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Company Description
Outback Adventures is the leading outdoor adventure guide service and specialty retailer with two Bay Area locations. Throughout the summer months we operate a full service kayak shop and outdoor equipment rental center. During the winter months we primarily rent skis, snowboards, and mountaineering equipment with an emphasis on Nordic and backcountry skiing. We offer classes and trips for kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering throughout the Bay Area and California.

Job Description
Outback Adventures has the following positions available:
Part-time Sales Staff
Outdoor Guide / Instructor positions

Sales Staff duties include retail sales, operating the cash register, rentals, stocking merchandise, moving kayaks and equipment, and customer service. This position is available at both the San Jose and Marin store locations.

Outdoor Guide / Instructor positions include instructing, leading, and guiding clients in wilderness environments while keeping client care and safety as top priority. Currently we are seeking kayaking and rock climbing guides, but applicants with experience in other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications
We are looking for outdoor enthusiasts to join the dedicated Outback Adventures family. Serious and passionate applicants are encouraged to apply.

Sales Staff: Previous work experience in the outdoor industry is helpful, but not mandatory. Previous retail or service industry experience preferred. Personal outdoor experience in some area is essential. Must be able to lift kayaks and other heavy objects with assistance. Applicants must be reliable, thorough, honest, and professional. Some weekend and/or evening availability is required.

Outdoor Guide / Instructor: Guide and Instructor applicants must have extensive personal experience in a particular outdoor recreation discipline. Currently we are seeking kayaking and rock climbing guides, but applicants with experience in other disciplines are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in the educational or outdoor field is helpful. Advanced wilderness first aid training is desired, basic first aid training is required. Applicant must be in good physical condition and able to carry heavy equipment such as a kayak or a fully loaded backpack. Weekend availability is required.

Atmosphere and Benefits
Outback Adventures is a fun and flexible place for individuals passionate about the outdoors and for those seeking a lifestyle job. Professional, hardworking, and non-discriminating individuals will find a pleasant work environment.

You will receive competitive pay based on your skills and experience and after 60 days of employment (shop employees) or 6 trips (guides and instructors) you will be eligible for below wholesale purchases from outdoor gear manufacturers, highly discounted or free ski lift tickets (shop employees only), free equipment rentals, store discounts, and free guided trips and classes.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should download an application from http://www.outbackadventures.com/employment_application.pdf . Please email, fax, or postal mail your application to the address below. Feel free to attach a resume and cover letter.

Contact Information
Hiring Staff
Outback Adventures
43905 Hugo Terrace
Fremont, CA 94538

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