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Bike Tech Intern 2024

By January 30, 2024February 15th, 2024No Comments

The Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community. 

Position Description:

Learn the essentials of maintaining and repairing mountain bikes (MTBs) and build technical job skills this summer. Nature Connection Bike Techs will fix flats, inspect, clean and tune-up our fleet of over 150 bikes. And the joy continues in the field with our summer camps! Interact with summer campers and build confidence in the world of bike coaching. As part of this experience, you will be mentored by professional bike mechanics from SK Bikes in Paonia so you can build your skills throughout the summer (and into the school year if you choose!) This is a great pathway to becoming a bike mechanic or bike coach.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily tasks include all things bike: cleaning, upkeep, and fixing flat tires.
  • Complete pre/post use gear check-outs and check ins.
  • Organize and maintain the bike equipment room.
  • Play a key role in helping lead bike games and teach bike safety during our summer camps throughout the community (Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss).
  • Encourage and inspire campers.

Qualifications: 

  • Current high school students (under 18)
  • Reliable transportation to/from the Nature Connection in Hotchkiss
  • Enthusiasm to work on bikes
  • Encouraging attitude

Application Deadline:  Open until filled; Priority given to applications received by March 18.

Compensation:  Hourly: $14.42-$16/hour depending on experience. Free outdoor gear during summer (SUPs, mountain bikes, camping equipment). Wilderness First Aid training provided.

Locations: Nature Connection headquarters, 397 Miners Way, Hotchkiss

Commitments: 

  • 20-30 hours/week
  • Typical schedule will be Monday – Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Mandatory Summer Staff Orientation: May 28, 29, 30
  • Wilderness First Aid Training (if you don’t already have): May 31 and June 1
  • First Day on the job: June 3
  • Last Day on the job: August 2
  • Week of July 1-5 off

To Apply: Complete an online application here which includes listing two references. Interviews will be scheduled between March 18-29. We will reach out to you to schedule a day/time.