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Mission Statement: California Canoe & Kayak is committed to creating quality instruction and comprehensive educational program and knowledgeable retail specialist

Core Values

Stewardship:

Best People: Our instructors are the best in the business. We accept no less. Our curriculum is nationally recognized for teaching kayaking safely and effectively, for all levels. Our teaching style is interactive and action-oriented. We provide a dynamic learning environment for our students and a flexible curriculum, keeping our programs creative, original and current.

Excellence: Enabling our students and customers to become safe competent paddlers and knowledgeable about gear. creating long-term relationships by being responsive, relevant and by consistently delivering value.

Integrity: Being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.

Our customers and staff embody the connection that exists between people and the oceans, lakes and rivers. Our goal is to be environmentally responsible with the brands we carry and to actively support efforts for clean environments and better quality of life. As active paddlers and water enthusiast we want to build a team of individuals who embrace these core values and have a passion for sharing and teaching our customers.

If you are interested in any of the positions listed here, please follow the application instructions listed within each job description.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

Job Opportunities

Retail Sales Position – San Carlos Location

Retail Sales Position

  • Assisting customers with purchasing kayaks, stand up paddleboards, dive, technical gear and soft goods.
  • Assisting customers with rentals of boats, boards and equipment.
  • Assist with receiving inventory shipments on daily basis.
  • Monitor inventory on floor, restock as needed and maintain an organized and clean retail appearance.
  • Coordinate sales and inventory transfers between the Rancho Cordova and Oakland retail locations.
  • Track customer inquiries for special orders.

Previous work Experience

  • 2+ years retail sales experience (a plus)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office programs
  • Background and interest in outdoor recreation

Job Requirements

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service while handling multiple customers on the floor and on the phone.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Willing and able to lift, carry and wash boats (50 – 100 lbs) with assistance.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Outstanding communication skills.

Benefits

  • Scheduling flexibility around school and other priorities.
  • Free boat and gear rental
  • Free classes and trips through California Canoe & Kayak
  • Discounts on gear in the store
  • Employee purchases through vendor (6 mos. employment for accessories, 1 year employment for boats and boards)

Contact:  Send resume to Joe(at)calkayak.com

Retail Sales Position -Oakland Location

Retail Sales Position

  • Assisting customers with purchasing kayaks, stand up paddleboards, dive, technical gear and soft goods.
  • Assisting customers with rentals of boats, boards and equipment.
  • Assist with receiving inventory shipments on daily basis.
  • Monitor inventory on floor, restock as needed and maintain an organized and clean retail appearance.
  • Coordinate sales and inventory transfers between the Rancho Cordova and Oakland retail locations.
  • Track customer inquiries for special orders.

Previous work Experience

  • 2+ years retail sales experience (a plus)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office programs
  • Background and interest in outdoor recreation

Job Requirements

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service while handling multiple customers on the floor and on the phone.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Willing and able to lift, carry and wash boats (50 – 100 lbs) with assistance.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Outstanding communication skills.

Benefits

  • Scheduling flexibility around school and other priorities.
  • Free boat and gear rental
  • Free classes and trips through California Canoe & Kayak
  • Discounts on gear in the store
  • Employee purchases through vendor (6 mos. employment for accessories, 1 year employment for boats and boards)

Contact: JT Whittaker send resume to JT(at)calkayak.com

Retail Sales Position – Sacramento

Retail Sales Position

  • Assisting customers with purchasing kayaks, stand up paddleboards, dive, technical gear and soft goods.
  • Assisting customers with rentals of boats, boards and equipment.
  • Assist with receiving inventory shipments on daily basis.
  • Monitor inventory on floor, restock as needed and maintain an organized and clean retail appearance.
  • Coordinate sales and inventory transfers between the Rancho Cordova and Oakland retail locations.
  • Track customer inquiries for special orders.

Previous work Experience

  • 2+ years retail sales experience (a plus)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office programs
  • Background and interest in outdoor recreation

Job Requirements

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service while handling multiple customers on the floor and on the phone.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Willing and able to lift, carry and wash boats (50 – 100 lbs) with assistance.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Outstanding communication skills.

Benefits

  • Scheduling flexibility around school and other priorities.
  • Free boat and gear rental
  • Free classes and trips through California Canoe & Kayak
  • Discounts on gear in the store
  • Employee purchases through vendor (6 mos. employment for accessories, 1 year employment for boats and boards)

Contact: Jeff Martineau send resume to Jeff_Martineau(at)calkayak.com

Kayak Touring and/or Canoeing instructor Currently Recruiting

Looking for individuals with strong paddling skills to teach Sea Kayaking and/or Canoeing classes. Successful applicants will be personable, out-going and passionate. The position requires availability primarily on weekends with occasional mid-week work. This position will involve excellent group management skills, knowledge of water safety, customer service skills as well as good paddling technique. Ability to work as a team player, report to, and work alongside the Program Director and retail employees.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Competent touring paddler
  • Previous teaching experience
  • CPR/First-Aid (current)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence
  • ACA certification preferred

Contact: Shawna Monroe send resume to shawna@calkayak.com

SUP instructor Currently Recruiting

Looking for individuals with strong paddling skills to teach SUP classes. Successful applicants will be personable, out-going and passionate. The position requires availability primarily on weekends with occasional mid-week work. This position will involve excellent group management skills, knowledge of water safety, customer service skills as well as good paddling technique. Ability to work as a team player, report to, and work alongside the Program Director and retail employees.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Competent SUP paddler
  • Previous teaching experience
  • CPR/First-Aid (current)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence
  • ACA certification preferred

Contact: Shawna Monroe send resume to shawna@calkayak.com