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Employment

Edwards & Glenwood Springs, CO locations

Are you looking a for a retail position, kayak instructing job or employment as a kayak guide/ instructor? Alpine Quest Sports offers an exciting working environment with opportunities for growth and a chance to meet other like-minded individuals. We offer competitive compensation, a fun exciting work environment, plenty of work & great industry discounts to all of our employees. info@alpinequestsports.com Attn: Job Applicant

Our team is made up of outstanding individuals from locations throughout the U.S.. We hire people who are passionate about the outdoors and we value the diversity each employee brings to our team.

If you are interested in applying for one of our available jobs, please send your resume and cover letter to one of the following:

E-mail: info@alpinequestsports.com

Mail to: Alpine Quest Sports
PO Box 161
Edwards, CO 81632

Instructor Positions

If you are interested in applying for a kayak instructor position we encourage you to submit your resume for the upcoming summer after the new year. We will be reviewing all applications and conducting interviews throughout the late winter and early spring. We are usually fully staffed by May. Alpine Quest Sports is currently looking for instructors for summer 2015.  We have openings at both our Edwards, CO & Glenwood Springs, CO locations.   Thank you for your interest.

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Instructor Requirements

There are a number of qualifications that we look for when we hire kayak instructors. We suggest that all applicants review the following list. This will help you decide if you have the necessary skills, personality and experience to join our team.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Possess excellent people skills in the areas of communication, customer service and compassion
  • Strong ability to connect one-on-one with people of all ages, interests and backgrounds
  • Passion for kayaking and being outdoors
  • A 'leader' personality
  • Excellent endurance and stamina (capable of handling long days of work)
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong problem solving skills (ability to be decisive and resourceful)
  • Swiftwater Rescue Certified
  • Current First Aid (Wilderness First Responder (WFR) preferred)
  • Valid Drivers License with a good record
  • Current CPR
  • Current ACA (American Canoe Association) whitewater kayak instructor certification (lead instructors). Assistant instructors are expected to get certified within 2 months of hire.  We will train you.
  • Previous kayaking instructing or raft guiding experience a plus
  • Class IV kayaking skills

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Sales & Marketing Internship

Alpine Quest Summer, 2015 Internship Opportunities    Position Filled

AQS has one opening for an intern for summer 2015 at our Edwards, Colorado location. This position is ideal for a Freshman to Junior year college student majoring in sales/ marketing, outdoor leadership or related discipline, who is interested in gaining diverse experience with a leading kayak school and retailer during the upcoming summer.

The Intern will work daily with the retail staff, kayak instructors and the company owner on a variety of projects promoting and selling AQS and its services and products to the public.

Typical projects include: developing and implementing a summer marketing plan; hotel & tourism sales; retail sales; web marketing.

The Intern will work independently in the field and with our retail staff in the store. This position is both field and office intensive.

Ideal applicants will be well organized, highly motivated, and are expected to bring a positive attitude and a genuine interest in learning about the retail sales & tourism industry. Strong customer service and personal computer skills are essential; specifically, we require excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel. Experience with MS FrontPage, Photoshop & Fireworks is a plus. This position has a casual dress code. Some light manual labor may be required when in the field. Position is offered as full time, 30-40hrs/ week. Days & hours will vary week to week depending upon activities planned. Anticipated duration: 12 to 16 weeks May- Sept (pending availability of student). Mail, E-Mail or drop off your Cover Letter and Resume to Sean Glackin’s attention.

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Retail Positions

Currently, Alpine Quest Sports is hiring full-time year round applicants for its Vail & Edwards, CO retail locations. Seasonal positions available in Glenwood Springs, CO.   Candidates will be outgoing, have previous retail sales experience, detailed knowledge of kayaking, climbing, telemark & backcountry skiing and related gear, strong customer service and computer skills. E-mail or drop off a resume at Alpine Quest Sports.

Alpine Quest Sports is also looking for full-time & part-time retail employees for our Glenwood Springs location for the summer of 2015.  (April/May - Sept)

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