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Retail Staff- Hiking Climbing


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Retail - Sales

Company Type: Apparel/SoftGoods

State: CA


Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Seasonal Full Time

Salary: Competitive Hourly

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Elevation is staffing up for Summer. We have multiple openings, short and long-term, immediate hire and summer only. Our store hours are 8 am – 9 pm with solo and over lapping shifts. Send resume and cover letter describing your retail and outdoor experience to


=      Listen to the customer and help them find value in our offerings.

=      Provide customer service, identifying issues and needs, solve via gear and regional research, use our network of vendors and community services, offer our flexibilities, and over all display Elevation’s standard of “earning the customer’s business.”

=      Continually expand knowledge of our region’s offerings of climbing, hiking, summit bagging, fishing, swimming, museums, history, etc.

=      Help to maintain visual standards and cleanliness though out the store.

=      Stock, price, and hang product from the stock room and delivery boxes.

=      Communicate and cooperate with other staff and management. Except feedback and offer ways to better our work environment.

=      Operate a point of sale register and cash drawer, handling payments, change, and receipts.

=      Manage rental gear and paperwork.

=      Use common sense and appropriate tools to accomplish tasks meeting safety standards in the work place.


=      Display enthusiasm to the customer about their visit and their trip.

=      Previous retail sales and customer services experience.

 Knowldege of hiking and climbing gear

=      Effective communication skills

=      Meet availability requirements including some nights and weekends

=      Knowledge of outdoor activities and the gear used.

=      Knowledge of the region’s recreational offerings, discussable understanding of Mt Whitney, PCT/JMT, Alabama Hills, Death Valley, etc.

=      Attendance to staff meetings and clinics advancing understanding of Elevation’s offerings and our shop’s environment, maybe staff based or with our vendors’ Reps.

=      Availability to work a flexible schedule based on business needs, including evenings and weekends

In exchange we offer:

=      A casual environment with a crew of similar work and adventure mates. A place to hang out even if you’re off the clock

=      Flexible schedule to ensure you get out and “walk the walk”.

=      Gear and apparel discounts, Both on in stock items and special orders/promotions. Free equipment rentals.

=      Assistance to help you reach personal outdoor goals.

Elevation; Sierra Adventure Essentials is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About Elevation Sierra Adventure Essentials, Inc.

Elevation is an outdoor specialty climbing and hiking store with quality clothing, gear and outdoor essentials to outfit climbers and Day & Thru hikers; supporting the enthusiasts and explorers of the Lowest depths of Death Valley to the highest peaks of the Eastern Sierra. Elevation is located at the base of Mt. Whitney and the Alabama Hills, and an hour south of Bishop.