Job Title: Bike Shop Faculty, and Co-Department Head, Programming
Reports To: Director of Programs
Status: Part-time, Non-exempt, 12-15 hours week,
Salary range: $26.50 hour
Date posted: 3/15/2021
The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections. A leader in the Bay Area arts community, The Crucible is widely recognized for its exceptional learning experiences, rich and varied arts programs, skilled and committed faculty, and unparalleled educational facilities.
A member of our faculty, our Bike Shop Co-Department Head, Programming is responsible for maintaining and developing our Bike Shop programming and curriculum and building a strong teaching program in bike maintenance, repair, and reuse.
In this role, you will provide hands-on support for our monthly Fix-A-Thons, our weekly Earn-A-Bike program, our Bike Fuego pilot, bike-related community outreach events, and other programs. This is a good position for someone who enjoys teaching and interaction as an educator tied to bike riding, repair, and transportation equity.
Our program is committed to providing meaningful bike shop services to the West Oakland Community. We promote healthy youth development practices and strengthening youth competencies as well as teaching bike repair, bike building, and bike maintenance skills to adults. The Bike Shop Co-Department Head, Programming works directly with the Programs team in support of community-oriented offerings, and in partnership with the studio crew around the space. This is a collaborative position that will work with a varied group of artistic, motivated individuals.
This is a part-time, non-exempt position for approximately 12-15 hours a week, scheduled as needed. Evening and weekend availability are required for some classes, events, and programs, but there is flexibility.
Hold the vision of engagement and value for our youth and adult bike program and our mission to reuse and recycle bikes while supporting both youth entrepreneurship and our local community.
Oversee fulfillment of bike maintenance and repair community programs done with partners, as well as those we manage on our own.
Teach bike maintenance, repair, and frame building;
Serve as the lead instructor for Earn-A-Bike and support for the Bike Fix-A-Thon programs.
Work with Director of Programs to develop and revise curriculum relevant to the program
Orient new volunteer mechanics to the Bike Shop organization and procedures.
Ensure bike shop participation in other youth programs such as field trip and workshop programs
Work with Programs team to provide youth development utilizing The Crucible Youth Programming Behavior Policies, which include: group agreements and the behavior policy. Also, promote adherence to The Crucible Studio Safety Rules.
Attend Department Head and Faculty meetings, organize and spearhead Bike Shop during open house events, and featured events alongside the Bike Shop Co-Department Head, Shop Technician;
Seek and receive bike donations, repair bicycles to be sold for program support or to donate to members of the community, facilitate individual sales and organization bike sales at open houses
Work in conjunction with the Bike Shop Co-Department Head, Shop Technician, and Youth Program Associate to facilitate community engagement events: Pedalfest, Bike to Work Day, The Life is Living Festival, etc.
Support opportunities to present high-quality, culturally competent bike repair education throughout the Bay area through some onsite programs and school visits.
Connection to The Crucible’s vision and mission and Oakland community.
Full-service Bike Shop Mechanic experience a must;
Experience as a Bike educator or experience with teaching or customer service ;
Commitment and ability in working with populations that are both economically and ethnically diverse ;
Experience teaching or developing curriculum;
Familiarity with basic computer software systems, including G-Suite;
Be a team player, willing partner with development, communications, and studio leadership;
Flexibility to work nights and weekends; this position may require approximately 2 to 4 nights per month and one-to-three weekend days monthly.
Be able to lift 35 lbs.
Pay is $26.50 per hour., We offer competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance, paid time off, and more. Our work environment is casual, upbeat, professional, and fun. Come join us!
How to Apply
Please email cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (PDF format) to email@example.com
Subject line: Bike Shop Co-Department Head, Programming
No faxes or calls, please.
The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons, especiallythose who bring the benefits of diversity to the organization. Women, people of color, people whoidentify as LGBTQIA, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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