L.L.Bean, Inc

Sunday River ODS Instructor

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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools Instructor Bethel 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 guides/instructors who are eager to share their love and knowledge of kayaking stand-up paddle boarding hiking and/or archery for this seasonal part time position at the Sunday River Resort in Bethel Maine. Our ODS Instructors are confident self-aware leaders who are passionate about the outdoors and the environment. They maintain high standards of knowledge and possess the ability to lead and inspire others to participate in outdoor programming.   


Our season runs from early-June to mid-August. Candidates must be available to work Monday through Thursday every week over the course of the season as well as attend pre-season training.  This part time position may also expand to an occasional weekend in the summer.



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


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 

Participant agreements


Incident report

ADA documentation

Facilities Inspection log

Other as assigned




Wilderness First Aid or higher certification 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 Monday through Thursday every week from early June to mid-August 



Registered Maine Recreational Guide license - strongly preferred

Certification or specialized training such as ACA certification

Skills and ability to cross-train in several activities: kayaking stand-up paddle boarding hiking archery and others


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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