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 email@example.com or give us a call for more details: 518.891.1838.
NY Licensed Outdoor Guide:
We offer day and overnight guided trips for customers. Guided trips are scheduled at customer request. Guides are expected to be experienced in paddling the local canoe routes. They must have a current NY Guides License with a Wilderness First Aid certification or Wilderness First Responder certification. For more information on first aid training please go to Wilderness Medicine Courses. To qualify for a NY guides license you must complete a Water Safety Class and take the exam. For more information please see the NY Guide Application & Exam list.
Year Round/Full Time Canoe & Kayak Outfitter Associate:
This individual 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 bookkeeping responsibilities. 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.
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