assist members of the public and volunteers, build relationships with participants, and hold the boundaries of the space in a thoughtful and caring way. We build trust and community in the relationships we have with those who use the space. We have a large and diverse volunteer base. Understanding people’s strengths and finding meaningful ways to engage them is a key aspect of our project.
The role also includes responsibilities such as scheduling, delegation of tasks, coordinating a variety of interdependent projects, understanding the needs of the space, and prioritizing work.
As a non-profit, volunteers are the heart of our project. We are constantly working to host an environment for volunteers of all skill levels, encouraging, engaging, and providing fulfilling and meaningful work, community engagement, and skill development.
• Interest in mechanics and bicycles, excitement to learn
• Well-organized, able to multi-task and coordinate multiple tasks and ongoing projects
• Engage with community groups and organizations, perform outreach, run events
• Ability to build relationships and understand people’s strengths and personalities
• Be able to teach and provide mentorship, and learn from others with an open mind
• Experience working with adults and youth with a variety of needs, as well as those experiencing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness
• De-escalation and conflict resolution skills; sense of fairness and good judgment
Please refer to The Working Centre’s salary policy for more information on compensation. https://www.theworkingcentre.org/sites/default/files/salary-policy.pdf
Start Date: April or May 2020
To apply please drop off your resume at 37 Market Lane, Kitchener, ON, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org