L.L.Bean, Inc

Outdoor Discovery Schools Instructor (Kayaking and/or SUP)

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Position Purpose: 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. 

Responsibilities: Safety  
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
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
Participates in daily start up meetings
Provide professional and timely feedback to peers and colleagues when the need arises
Knows and maintains expertise of equipment and products (as relevant) 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
Course curriculum
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 (DAR’s)
Participant agreements
Incident report
Vehicle log
ADA documentation
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.



Skills and Qualifications: Certification or specialized training in outdoor related activities
Proven experience planning organizing and leading outdoor experience trips
First Aid/CPR certification/training  
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
Expertise in active gear for appropriate activity
Retail experience a plus
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights weekends and holidays


L.L.Bean offers competitive wages, additional pay if working on a holiday, access to 401(k) program, as well as a significant (20-33.3%) employee discount. For more details, please refer to the benefits section on our website at www.llbeancareers.com


We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. 

L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer


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