learn how you can be a part of the bike shop
Volunteering is a great way to become a part of the bike shop. Whether you're a seasoned mechanic, or bike enthusiast, volunteering at the bike shop is a great way to gain experience working with bicycles. We are very fortunate to have many specific tools and a great team of mechanics who each have an extensive knowledge about bikes. Volunteers are allowed and encouraged to work on customer's bikes under the supervision of a mechanic or shop manager. Volunteers can be scheduled specific work hours, or can drop by when they have the time. If you are a current UW student (undergrad/grad) interested in volunteering we'd love to hear from you!
Please stop by the shop or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and let us know a little about yourself and which days you're interested in volunteering. Positions are open on a rolling basis.
apply to be a mechanic
Bike shop mechanics are expected to be able to multi-task repairs and customer service, to be aware of all the services and activities offered at the bike shop, and aware of the rules and expectations of employees of the ASUW. The bulk of the job will require repairing bikes, but there is also a lot of walk-in traffic and customer relations. Mechanics are expected to ask questions where they don't know the answers, and to actively seek improvement of their understanding of the mechanics of bicycles. While bicycle repair experience isn't required, experience is strongly recommended. Mechanics must be able to work at least 5 hours a week while classes are in session. Hours vary depending on availability each quarter.
Applications will reopen before Fall Quarter 2020.
apply to be a manager
The Bike Shop is Co-Managed by the Operations Manager and the Business Manager. These positions are filled on an annual basis.The Operations Manager supervises all tasks related to the daily operations of the Shop floor. They are the lead mechanic, responsible for training mechanics, managing volunteers and keeping merchandise/parts/tool inventory stocked alongside the Business Manager. The Business manager is responsible for the business operations of the Shop which includes tracking shop finances, scheduling, managing inventory, executing a marketing strategy and supporting programming/outreach efforts to engage the cycling community.