L.L.Bean Kayak Instructors, Freeport Maine
L.L.Bean, Inc. has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years. Since we opened for business in 1912, the principles of innovation, integrity, service and respect have fueled our success.
We are looking for talented Kayaking instructors who are eager to share their love and knowledge of kayaking for this seasonal part time position in Freeport, Maine. Our ODS Instructors are confident self-aware leaders who are passionate about the outdoors and the environment. They maintain highly technical expertise and possess the ability to lead and inspire others to participate in Outdoor Discovery School kayaking sports.
Our season runs from mid-May to mid-October. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 30 days over the course of the season as well as attend pre-season training.
Outdoor Discovery Schools Goals
Promote and retain new customers with our dynamic, creative classes and new activities
Inspire people to engage in new outdoor activities
Increase participation by providing exemplary service
Increase sales conversion rate of ODS customers especially in equipment, outer and active wear categories
Demonstrates ability to create a safe and inclusive environment for all participants
Understand and consistently perform all responsibilities associated with our safety protocols and program procedures
Confirms all equipment used is in appropriate working condition
Report any unsafe acts or conditions to the appropriate person
Ensures compliance with the L.L.Bean comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations
Takes immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions
Conducts self at all times according to the highest ethical and moral standards.
Represents the teaching profession at its highest level at all times
Communicates and lives our company core values of Outdoor Heritage, Service, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, Safe and Healthy Living
Communicate professionally with all stake holders
Provide professional and timely feedback to peers and colleagues when the need arises
Knows and maintains expertise of equipment and products utilized in the courses you teach
Knows specifications (uses, materials, pros and cons) of relevant L.L.Bean equipment and apparel and effectively shares information with customers to encourage product sales
Participates in promotional events when equipment expertise is needed
Is knowledgeable about regional ODS programs, and promotional offerings
Has a firm understanding of course content.
Possess the ability to teach in a relaxed, clear and confident manner to a variety of participants
Effectively delivers all components of the curriculum in the allotted time
Delivers all key points required for course openings and closings
Perform daily administrative duties associated with instructing classes
Accurate and daily completion of the Daily Activity Reports
Facilities Inspection log
Other as assigned
Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors evaluate risk and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.
Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide license
Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR certification
Proven experience planning, organizing and leading outdoor experience trips
Expertise in active gear appropriate for activity Proven leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate participants Ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude Established time management and organization skills Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays and provide a minimum of 30 days of availability
Certification or specialized training such as ACA certification
L.L.Bean offers competitive wages, additional pay if working on a holiday, access to 401(k) program, as well as a significant (2520-40%33.3%) employee discount. For more details, please refer to the benefits section on our website at www.llbeancareers.com
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