Join our team

If you have a passion for the outdoors and love to share your stoke for outdoor adventures with others- we'd like to hear from you. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions (please email your resume and cover letter):

Manager- Outdoor Adventure Store - Fall 2022 - Ongoing

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our staff on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC as a store manager. You are:

  • Excited about outdoor adventure activities and pursue them yourself

  • Able to share your passion for the outdoors with others

  • Confident working in a team environment as well as alone

  • Enjoy a workplace that is action packed with an array of objectives to complete

  • Knowledgeable about outdoor gear and able to assist clients in finding the right gear, trip or tour to suit their needs

  • Responsible and Dependable

The Store Manager coordinates all services provided by Alpha Adventures- including the retail operations in the store and the tourism operations (rentals, lessons, tours). The Store Manager ensures the store provides the highest level of customer service possible. This position is responsible for achieving revenue goals and monitoring expenses.

Essential Job Functions:

Customer Service

  • Instil in your staff the meaning and importance of customer service.

  • Promote and monitor quality service among staff through training and by acting as a positive role model.

  • Be personally available to all customers to communicate and identify their needs and address their questions or concerns.

Budgeting and Planning

  • In conjunction with the Owners, review the fiscal revenue, expense and profit goals for the store.

  • Ensure that goals will be met through appropriate planning and organizing of staff, inventory, and expenses for short and long-term success.

  • Work with the owners to establish the inventory levels for your store- and assist by writing orders (pre-season, in-season and special orders).

Physical Requirements:

  • Available to work store schedule

  • Standing for extended periods of time.

  • Able to safely lift up to 25 lbs.

  • Comfortable in climbing ladders.

  • Some travel required.

 

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Two years’ experience in retail store management/ operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective teams and motivate staff.

  • Strong initiative and leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of effective merchandise presentation techniques.

  • Understanding of basic retail concepts (gross margin, markdowns).

  • Excel and Word proficient.

  • Comfortable with advanced web browser operations and POS software.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Good problem-solving skills.

  • Product user.

  • Ability to adapt quickly and react positively to business needs and changes in strategies.

  • Willingness to set and maintain high standards of performance.

Opportunities for in-house professional training may be available. This position is available ASAP. We offer a great staff perks program and excellent opportunities for world class skiing, paddling, biking and hiking. The Sunshine Coast is short (40 minutes) ferry from Vancouver, BC.

This position is full time

Customer Service Staff- Outdoor Adventure Stores -Fall/ Winter 2022

 

Job Description:

Our outdoor adventure stores on the Sunshine Coast of BC are in need of some retail staff members. If you love dealing with people and are enthusiastic about customer service- please contact us.
Duties include arranging tours, lessons and rentals as well as helping clients with their outdoor gear purchases. Previous retail experience / knowledge of gear is an asset.

 

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work well alone and with others.

  • You are interested in the outdoors / active in the outdoors.

  • Knowledgeable about outdoor gear / willing to learn.

Snowshoe Guide/Nordic Ski Guide/Customer Service - Fall/ Winter 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our staff on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC. You are:

  • Excited about outdoor adventure activities and pursue them yourself

  • Able to share your passion for the outdoors with others

  • Confident working in a team environment as well as alone

  • Enjoy a workplace that is action packed with an array of objectives to complete

  • Knowledgeable about outdoor gear and able to assist clients in finding the right gear, trip or tour to suite their needs

  • Responsible and Dependable

This position is comprised of working as a snowshoe guide — as well working in our outdoor adventure store in a retail environment. If you are interested in cross country ski instruction — and possess or are willing to obtain your CANSI level 1 nordic instructor certification additional guiding time can be part of the position as well. Guiding will include:

Guiding snowshoeing day trips

Transporting clients in 4x4 Vehicles

Instructing cross country ski lessons (ideally- but not mandatory)

Opportunities for in-house professional training may be available. This position is available as of September 2022. Experience working in an outdoor retail store setting is an asset. Guiding experience and certification- combined with retail experience is an ideal combination. We offer a great staff perks program and excellent opportunities for world class skiing, paddling, biking and hiking. This position may extend beyond the winter / spring season for a candidate wishing to work into the summer season.

Please email a resume with references and a covering letter. No phone calls please.​

Kayak Guide / Instructor- Outdoor Adventure Stores- Needed for Fall 2022 

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our staff. You are:

  • Excited about outdoor adventure activities and pursue them yourself

  • Able to share your passion for the outdoors with others

  • Confident working in a team environment as well as alone

  • Enjoy a workplace that is action packed with an array of objectives to complete

  • Knowledgeable about outdoor gear and able to assist clients in finding the right gear, trip or tour to suit their needs

  • Certified as a kayak guide/instructor (Paddle Canada or Sea Guides Alliance of BC)

  • Possess current wilderness first aid certification

  • VHF Radio License

The primary role of this position is to work as a kayak instructor/guide. Additional hours will be made up working in our outdoor adventure store in a retail environment / helping with rentals / maintaining equipment. Opportunities for in-house professional training may be available.

Experience working in an outdoor retail store setting is an asset. Guiding experience and certification- combined with retail experience is an ideal combination.

The Sunshine Coast is an outdoor adventure playground. World class paddling, biking and hiking are all here- as well as close proximity to Vancouver.

This position is available as soon as possible and will be a blend of customer service as well. 

Job Type: Full-time

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Paddle Canada Instructor Certification and/or

Sea Guides Alliance of BC AOG Certification or higher

Driver's License

Kayak / SUP Rental Customer Service Staff - Summer (May - September 2023)

 

Job Description:

Alpha Adventures is hiring for the summer season on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Join our team – renting kayaks, canoes and paddleboards from our Pender Harbour Location or our Gibsons Location. 

 

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Assist in launching and returning kayaks, SUP’s and canoes for rental

  • Clean and maintain the fleet and site

  • Communicate with clients and staff via phone

  • Promote upcoming tours and events

  • Need to be able to lift 40 lbs

  • Have a great attitude towards customer service- helping clients.

  • Be able to work well alone and with others.

  • Be interested in the outdoors / active in the outdoors.

 

SUP Guide / Instructor- Outdoor Adventures Store- Needed for Spring 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our staff. You are:

  • Excited about outdoor adventure activities and pursue them yourself

  • Able to share your passion for the outdoors with others

  • Confident working in a team environment as well as alone

  • Enjoy a workplace that is action packed with an array of objectives to complete

  • Knowledgeable about outdoor gear and able to assist clients in finding the right gear, trip or tour to suit their needs

  • Certified as a standup paddle board instructor (Paddle Canada)

  • Possess current wilderness first aid certification

The primary role of this position is to work as a stand up paddle board instructor. Additional hours will be made up working in our outdoor adventure store in a retail environment / helping with rentals / maintaining equipment. Opportunities for in-house professional training may be available.

Experience working in an outdoor retail store setting is an asset. Guiding experience and certification- combined with retail experience is an ideal combination.

The Sunshine Coast is an outdoor adventure playground. World class paddling, biking and hiking are all here- as well as close proximity to Vancouver.

This position is available Spring 2023 but may be availability to start earlier in a retail position.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Paddle Canada Instructor Certification

Driver's License​