WE’RE HIRING: 2022 SEASON

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Aspen Outfitting Company is hiring for the summer 2022 season!  Founded in 1969, we are Aspen’s oldest family-owned and operated outfitting business — offering a contemporary selection of the highest quality privately guided activities for every season. 

We are seeking hospitality driven candidates who love the outdoors; both seasoned guides and associates, but also candidates with a willingness to learn and grow. Positions include: Retail Manager, Retail Associates, and Fly Fishing Guides.

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] ATTN: Eric Boyden 

Position Title: Retail Associate (Full and Part-time, Seasonal and Year-Round)

Description: Your focus will be sales within the fly shop, answering phones, assist with booking rentals/trips, and assisting the managers where needed.

Responsibilities: 

  • Retail & Point of Sales System – Assist with the sales and inventory process.
  • Reservation System & Guided Activities – Obtain an understanding of our Reservation System and the trip inventories within it to successfully process quotes and reservations for all guided activities.
  • Fly Shop Sales and Client Relations – Maximize guest experience and fly shop efficiencies via sales of merchandise, trips, and educating the public on what Aspen Outfitting Co. and the region have to offer.
  • Walk the floor regularly to restock, answer questions, etc.
  • Demonstrate and execute company values and ethics

Qualifications:

  • Retail Sales Experience – Prior work experience within the fly shop and guide service industry is ideal. Strong retail and customer service and industry product knowledge. Consistently present the Fly Shop and outfitting business in a highly professional, clean/orderly/inviting manner.
  • Strong Written & Verbal Communications – Ability to articulate in the written and spoken word (spelling/sentence structure, professional presentation of self) and communicate in a timely manner. Ability to quickly and effectively document and communicate internally, all identifiable situations that may affect the outcome of our product/guest experience.
  • Computer & Technology – Proficiency/Comprehension/Retention. Strong working knowledge of windows-based programs and progressive understanding of internet systems and cloud-based storage.
  • Industry Knowledge – Background in the fly fishing industry
  • Organization, Documentation & Timely Completion of Objectives Detailed oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills. Ability to take direction and stay on task during the busy season.

Job Location: Aspen, CO

Base Salary: $22/hr

Shop, vendor, and industry discounts and pro pricing

Full-time, year round position eligible for Aspen Skiing Company Premier Chamber pass or equivalent value in health/wellness benefit

Valid Through: May 20-October 20  (Year-round for right candidate)

Position Title: Fly Fishing Guide

Description: Currently hiring 2 experienced fly fishing guides for the 2022 summer season.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assess clients and evaluate them for ability, strength/weaknesses, physical/medical conditions.
  • Read body language assess the state of mind of clients
  • Lead, inspire, and instill confidence (remember the more they trust you, the more they’ll learn)
  • Show interest in clients, communicate with clients, informing them on and off the river
  • Manage time and trip to ensure that boats/people are off the river at the appropriate time, within company schedule requirements
  • Discuss the client(s) goals prior to getting out on the water
  • Use verbal and visual demonstrations. Each client will learn in their own way.
  • Teach clients proper rod rigging, casting techniques and reading the water.
  • Teach proper netting & fish handling.
  • Explain safety instructions (wading across the river, etc).

Qualifications: Previous guiding experience necessary, CPR/First Aid certified.

Job Location: Aspen, CO

Base Salary: Competitive, Based on experience.

Valid Through: May 20-October 20

Position Title: Retail Manager (Full-time)

Description: The retail manager’s role is to run our stores successfully. Working on the shop floor, you will be in constant contact with both customers and staff. You are responsible for ensuring our staff give great customer service as well as monitoring the financial performance of the store. The Shop Retail Manager will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service to each customer, while maintaining a specialty shop that meets or exceeds Aspen Outfitting’s standards, including meeting sales, inventory, and margin goals.

Responsibilities: 

  • Salaried full time manager fulfills day-to-day work responsibilities for the organization as needed
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about fly fishing, guiding, entomology, rods, reels, fly lines, travel gear, optics, waders, insect hatches, booking guided trips
  • Meet or exceed personal sales goals while giving the customers a great experience
  • Genuinely and consistently treat co-workers, customers and business partners like they are the most important person including eye contact, a smile and a genuine “Thank you”
  • Analyze reports and make decisions about purchasing of inventory, arrangement of merchandise, and sales trends to meet or exceed Aspen Outfitting Company’s standards
  • Be professional in appearance and attitude, contribute to a positive team atmosphere and treat others with respect and consideration
  • Generate sales, and demonstrate and maintain a professional standard of guest service

Qualifications:

  • Consistent eagerness to listen, learn, apply knowledge and accept critical feedback

Job Location: Aspen, CO

Base Salary: The budgeted range starts at $45,000 – $60,250 

  • Potential for commission / incentive based on sales growth
  • Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience
  • 2 weeks PTO / year

Shop, vendor, and industry discounts and pro pricing

Salary position eligible for Aspen Skiing Company Premier Chamber pass or equivalent value in health/wellness benefit

*Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] ATTN: Eric Boyden 

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