Career Opportunities at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters
Employees are the heart of our organization. Their expertise, enthusiasm and experience makes St. Regis Canoe Outfitters what it is today. We are united in our joy of being outdoors. We work closely together to make the job fun and rewarding for ourselves and the customers. We operate from a perspective of team work. Please complete the job application and return it with your resume and a cover letter. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call for more details: 518.891.1838.
We are currently hiring an Assistant Retail Store Manager and a year round full time Office Manager.
The Assistant Retail Store Manager will be responsible for outfitting, retail store work, food packing, driving, equipment maintenance, grounds maintenance, other duties as assigned. Opportunities for work at our Saranac Lake Base in the village, and at our remote Floodwood Outpost outside of Lake Clear, NY.
The Office Manager is responsible for Operation of quick books program for Payroll, checkbook and all accounting for shipping and receiving. Scheduling rental boats (fleet of over 100 boats), transportation, and guides as needed. Candidate must be willing to work closely with staff and owners. As seasonal responsibilities subside, more time will be spent in management and day to day operation of the retail business.
Strong organizational skills and a solid background in canoeing/kayaking is necessary for both positions. Knowledge of the Adirondack waterways is an important part of the job.
Canoe/Kayak Outfitter Staff:
A team of people who work directly with customers in the store and on the phone. They must be experienced in canoeing/kayaking. They must be familiar with the canoe routes in the area and knowledge of canoe & camping gear. The position includes both retail customer service and general maintenance of rental gear. The effective person in this position is one who appreciates working with people and one who appreciates outdoor recreation in general, and paddlesports specifically. The ability and confidence to relate to and to help all age groups is an asset. Maintenance of gear requires someone who appreciates detail and pride in a job well done.
Drivers: Transport customers/boats/gear and shuttle cars. Drivers must hold a valid drivers license and have a clean driving record. It is important to be comfortable driving in remote places and dirt roads. Drivers are called on an as needed basis during the canoe season.
The general skills that we are looking for are as follows:
Strong background knowledge in outdoor recreation and experience paddling in the Adirondacks
Open to learn and grow while knowing your limits and when to ask for help
Motivated & able to take initiative on your own when appropriate and with sound judgement
Passionate about outdoors, especially regards to canoeing & kayaking
Personality that enjoys customers & can relate to their interests and needs regarding canoe camping, etc.
Excellent communication skills and able to resolve problems without hesitation
Creative, flexible, good sense of humor to allow you to respond to whatever comes your way
Able to see the big picture as well as be detail oriented
Good technology skills for using Excel spreadsheets, Facebook, Email, etc.
Paddle canoe/kayak as your first choice in activity on your time off work
Knows the different types of canoes & kayaks and the pros and cons for each in different situations