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CommonWheels is currently hiring for our 2017 season. We are looking for 2-3 motivated part-time staffers to run our programs this season. Please view out the positions below and contact for more information:

CommonWheels Farmers Market and Open Shop Coordinator:

CommonWheels is seeking a passionate and self-directed person to work with 1-2 other staff members to implement Open Shop and other programs. Bicycle mechanic experience is preferred but not required. Staff report to the Board of Directors but implement programs largely independently.


●      Manage all logistics of mobile events

●      Be the face of CommonWheels in the community, inviting all to participate and connect with each other and learn something new

●      Provide peer instruction on basic maintenance and repairs, such as pumping tires, fixing a flat, lubing a chain, and tightening brakes (exact roles will be adjusted based on team members’ relative levels of mechanics experience. Mechanic experience not required.)

●      Provide advice and resources on safe urban riding skills, good bike routes for transportation and/or recreation, where to buy a bike, etc.

●      Transport equipment between storage space and event location via bicycle trailer whenever feasible.

●      Ensure that all participants sign an electronic waiver before working on their bike

●      Keep track of donations and inventory materials used at each event

●      Recruit and manage volunteers

●      Promote events on social media both before and during events, and create monthly email newsletters.



●      Must be friendly and outgoing, and comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds

●      Able to work independently

●      Must be reliable, consistent, organized and prompt

●      Experienced in cycling in and around Boston

●      Able to lift up to 25 lbs and ride a bike with a trailer attached in urban setting

●      Comfortable working outdoors from April through October (tent provided; events cancelled in cases of severe weather)

●      Conversational ability in Spanish is strongly desired. Knowledge of Portuguese, Russian, Chinese or Korean is also a plus

●      Must be excited to hand over the tools and empower others to become their own mechanic

●      Candidates with ALL levels of bicycle maintenance and repair skills will be considered; skilled mechanics as volunteers are needed but not all members of the team must be a skilled mechanic.


Time Commitment:

This is a part-time position of 15-25 hours a week, including weekday afternoons/evenings (3-9pm; days of the week to be determined based on staff availability), Wednesdays (4p-dark), and at least one Saturday per month. Depending on the current program, hours may go up to 30-40hrs per week based on staff availability and capacity. 


Location: Various locations in Allston and Brighton


Compensation: $15 - $20/hr, commensurate with experience


How to apply:
Please send a resume to

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with the first review on August 9, 2017.


CommonWheels is an equal employment opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


CommonWheels Board Member:

The CommonWheels Board serves as the backbone for all of our programs, and planning events and programs, fundraising, and keeping the organization running administratively. We have part-time paid staff who manage our core programs, but Board members play a crucial leadership role. We are excited to bring new ideas to the board, and in particular are looking for people with nonprofit management or fundraising experience, or connections to the many diverse facets of the Allston community.

For more information or to apply, email


And of course CommonWheels is always looking for volunteers to help out at any of our events, classes, clinics, and rides. If you would like to be a bigger part of the CW community, please check out our Volunteer Page.