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PUBLIC is Hiring


PUBLIC’s mission is to encourage everyone to think more intelligently about the way we get around and to improve the quality of living in our cities and communities. We think that bikes offer one great solution. We’d like to change the world in our own modest way, and we need like-minded individuals with high standards to help us achieve our goals. A passion for our mission is essential for anyone interested in working at PUBLIC.

We’re motivated by the excitement and challenge of building a nationally-recognized brand known for quality bikes. We are growing quickly, and we are recruiting for several positions listed below. If you have a friendly demeanor, curiosity, and a desire to change the world, please send us a note of interest and resume. All inquiries will be kept confidential, and we will follow up in more detail with any qualified applicant.

Store Manager - Full Time (Santa Monica)

We're looking for a results-driven, marketing-oriented, high energy Store Manager to lead our new Santa Monica store scheduled to open in January 2016. This leader has strong retail management experience, a passion for urban bicycling, and strong sales and operational skills. Visual merchandising skills are a plus. This person will be the literal face of PUBLIC bikes in the Santa Monica-area market, manage our local team, and work closely with our Brand Ambassador to engage local merchants, neighborhood and city influencers, cycling advocacy groups to plan community-based events and partnerships in and out of the store. Full job description hereSubmit resume to storejobs@publicbikes.com. 

Brand Ambassador - Part Time (Santa Monica)

We're hiring immediately for a results-driven, high energy Brand Ambassador to support our store in Santa Monica. This person will help develop and implement the local store opening launch plan (scheduled for January 2016) and ongoing marketing efforts to build community, drive traffic to our Santa Monica store, and drive awareness about PUBLIC to a wide audience. This is a part-time contract-based position (20-25 hours). This Santa Monica-area based individual will also manage social media platforms and support our Store Manager in building community and relationships. If you're good at making friends and partnerships, planning events, and love bicycling, this part-time job is for you. Full job description hereSubmit resume to storejobs@publicbikes.com. 

Sales Associates - Full Time & Part Time (Santa Monica)

We're looking for full-time and weekend part-time sales associates to work in our new Santa Monica store scheduled to open in January 2016. Candidates must have prior retail experience, a taste for design, a friendly and outgoing demeanor, and enjoy engaging customers. Sales associates must work on weekends. No need for a bicycle technical background. Candidates simply need to enjoy riding bikes and be excited to help people get on bikes. Sales experience, basic computer skills, and an eye for merchandising are essential. Submit resume to storejobs@publicbikes.com. 

Head Bicycle Mechanic - Full Time (Santa Monica)

This experienced bike mechanic is responsible for the efficient management and execution of the Santa Monica store's (scheduled to open in January 2016) bike building, the service department, and the service staff. Availability to work weekends is essential. You will be working with customers directly and our entire sales staff closely so exceptional customer service & people skills are also required. You must have a comprehensive understanding of bicycle function and repair and share your love of bicycling with our customers. Download full job description here. Submit resume to storejobs@publicbikes.com.

Bicycle Mechanic - Part Time (Santa Monica)

We’re looking for an easy-going, friendly part-time bike mechanic who will service our customers in our new Santa Monica store scheduled to open in January 2016. Two+ years of experience as a mechanic in a shop is required, and sales experience is helpful.  Availability to work weekends is essential. Submit resume to storejobs@publicbikes.com.

Director of Merchandise - Full Time (San Francisco)

PUBLIC seeks a full-time person to oversee Merchandise and Product Development. This position reports to the Founder/CEO and will work closely with all other departments. We need a hands-on team player with 5-10 years product management experience with related specialty web centric retail businesses. This person must be comfortable working in a fast paced small company environment rather than a more formal large company structure. This position will oversee all aspects of merchandise, product development and inventory (including bikes). Management experience with product assortments, improving margins, and managing inventory in a web and store-based environment is expected. Leadership skills include a visionary and entrepreneurial attitude and a good sense of humor. Having larger company experience is valuable, but this position is for a hands-on person who can manage their own spreadsheets and make their own travel while taking on management responsibility. Send a resume and a brief letter of interest to jobs@publicbikes.com. We will follow-up with qualified applicants with full job details.

Warehouse Bicycle Mechanics - Part Time and Full Time (Oakland)

If you have experience assembling bicycles, particularly with a reputable bike shop, we need help assembling our bikes at our 205 Alice Street warehouse in Oakland. These part-time positions are based in Oakland near Jack London Square. Attention to detail essential. Team players highly encouraged. Pay depends on experience. Submit resume to warehousejobs@publicbikes.com.


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